Technology Archive

At 20, Arkansas E-Government Draws Cheers

by Kyle Massey 4/17/2017 12:00 am

The public-private partnership that Bob Sanders helped create, Information Network of Arkansas, is celebrating its 20th anniversary and is still setting records.

Windstream to Acquire Broadview Networks Holdings in $227.5M Deal

by Lance Turner 4/13/2017 06:57 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock agrees to acquire Broadview Networks Holdings Inc. of Rye Brook, New York, in an all-cash transaction valued at $227.5 million.

Cancer-Fighting Tech, Livestock Tracker Win Big at Governor's Cup

by Sarah Campbell 4/11/2017 01:27 pm

Teams from the University of Arkansas, John Brown University, Arkansas State University and Harding University won big at the 17th Annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup competition.

Uniti Group to Buy Southern Light LLC in $700M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 11:54 am

Uniti Group Inc. of Little Rock agrees to acquire privately-held fiber network provider Southern Light LLC of Mobile, Alabama, for about $700 million in cash and equity.

3 Universities Research Spinach to Bioengineer Cell Tissues

by Associated Press 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Popeye isn't the only one reaping the benefits of spinach. Arkansas State University researcher Fabricio Medina-Bolivar said spinach may also be used in the future to repair damaged hearts.

Arkansas Loosens Limits, Expands Crowdfunding Options

by Marty Cook 4/10/2017 12:00 am

More Arkansas investors will soon have more options for putting their money to work.

US Bank's Mike Richardson Shows Healthy Interest in Rising Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Mike Richardson returned to Arkansas last year after the retirement of Michael Shelley, U.S. Bank's previous regional president for Arkansas.

UALR Pipeline to Black Oak Celebrates Anniversary

by Sarah Campbell 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's master's program in information quality recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the only complaint from employer Black Oak Analytics Inc. is that it should produce even more “rock stars.”

Kids' Book Series Launched With Kickstarter Campaign

by Sarah Campbell 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Digital content strategy firm Southern Swallow of Little Rock recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $18,000 for its new four-book Entrepreneur Kid series that aims to inspire K-12 student to launch their own businesses.

Whose Facts Will They Believe? (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Business people need to understand data and use it to communicate effectively with consumers, regulators and the media. How can you make your case, clearly and honestly, in such a skeptical age?

Paul Kanneman Joins Simmons Bank as EVP, CIO (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Paul Kanneman has joined Simmons Bank as executive vice president and chief information officer. In his role as CIO at Simmons, Kanneman's duties will include management of information technology infrastructure, physical and information security, data analytics, business applications and information technology project management.

Mike Neil Signs On With Absolute Heat & Air (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Mike Neil has joined Absolute Heat & Air in Springdale as a partner. He joins the company with more than 15 years of experience working for HVAC companies.

Aristotle Exec on Broadband Mission to Washington

by Kyle Massey 4/7/2017 02:12 pm

Elizabeth Bowles will be on a mission April 21 when she flies to Washington, D.C., as a newly minted member of the federal Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. She's demanding technological equality for rural people.

Governor To Speak at Women in IT Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2017 09:06 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will speak Wednesday at the 2017 Women in IT conference on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

Uniti Group CEO Kenny Gunderman Paid Less in 2016

by Sarah Campbell 4/5/2017 10:03 am

Uniti Group Inc. CEO and President Kenny Gunderman's total compensation dropped from $6.4 million in 2015 to $5.1 million in 2016.

Windstream Holdings CEO Tony Thomas' Salary Stays The Same

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 09:54 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. President and CEO Tony Thomas' salary of $1 million didn't change from 2015 to 2016.

The New C-Level: UA-Little Rock Producing Chief Data Officers

by Sarah Campbell 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Chief data officer is an emerging C-level executive role, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is at the forefront of the trend with its new Institute for Chief Data Officers.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

Experts Predict Breakout Companies in Arkansas Will Be Digital

by Marty Cook 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Ask experts around the state to name the next Arkansas company to break out financially, and you're liable to get a nonanswer, but the experts do predict one thing: The next Big Thing in Arkansas will come in the digital field.

Back Local Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The struggle over requiring out-of-state companies to collect sales taxes on online purchases by Arkansans is a prime example of making the perfect the enemy of the good.

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