Technology Archive

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.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

Employment, Earnings Tied to Education Credentials

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Unsurprisingly, the more education a worker has the likelier she is to have a job and the higher her earnings are, although a professional degree — physician, lawyer — means both a lower unemployment rate and higher earnings than a doctoral degree.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.

Looking Up at Channel 7, With a Drone of Its Own

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

You might say that KATV has a new drone to play with, but it's no toy; instead, it's a sophisticated newsgathering tool costing at least $6,000, not counting the employees who fly it.

Venture Center Announces New Dates for FinTech Accelerator

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2016 10:22 am

The Venture Center of Little Rock on Friday announced that dates for its 2017 FinTech Accelerator have changed.

4th Annual Little Rock Tech Fest Starts Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2016 09:50 am

The 4th Annual Little Rock Tech Fest will be held Thursday and Friday at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Windstream Announces Expansion of Long-Haul Network

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/18/2016 11:14 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its long-haul express fiber transport network throughout the western United States using Infinera Corp.'s DTN-X platform.

Innovation Hub to Host Makers Summit on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 11:18 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub of North Little Rock, which is now part of Winrock International, will host its first Makers Summit on Thursday in support of the White House's Nation of Makers,

Inuvo Sets $100M Goal For Annual Revenue

by Sarah Campbell 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Inuvo CEO Richard Howe is explicit about the company's goal: It should be posting $25 million in revenue per quarter by the fourth quarter of next year. In other words, by 2018, it should be a $100 million company.

Conway Corp. Recognized for Marketing Campaigns (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Beth Jimmerson, marketing coordinator for Conway Corp., and Crystal Kemp, marketing and public relations manager, have been awarded by the Mid-America Cable Association.

Arkansas Cooperatives Apply Rural Electrification Model to Internet Access

by Sarah Campbell 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Ouachita Electric in Camden, North Arkansas Electric in Salem (Fulton County) and Ozarks Electric in Fayetteville plan to deliver internet via fiber optic cable to their members in the next few months.

Private Solar's Future in Arkansas Hinges on PSC Review

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Decisions by the Arkansas Public Service Commission could promote solar generation at homes and businesses or even cripple it, advocates say, but the most critical rulings may not come for more than a year.

What's New at Team SI? Everything, Every Day

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock technology and data marketing firm Team SI, recently named Arkansas' fastest-growing company in 2015 and 2016 by Inc. magazine, has been on a hiring spree.

Allow Counties to Innovate (Barry Hyde Commentary)

by Barry Hyde 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Pulaski County is taking three approaches to promote innovative energy conservation and aid the development of markets for energy and water conservation and renewable resource-distributed generation for our citizens.