Push problem solving in STEM education

STEM — ever heard of it? I am guessing you have. The acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics is being funded and promoted...

Protect your business from COVID-19 hackers

Now more than ever, protecting employees’ data and information is vital to business structures, overall bottom lines and the safety of valuable data and information.

Cross platform trumps native apps

The other day, I turned on a financial morning news show to hear that 75 percent of consumers are now using their mobile phones...

Politics and tech talent

Our current leadership has stated that Americans come first, but as the tech industry relies on global talent and is already facing a pending...

Developing leaders through mastermind groups

When I reached out to 10 colleagues last year asking them to join my mastermind, it occurred to me I might sound a bit...

The Facebook factor

Facebook did it again!The world’s social networking giant rolled out another series of changes that freaked out privacy advocates, caused a tidal wave of...

The internet network for the 21st century

As the internet and cloud-based solutions increasingly power commerce, many Michigan companies face a big challenge. They have 20th-century networks for 21st-century businesses.Take, for...

4 tech tips for West Michigan businesses planning a remote-work future

Recent research presents a convincing case for businesses to support some level of location flexibility for their employees.

Diversity and inclusion are hot topics in tech

I attended Oracle OpenWorld for the first time this year. It’s a huge event. San Francisco grows by nearly 60,000 people for one week...

Is the cloud right for your business?

Cloud options can better handle some business challenges versus traditional in-house infrastructure for information technology needs.Most small to mid-size businesses are trying to navigate...

Have we created a better mouse?

Technology moves fast during the course of one lifetime. Douglas Engelbart died recently at age 88. He was a highly regarded researcher and had a major...

Technology or die

If you are not investing in your company’s future, you are allowing it to die.When organizations commit to building dynamic infrastructure, leveraging agile and...

Cybersecurity is just as important as a strong network connection

A common mistake small business owners make is assuming their business is too small to be targeted for a cybersecurity attack. But for cybersecurity attackers, it is much more efficient (and profitable) to breach 50 small, unprotected businesses than one large business with a cybersecurity program in place.

Top tech trends in business

Technology has become one of the driving forces behind practically every aspect of business. During a visit to Grand Rapids in 2017, celebrity chef...

Don’t forget about remote workers when onboarding

There are many benefits to employing a remote workforce.You can hire the best talent without geographical boundaries. You can give professionals the time and...

Women in technology: We need you!

Recently, I was asked to speak at college and career night for a local high school about women in technology and leadership. I was...

Turn competitors into advocates

“Co-petitor.” If you Google the word, you won’t get the definition I want to articulate here. And, if you ask around, some people may...

When process outweighs progress

We try to balance our firm’s internal rhythms with the client’s process in such a way that great progress can be made.Clients come to...

Personal and business risk management in a web world

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is essentially a pyramid of personal risk management.I maintain that each of us gets up daily and takes care of...

How connectivity affects productivity: Thoughts from a millennial

On a fall afternoon, I sit at my desk, navigating through a number of open tabs on my laptop’s Internet browser. My earbuds are...

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