Technology Archive

Air Base, Jacksonville High Get $377K Grant For Cyber Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 02:29 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday a $377,812 Military Affairs Grant Program award to the Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council and Jacksonville High School to develop a first-of-its-kind cyber security training curriculum.

Winrock's Commitment to Innovation Hub Questioned

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Former employees, including the executive director who resigned in February, fear the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is bound for financial failure two years after merging with Winrock International, but Winrock insists the doomsayers don't know what they are talking about.

T-Mobile Store Dials Up $1.4M Sale in Jacksonville (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Vegamelt II LLC of Spring, Texas, purchased the 3,060-SF retail project from an affiliate of Madison Development Group of Issaquah, Washington.

Melissa Creameans Named Family Nurse Practitioner at Unity Health (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Melissa Creameans graduated as a nurse practitioner from the University of Central Arkansas and has worked as a nurse for Unity Health for more than 18 years.

Bid Procedures Shed Light on LED Pricing

by George Waldon 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Lighting specifications that favored a particular manufacturer added hundreds of thousands of dollars to the cost of the new Sylvan Hills High School and illuminated how much control architects, engineers and lighting wholesalers have over bid specs.

Online Programs Gain Users in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Michael Moore, chief academic and operating officer at eVersity, the University of Arkansas System's online-only university, loves to show how the availability of online education can change lives.

Arkansas College Funding Rules Shifting to Outcomes

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas college and universities will have an incentive to move students from initial enrollment to graduation in the most efficient, effective and affordable way possible as a new funding formula takes effect in July.

'Science Bob' May Be Blast at Arkansas Trucking Association Conference

by Marty Cook 5/7/2018 12:00 am

The organization is holding its annual conference May 16-17 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Its featured speaker this year is Bob Pflugfelder, better known to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” viewers as “Science Bob.”

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse.

Study: Venture Center Created 192 Jobs in 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2018 09:17 am

The Venture Center in Little Rock announced Monday that it created 192 jobs last year, according to a Clinton School student's analysis.

Rickford Advances at Nabholz (Conway Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Matt Rickford has been promoted to business development officer for Nabholz. Sheffield Kent and Daniel Judkins have founded the Baptist Health Comprehensive Spine & Pain Management Center.

Culen Barbato Joins E.C. Barton as VP (NEA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Cullen Barbato has been hired as vice president of marketing, real estate and IT for E.C. Barton & Co. of Jonesboro, a retailer of building materials at more than 100 stores in 17 states.

Business Machines Systems Buys Staley Inc.

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2018 10:59 am

Business Machines Systems Inc. said this week that it had purchased Staley Inc. of Little Rock.

Co-working Space Opens in Maumelle

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2018 10:03 am

Jolt Office Hub, which has co-working space for entrepreneurs and independent business owners, is now open in Maumelle at the Maumelle Towne Centre.

Acxiom CEO: Company Welcomes Federal Regulation

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/23/2018 10:30 am

Acxiom Corp. CEO Scott Howe says the Conway company welcomes federal regulation that could bring about more protection of consumer data while "democratizing" how data is used.

Red Flags and Rationalization (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/23/2018 12:00 am

Two separate cases involving lotteries in Arkansas and Iowa may have shared tech, lies and videotape in common, but that's where the similarities end.

Planet Fundraiser Set to Enter Little Rock's Orbit

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/23/2018 12:00 am

The CEO of a new mobile app called Planet Fundraiser says his company is expanding into Little Rock and offering businesses a new way to help their communities, retain customers and increase revenue.

Put Asia on Your Business Radar (Yang Luo-Branch Commentary)

by Yang Luo-Branch 4/23/2018 12:00 am

From the ubiquitous “Made in China” and “Made in Vietnam” commodities to agricultural imports and exports to rising industries like artificial intelligence, high-tech manufacturing and e-commerce, businesses in Asia and the United States are intertwined.

Metova Recapitalizes With New Focus, Leadership

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/20/2018 11:37 am

Metova announces a recapitalization plan to separate its commercial business from its "federal" business under a new leadership team and name, Metova Inc.

Arkansas' March Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2018 10:53 am

The unemployment rate in March in Arkansas remained unchanged from the previous month, holding at 3.8 percent, according to a report by the state Department of Workforce Services.