Trends, products and advances


Casino reports data breach

July 6, 2015
A casino in the region is investigating a data breach that may have affected tens of thousands of people. Read More

Video: Software maker develops virtual reality fireworks app

July 3, 2015
A software maker has developed a virtual reality experience for creating, controlling and watching fireworks. Read More

Good problems: Business growth and a cloudier IT future

June 30, 2015
West Michigan’s economy is back, and Grand Rapids is now the place to be. Read More

Software maker closes $4.6M in funding

June 29, 2015
A maker of IT management software has closed a $4.6-million Series A round to fund product development, growing demand and international operations. Read More

Microsoft no longer supporting Windows 2003 beginning next month

Local tech firm says businesses still using the outdated system have a couple of options.

June 26, 2015
If your business is still using Windows 2003, it’s long past time for an upgrade, and soon you’ll really have no choice. The software has simply reached the end of its lifecycle. Read More

Enriching older adult lives through technology

Programs aim to help seniors interact, communicate and learn.

June 26, 2015
Organizations serving older adults are leveraging technology and innovative programs to change how people age and provide life-enriching experiences to seniors. Read More

Field-measurement startup partners with Caterpillar

June 18, 2015
A startup is teaming up with Caterpillar to develop technology that will allow for better heavy equipment fleet management by recognizing wear and tear on parts earlier. Read More

Furniture maker creates portable charging station

June 16, 2015
A furniture maker has developed a rechargeable battery unit that converts its tables into charging stations that can be positioned anywhere in a room. Read More

Blue Medora names VP of global sales

June 16, 2015
A man with years of experience working in IT sales and channel management is the new vice president of global sales at Blue Medora. Read More

Innovation leads to a home run

Magna’s new window design helps auto supplier resurrect shuttered facility.

June 12, 2015
For seven years the lights remained off at one of Magna International’s Holland facilities due to declining sales and stagnant innovation, but in 2014, a new product helped the company reopen the facility with more than 100 new employees manning the production lines. Read More