IT

During the early dawn of mainframe computers, everyone was in data processing, and most corporations thought that without the word “DATA” in their corporate naming lingo, they would simply die. That frenzy has simmered down and now it is humming around information technology or “IT.”...

The blackout in August 2003 that shut down 21 U.S. and Canadian power plants in the first three minutes, and a hundred over all, pointed out serious weaknesses in the U.S. power grid. Wisconsin companies are still trying to make the system more robust and...

What's more important to a manufacturing company: time or money? At the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Quick Response Manufacturing, ruthlessly cutting down the time it takes to get products developed and produced is seen as the best way to reduce costs and end up with...

Richard Thieme's new book, “Islands in the Clickstream,” is a collection of over 150 reflections on the digital world. WTN will be reprinting excerpts from selected chapter of “Islands in the Clickstream” until the end of the month. This week: “Digital Spirituality.”...

My UW Madison, the portal used by University of Wisconsin-Madison students, staff and faculty for various online tasks, is migrating to uPortal, the university announced Wednesday. The migration, already in its early stages, is expected to be complete by August 2005....

IT business relationships fall into three categories: customers, clients and partners. So, how does one identify them and which one is most advantageous for IT professionals? This week's IT Insights explores the possibilities....

MADISON—The recently released Q2 MoneyTree Survey figures show no reported venture investment activity in Wisconsin between April and June of this year. Both total venture capital and initial venture investments were reported in the survey, which was released by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Thomson Venture Economics and the...

DEMO 2004 presenting company DataPod spent last week in Silicon Valley to roll out its new identity and its long-awaited software. The Israeli company has taken on the moniker BeInSync, a name that aptly describes the services delivered by the 1.0 release of its synchronization...