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Mentice, Inc. and the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Announce Their Partnership in the Area of Procedural Medical Simulation

EVANSTON, Ill., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentice, Inc. and MATC have forged a relationship that will allow the two entities to work on multiple and mutually beneficial projects to further advance the use of simulation in technical colleges and teaching institutions throughout North America. M...

Elekta Chosen to Deliver Sophisticated Brain Mapping Technology to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee

ATLANTA and MILWAUKEE, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta Neuromag(R), the world-leading equipment for non-invasive measurement of brain activity using Magnetoencephalography (MEG) technology, has been ordered by Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/...

From Rustbelt to Techtown: Milwaukee is Building a New Image and a New Economic Reality.

MILWAUKEE Dean Amhaus, the image-conscious president of Spirit of Milwaukee , wont even mention the title of that 1970s sitcom featuring two ditzy women who worked at a Milwaukee brewery. The name of the show (lets call it L and S, in respect to Amhaus) is banned from his vocabulary and he plead...

City of Milwaukee Awards Crestone International 5-Year Contract

MILWAUKEE - The City of Milwaukee awarded Thursday, Jan. 6th a five-year hosting and application management contract to Crestone International , a Georgia-based company, for its PeopleSoft Human Resources and Financials application program. An open and competitive bid process was managed join...

Conference roundup: ITEC Milwaukee smaller, friendlier

MILWAUKEE Now that information on the latest technology is available almost in real-time on the Web, trade shows are not the only place to look at what is new in tech. That could explain the relatively small number of booths at the ITEC conference in Milwaukee that were demonstrating products. O...

eCare Solutions, UW Milwaukee to study health web sites

MILWAUKEEHow and why Web users trust Internet sites to provide them with health maintenance information is the basis of a study being conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee . And Milwaukee-based eCare Solutions has been selected as the subject of the study, which aims to examine the ...

Young Professionals of Milwaukee Celebrates Its Third Birthday, Looks To The Future

Kimberly M. Simon, left, and Charletta D. Flowers, right, who work for Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls, enjoyed networking with Gail E. Holmes, who works for the Energizer Battery Company in St. Louis. On Tuesday, August 17th, 2004, the Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM) threw an elabora...

Aussie rock band to raise stem-cell awareness with Milwaukee concert

Brother plays in concert. Source: Brother Pricks and Pumps Web site. With its use of instruments such as didgeridoos and bagpipes, the Australian band Brother has created its own eclectic style known as mongrel music and emerged as a prolific figure in the world of independent music. Brot...

Boston entrepreneur to enliven Milwaukee angel group

Silicon Pastures, a Milwaukee investor group that has weathered a couple of slow years, is staging a comeback under the leadership of tech entrepreneur Pehr Anderson. The angel network, a group of individual investors with high net worth, allows investors to pool strategies, knowledge and plans ...

Inacom targets diversity programs as Milwaukee expansion drives growth

Madison, Wis. Inacom Information Systems , a computer consulting and training firm headquartered on Madison's south side and focused on the mid-market, recently announced it has become certified as a woman-owned business after 20 years under the leadership of CEO Laurie Benson. Benson has r...

Unit of Fiserv in Milwaukee helps verify financial customers' identities

The Precision Computer Systems unit of Milwaukee-based Fiserv Inc. and InsightAmerica are working together to offer a product that verifies customers' identities before a financial institution serves them. InsightID provides access to billions of public records to authenticate a customer's I...

IBM takes one direction, Milwaukee entrepreneurs the other

Last Thursday was a day of interesting juxtapositions. I spent the morning with Milwaukee entrepreneurs at eForum 2005, where one of the hot topics was the shift from selling services to selling products. The thinking was that it's easier to grow per-employee revenue selling products. Later th...

Innovative Health Strategies near Milwaukee set to profit from Medicare expansion

Terri Bernacchi knows how to survive. The Milwaukee-area entrepreneur "bootstrapped" Innovative Health Strategies , her pharmaceutical intelligence company, for three years before moving into bigger, better digs. So now that IHS has begun to thrive, it is well positioned to help its pharmaceut...

