Trends, products and advances


Mixed reality presents opportunities for manufacturers

Technology allows digital objects to be viewed in physical environment.

January 13, 2017
Open Systems Technologies (OST) has a giant rocket ship and a purring orange cat sitting in its lobby. Read More

City turns to sensors for data

Grand Rapids takes first step toward becoming smart city with installation of antenna to gather traffic, energy data.

January 13, 2017
A new technology in Grand Rapids launched last weekend could help the city become more efficient. Read More

Tech company expanding operation

January 11, 2017
A technology company in the area is investing $364,000 to grow its operation. Read More

Nonprofit hiring disabled workers for IT jobs

January 11, 2017
A nonprofit focused on vocational opportunities for people with disabilities and barriers to employment is looking for people to fill entry-level IT jobs. Read More

Battery maker relocating operation

January 10, 2017
A maker of lithium-ion batteries in the region is expanding into a new location. Read More

CPA firm tackles talent and technology trends

New ‘mobility,’ parental leave policies change how Crowe Horwath does business.

January 6, 2017
When it comes to the future of certified public accounting, local CPA firm Crowe Horwath is looking at a changing landscape. Read More

Auto supplier debuts innovations at CES

January 6, 2017
An auto supplier in the area debuted a trio of new technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Read More

Ride-booking app taps customers' cars

January 4, 2017
Need a ride home from the bar, but don’t want to leave your car behind in the parking garage? An app available in Grand Rapids puts a spin on mobile ride-booking: the driver uses the client’s car. Read More

Tech firm wins Cisco Partner of the Year award

December 29, 2016
A local technology firm was named a partner of the year by a global company. Read More

Push problem solving in STEM education

December 29, 2016
STEM — ever heard of it? I am guessing you have. The acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics is being funded and promoted at the federal level — and for good reason. Read More