IT

Peter Logothetis believes a CIO's place is in the executive suite, especially if the organization expects its top technologist to experience success. Logothetis, the senior vice president and CIO of QBE Regional Insurance, which includes Madison's General Casualty Insurance, reports directly to the CEO and...

Businesses across Wisconsin have hundreds of millions of dollars at stake in a pending Wisconsin Supreme Court case pitting Menasha Corp. against the state Department of Revenue. Menasha Corp. claims it was improperly charged sales taxes on modified software, which under state law is not...

The state's dismal record on information technology implementations has spilled over into budget deliberations. Two IT projects, a data center and a business systems integration, failed to receive the necessary votes for additional funding. The votes were split along partisan lines - Democrats for and...

A relatively well-kept secret in Greater Milwaukee is the business development strategy known as corporate venturing. As columnist Geoff Bastow notes in this edition of Leading IT, the practice may be unfamiliar and uncommon, but it holds great potential for new business development, particularly the...

The cell phone has emerged as an always-on communication tool for more than 80 percent of the nation's population, and a Fox Valley wireless carrier is part of making it a medium for delivering emergency alerts. Einstein Wireless has launched a broadcast system that will...

In an attempt to lay the foundation for a national information technology framework, Congressman Bart Gordon has introduced a bill to accelerate the integration of healthcare information technology. Among other things, the measure would have the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology...

There was a time when the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade merger was a bad idea, but things change and now it's the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and Chicago Board of Trade that are the wrong combination, observes columnist James Carlini. In...

Timothy Jump, perhaps the most renowned high school teacher in the United States, will be in Milwaukee for the annual Wisconsin Entrepreneur's Conference, where he will describe his nationally acclaimed teaching method. Two years ago, a team of high school students instructed by Jump bested...

The acquisition of CDW by Chicago's Madison Dearborn Partners should not impact CDW's growth plans for Berbee Information Networks, company officials said in a conference call with investors. CDW, which acquired Berbee last year, plans to grow the Madison technology company into a $1 billion...