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Can your early-stage business create so-called “strategic partnerships” to further develop business ideas? It's a common practice in technology and biotechnology businesses, but legal steps are needed to provide protection, notes columnist and attorney Joe Boucher. In this edtion of Early Stage, he spells out...

The role of information technology in driving leaner, more profitable manufacturing operations in Wisconsin, not to mention positioning the state's key economic engine to compete in the global economy, is unassailable. But even though IT's value is widely accepted, the adoption of information technology in...

Several Wisconsin companies have made a very prestigious technology ranking, the Information Week 500. The annual list honors the American companies that demonstrate the most innovative uses of technology, and includes Wisconsin stalwarts like CUNA Mutual Group, Kohl's Corp., Foley and Lardner, and CDW Corp.,...

To meet a growing demand for collaboration and communication tools, the Chicago-based PointBridge has opened an office in Brookfield. PointBridge, a Microsoft solutions provider, is looking to better serve its client base in metropolitan Milwaukee and Greater Madison....

When it comes to replacing legacy systems, sometimes business organizations don't know what they have until they try to replace it. After years of upgrades and patches and other "work-arounds," the cost of ownership becomes too much and it's time to implement something modern, but...

The prevalence of online banners and text ads have made all but the most annoying online ads nearly transparent to online users, reports Tech/Know columnist Troy Janisch. To stand out from the crowd, he writes that some marketers are turning to a simple, relevant, and...

CDW Berbee, formerly known as Berbee Information Networks, is breaking ground on a new data center and office building that will accommodate the company's growth. In adding 70,000 square feet of new space, the Madison technology-services company, acquired last year by CDW Corp., will seve...