Technology Archive

NWA Entrepreneur Swings for 'Grand Slam' in Professional Development

by Mark Carter 3/3/2014 12:01 am

Adam Arroyos and GPA launched the online tool Serve2Perform.com, where users can network and connect to skills training and other learning-development opportunities.

Adam Arroyos' 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 3/3/2014 12:01 am

Adam Arroyos of Innovate Arkansas client firm Grandslam Performance Associates shares his five tips for startup success.

Experts See Web Sales Leveling Off After Quick Growth

by Mark Friedman 3/3/2014 12:00 am

From basically zero 20 years ago, online sales have already taken 6 percent of all U.S. retail sales. By 2017, that share is expected to jump to 10 percent. But then what?

UALR Lab Translates Big Data Into Dollars

by Jan Cottingham 3/3/2014 12:00 am

Humans are digitizing every aspect of life, translating every thought, every endeavor into something that can be read on a computer screen. This act of translation is creating infinite bits of new information — big data, to use the phrase popular in the world of technology.

Cyber School Not a Fix for Snow Days

by Marty Cook 3/3/2014 12:00 am

Problematic snow days are leading schools to look into holding "cyber days" on a limited basis, acknowledging that many logistical and economical obstacles remain in place.

Customer Service Key to Fighting Online Sales

by Mark Friedman 3/3/2014 12:00 am

While some retailers are happy with the growth of online sales, it's not good news for everyone.

Fleming at Top, SAIC Off IT Consulting List

by Luke Jones 3/3/2014 12:00 am

Fleming Network Services remains at the top on this year's list of the state's largest IT consulting companies. One major change in this year's list was the removal of Science Applications International Corp. The company was replaced by Leidos of Reston, Va., which has 200 employees in multiple locations in Arkansas. SAIC reported 192 employees in Arkansas last year.

More Workers Earning Graduate College Degrees, Earnings

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2014 12:00 am

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the number of adults who finished some graduate school rose 24 percent from 2008 to 2013, increasing from 29 million to 36 million.

Mainstream Technologies CEO John Burgess On Why Your Server Provider Should Tolerate Faults

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2014 12:00 am

John Burgess began his career in software development with Arkansas Systems Inc. in 1987. A year later he began a similar job at Dillard's, where he stayed until he co-founded Mainstream Technologies Inc. in 1996. He also serves on the board of advisers for the International Association of Cloud & Managed Service Providers.

Wal-Mart Buys Yumprint of Seattle

by Lance Turner 2/28/2014 08:10 am

@WalmartLabs has purchased Yumprint of Seattle, planning to use the company's recipe technology for its grocery delivery efforts on Walmart.com and Walmart To Go, available in the San Francisco/San Jose, Calif., and Denver areas.

Windstream's 4Q, Fiscal Profits Rise

by Luke Jones and Lance Turner 2/27/2014 07:04 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock reports gains in fourth-quarter and fiscal 2013 profit, citing more growth in consumer and broadband revenue.

Reports of More Layoffs at Acxiom Corp.

by Lance Turner 2/26/2014 01:47 pm

Arkansas Business is hearing word of another round of layoffs at Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock, the data services provider that announced in November that it would cut its annual cost base by up $30 million.

John Hugg, Jill Darling Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2014 07:31 am

Each year, Arkansas Business Publishing Group sponsors the awards to honor businesses in three categories related to number of employees as well as business executives, nonprofit executives and nonprofit organizations in Arkansas.

AEDC Gives Innovation Hub $575K for Argenta Innovation Center

by Mark Carter 2/25/2014 11:08 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub begins renovating what will become the Argenta Innovation Center, thanks to a $575,000 grant from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

HP Holds Second Career Fair in Conway

by Lee Hogan 2/25/2014 09:49 am

HP Enterprise Services is hosting its second HP Developers / Business Analyst Career Fair in Conway on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kopykat Brings 3-D Printing to Retail Sector

by Luke Jones 2/24/2014 12:00 am

Chris Walker is a former journalist who opened Kopykat 3D Printing in Fayetteville in December.

A Digital Immigrant (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/24/2014 12:00 am

Even though I have effectively lived in a digital world longer than my kids have, I will always be a “digital immigrant” — someone who grew up before the digital era and who has had to convert old-school skills into new-age applications. I can use computers and the Internet and cellphones and, now, tablets, but no matter how hard I try, I will never use them exactly the same way that digital natives do.

Update: Windstream Cutting 400 Employees Companywide

by Luke Jones and Lance Turner 2/21/2014 01:17 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock says it is cutting 400 employees companywide by March 3.

Windstream, FCC Reach Agreement on Dropped Calls

by Luke Jones 2/21/2014 11:09 am

The Federal Communications Commission and Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock have come to an agreement over complaints about frequently dropped calls throughout rural telephone networks.

Noble Impact Bringing First High School Startup Weekend to Little Rock in April

by Mark Carter 2/20/2014 09:54 am

Little Rock's Noble Impact is bringing the first-ever High School Startup Weekend to the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service this spring.