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DTE Energy Names Micah Ragland Communications Director

DETROIT - DTE Energy has named Micah Ragland, former director of Global Communications at Walmart, Inc., has joined DTE Energy as director of Corporate Communications. “Micah is a great fit for our team,” said Paula Silver, vice president of Corporate Communications. “His experience in diverse communications roles and his passion for sustainability and corporate citizenship

By |2019-10-13T17:58:49-04:00October 13th, 2019|Announcements/New Products, New Products / Contracts|

MSXI Buys California e-Learning Provider

DETROIT—MSX International, the business process outsourcing company supporting car manufacturers around the world, announced that it has acquired Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Technology Solutions LLC, a provider of e-learning, training development, and performance improvement services to the auto industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1996, PTS provides services to automakers, dealers, and

By |2019-10-10T18:12:16-04:00October 10th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

Automation Alley Partners With Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center On Industry 4.0 Breakout Session

TROY - Automation Alley had partnered with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center to offer a breakout session during its Integr8 conference focused on how the smart and connected technologies of Industry 4.0 are converging to disrupt all industries, from automotive and defense to retail and health care. Key sessions include: The Digital Factory: From Threat

By |2019-10-08T17:39:31-04:00October 8th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

FinTech Consortium, Detroit FinTech Bay Launch Partnership With UM Finance Center

 DETROIT – Fintech Consortium and Detroit FinTech Bay have launched a partnership with the Center for Smart Infrastructure Finance at the University of Michigan to offer a global online certificate program in InfraTech that will be promoted through the Fintech Consortium’s hub locations in Detroit, Silicon Valley, Singapore and Bahrain. The Center is a cofounder

By |2019-10-04T15:41:55-04:00October 4th, 2019|Blockchain, New Products / Contracts|

123Net Connects With Switch Data Center In Grand Rapids

SOUTHFIELD  – 123.Net, Inc., Detroit’s premier network & voice services provider and host of the Detroit Internet Exchange,  announced that it is working with Switch to connect and offer new diverse connectivity with dual-fiber entrances into Switch’s Pyramid Campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Switch customers now have the option to use 123Net’s connectivity resources at its Pyramid Campus in Grand

By |2019-10-03T15:04:12-04:00October 3rd, 2019|Featured, New Products / Contracts|

Rocket Fiber Wins VMware Status

DETROIT—Rocket Fiber, a multi-gigabit internet service provider, today announced it has achieved VMware Cloud Verified status. The Cloud Verified badge signals to customers that Rocket Fiber offers a service running on top of the complete VMware Cloud infrastructure. Through Cloud Verified partner services, customers attain access to the full set of VMware Cloud Infrastructure capabilities

By |2019-10-02T17:34:18-04:00October 2nd, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Comcast Boosts Internet Speeds For Most Michigan Customers

PLYMOUTH—Comcast Corp. officials announced an increase in download speeds for some of its most popular Xfinity Internet packages for customers in Michigan for no additional charge. Download speeds for the company’s Performance tier will jump from 60 Mbps to 100 Mbps, while Blast! speeds will increase from 150 to 200 Mbps, Extreme will move from

By |2019-09-28T07:29:12-04:00September 28th, 2019|Featured, New Products / Contracts|

Open-Source Computer Nonprofit Introduces New, More Powerful Model

ROCHESTER—The Foundation, the Oakland Township-based open-source computer nonprofit, has announced the availability of BeagleBone AI, the newest, fastest, most powerful BeagleBone low cost computer yet. Built on the foundation’s open source Linux approach, BeagleBone AI fills the gap between small single board computers and more powerful industrial computers. Using the Texas Instruments Sitara AM5729

By |2019-09-22T12:59:07-04:00September 22nd, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Cargo Volumes Through St. Lawrence Seaway Down Due To Lower Grain Exports

DETROIT – Bi-national cargo volumes through the St. Lawrence Seaway (from March 22 to Aug. 31) were down 3.5 percent compared to the same period in 2018. A 20 percent decline in grain shipments was a big factor. Cargos included grain, construction materials, road salt, aluminum and wind energy components, some 20.9 million metric tons

By |2019-09-19T16:06:05-04:00September 19th, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Comcast Completes $4 Million Expansion In South Lyon

PLYMOUTH—Comcast Corp. announced that it has completed a $4 million network expansion throughout South Lyon that enables the connectivity provider to offer its full suite of business and residential products and services. The new build passes 59 additional businesses and 3,585 homes. The city-wide expansion follows investments made in 2017 and 2018 when Comcast first

By |2019-09-14T15:01:19-04:00September 14th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|