Lakeside Software Named Cool Vendor In Personal Computing By Analyst Firm: Lakeside Software, a Bloomfield Hills-based business intelligence software developer, has been named a “Cool Vendor in Personal Computing” by the analyst firm Gartner. Lakeside’s SysTrack tools perform complex IT tasks like automated power management, user auditing, performance monitoring, change management, event management, latency and end-user experience management, application resource analysis, chargeback, virtualization assessment and planning, application pool design and many others. SysTrack integrates these management disciplines into a unique, comprehensive management console. For more information please visit www.lakesidesoftware.com.
Consumers Energy to Receive Salvation Army Award: Jackson-based Consumers Energy will be one of the first recipients of a Salvation Army award recognizing outstanding collaborations on utility affordability for people in need. The recipients of the inaugural certificates are Consumers Energy and PeopleCare, a joint utility affordability program of the Western Michigan and Northern Indiana and the Eastern Michigan Divisions of The Salvation Army. In 2010, Consumers Energy customers, employees and retirees contributed more than $842,000 to PeopleCare to assist more than 4,800 Michigan households. PeopleCare helps provide emergency aid for items such as groceries, clothing, prescriptions, rent or mortgage payments. In 2011, Consumers Energy plans to contribute $1.5 million in energy bill credits to help cover the cost of electricity and natural gas for those in need. The award will be presented at the National Fuel Fund Network Annual Meeting during the National Energy and Utility Affordability Conference, Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., June 28.