Trivalent Group To Host ‘Gateway To The Cloud’ Workshop: Trivalent Group, one of Michigan’s largest technology firms, will host a free lunch-and-learn workshop entitled “Gateway to the Cloud” on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Grandville headquarters, 3145 Prairie St. SW. Open to the business community, this workshop is designed to take the guesswork out of which WAN technologies are best for your business. Trivalent Group experts will share how MPLS and Ethernet are taking businesses to the next levels of collaboration and application delivery. Participants will learn both the benefits and the nuances behind these two powerful network advancements; in addition to how important the right network is for organizations considering cloud applications like Microsoft Office 365. For more information and registration, contact Margy Sneller at firstname.lastname@example.org or (616) 301-6301.
ESD Holiday Open House: Get your holiday season off to the right start with the Engineering Society of Detroit. ESD will ring in the holiday season with a holiday open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at ESD Headquarters, 20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450 in Southfield. The event will feature hors d’oeuvre, holiday cookies, beverages, and of course, a chance to catch up with all of your favorite ESD friends. Also, Santa Claus is scheduled to make an appearance. Plus, get a jump on your holiday shopping with a silent auction and toy raffle. For adults, member benefit vendors will be on hand to discuss how their services can help you have the best 2013 possible. Our open house events are always free, but RSVP is required. Please bring a non-perishable food items to donate to Gleaners Food Bank. Please check back to RSVP online, or call (248) 353-0735 to RSVP by phone.
TDS Hosting Managed IP Demo For Businesses Oct. 3 and 10: Madison, Wis.-based TDS Telecommunications Corp. is offering free demonstrations of their Internet Protocol solution on Oct. 3 and 10 in Grand Rapids, Okemos, Livonia, and Kalamazoo. Known as TDS managedIP Hosted, it integrates voice and data as a single communications solution. The economy may still be tough, but TDS managedIP Hosted can help, without impacting your bottom line (there’s no up-front capital expense). Plus, businesses discover improved productivity and greater efficiencies. And, TDS managedIP Hosted never uses the public Internet. You may be wondering, “You can do that with a phone system?” Yes, but it’s not any phone system. According to TDS, it’s managedIP. And, it allows businesses to focus on their business while TDS manages, protects, and upgrades the communications system — at no additional cost. Maybe it’s time you check it out. TDS is offering demo sessions Oct. 3 and 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. both days. The Grand Rapids office is at 5555 Glenwood Hills Parkway SE. The Kalamazoo office is at 2725 Airview Boulevard, Suite 201. The Okemos office is at 2525 Jolly Road, Suite 200. And the Livonia office is at 33057 Schoolcraft. RSVP for the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo events at (616) 464-5528. RSVP for the Okemos event at (517) 381-6520. RSVP for the Livonia event at (734) 838-1925. Lunch will be served at all sessions and locations. There will be giveaways of a $50 gift card.