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uPortal, a broad-based initiative that has developed a free, sharable Web portal for use in higher education, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the winner of 2007 Catalyst Award from EDUCAUSE. The open-source service enables higher education institutions to organize information and deliver it online...

The Madison-based AE Business Solutions has expanded its geographic reach by opening an office in Wausau. The company, which provides information technology services, appointed Denny Coyle to manage the office....

The hits just keep coming with state information technology projects. The latest problem involves a $32.3 million computer system for the state's Medicaid health claims. The project, which was supposed to produce administrative savings, will be delayed at least 10 months, according to a report...

Taking aim at IT workorce and other labor practices, columnist James Carlini assails the practice of "labor dumping," which like product dumping is eroding the economic stability of the middle class. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he explains why labor dumping is yet another...

Background checks using fingerprints might never be the same if a Montello, Wis. business continues to gain traction in the biometrics market. Fahlgreen Solutions, an early-stage company, hopes to capture a good share of that market, which could grow to $6 billion worldwide by 2010...

The new rules of eDiscovery require more thought and action than simply turning off the office shredder. In this fourth and final part of WTN's series on electronic document retention, attorney Joe Olson addresses the how and when of eDiscovery, including effective litigation hold -...

For anyone interested in open source software but operating under the assumption that it's "free," attorney and columnist Deborah Wilcox has some upsetting news. In this edition of IP Online, she explains why open source is anyting but free, and she advises companies to develop...