Technology Archive

The Everyday Proof of Social Proof (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/14/2016 12:00 am

One of the most powerful forces of persuasion is “social proof,” the tendency of people to look to the behavior of similar others when they aren't sure what is correct in a given situation. You can find evidence of social proof nearly everywhere.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

Tech Park Votes on Metrocentre Plan, Promotional Video

by Sarah Campbell 11/10/2016 09:45 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board votes to approve a proposal to make dormant, rather than dissolve, the Metrocentre Improvement District, which has one outstanding bond attached to it.

Acxiom Reports $7M 2Q Profit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 04:02 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock reports third-quarter earnings of $7.1 million, down 33 percent from $10.7 million in the same quarter last year, while revenue rose 5 percent to $217 million.

Windstream Reports $66M 3Q Loss, Revenue Down 10 Percent

by Lance Turner 11/7/2016 11:16 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock reports another third-quarter net loss as revenue declined 10 percent and the company announced a $1.1 billion merger.

Beebe, Brooks, Hubbard Join UAMS Foundation Fund Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 10:24 am

Seven new members have been elected to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Foundation Fund Board.

Update: Windstream, EarthLink to Merge in $1.1B All-Stock Deal

by Sarah Campbell and Lance Turner 11/7/2016 06:39 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock and EarthLink Holdings Corp. of Atlanta announced Monday an agreement to merge in an all-stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion, including debt.

Websites Put Banks at Risk Of Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 11/7/2016 12:00 am

A Pittsburgh law firm accusing banks of not being compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act has caused warning bells to go off for Arkansas bankers.

What's in a Name, MONI? Ask a Man Called Thoma

by Kyle Massey 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Jeff Gardner, CEO of Monitronics, needed a new name of his Dallas company that monitors more than a million home and business security systems. For branding guru Martin Thoma, it was the holy grail.

CDS Crime Cams Give Agencies Extra Eyes

by Sarah Campbell 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant announced last week that its new Crime Cam can send real-time video of a robbery at a business to the police.

Windstream, EarthLink Consider Merger to Better Confront Rivals

by Liana B. Baker, Reuters 11/6/2016 01:23 pm

Telecommunications firms Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock and EarthLink Holdings Corp. of Atlanta are in talks to merge in an all-stock deal that would allow them to better compete against rivals, people familiar with the matter said.

Issue 3, Jobs for Arkansas: It's Local (Randy Zook Commentary)

by Randy Zook 11/2/2016 02:03 pm

Randy Zook says Issue 3 will arm Arkansas cities and towns — no matter the size — with the tools needed to effectively compete for jobs.

Digital Marketing Platforms to Embrace — Or Ignore (Steven Schilling Commentary)

by Steven Schilling 11/1/2016 12:44 pm

Steven Schilling weeds through big digital marketing platforms like Facebook and Snapchat to determine what's really effective for small businesses.

Cellular Data Solutions Debuts Robber-Catching Camera

by Sarah Campbell 11/1/2016 11:42 am

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant has developed a camera that could help police catch those who rob businesses much faster.

Arkansas Truckers Looking Forward to New Logging Laws

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Some transportation executives say things will improve in 2017 thanks to new laws requiring trucks to have electronic logging systems.

Sarah Worley Added to Northwest Health Medical Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Sarah Worley, an internal medicine physician, has joined Northwest Health, practicing at Northwest Health Medical Plaza-East Side in Springdale.

Devin Shirley Advances at Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Devin Shirley has been promoted to director of information security at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock. He joined in January 2016 as manager for the business solutions center.

Gaming, Interactive Media Degrees Add to State's Focus on Technology Education

by Alexis Crowe 10/25/2016 01:51 pm

It's the lazy college student cliché: sitting in a dorm room playing video games until 2:30 a.m. But for some students, video games have a new, more productive role.

Companies Relying on Training Programs To Supply Candidates

by Marty Cook 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Tech, health care and manufacturing executives say they have all run into the same sort of problem: finding employable candidates for the open jobs they have.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.