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Isabel Healthcare Adds Hospitals in Wisconsin & Minnesota

2 Health Systems Implement Diagnosis Decision Support & Knowledge Mobilization System FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Isabel Healthcare, a leading provider of diagnosis decision support software, today announced two new subscribers to its system: Luther M...

The Wisconsin Heart Hospital Announces Live Webcast Demonstrating Breakthrough Device to Facilitate Beating Heart and Robotic Coronary Revascularization Surgery

- Live webcast of surgical procedure to be held Thursday, January 17, at 2:00 p.m. Central Time - MILWAUKEE, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wisconsin Heart Hospital today announced that leading cardiothoracic surgeon Husam H. Balkhy, M.D., will webcast a live off-pump coron...

Sony Bets Heavy on Wisconsin Digital Entertainment Presence

On July 29th, Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO ) will hold its annual meeting at which shareholders will be asked to vote to approve the purchase of its entire desktop software business including its Sound Forge, Vegas video editing and ACID music creation computer programs to a subsidiary of Sony ...

AT&T Challenges SBC in Wisconsin With Local, Long-Distance Bundling

MADISON, Wis. It has been nearly two decades since Wisconsin consumers have been offered the AT&T name for residential phone service. As the overwhelming majority of phone bills in the state are currently emblazoned with the SBC logo, now begins AT&Ts journey to convince locals to switch a...

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium includes Wisconsin Tech Companies

Ann Arbor, MI.-The University of Michigan's Business School may have put its finger on the pulse of the future for growing technology firms in Wisconsin and the rest of the Midwest. The 22nd Annual Michigan Growth Capital Symposium began at the University of Michigan with over 300 attendees rep...

Five Wisconsin Non-Tech Companies Win IT Awards

MADISON, WI - Five Wisconsin companies recently won CIO magazines CIO Award, given to 100 businesses annually based on their resourcefulness regarding the use of information technology(IT) within their enterprises. Alliant Energy, Lands End, Manpower Inc., Maysteel and Menasha Corp. each won the ...

Heres how todays Wisconsin children will find jobs tomorrow

MADISON - A veteran television reporter recently asked me to name a few fields in which todays Wisconsin students can expect to find jobs after they complete their education. The real answer is: I dont know. And if I did know, I would invest every penny I have in those industries and gleefully coun...

University Consortium Enables Transformation and Survival for Wisconsin Businesses

Madison, WI - Todays business climate is not for the faint of heart. Global competition and offshore manufacturing are striking a blow to Wisconsins economy, and this, combined with rising unemployment, the need to retrain workers, and a huge budget deficit is forcing Wisconsins business leaders to...

Childrens Medical Hospital of Wisconsin Goes Digital

MILWAUKEE, WI Its Saturday night. Your 4 year old has stomach pains, and you drive to the emergency room. You check in and provide all sorts of personal medical information including her medical history and your billing and insurance information. Meanwhile your child is in pain, and you try to rem...

Alliance Brings E-Business Technologies to Wisconsin Manufacturers

MADISON, Wis Small and mid-sized business in the state will soon be able to benefit from a new alliance announced today between Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) and the University of Wisconsin-Madisons Consortium for Global e-Commerce (UW CGEC) which will bring e-business techno...

Exporting The Wisconsin Idea - British Educators Study UW for Role Model of the Future

Editor's Note: During July 2003, two British education officals visited Madison to determine whether the "Wisconsin Idea" can be exported. At a time when many Wisconsin leaders are studying how to import ideas from other cities and regions, it is ironic that across the Atlantic, the British are ...

Is Wisconsin a Technology Leader or Laggard?

We are deeply concerned and troubled about the editorial titled, "End tax moratorium on Internet services" that appeared in last week's Wisconsin State Journal (08/07/03). Wisconsin is only one of ten states that is able to tax this channel of distribution and growing industry. The notion of putt...

JohnLets Get Serious - Manufacturing is a critical part of the Wisconsin economy

Editor's Note: This is one of the many letters and e-mails that we received after running John Byrnes "Let's Get Serious" column on July 17, 2003. See below for other related articles. I read your article, Lets Get Serious, on the Wisconsin Technology Network webpage the week of Harley Davids...

