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GR and Kent County in new statewide collaboration

Their new financial management software will come from “the cloud.”

May 22, 2015
The city of Grand Rapids and Kent County government are the first local governments in Michigan to contract for new financial management software available on “the cloud” to members of the non-profit Michigan Municipal Services Authority. Read More

Pain points, pipes and the cloud

IT professionals comment on what’s hot today.

May 22, 2015
When a business owner or CEO hears the IT people talking about pain points, pipes and the cloud, this may be the gist of their conversation: “We could fix these pain points with a bigger pipe, and we could afford a bigger pipe if we spent money on the cloud rather than investing capital on hardware in our backroom.” Read More

Hunting app wins TechCrunch Grand Rapids Pitch-off

May 22, 2015
A company with an app-based hunting and fishing tool is headed to San Francisco this fall after landing a free booth at TechCrunch’s trade conference during a pitch competition. Read More

Gaming studio extends reach

May 18, 2015
A gaming studio focused on education has added a second West Michigan office. Read More

TechCrunch produces Grand Rapids Pitch-off

May 18, 2015
A major technology media outlet is coming to Grand Rapids to conduct a pitch competition for local entrepreneurs to vie for a free seat at its major trade conference. Read More

STEM teaching program enriching Grand Rapids youngsters

Sylvan Learning Center unveils classes heavy on science, technology, engineering and math.

May 15, 2015
Legos are a classic toy brand, the focus of a popular children’s movie — and now they also are the creative building blocks being used to teach Grand Rapids youth about robotics technology. Read More

Software maker calls for beta testers of sales estimating app

May 15, 2015
The power to create job estimates in the field is literally in the palm of a sales rep’s hand. Read More

Broadway partners with Canoe

May 8, 2015
A local software company that provides advertising management software to national cable networks is broadening its services by partnering with Canoe, an advertising technology company focused on delivering dynamic advertising insertion for video on demand. Read More

Tesla buys West Michigan firm

May 7, 2015
A Silicon Valley electric vehicle and battery maker’s arrival in West Michigan is indicative of the region’s manufacturing strength. Read More

Telecom company acquires firm

May 5, 2015
One of the state’s largest telecommunications providers has acquired a firm in the region. Read More