Government IT officials to meet: The Michigan Government Management Information Sciences organization will hold its 2011 annual conference Sept. 26-28 at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville. The theme of this year’s event is “Collaborations, Innovations and Opportunities.” Local government IT officials will discuss IT shared services, cloud email, disaster recovery, business continuity, virtual consolidation, shared purchasing agreements, security and mobile computing. More at

Manufacturing Webinar Features Importance of Enterprise-Wide Collaboration: Auburn Hills-based Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online Cloud ERP for manufacturers, is hosting a free online Webinar geared to manufacturers on Thursday, July 14 at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Co-hosting with implementation partner Revolution Group, Plex Systems offers the one-hour Webinar to demonstrate how manufacturers can create a collaborative work environment and facilitate communication. Registration is now open for the July 14 Webinar.  By integrating Salesforce Chatter features with Plex Online Cloud ERP, manufacturers improve inventory management, customer service, maintenance management, production control scheduling and more. The Webinar shows how collaboration adds strength to all processes and programs. Salesforce Chatter is a powerful collaborative tool that offers practical benefits to manufacturers. Representatives from Revolution Group will showcase the specific system features for shared knowledge, idea exchange and real-time problem solving. More at or