Technology Archive

State of the State: Technology in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

The technology industry in Arkansas employed 26,637 in 2015, according to “Cyberstates 2016” by the Computing Technology Industry Association, or CompTIA, a trade industry group based in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Online Ransom Demands Threaten Businesses in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Computer crimes using “ransomware,” malware that encrypts files then demands payment to unlock them, are growing in number and sophistication and are increasingly being seen in Arkansas.

Reverse Engineering Offers a Solution to Ransomware

by Sarah Campbell 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Experts say the best way to avoid being a victim of ransomware is to prevent it with the right policies and procedures.

Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl: Marketing Firms Should Heed Call of Data

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl became president of Mangan Holcomb Partners, the only advertising agency she's ever worked for, in 2010.

Airbnb Announces Tax Agreement With Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 2/2/2017 01:46 pm

Airbnb announced Monday that it will begin to collect and remit taxes in Arkansas on behalf of the company's hosts and guests.

Acxiom Swings Back From Loss With $1M 3Q Profit

by Sarah Campbell 1/31/2017 04:23 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock swings to a third-quarter profit as income in each of the company's business segments grew.

Acxiom Expands Partnership With DataXu

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/31/2017 09:29 am

Acxiom announced Tuesday that it has expanded its partnership with DataXu, a provider of programmatic marketing software, to allow DataXu to license its third-party data for advanced TV and analytics solutions.

Arkansas Tech Offers New Online MBA Degree

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 09:28 am

Arkansas Tech University announced on Friday that those seeking a master's degree in business administration will have a new, entirely online and innovative way to obtain it.

Mentor Programs Looking to Funnel Women Into STEM

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 12:00 am

STEMconnector, a national association in Washington, made up of corporate, governmental and private groups, is working to encourage and support young girls and women in pursuing STEM studies.

Ritter Communications to Open First LR Office at Tech Park

by Sarah Campbell 1/26/2017 10:00 am

The Little Rock Technology Park says Ritter Communications of Jonesboro has signed a five-year lease for its new facility, set to open in downtown Little Rock in March.

Altimize Offers Ecommerce Apps to Retailers

by Sarah Campbell 1/24/2017 12:08 pm

Altimize, a new startup leasing space at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock, offers a simple platform for and creates online apps so that retailers can help customers shop their stores online.

Windstream Eliminates 164 Jobs, 25 in Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 1/24/2017 11:04 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock says it will cut 164 positions, including 25 in Little Rock.

Conductor Partnership to Host Angel Network Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 03:10 pm

The Conductor, a public-private partnership, announces plans to host Conductor Angel Network receptions starting Feb. 7 in Conway.

Air National Guard Course To Prepare Cyber Warriors

by Sarah Campbell 1/23/2017 12:00 am

The Air National Guard needs 400 cyberwarfare operators in the next two years, and future students of a new course at the Little Rock Air Force Base say it will help the Guard reach that goal as they soar to a “fighter pilot”-like status in their careers.

Level the Playing Field (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/23/2017 12:00 am

An injustice is being done to retailers in Arkansas, the local mom-and-pop enterprises that bring life to any town's Main Street, an injustice that also hurts local government. That is the inability of states to collect sales taxes on online purchases.

FCC Approves Merger of Windstream, EarthLink

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2017 02:41 pm

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved the previously announced merger of Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock and EarthLink Holdings Corp. of Atlanta.

Blue Sail Coffee to Open Shop in Tech Park

by Lance Turner 1/19/2017 11:28 am

Blue Sail Coffee Roasters of Conway has signed a three-year lease to operate a coffee shop inside Phase 1 of the Little Rock Technology Park at 417 Main St.

Acxiom Announces Partnership With Verve

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2017 01:13 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock announces a new strategic partnership with Verve of New York, a location-powered mobile marketing firm.

Icon Communications Executive Houser Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

by Gwen Moritz 1/17/2017 05:53 pm

Blaine Francis Houser, a senior vice president of Icon Communications in Russellville, waived indictment and pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single count of mail fraud in a case that cost his employer more than a quarter million dollars.

Vixiar Medical Names New CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2017 01:17 pm

Vixiar Medical of Annapolis, Maryland, announces the appointment of Kevin Thibodeau as its CEO, effective immediately.

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