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Republican Senator Introduces Bill To End $7,500 Federal Tax Credit For Electric Cars

WASHINGTON DC - At a time when most governments are looking at ways to encourage electric vehicle adoption, a Republican senator heavily backed by the oil and gas industry has now introduced a new bill to end the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric cars and instead tax them more. Sen. John Barrasso Senator John Barrasso, a

By |2018-10-11T14:59:58+00:00October 11th, 2018|Clean Update, Featured, Politics|

Worldwide PC Shipments In 3Q Increase Slightly From A Year Ago

STAMFORD, Conn. - Worldwide PC shipments totaled 67.2 million units in the third quarter of 2018, a 0.1 percent increase from the third quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. The global market has shown modest stability for two consecutive quarters. EMEA, Asia/Pacific and Japan experienced growth in the third quarter of

By |2018-10-11T14:59:18+00:00October 11th, 2018|New Products / Contracts|

Workforce Intelligence Network Partners With OneMagnify On Apprenti IT Training Program

DETROIT - The Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan has partnered with OneMagnify (formerly Marketing Associates) to bring U.S. Department of Labor registered IT apprenticeships – Apprenti – to its operations in Detroit. OneMagnify joins national IT brands like Amazon, Microsoft and Accenture as an Apprenti employer partner and is the first company in Michigan

By |2018-10-11T14:31:54+00:00October 11th, 2018|New Products / Contracts|

Wards Intelligence Hires Connected Car Expert To Lead WI Mobility Practice

SOUTHFIELD – Wards Intelligence has hired connected car and smart mobility expert Doug Newcomb as a senior analyst to lead WI’s mobility practice. Newcomb joins WI from C3 Group, LLC, a West Coast mobility and events consulting firm, headquartered in the Portland, Ore. area, where he has served as president since 2013. Prior to launching

By |2018-10-11T14:34:07+00:00October 11th, 2018|Autonomous Vehicles, New Products / Contracts|

New Hub On Michigan Cyber Range Opens In Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS - A new cyber range went live this week in Grand Rapids, yet another hub for the Michigan Cyber Range managed by Merit Network. The hub is located at the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology and co-sponsored by the Michigan Defense Center, a branch of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.  “WMCAT

By |2018-10-11T15:01:43+00:00October 11th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Featured|

The Severe Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals is a Key Risk to Our Nation’s Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The unprecedented demand for well-trained cybersecurity workers continues to grow. Some experts predict that there will be a global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by next year. This is critical considering the increase in cyberattacks and the erosion of consumer trust in the ability to protect the internet. Enlisting the next

By |2018-10-11T12:38:20+00:00October 11th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Grand Rapids Chamber Opens ELEVATE Minority Business Program Applications

GRAND RAPIDS – The Grand Rapids Chamber announced this week that applications are now open for the second cohort of ELEVATE, a minority business program aimed to build increased capacity among second stage, growth minded minority businesses by removing obstacles and creating a solid foundation. ELEVATE equips participants with strong business fundamentals to tackle obstacles

By |2018-10-04T20:38:31+00:00October 4th, 2018|New Products / Contracts|

DTE Energy Cutting Methane Emissions By 80 percent

DETROIT - DTE Energy will reduce methane emissions from its natural gas utility operations by more than 80 percent by 2040 – part of a broad sustainability initiative the company has launched to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change while continuing to provide customers with reliable and affordable power. "Since 2011 DTE's improvements

By |2018-10-04T20:21:11+00:00October 4th, 2018|Clean Update|

Honda To Invest $750 Million In GM’s Cruise To Accelerate Self-Driving Car Development

DETROIT - Cruise, the self-driving car startup backed by General Motors, is getting a $750 million investment from Honda, creating a market value for Cruise at $14.6 billion. Honda has been lagging in the competition to bring Connected and Autonomous Vehicles to market, so this deal gives the Japanese car maker the chance to catch

By |2018-10-04T20:04:23+00:00October 4th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Reliable Software Partners With Tech Data To Extend Service Offerings

NORTHVILLE - Reliable Software announced a reseller partnership with Tech Data to grow Reliable’s suite of IT services and solutions. Through this partnership, Reliable Software resells products and solutions from providers including Cisco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hewlett-Packard Inc., IBM, Lenovo, Nutanix, and VMware.   “Reliable Software’s partnership with Tech Data allows us to expand our

By |2018-09-27T17:22:08+00:00September 27th, 2018|Internet, New Products / Contracts|