IT

If you believe that those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it, be aware that this saying applies to software as well as history, according to columnist Kirk Knoernschild. In this edition of Aligning IT, he chronicles the software development mistakes...

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is making up to $850,000 in state grants available to businesses, trade associations, and colleges for the training of high-tech workers. Grants will be offered to train workers in biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, stem cell research, and renewable energy. ...

On the subject of electronic health records, Janet Dillione, president of the health services division of Siemens Medical Solutions, provides the perspective of a nationally recognized technologist. Dillione, who was named one of the Top 25 women in healthcare by Modern Health magazine, recently took...

The electronic exchange of medical data can be advantageous to quality care, but if mistakenly handled, it can also impact privacy, according to technologists who took part in the annual Digital Healthcare Conference. With the ability to transmit patient data at the speed of light,...

Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch has made eight private-sector appointments to a bipartisan Task Force on Information Technology Failures. They will join eight legislators and in an effort to develop safeguards to prevent future IT mistakes. ...

Should all community planners start changing their approach to municipal planning and status quo infrastructures? They better really understand the market first, warns columnist James Carlini, which means high-speed broadband connectivity should trump New Urbanism as their top priority....

Merge Healthcare's first quarter 2007 financial results are in, and it's clear the company still has some repair work to do following a period of inaccurate financial reporting that led to the resignation of several executives. That's not to say there wasn't a silver lining...

As the chief information officer and vice president of information systems for Aurora Health Care, which has a presence in 90 eastern Wisconsin communities, Phil Loftus has a big job on his hands. Fortunately for Aurora, Loftus is accustomed to that, having developed one of...

Berbee Information Networks, which has plans to expand on the Fitchburg Technology Campus, will receive $250,000 in state Technology Zone tax credits, according to Gov. Jim Doyle. Part of Berbee's expansion plan is a new 51,250-square-foot data center....