IT

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...

API Healthcare, a provider of human capital management solutions to the healthcare industry, announced the general availability of the Acuality Patient Classification System, which allows hospitals to quickly assess patient care requirements and make appropriate future staffing assignments based on patient acuity levels. The...

IBM has launched LotusLive iNotes, an on-demand e-mail, calendaring and contact management system meant to compete with the likes of Gmail and Microsoft Exchange, the company said Friday. Pricing starts at US$3 per user per month, undercutting Google Apps Premier Edition, which costs $50 per user...

Given how expensive it is to maintain in-house hardware and software, the idea of putting one's IT infrastructure in the cloud sounds downright heavenly. Consider the advantages: You needn't have expertise or control over the infrastructure when it's being offered as a service over the...

Xerox's bid for IT and business process service provider Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) comes on the heels of Dell's announcement that it will purchase Perot Systems. Outsourcing industry analysts predict even more consolidation in the IT services market as other tech equipment makers and telecom...

Wired Wisconsin has partnered with three Wisconsin Goodwill agencies—Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, South Central Wisconsin and Northern Wisconsin—to promote education and the responsible recycling of e-waste. After the Electronic Products Recycling Bill (SB 107) passed through the Wisconsin State Legislature September 22, 2009, Wired...

MADISON - The in-house research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will work with a Wisconsin tech-based organization to help make its world-class research more widely available to companies and academic institutions in Wisconsin, it was announced Tuesday. The Agricultural Research Service, which has scientists...

In case you haven’t had enough location-based news tonight, here’s another very interesting bit. It looks like Apple has very quietly bought an online mapping company, Seth Weintraub of Computerworld reports tonight. Apple’s purchase of Placebase actually took place this past July, and a founder of...

The qualities of a good leader transcend industry, organization and circumstance. In IT, CIOs and other executives have been under increasing pressure to inspire their people, do more with less and deliver results efficiently. Do you know what it takes to embrace the qualities of a...

Accenture's name has been bandied about this week as one of several potential IT-services takeover targets in the wake of the recentDell ( Dell)-Perot and Xerox (NYSE: XRX)-ACS deals. But while the inclusion of Accenture in these roundups of the usual suspects is predictable, it's...