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Many economists fear that the flat world, as defined by author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, has led us to the brink of a global bubble, a bit more ominous than the dotcom bubble, according to columnist Tom Koulopoulos. In this WTN debut...

Hundreds of millions of dollars in information technology failures is apparently enough to turn ideology on its head. In the aftermath of expensive state IT failures, Republicans are recommending more bureaucracy in the form of a State CIO or "technology czar," and ironically some Democrats...

Patent law just took another turn, as the Federal Circuit Court has made it more difficult to prove willful infringement - and apparently, ignorance of the law is an excuse. According to Guest Columnist David De Bruin, an attorney and partner with Michael Best &...

The stated goal of Google's Universal Search is to make search results easier and more complete. While that is worthwhile, even the best intentions haven't prevented negative results for online retailers and vertical-market websites, explains columnist Troy Janisch. In this edition of Tech/Know, he cautions...

The green movement in corporate America is moving beyond the early-adopter stage. As it becomes mainstream, technology companies like Red Prairie Corp. are finding ways to involve themselves and their client companies in what has become a genuine movement. Red Prairie's new green supply chain...

In a round led by the Appleton-based New Capital Fund, three Wisconsin investment groups have invested an undisclosed amount of money in PercipEnz Technologies, a Madison company that develops clinical research software. PercipEnz, which will use the funding to fill key positions in support of...

In a market dominated by outsourcing, chief information officers want to know how to generate business value while focusing a minimal amount of attention on non-strategic operations, according to columnist Patrick Gray. In this edition of Breakthrough IT, he provides some CIO guidance for preventing...