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Madison, Wis. — Can a Mac really be hacked in just 30 minutes? Not according to a 38-hour test by a University of Wisconsin-Madison systems engineer, who criticized recent media reports for sensationalism....

I often advise companies about to release software to the market to suspend their expectations and prepare to let the market tell them how their application will be used and be open to the programmatic and marketing adaptations needed to improve upon those unanticipated applications....

The focus of Fusion2006 was to make information technology work for businesses, and judging by the advice that presenters delivered, private-sector CIOs would be well advised to avoid the temptations presented by new technology....

Milwaukee, Wis. — Fiserv Inc. said it has acquired insurance software from CT Insurance Services and financial training products from CCH Wall Street, which it plans to bring in line with its existing offerings....

Madison, Wis. — CIOs need to check whether they're adequately handling security and regulatory challenges far beyond passwords and firewalls – including insider theft, lost data, and poor document retention, said panelists at the Fusion2006 CEO-CIO Symposium....

Madison, Wis. — The president and CEO of Alliant Energy said chief executive officers and chief information officers must be "joined at the hip" if information technology is to support a company's core business....