IT

When it comes to technology, the British are more like Boston than Silicon Valley, as DEMO Letter columnist Chris Shipley has found on her trip across the pond. While getting a snapshot of the U.K. entrepreneurial scene, she has heard not one word about Web...

What do CIOs want from their chief executive officers? It's a question that turns the tables a bit on CEO expectations, but as the CEO-CIO relationship becomes increasingly vital to the success of business organizations, that issue is becoming just as important as what CEOs...

If you took a survey of CEOs about what they would like in a CIO, it would be someone that can consistently deliver results on time and on budget, according to Mike Sauk, vice president and CIO of University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. No...

In a move that addresses a critical need of shippers, RedPrairie Corp. has agree to purchase and GEOCOMtms, a fleet management software company based in Quebec City. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is expected to close by the end of February....

In Wisconsin, a debate over opening the market for “video franchising” involves cities that want to collect fees from AT&T, just as they have collected fees from cable companies, to support local access channels. Instead of clinging to regulatory frameworks that lock them into an...

The City of Whitewater and an innovation center located on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus are in the process of developing a mixed-use business incubator. The facility will be designed to promote economic growth and to give newly minted UW-Whitewater graduates opportunities to work near...

Selecting a third-party data center is a detailed task that upper management better devote some time to if they intend to outsource this corporate function, observes James Carlini, author of Carlini's Comments. As more business organizations look for outsourced facilities, the more they must perform...

The completion of a state audit into information technology projects is still at least several weeks away, but the State of Wisconsin has scrapped yet another failed computer project. This time, the state Department of Workforce Development has pulled the plug on a $41.2 million...

With businesses becoming increasingly dependent of information technology, it's vital for them to align IT with their business needs, opines Global Fusion columnist and WTN Editorial Director Mike Klein. More than one Wisconsin organization has done so with a corresponding alignment between IT and upper...

Framing the issue as a matter of leveling the playing field, the budget proposal submitted by Gov. Jim Doyle calls for applying the state sales tax to the downloading of digital information. A similar proposal failed to become part of the previous biennial state budget,...