Technology Archive

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

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 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.

Startup Junkie To Pitch IdeaFame to Arkansas Innovators

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

Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville is planning a new pitch competition platform for prospective entrepreneurs and innovators.

Aristotle Finds Partner with Searchmetrics

by Kyle Massey 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Aristotle Inc. of Little Rock is the first certified agency partner in North America for Searchmetrics, a global leader in search marketing. The German company has had a long relationship with Aristotle and CEO Marla Johnson.

DWS Director Daryl Bassett on Why Land of Opportunity Needs More Workers To Land a Job

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

Before being named to lead the Department of Workforce Services by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in December 2014, Daryl Bassett served as director of Business & Commercial Services at the Arkansas secretary of state's office.

Governor's Data Analytics Commission Holds First Meeting

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/31/2017 01:12 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson kicks off the first meeting of his new Blue Ribbon Commission to Report on the Economic Competitiveness of Computing and Data Analytics in Arkansas.

Conway Corp Names Bret Carroll CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2017 10:42 am

Conway Corp announces Bret Carroll as its new CEO. He will replace Richard Arnold, who will retire May 31.

Ecoark Names New CEO, CFO

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2017 09:23 am

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers on Thursday announced the appointment of Jay Puchir as CEO and the election of former Walmart treasurer Charles Rateliff as CFO and treasurer.

Lawmakers Approve, Send to Governor a Bill to Allow Truck Platooning

by Marty Cook 3/30/2017 09:11 am

A bill to allow Arkansas trucking companies to use truck platooning passed the Arkansas House and Senate.

Conway Booms, Setting Retail Records

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial development is thriving in Conway, evidenced by the nearly complete $65 million Lewis Crossing shopping center and plans for a startup space the city hopes will attract new and existing companies.

Northwest Arkansas Brokers Help Businesses Have Say in Designing the Office

by Marty Cook 3/27/2017 12:00 am

It's a challenge faced by many companies in today's business world: finding the best office metrics for its workforce. Companies find that common workspaces are more economically efficient, but amenities such as kitchens, fast Wi-Fi connectivity and natural light are equally advantageous.

Arkansas Truckers Tackle Automated Driving

by Marty Cook 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Trucking Association is trying to move the state forward into the world of technology with a vote expected this week which would allow exceptions to a state law that requires trucks to keep 200 feet apart on state highways.

Ritter Communications Adds Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Jason Palecek has been hired as a major account representative in enterprise sales, and Bo Phillips was recently hired as director of sales in hosted services at Ritter Communications.

Windstream Expands Network in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/22/2017 09:29 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock announces an expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in Little Rock, saying the move would provide the city's growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless infrastructure.

In E-Commerce Push, Wal-Mart Launches Investor Arm, Store No. 8

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 3/21/2017 08:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will launch its first investment arm to expand its e-commerce business in partnership with retail start-ups, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. The plan is being spearheaded by Marc Lore, Wal-Mart's e-commerce chief, who joined company from Jet.com, which it acquired for more than $3 billion in August.

The Influencers: Michael Poore of the Little Rock School District

by Jan Cottingham 3/20/2017 12:00 am

It's probably best to be an optimist if you want to lead the Little Rock School District. By that measure, Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key made the right choice last April in selecting Mike Poore as superintendent of the state's biggest — and long-troubled — school district.

Get Moving, Fort Smith (Feedback)

by Miles Crawford 3/20/2017 12:00 am

My wife and I traveled to Bentonville to attend the “G60 Pitch Contest,” and I posed the question, “Why don't we have something like this in Fort Smith?” We can't allow our region to continue to talk about these issues without spurring a call-to-arms.

Arkansas Business Presents The Influencers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Meet five leaders in business and education who are influencing their industries, their communities and the future of Arkansas.

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