Mobile Monday Detroit To Explore Michigan Impact Of M2M Technology:  The growth of the M2M (machine-2-machine / mobile-2-machine) sector of the mobile technology industry is set to explode over the next 10 years according to a multitude of forecasters and analysts. The general consensus typically estimates that M2M device connections will grow from a rate of 62 million in 2010 to reach 60 billion by 2020 – and Michigan is well-positioned to benefit from that growth. While the availability of mobile technologies isn’t new, the recent proliferation of mobile devices into the hands of consumers, and their demand to utilize mobile technologies in both their personal and professional lives, is driving an increase in M2M deployments in an ever-increasing array of industries. The fastest-growing industry sectors are expected to be utilities, health care and security, but  the list of industries that are currently, and can be in the future, positively impacted by M2M technologies is substantially longer. A recent article by the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan offered the theory that the impact of this technology specifically related to Michigan could in fact have long-term impact on the state’s economic growth. In this meeting of Mobile Monday Detroit, the organization will explore the future of M2M technology on a global and national scale, as well as looking at its potential to positively impact Michigan specifically. The meeting takes place at Automation Alley on Monday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m., and is free to attend, although reservations are required due to space limitations. Reservations may be made at More at

USGBC-DRC presents “LEED 252: Understanding LEED for Homes” workshop: The Detroit Regional Chapter of the US Green Building Council is offering a full day educational presentation that provides an introduction to the LEED for Homes rating system and delivery model on Monday, Nov. 7 at 71 Garfield, LLC in Detroit, from 8:30 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m. The rate is $230. Student and Affordable Housing Developer special pricing is also available. Contact for more information. Course details and registration at The course addresses the intents and requirements of prerequisites and key credits within the rating system while providing real world examples of strategies to meet them. The course also identifies the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders and a LEED for Homes project and is designed to prepare the professional to plan for key considerations and requirements for the LEED certification process.

CBI Sets Windows 7 Webinar: Creative Breakthroughs Inc. will hold another of its Security Webinar series, “How do you balance data security and user productivity?,” on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Windows 7 migrations represent a significant opportunity to refine client security. There are still significant challenges and in achieving the delicate balance between security and user productivity. Please join CBI Practice Manager of Endpoint Management, Ryan Heath and Arellia’s Director of Technical Sales, Dan McManus, they examine a smarter approach to balancing security and user productivity. More at CBI provides services that help small companies to large enterprises secure and manage their IT infrastructure.