Why Wisconsin Lags Behind the U.S. and Minnesota

Editors Note: "FORWARD VISIONS" Today we begin three weeks of special articles, interviews and columns that will appear on the Wisconsin Technology Network (WTN). This series called, "FORWARD VISIONS" is designed to stimulate awareness, discussion and debate that will help to illustrate some of ...

Ciscos John Morgridge Speaks on How Wisconsin can Develop Successful Technology Clusters

Share information with your competitors? Job hop? Both might be counter-intuitive for Wisconsin technology professionals and managers, but both behavioral patterns might be critical to the success of high-tech industry in Wisconsin, according to one industry guru. Wisconsin expatriate John Morgr...

Grow Wisconsin resources for technology development

Editors Note: Cory Nettles, Wisconsins secretary of the Department of Commerce, shares his expertise and insights on the future of technology development in Wisconsin. This feature is part is a series of special articles, interviews and columns that are appearing on the Wisconsin Technology N...

Norlights New Wisconsin Data Center

Brookfield, WI. - Norlight Telecommunications , a Wisconsin-based provider of integrated data solutions for businesses has opened of a new data center in their recently built Wisconsin headquarters. The 4200 square-foot Data Center is part of a new 13,000-square-foot technology facility that inc...

Grow Wisconsin Should Help Tutor Wisconsin on Economic Growth

For the 13th straight year, Wisconsin scored an A for economic performance when the Corporation for Enterprise Development released its annual report card on the states. But not all of Wisconsins grades were as glowing, as the Wisconsin Technology Networks recent news story explained. The report ...

WIN Northeast Wisconsin Chapter Launched for Regions Entrepreneurs

APPLETON, WI Nearly 60 people heard UW-Madison professor Raj Veeramani and Menasha Corp. research and development manager David Matthias stress the importance of innovation in todays economy at the first meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network (WIN) Foundation in northeast Wisconsin. The WI...

Capital Data to Bring Sun Microsystems Solutions to Wisconsin Market

MILWAUKEE -- Capital Data, Inc., a provider of business storage solutions and technology integration services, announced today that it is now a Sun Microsystems iForce Partner. Earning the Sun Enterprise certification is contingent on successful completion of advanced training in Sun technology b...

Outsourcing Offshore - Wisconsin Companies Sending Work Abroad

According to TIME magazine, the pay differential between U.S. white collar workers and those in India is immense. Software Programmer U.S.: $66,100 India: $10,000 IT Manager U.S: $55,000 India: $8,500 Accountant U.S.: $41,000 India: $5,000 Not long ago, jobs leaving the United St...

Report Reveals Vitality of SE Wisconsin Technology Community

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The Milwaukee metropolitan area is emerging as a region with a broad and diverse information technology (IT) and biomedical industry, according to a report entitled, Southeastern Wisconsin 2004 Directory of Information and Biomedical Companies, sponsored and released by WE Energi...

Mentor Licenses Botulinum From WARF and Plans Wisconsin Manufacturing Facility

MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) has completed a licensing agreement with Mentor Corporation a California-based publicly traded company (NYSE: MNT), which gives Mentor the exclusive manufacturing and marketing rights to the proprietary botulinum toxin technology ...

How Wisconsin Can Maintain Its Lead in Stem Cell Research

MADISON South Korea is a nation deeply imbued with Confucian values, such as the belief that human bodies are inherited from ancestors and should never be tampered with. So there was understandable culture clash in Seoul last week when South Korean researchers announced they had become the first t...

Inacom Education earns Wisconsin membership in United Training

MADISON - Inacom Education , announced today that it is the only Wisconsin member of North Americas largest consortium of Microsoft Technology Trainers United Training. United Training is a consortium of independently owned and operated Information Technology training centers from around the co...

Three Wisconsin approaches to technology transfer and commercialization

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin needs to not only increase its number of new technology-based companies, but help existing businesses leverage technologies as an integral part of their growth strategies, according to a group of representatives from three of Wisconsins leading technology transfer and commerci...

New Seize the Day award available to Wisconsin entrepreneurs

MADISON - Entrepreneurs located in Wisconsin will have a shot at a new award for practical innovation at the second annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference, which the Wisconsin Technology Council and the Wisconsin Innovation Network will hold June 1 and 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee. ...

