Technology Archive

Little Rock's Hark Adds Former Windstream Manager

by Mark Carter 6/9/2015 02:08 pm

Hark, a Little Rock media company, has named former Windstream manager, Scott Davis, as its chief technology officer and co-founder.

Chris McCoy Named CIO by UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2015 09:12 am

Chris McCoy of Metropolitan State University in Minnesota has been named associate vice chancellor of information technology services and chief information officer at the University of Arkansas.

An Interview with Anthony Owen, Arkansas' New Computer Science Leader

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2015 07:06 am

Anthony Owen will assume his role a Computer Science Coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Education on July 1.

Blue Hog's Matt Campbell Suing Facebook Over Privacy Terms

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Blue Hog Report blogger and Little Rock lawyer Matt Campbell is the lead named plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against Facebook.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

ISPs Eye Boosting Consumer Speeds

by Sean Beherec 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Sam Walls, the president of Connect Arkansas, which promotes adoption of broadband Internet around the state, says higher speeds show that Internet service providers are responding to the demands of the marketplace.

Matt Campbell of the Blue Hog Report Keeps on Digging

by Jan Cottingham 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Matt Campbell, viewing Arkansas politics with the eyes of a liberal outsider trained in the law, has brought down three major public officials in the last two years because, he says, he doesn't like bullies and he thinks people should play by the rules.

Windstream Spinoff CS&L Talking Deals

by Sean Beherec 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The first few weeks at Communication Sales & Leasing, the spinoff company formed by certain assets of Windstream Corp.'s portfolio, have been hectic, CEO Kenny Gunderman said in a recent interview. But he adds that the response to the new company from potential clients has been positive.

7 Arkansas Companies on Fortune 500 List

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2015 10:12 am

Seven firms based in Arkansas find themselves on the lastest list of Fortune 500 companies. Wal-Mart of Bentonville once again tops the list.

Department of Education Selects Anthony Owen as Computer Science Coordinator

by Alexis Hosticka 6/2/2015 03:14 pm

The Arkansas Department of Education selected Anthony Owen as the leader of the computer science initiative in the state beginning on July 1.

Nerdies Launches Blur State Coding School in NWA

by Mark Carter 6/2/2015 01:32 pm

Nerdies founder Brad Harvey said Blur State was created to be an intensive coding boot camp for adults looking to enter the information technology field in areas such as computer programming, design and business analysis.

Herschel Cleveland to Retire from Arkansas DIS

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 10:08 am

Herschel Cleveland, deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Information Systems, has announced his retirement, effective July 1.

Innovate Arkansas Firms Experiencing Success

by Mark Carter 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Since its inception in 2007, Innovate Arkansas has counseled and mentored hundreds of Arkansas tech startups, placing them in position to succeed and create high-paying jobs. With about 85 currently active client companies, IA continues to nurture tech entrepreneurs and help grow the state's budding tech startup ecosystem.

Climate Risks (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/1/2015 12:00 am

There are indications of a climate changing because of human actions that speak to those with an evidence-based mindset, indications meaningful because they affect people's livelihoods and careers. And when livelihoods are on the line, people tend to drop partisanship in favor of reality.

Presenting the 18 Most Expensive Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

A list of seven-digit home sales in the northwest corner of the state, Benton and Washington counties.

14 Most Expensive Home Sales of 2014 in Pulaski County

by Mark Friedman 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County remained flat in 2014. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, the same figure as in 2013. But 2015 could see more $1 million homes sold.

Central Arkansas Industrial Vacancy Rate Declines

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for industrial space in central Arkansas, which remained relatively stable during 2014, declined to 10.8 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared with 11.8 percent both in the previous quarter, fourth-quarter 2014, and the year-earlier quarter, first-quarter 2014.

Seed Science Blossoms Into Big Business

by Rick Fahr 6/1/2015 12:00 am

In today's world of specific-trait, genetically modified and hybrid crops, those seeds are worth their weight (at least) in gold, and in the span of a generation, seed costs have increased exponentially, but in many cases the resulting crops offset that input cost.

Jeff Amerine: 'Open Innovation' Model Can Work for Entire State

by Mark Carter 5/28/2015 02:03 pm

IA adviser Jeff Amerine of Startup Junkie Consulting told a gathering of the state's entrepreneurship and innovation movers and shakers that an "open innovation" model can work for Arkansas.