HP sets converged infrastructure road show: HP will host a Converged Infrastructure Road Show on Thursday, Aug. 19 at the Westin Southfield. Attendees will learn how to rebalance their IT budget on operations vs. innovation with an HP converged infrastructure. Join us to see how HP is helping businesses reduce expenses by $48,380 per 100 users. To register, visit

ITS sets Webcast on CMS 7.0: Grand Rapids-based ITS Communications will sponsor a Webcast, “What Is New In CMS 7.0,” on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. Eastern time. It used to be that security was as simple as using antivirus and firewall software. Now that workforces are becoming more mobile, it’s about getting your arms around the complexity of endpoints. And since the most secure endpoint is a well-managed endpoint, Symantec endpoint management products work with the security tools you trust to make your computing environment faster, more stable, and more secure. Join us for a special Webcast to see how Client Management Suite 7.0 makes it easy to manage, deploy, secure, and troubleshoot all of your client systems throughout their entire lifecycles. In addition, see how the new Client Management Suite integrates with industry-leading management and security technology to go beyond client management into server management, asset management, security, backup and recovery, and even data-loss prevention. Symantec brings all these solutions together on a single unified platform. To register, visit  http://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/603113265.

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NextEnergy to host delegation from Singapore: NextEnergy will host a Singapore Delegation Town Hall & Reception  Monday, Aug. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at NextEnergy Center, 461 Burroughs, Detroit. The event will host an academic and business development team from the National University of Singapore, who will share how Singapore could be a business partner. European companies like Vestas, Renewable Energy Corp. and others are already doing business in this vibrant, centrally located, English speaking, and economically viable region. This delegation has chosen to visit Michigan because of our dedication and growth within the emerging advanced energy industry. Strong trade, commitment to clean energy development, close proximity to 3 billion people, and investment makes Singapore the most competitive Asian country, and the World Bank ranks Singapore as the world’s easiest place to do business. Since Singapore identified the Clean Energy industry as a strategic growth area for its economy last year, the city-state began to implement a comprehensive blueprint to grow the industry, starting with an initial funding support of S$350 million from the government.
To grow the industry, the Clean Energy Programme Office was formed. CEPO is an inter-agency workgroup comprising of different governmental agencies and is responsible for planning and executing strategies to develop Singapore into a global clean energy hub.

Gomez sets Webinar on ‘killer online experiences’: Gomez, the Web application performance measurement division of Detroit’s Compuware Corp., will present a Webinar titled “Five Tips for Delivering Killer Online Experiences” on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Join Bruce Temkin, a customer experience expert, and Matt Poepsel, vice president of performance strategies at Gomez, for a discussion on creating a killer online customer experience without sacrificing speed. The event will cover best practices in creating a superior online customer experience that engages and retains customers and how to put these practices into action without slowing down your Web site. Register at this link.

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BBC to offer ‘101’ on federal small biz research grants: Ann Arbor-based Biotechnology Business Consultants LLC will sponsor “SBIR/STTR 101: Introduction & Overview,” an introduction to the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grant programs, on Tuesday, Aug. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. The cost is $50 for companies based in Michigan and $100 for those based elsewhere. During this introductory seminar, we will outline the basics of the SBIR/STTR program, eligibility issues, and detail some of the differences between the programs offered by the 11 participating federal agencies (including the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and Department of Energy). We will also discuss how to look for specific funding opportunities. To register, visit http://bbcetc.com/training.html, e-mail Kris@bioconsultants.com or call Kris Bergman at (734) 930-9741.

Async to talk storage: Async Associates and StorSimple will host an “Exchange 2010 Best Practices with StorSimple” breakfast seminar on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 8:30 a.m., where we will discuss many of the storage-related challenges that companies face when considering a deployment of or migration to Exchange 2010. These issues center around cost, manageability, and the substantial increase in storage capacity required for Exchange 2010, which causes many customers to reconsider their storage architecture to leverage features such as database availability groups for high availability, centralized archival and search, larger mailbox quotas and unified messaging. To register, visit http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e2zg856fgcde4srz/a017agcdlo66v/questions.

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