NeoClone and Marlin Tech secure $167K in Wisconsin Development Funds

MADISON Gov. Jim Doyle announced Monday two companies, Marlin Technologies, Inc. and NeoClone Biotechnology International , will share $167,169 in Wisconsin Development Fund awards. The grants were awarded at the Wisconsin Development Finance Board meeting held March 22 in Madison. My Grow W...

Despite the three Gs, the Wisconsin Legislature had a productive session

MADISON If you asked Wisconsin citizens what they knew about the work of the Wisconsin Legislature in the past year or so, the answers would likely include God, guns and gays, alliterative shorthand for high-profile bills dealing with religion, concealed weapons and same-sex marriage. While tho...

Medical College of Wisconsin ties breast cancer to inflammation

MILWAUKEE - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin , led by Ashwani Khanna, an associate professor of medicine in nephrology, are studying the role inflammation may play in initiating breast cancer, specifically by looking at certain proteins known to play a role in inflammation, and the...

Belmont Report Commission reuniting for Medical College of Wisconsin Symposium

MILWAUKEE The Medical College of Wisconsin is reuniting the commissioners, authors and consultants of the Belmont Report, a historical document that laid the ethical foundation for human research in the United States. For the first time since the reports completion in 1979, the Belmonters will c...

Rural Wisconsin town gets high-speed Internet access

Mauston, Wis. High-speed Internet access is now a reality for one rural Wisconsin town thanks to a new non-line-of-sight wireless broadband system. Toronto-based WaveRider Communications Inc. is working with local companies LVT Corp. and Oakdale Electric Cooperative to implement its Last Mil...

New Wisconsin company formed from CATI patents

Sturtevant, Wis RmSys, Inc. has announced its formation based on technology licensed from the Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation, Inc. RmSys will be using the patented technology for an industrial application in environmental remediation. Ram Bhatia, chief operating officer of RmSys i...

Medical College of Wisconsin enhances research with IBM Blade server

MILWAUKEE The Medical College of Wisconsin has implemented IBM s eServer BladeCenter JS20 as the heart of the new computing infrastructure support system for proteomics research. IBM announced last month the BladeCenter JS20 the industrys first blade system based on Power Architecture will be...

Investment tax credit bill is a good start, but Wisconsin must confront other barriers to capital formation

MADISON Now that Gov. Jim Doyle has signed a bill to promote investment in Wisconsins small start-up businesses, will the states technology sector blossom like a spring flower? Based on this law alone, dont count on it. The bills creation of tax credits for angel and early-stage investments as ...

When its parts pull together, Wisconsin can tell a compelling economic story

MILWAUKEE If you ask visitors from Spain, Lithuania or Hong Kong what they know about Wisconsin, chances are good the answers will have something to do with beer, brats, cheese or the Green Bay Packers. But how much would they know about our biotechnology? Not much, if anything. However, its vi...

Forbes highlights Wisconsin biotech, names Madison #1 business city

MADISON - Madison, Wisconsin was ranked the number-one city in the United States for business and careers by Forbes magazine, followed by Raleigh-Durham and Austin, in the publications' sixth annual ranking of 318 metropolitan areas . In 2003, the city ranked 5th and was selected this year as t...

First graduates boon to Wisconsin biotechnology

MADISON - Two years ago, 10 students working as scientists, business managers and lawyers came together with a single goal: to become leaders in this state's burgeoning biotechnology industry. On Saturday, May 15, they will graduate as the first alumni of the master of science in biotechnology pro...

Forbes rating is more than kudos for Madison its a reflection on Wisconsin and the Midwest

MADISON A few days before Forbes magazine released its annual rankings of best cities for business and careers, author and futurist Joel Kotkin spoke in Madison about the rise of small and medium-sized communities as places to live and work. His conclusion was simple: The Information Age has made ...

Manufacturers join Wisconsin partnership to boost U.S. suppliers

MILWAUKEE - Three large U.S. manufacturing companies announced Wednesday that they will work with the non-profit Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership to help U.S.-based suppliers adopt best practices for efficient product delivery. Harley-Davidson Motor Company , Deere & Company an...
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