Technology Archive

Websites Put Banks at Risk Of Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 11/7/2016 12:00 am

A Pittsburgh law firm accusing banks of not being compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act has caused warning bells to go off for Arkansas bankers.

What's in a Name, MONI? Ask a Man Called Thoma

by Kyle Massey 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Jeff Gardner, CEO of Monitronics, needed a new name of his Dallas company that monitors more than a million home and business security systems. For branding guru Martin Thoma, it was the holy grail.

CDS Crime Cams Give Agencies Extra Eyes

by Sarah Campbell 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant announced last week that its new Crime Cam can send real-time video of a robbery at a business to the police.

Windstream, EarthLink Consider Merger to Better Confront Rivals

by Liana B. Baker, Reuters 11/6/2016 01:23 pm

Telecommunications firms Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock and EarthLink Holdings Corp. of Atlanta are in talks to merge in an all-stock deal that would allow them to better compete against rivals, people familiar with the matter said.

Issue 3, Jobs for Arkansas: It's Local (Randy Zook Commentary)

by Randy Zook 11/2/2016 02:03 pm

Randy Zook says Issue 3 will arm Arkansas cities and towns — no matter the size — with the tools needed to effectively compete for jobs.

Digital Marketing Platforms to Embrace — Or Ignore (Steven Schilling Commentary)

by Steven Schilling 11/1/2016 12:44 pm

Steven Schilling weeds through big digital marketing platforms like Facebook and Snapchat to determine what's really effective for small businesses.

Cellular Data Solutions Debuts Robber-Catching Camera

by Sarah Campbell 11/1/2016 11:42 am

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant has developed a camera that could help police catch those who rob businesses much faster.

Arkansas Truckers Looking Forward to New Logging Laws

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Some transportation executives say things will improve in 2017 thanks to new laws requiring trucks to have electronic logging systems.

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.