Technology Archive

For Hiring and Productivity, Paternity Leave Delivers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Providing paid paternity leave helps recruit talent, and new dads who use it return to work more productive, according to two Arkansas companies offering the benefit, still a rarity.

Windstream Holdings Brings In Kent Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Kent Smith has been hired as director-senior counsel for Windstream Holdings Inc. in Little Rock. Adena Handly has been appointed area vice president of sales for Windstream Enterprise.

Acxiom Corp. Trims Workers As It Combines Segments

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/5/2018 03:16 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Conway says it is cutting 2 percent of its global workforce of about 3,300 as it combine its Audience Solutions and Marketing Services divisions into a new business unit called Acxiom Marketing Solutions. The company declined to say how many Arkansas workers would be affected.

Uniti Group CEO Kenny Gunderman, Other Execs Paid More in 2017

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/5/2018 02:58 pm

Total compensation for Kenny Gunderman, CEO and president of Uniti Group Inc. of Little Rock, increased to $5.4 million in 2017 from $5.1 million in 2016.

FinTech Firm BankLabs to Add 19 Jobs in Little Rock

by Lance Turner 4/5/2018 10:20 am

BankLabs of Little Rock says will create up to 19 full-time jobs in the capital city by the year 2020.

Acxiom Sees Signs Facebook Will Reconsider Costly Decision

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/4/2018 10:21 am

Acxiom CEO Scott Howe wrote in a blog post late Tuesday that the Conway company is seeing signs that Facebook will reconsider its decision to end Facebook Partner Categories.

Acxiom to Expand Share Repurchase Program

by Lance Turner 4/2/2018 11:44 am

Data services provider Acxiom Corp. of Conway says it will expand its share repurchase program by $100 million to $500 million and extend it through Dec. 31, 2019.

Informed Consent (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The business of buying and selling personal data, always a little creepy, is overdue for a good, hard look.

Mike Sells Pushes Tourism In 2 Corners of State

by Kyle Massey 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The Sells Agency retains its Fayetteville contract and adds Texarkana to tourism client list.

First Arkansas Bank & Trust Opens Conway Branch With QŪB

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/2/2018 12:00 am

First Arkansas Bank & Trust has put new machines at several branches. The devices, known as QŪBs, offer traditional teller services remotely.

Mainstream Adds 3 to Development Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/2/2018 12:00 am

Ben Meadors, Clay Acord and Daniel Tate have been hired as software developers for Mainstream Technologies in Little Rock.

Update: Facebook Decision Will Cost Acxiom Up to $25M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/29/2018 09:34 am

Facebook's decision to stop offering advertisers data provided by third-party aggregators will cost Acxiom Corp. up to $25 million, the Conway data mining company announced late Wednesday. Acxiom said the decision to end Facebook Partner Categories will hit both revenue and profitability.

Windstream CEO Tony Thomas' Pay Increased in 2017; Reverse Stock Split Recommended

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/28/2018 09:08 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. President and CEO Tony Thomas' total compensation increased by 23 percent to $5.4 million in 2017 from $4.4 million in 2016.

Windstream Acquires New York Company For $37.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2018 03:15 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock announced Tuesday that it has acquired Mass Communications of New York in a $37.5 million all-cash transaction.

Firm's Goal: Keeping Birds Out Of Engines, Flyers Out of Peril

by Kyle Massey 3/26/2018 12:00 am

“Sully” might have never become America's best-known pilot, let alone a Tom Hanks movie hero, if the Airbus he flew in January 2009 had been equipped with an engine shield like the one a Pine Bluff company is developing now.

Clinton National Airport Lands Jobs as Envoy Air Ramps Up

by George Waldon 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The prospects are looking brighter for a service and completion center for corporate jets that went dark five years ago at the Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport.

Plan Now for a 'Black Sky Event' (David Maxwell Commentary)

by David Maxwell 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The causes that would trigger a black sky event take the response and restoration to a new level. In a longer electrical outage, the cascading effects magnify.

Reform Occupational Licensing Rules (David Mitchell & Thomas Snyder Commentary)

by David Mitchell and Thomas Snyder 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Occupational licensing is a harsh regulation because it makes employment an illegal act without the state's permission.

UCA Climbs Aboard Blockchain Bandwagon

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Late last month, the University of Central Arkansas in Conway became the first college to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, an international trade organization that focuses on developing blockchain standards and education for the transportation industry.

Houston, Green Join Mainstream (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Cody Houston has been hired as a service engineer for Mainstream Technologies in Little Rock, and Brandon Green has been hired as a software developer.