Email; from Novelty to Workflow Tool

It’s no secret that there are problems with email today. This #1 on-line application is collapsing, causing productivity problems among businesses of all sizes. The technology industry is driving new standards and providing breakthrough products and services for those of you faced with the monumental task of managing, protecting, and growing this mission-critical business communication system. For those that attended, they were treated to: a short, productive networking... Read More

December: holiday party

glimaWest held its annual holiday party Dec. 11 at the Eberhard Center at GVSU. The event was highlighted by a presentation by Doug Brown, former Detroit Red Wing and current spokesperson for Sun Microsystems. In a highly interactive discussion, Brown discussed how to create a winning team in the information technology industry and beyond, along with his hockey career, gossip on Red Wings of past and present and the differences (and similarities) between the worlds of hockey... Read More

November: Extranets – Connecting With Customers And Suppliers

Extending your business to your customers and suppliers seems easy – just stick it on the web, right? As we all know now, it isn’t so simple. Successful extranets require good planning and involvement from all aspects of the business. Learn how have companies in West Michigan been successful in implementing extranets through a panel of implementers and companies using extranets to extend their business. Representatives from local companies will share their extranet... Read More

September: Fall kick-off event

glimaWest held its kick-off event, entitled “Business Analytics: Using Business Intelligence To Make Better Decisions,” on Sept. 18 at Noto’s Old World Italian Dining in Grand Rapids. The event, sponsored by MicroStrategy and Structure Interactive, was highlighted by a panel discussion that answered questions from the audience such as implementation of business intelligence systems and the benefit of use of business intelligence. The event featured two additional... Read More

August: social event at Vitale’s

In August, we had a nice informal get-together at Vitale’s in Comstock Park. Our thanks goes to the fine staff at Vitale’s as they helped us move out of the rain and then get us back out onto the deck after it all subsided. The event went very well and provided a nice opportunity to network with glimaWest friends, old and new. We were able to sign up new members as a result of the evening, so all in all it was a good evening for us. Photos from the event: #gallery-2... Read More

June: 3rd Annual glimaWest Golf Classic

In mid-June glimaWest hosted its third annual dot.cup golf outing at the beautiful Boulder Creek Golf Club in Belmont, MI. For those of you fortunate enough to join us at the 3rd Annual Dot Cup glimaWest golf outing, you know how beautiful the day was. And, if you stuck around long enough you saw TJ Ackert of Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge come within inches of sinking a 50 foot putt for cash. That proved to be the icing on the cake for a wonderful outing. The weather was exceptional,... Read More