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Born Out of Acxiom, Ensono Aims to Expand in Mainframe Market

Born Out of Acxiom, Ensono Aims to Expand in Mainframe Market
Jeff VonDeylen speaks Thursday at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly CEO luncheon at Central Baptist College.

Jeff VonDeylen, chief executive officer of Ensono, said the $200 million Chicago-based business sold by Acxiom last year, is focusing on innovation while finding it difficult to recruit young people with mainframe skills it needs.
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Acxiom Narrows 4Q Loss, Swings to Profit for Fiscal 2016

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock cut its losses in the fourth quarter and swung to a full-year profit as revenue rose in each of its business segments. But the company disappointed analysts with fiscal 2017 revenue guidance that was below expectations.
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New Walton College Dean Matt Waller Confronts E-Commerce Revolution

Matt Waller is the new dean of the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, after having served as interim dean since June 1.
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