Technology Notebook

April 30, 2019
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April Notebook

Technology articles

Digital advertising surpassing traditional media

Tech company hires CEO

Health system earns distinction for electronic records

Private equity firm sells automation company for $1.4B

Tech firm acquires digital consultancy

Auto supplier hiring 75 workers

Engineering students presenting projects

University ranks 17th in world for video game design

aMDI guides med devices to commercialization

Telecom company opens stores

Change Ups

Blue Medora announced general availability of its BindPlane for Google Stackdriver service and new log monitoring capabilities, thanks to a partnership between Blue Medora and Google Cloud, which brings to market an embedded monitoring-integration-as-a-service, at no additional licensing cost to Stackdriver customers. Blue Medora BindPlane also includes preview access to a new log streaming capability, that simplifies extending Stackdriver’s observability to enterprise customer data centers and other public clouds.

Service Express, a third-party maintenance provider of hardware support for data center infrastructure, was named one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources for the 16th consecutive year.

X-Rite Inc. announced its ColorChecker Passport Photo 2 is an improved solution that helps professional and enthusiast photographers reduce image processing time and maintain color control and consistency from capture to edit. ColorChecker sets white balance and exposure, creates custom DNG or ICC camera profiles, and instantly enhances portraits and landscapes.

Auvesy announced an enhanced ROI tool to help substantiate the operational efficiencies and the tangible results that versiondog brings to automated production. Versiondog reduces costs through automated backup routine versioning and archiving, and effective management of the widest variety of project types. By providing plant and production managers with comprehensive support using centralized data management, version control and device backup, versiondog enables a higher utilization of a plant’s capacity and can significantly reduce downtime.

EarthTronics in Muskegon introduced its new LED Mini Wall Pack to provide additional lighting options for exterior, wide-flood area illumination for commercial, industrial and municipal facilities.

Holland-based SpinDance was recognized by CIO Review as one of 50 Most Promising IoT Solution Providers in 2019.

IT Resource Inc. hired Pat Adams, senior account executive, and Nicole Camp, customer service representative.

MHVillage now provides manufactured housing professionals with a sales tool called mhvDirect, an optional call tracking service that helps cut response times, nurture leads, provide training and generally improves sales. mhvDirect allows MHVillage customers to use an assigned local phone number to field calls and provide round-the-clock information on homes for sale or rent.

Dewpoint entered into a strategic go-to-market partnership with Rubrik, enabling Dewpoint to resell, consult and implement cloud data management and protection products.

i3 Business Solutions LLC was recognized as one of the 2019 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch, an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

OST for the sixth consecutive year was named to the Elite 150 of CRN’s 2019 Managed Service Provider 500 list. The annual list recognizes North American solution providers with innovative approaches to managed services.