IT

Why is your boss like a baboon? Research shows that whether human or baboon, your social or professional rank—your place on the torment or be tormented scale—influences your level of stress and your health, for better or for worse. About two weeks ago I got drawn...

With the new administration, the U.S. federal government has set the pace for a "cloud gold rush" that is already reverberating in other parts of the world and is creating expectations for suppliers. The value proposition of cloud computing is certainly attractive. The cloud gives public...

One of the U.S. government's strongest advocates of cloud computing is also one of its most secretive operations: the Central Intelligence Agency. But the CIA has adopted cloud computing in a big way, and the agency believes that the cloud approach makes IT environments more...

The Assembly Committee on Health met Tuesday to address some of the possible issues regarding emerging nanotechnologies. Several experts testified to provide the committee with more information, including Andrew Maynard, chief science advisor to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, who provided a background about nanotechnology and...

A broad partnership of Madison-area education, health, government and nonprofit organizations, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is seeking more than $6 million in federal stimulus funding to expand access to computer networks for underserved communities and local agencies....

What percent of your revenues come from products introduced in the last 3 years? Are you growing faster than the market you serve? What percent of your Patents and IP are actually being put to use? How many ideas did you generate per person last...

The doctor’s office seems to be one of the last places not yet transformed by Web technology, but a handful of tech start-ups are trying to change that. Most patients still call to make an appointment and wait on hold to speak with a receptionist. When...

Twenty-five percent of today's top business-process outsourcers (BPO) will not exist in the next three years according to a research note released yesterday by Gartner. They reported that economic pressures, poorly conceived contracts and the inability to adapt to standardized delivery models are all having...

The way we learn is changing, but schools are having trouble keeping up. While technology dominates daily life and work, it still plays a limited role in public schools filled with students who are increasingly learning outside the classroom with help from cell phones, computers and...

Steve Ballmer’s critique last week of I.B.M. got the attention of I.B.M.’s top executives. They took exception to the Microsoft chief executive’s statementI.B.M. is the company that is notable for going the other direction. I.B.M.’s footprint is more narrow today than it was when I...