Two Milwaukee finance IT firms agree to exchange check images

Milwaukee Fiserv Inc. and the Endpoint Exchange Network said on Tuesday that financial institutions who are clients of either firm will be able to exchange check data and images, starting with a pilot program in the third quarter. Fiserv is an IT service provider claiming 4,000 financial ...

Madison, Milwaukee med schools to collaborate on tech transfer

The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School have agreed to share information about collaborative research opportunities and work together on tech transfer, said a Medical College statement on Wednesday. The medical schools' respective ...

ITEC coming to Milwaukee this year

ITEC , the nation's largest series of business-to-business IT events, is coming to Milwaukee again on June 22 and 23 at the Midwest Airlines Center. The tradeshow and exposition will feature both global and Wisconsin-area technology companies. The conference will feature Microsoft , Intel , ...

Stratagem acquires the Milwaukee operations of BORN

Menomonee Falls, Wis. Stratagem, Inc. announced Wednedsay that it has completed its acquisition of the Milwaukee operations of BORN Information Services, Inc., a national IT services company that was recently acquired by Fujitsu Consulting. The transaction, which took effect Monday, moves...

Cars.com president slated for Milwaukee event

MILWAUKEE -- The president of Cars.com and one of the Internet's business pioneers will talk about online media and other Internet topics in the Sept. 29 inaugural speaker event of the new Milwaukee Interactive Marketing Association . The speaker, Mitch Golub, has an extensive background in...

Traffic.com adds Milwaukee to service cities

MILWAUKEE -- Traffic.com, Inc., has launched interactive, personalized services for Milwaukee drivers through its website at www.traffic.com , the company announced Thursday. Traffic.com will provide area commuters with "actionable traffic information featuring immediate, at-a-glance displays of...

Immune boosting beverage relying on Milwaukee firm's packaging technology

FreshCan Wedge releasing vitamins and minerals. Image courtesy of Brain Twist MILWAUKEE -- A new beverage being marketed as an aid to holding off the cold and flu is using the packaging technology of a Milwaukee company. New York-based Brain Twist Inc. is launching Defense Vitamin & Min...

Microsoft gives software to Milwaukee education non-profit

Milwaukee, Wis. Microsoft gave about $400,000 worth of software to Lad Lake a non-profit organization working with at-risk youth and their families. Rob Busch, enterprise sales manager for Microsoft in Wisconsin, came to reception last Friday at the non-profit's Synergy School in Milwaukee f...

Software to aid brain surgery is goal of Milwaukee startup

Milwaukee, Wis. The invention of three Medical College of Wisconsin radiology professors could help doctors look inside patients' brains. Kyron Clinical Imaging Inc. received FDA clearance last week to market the software it's developing, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported . Kyron's sof...

Bush praises Johnson Controls battery tech in Milwaukee visit

Milwaukee, Wis. President George Bush today spoke of energy during a visit to Wisconsin, but rather than concentrate on traditional energy resources, his remarks were directed toward new methods of treating what he called the nation's addiction to foreign oil. In an address before employees a...

Water disruption affects Milwaukee business incubator

Milwaukee, Wis. — A water main break Thursday at the Milwaukee County Grounds in Wauwatosa continued to disrupt water service Friday to 37 companies in the Milwaukee County Research Parks Technology Innovation Center, but the parks director of development said businesses in the incubator bu...

Why Milwaukee needs its own thriving research base

Don't suggest to UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Carlos Santiago that research projects on his campus will get ahead by pilfering from programs at UW-Madison. He'll probably laugh at you. "Let's get real," Santiago told listeners at a recent Madison forum on the future of higher education in Wisconsin. ...

A (modern) Tale of Two Cities: Milwaukee and Madison inch together

MADISON First, a full disclosure: Ive been hawking the concept of the I-Q Corridor connecting Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and beyond for a couple of years, so its no surprise I would think its swell that the mayors of Milwaukee and Madison are finally finding common ground. Then again, its sti...

