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People love to quibble over cloud computing definitions, so let's lay this one out: This article's about infrastructure as a service, where companies rent virtual servers as needed for a variety of uses. Here, we're digging into gritty practicalities not often discussed, including pricing and...

For Det Ansinn, server capacity is critical. Last December, his 10-person software company, BrickSimple, released a popular application called Xbox Live Friends. that lets people use their phones to play Xbox games with each other and shows which other players are online. Requests to log...

The speaker of the state Assembly is reconstituting a panel that oversees lucrative state information technology work, after being criticized for keeping the posts vacant while expensive projects moved forward. Speaker Mike Sheridan on Wednesday appointed Democratic Reps. Gary Sherman of Port Wing, Marlin Schneider of...

Bridge Community Health Clinic in Wausau, Wis., plans to automate both the clinical and business sides of its clinic with practice management technology rolled out in July and an electronic medical records system slated to go live by the end of the year. Clinic...

The University of Wisconsin System plans to spend $81.4 million to implement a more efficient payroll and benefits computer system, with the majority going to outside consultants, officials said Wednesday. UW System President Kevin Reilly gave lawmakers the price tag and a projected completion date of...

The world's top hotel companies have collectively invested tens of millions of dollars to implement their own customized reservation systems—considered the heart of their operations. Each hotelier views the capabilities of these systems as providing them with some competitive advantage over how they calculate rates...

IT disaster recovery spending is never an easy sell, but a troubled economy has made the pitch even harder, forcing many companies to look for ways to trim back disaster recovery services without adding undue risk, according to leading providers of DR services. CIOs and IT...

As social networking websites become more and more popular in the business world as tools for publicity and outreach, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has found a need for a new major that revolves around training on the use of sites such as Twitter and Facebook....