IT

Even the best seeds can take a while to germinate. A case in point is the proposal to open seven “emerging technology centers” on University of Wisconsin System campuses to better serve industry while engaging faculty and student research talent. The UW Board of Regents...

Cloud computing: The very definition of cloud computing remains controversial. Consulting firm Accenture has crafted a useful, concise definition: the dynamic provisioning of IT capabilities (hardware, software, or services) from third parties over a network. Cloud computing is computing model, not a technology. In this model...

Business Intelligence (BI) projects are often the domain of large enterprises, but small to medium businesses can also benefit from BI if they move carefully. Aberdeen Group recently released a report that detailed a number of recommendations for SMBs to better leverage intelligence based on...

Wisconsin "gamers" will discuss the latest trends in the fast-moving online and computer software gaming industry. Gamers from World Fantasy Games, Raven Software and Human Head Studios will speak at the Sept. 22 meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Madison will discuss the...

A $4.7 million grant will help UW-Whitewater and the city of Whitewater start the Whitewater University Technology Park, a research facility and business incubator for students and faculty. The funding, awarded by the federal Economic Development Administration, will help fund the Innovation Center, the first building...

Amazon.com has confirmed that a major data center under construction on the Columbia River in Oregon belongs to the company. Work at the site, however, has quietly come to a halt. Until now, Amazon's involvement in the data center project at the Port of Morrow, a...

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved a plan Friday to overhaul the antiquated computer system that manages its employee payroll and benefits, for an amount that could reach $81.4 million. The project comes just a few years after the UW System abandoned another...

A recent article in Biofuels Digest reports that in a presumably recent year the University of California system recorded royalties of $52.5 million on university research spending of almost $3 billion. The number asks whether the public is getting a fair return on its...

In the mobile world, it's been long established that applications are the key selling point for Apple's iPhone. At the end of June the company reported a record 5.2 million iPhones sold in its third quarter - a 600% increase over the same time frame...