CIO Leadership Series: David Melbye, Milwaukee Metro Sewerage District

David Melbye Milwaukee, Wis . - David Melbye hasn't been a chief information officer for very long, but he already has a significant information technology project under his belt. Melbye, CIO of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District , is wrapping up a major IT overhaul that required ...

Innovation expert says Milwaukee has all the tools

Madison, Wis. - Dr. Lou Tornatzky, co-author of a white paper that spells out an innovation strategy for growing Milwaukee's economy, said the city has all the pieces in place for an innovative economic transformation. Tornatzky, who will present his ideas here during a July 10 luncheon progr...

ZeroWire could propel Milwaukee startup

Milwaukee, Wis. - Brad Rake knew the prospects for testing and funding his wireless invention were good when he got a higher-up from the U.S. Air Force to discuss the technology at length during a cold call earlier this year. Various consultants assured Rake, the founder and principal of ups...

It's an economic fact: As Milwaukee goes, so goes Wisconsin

If you judged Milwaukee by the economic indicators alone, you might conclude its a real-life version of Radiator Springs, the dusty, bypassed town in the hit animated movie Cars. But just as Radiator Springs earned a happy, Hollywood ending, maybe theres a more prosperous, real-life road ahead fo...

Does Milwaukee need a life-science spark?

Milwaukee, Wis. - Guy Mascari would very much like to be proven wrong, but he thinks biotechnology may never be anything more than a boutique industry in metropolitan Milwaukee - a component of the economic landscape, but not what drives the economy of southeastern Wisconsin. Mascari, director...

Businesses could bridge digital divide in Milwaukee with used computers

Milwaukee, Wis. - Businesses in metropolitan Milwaukee and perhaps throughout Wisconsin will be asked to donate their used computers to advance digital inclusiveness as Milwaukee moves toward completion of its wireless Internet installation. The City of Milwaukee , having finalized a contrac...

Grow Milwaukee includes millions for tech funding

Milwaukee, Wis. - As is the case with most spending proposals, the devil is in the details and in how wisely the money is spent, but Gov. Jim Doyle's new Grow Milwaukee package contains several initiatives long coveted by the state's technology and biotechnology industries. The package, whic...

Company still behind schedule on Milwaukee wireless project

Milwaukee, Wis . - Midwest Fiber Networks , which has promised Milwaukee that it can provide citywide wireless service by March of 2008, has been granted a reprieve by the Milwaukee Common Council after falling behind on the project. The council has voted to give Midwest Fiber until June 7 t...

Entrepreneurial Spirit Infectious in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, WI.- Whatever was goin down at the first-ever Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference in Milwaukee last week, it felt good. It felt good to see people smiling about what they were doing and what they planned to do. Back in college, a couple roommates of mine hatched a plan to rid Lake Erie...

Future of cable, wireless shown off at ITEC Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE Despite the encroachment of wireless technology, broadband Internet access over cable lines will only become more popular with business and home users, according to Dan Conrad, vice president of commercial services for Time Warner Cable . In his keynote address Wednesday at the ITEC ...

California investment firm acquires Red Prairie of Milwaukee

Waukesha, Wis. RedPrairie , which makes software for supply chains, said on Tuesday it has been acquired by the California-based investment firm Francisco Partners . While the exact terms of the deal are still unreleased, representatives from both companies said that RedPrairie has signed a...

Wireless networking appeals to cities around Milwaukee

Following a previously reported initiative to establish a citywide wireless network in Milwaukee, the surrounding communities of Waukesha, Wauwatosa and Brookfield are getting into the act. Waukesha and Wauwatosa are already being pitched by Cellnet, the provider that has made a deal with the ci...

Federal grant-winning tips coming to Milwaukee

Madison, Wis. - Small businesses interested in tapping into $2 billion in federal funding for early-stage research will be able to learn what it takes to win these competitive grants at a conference this November in Milwaukee. Firms in the entrepreneurial sector are encouraged to attend the 2...

Bandwidth provider expands in Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wis. - US Signal , a Grand Rapids-based provider of data bandwidth capacity, will expand its fiber optic network with seven additional access points in metropolitan Milwaukee. The company, which serves Midwestern enterprise and carrier customers, expects the expansion to occur by J...
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