Category Archives: Cloud Technologies

Herman Miller Rolls Out Connected Office Furniture

HOLLAND — The furniture manufacturer Herman Miller Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) has rolled out Live OS, a new line of cloud-connected office furnishings.

Live OS includes an app and dashboard to offer data-based insights to help understand employees’ ever-changing needs in the workplace. With the launch of Live OS, Herman Miller extends its traditional product offering to include this subscription-based service.

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Secure-24 220th On CRN’s Solution Provider 500

SOUTHFIELD — Secure-24, the Southfield provider of managed cloud services, IT operations and applications hosting, has been ranked No. 220 on the 2017 Solution Provider 500 published by CRN, formerly known as Computer Reseller News.

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123Net Expands Fiber Network in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — 123Net, the Southfield-based provider of network solutions, announced an expansion of its metro fiber data hub in Grand Rapids and vicinity.

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ManagedWay Partners with Canada151, Expanding North American Services

TROY — ManagedWay, the Troy-based provider of telecommunications, cloud and colocation services, announced today that it has established a Point-of-Presence at the Canada151 Data Centers in Toronto, enabling fast, reliable service between the U.S. and Canada.

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Tech Firm Red Level Moves To Larger HQ In Novi

NOVI — The IT consulting firm Red Level is moving to a larger headquarters in Novi to accommodate the company’s rapid growth.

The move, taking place in January, will see Red Level moving from 6,500 square feet of leased space on Catherine Industrial Drive to an 18,000-square-foot, company-owned building at 40200 Grand River Avenue.

The company says that following renovation, the new space will boast a contemporary open floor plan, cutting edge collaboration areas and plenty of natural light – a welcoming work environment for the talented technology professionals the company attracts.

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Plex Study: Innovation Fueled by Connected Manufacturing

TROY — Cloud technologies are making it easier for manufacturers to meet changing customer demands, according to the 2016 Plex State of Manufacturing Technology survey.

The annual survey of nearly 200 manufacturing organizations finds many manufacturers also using cloud technologies to drive product innovation and improve operational efficiency.

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GR Software Firm Gets $8.6M In Capital

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids-based data center management software developer Blue Medora announced the close of an $8.6 million Series B funding round led by St. Louis-based Lewis & Clark Ventures.

Blue Medora’s existing investors — Palo Alto, Calif.-based VMware Inc., Ann Arbor-based eLab Ventures, and Grand Rapids-based Start Garden and Grand Angels, also supported the round, bringing Blue Medora’s total capital raised since its inception to $14.5 million.

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Online Tech Offers Lions Indy NFL Giveaway

ANN ARBOR — Online Tech Inc., based in Ann Arbor with data centers in Ann Arbor, Westland and Flint, opened its first data center outside Michigan in Indianapolis in 2014.

Now, the National Football League is giving Online Tech an opportunity to bring Detroit and Indianapolis together — for a football party.

The Lions open their 2016 NFL schedule Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Indianapolis Colts. And Online Tech — along with partners Adapture and Centrics IT — is offering a tailgate party and ticket contest to the game.

To enter to win tickets to the tailgate party and the game, visit  http://web.onlinetech.com/tailgate-with-online-tech-mitechnews.

You won’t need to worry about transportation from the party to the game — Online Tech’s Indanapolis data center is across the street from Lucas Oil Stadium.

Online Tech is Michigan’s oldest private internet service provider, and offers a wide variety of managed services, including colocation, disaster recovery, data security, and more.

US Signal Sets Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery Summit Series

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids-based connectivity and managed services provider US Signal says it will host a series of Midwest Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Summit meetings this fall in Midwest cities.

The series of single day events will provide information on cloud-based business continuity and disaster recovery, data protection, and related topics, to help businesses optimize the reliability, availability and use of data and IT services within their organizations.

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GR’s US Signal, itopia Team Up to Accelerate Cloud Services

GRAND RAPIDS – US Signal, the Grand Rapids-based network and cloud hosting provider, announced a strategic alliance with cloud software developer Itopia Inc., based in Miami, Fla.

US Signal officials said the partnership provides managed service providers Itopia’s Cielo software, which automatically discovers all components of an on-premises IT environment, and then provisions and migrates them to the cloud 10 times faster than traditional approaches and at a lower price.

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