Trends, products and advances


Start Garden launches Internet of Things accelerator

March 27, 2015
Start Garden has formed a coalition with six industry-leading organizations to launch a startup accelerator to capitalize on the Internet of Things market. Read More

Software maker names director of sales engineering

March 27, 2015
An IT exec with more than 19 years of experience is the new director of sales engineering for a maker of server security software. Read More

Startup develops food-discovery app

March 26, 2015
A startup is developing a web and mobile app to help people with dietary restrictions explore healthy food options nearby. Read More

Google partners with Pure Michigan to map state by foot

March 23, 2015
While in Grand Rapids on Monday, Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced a new partnership between Google and Pure Michigan that will showcase the state's most-iconic destinations across the globe. Read More

IT firm names virtual CIO

March 23, 2015
An IT firm has named the leader who will act as a virtual chief information officer to its client base. Read More

Tech Trends makes 10 predictions

March 20, 2015
The first-annual Tech Trends event was in 2002. Read More

Software maker names VP of sales

March 18, 2015
A maker of server security software has a new VP of sales. Read More

Navigating a PR crisis in a social media landscape

Consumers are often willing to give companies a pass for wrongdoing.

March 13, 2015
What do the following people and brands have in common? Home Depot, Target, Bill Cosby, Justin Bieber, New York Police Department, Facebook, American Apparel, Washington Redskins, Sea World, Under Armour, DiGiorno Pizza, Urban Outfitters, DHL, Dr. Oz and Hot Pockets. Read More

City approves police body camera funding

March 13, 2015
Grand Rapids city commissioners have approved $674,124 to fund the implementation of body cameras for the Grand Rapids Police Department. Read More

Q&A: Meredith Bronk

March 9, 2015
Meredith Bronk has been with OST since 1998. Read More