C/D/H Sets Next In Tech Briefing Series: Grand Rapids-based IT consultants C/D/H have scheduled the next meeting in its Technology Briefing Series on Microsoft Lync. Presenter Eric Inch has expertise in enterprise messaging and unified communications and will speak on “Microsoft Lync: Your One-Stop Communication Solution.” The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19 at C/D/H’s Grand Rapids office, 15 Ionia SW, Suite 270, and Thursday, Oct. 20 at 1000 Town Center, 19th Floor, in Southfield. Both sessions run from 1 to 4 p.m. and cost $25. Instant messaging. Email. Telephone. All very convenient. But it can be expensive and time consuming to manage. Microsoft Lync provides you a single interface that unites these applications. And there’s no need to ‘rip and replace’ legacy applications. Lync can actually add functionality to existing telephone systems and business applications, like SharePoint and Exchange. Register for Grand Rapids at www.cdh.com/registration?selectedSeminar=89. Register for Southfield at www.cdh.com/registration?selectedSeminar=91.
UM To Present Talk On Knowledge In A Connected World: David Weinberger, a Harvard scholar who previously worked as a writer for Woody Allen, a philosophy professor, and an Internet adviser to two presidential campaigns, will deliver a talk at the University of Michigan Monday, Oct. 3 on how the Internet affects what and how we know. Weinberger is a thought-leader on the intersection of technology, business and society whose articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Wired, and Smithsonian. His latest book, which is due out early next year, is “Too Big to Know,” about the Internet’s effect. He is coauthor of the best-selling “The Cluetrain Manifesto,” an early exploration of Internet marketing that was first published in 2000. He is currently a senior researcher at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for the Internet and Society, co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School, and a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. State Department. Weinberger is speaking at the School of Information’s annual John Seely Brown Symposium. The event begins at 3 p.m. at Blau Auditorium at the Ross School of Business at 701 Tappan Street in Ann Arbor. Directions are online at www.bus.umich.edu/VisitUs/MapsDirections.htm.