Technology Archive

Tech Park Closes on Phase 1 Properties

by Mark Carter 2/9/2016 10:22 am

Renovation for the first phase of the planned Little Rock Technology Park is expected to begin in April after tech park board members on Monday signed closing documents to purchase properties along Main Street.

Arkansas Sees Volume, Value of Biggest Deals Drop

by Jan Cottingham 2/8/2016 12:00 am

The value of mergers and acquisitions last year reached a record high worldwide and in the United States, but Arkansas was a different story. The known value of big deals in the state — those worth $9 million or more — fell 53 percent in 2015 compared with 2014, to $8.8 billion compared with $16.6 billion.

Personal Income in Arkansas Metro Areas See Increase

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

The eight metropolitan areas of Arkansas reported increases in local area personal income in 2014, with growth ranging from 1.6 percent in Pine Bluff to 4.1 percent in Fort Smith.

UALR Helping Defuse Terrorism Recruitment

by Mark Carter 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Perpetrators of violent extremism successfully recruit potential members through social media, and a campaign including a team from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is underway to counter their efforts.

When Every Day's a Super Bowl (Ross Cranford Expert Advice)

by Ross Cranford 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Everybody knows that the Super Bowl is one of the most watched televised events of the year — 114.4 million viewers in 2015, the largest U.S. audience in history. And every client is now trying to reach customers where, increasingly, they live: on mobile devices. But as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg recently said, “We have a Super Bowl on mobile every day.”

Jerry Adams Excited About Research Talent Attracted to Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Jerry Adams started the nonprofit Arkansas Research Alliance in 2008. It partners with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to help commercialize technology produced at the FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson.

Debbie Northington Hired as New Windstream VP (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Debbie Northington has been hired by Windstream Holdings Inc. in Little Rock as vice president of human resources.

Acxiom Reports 3Q Loss, But Revenue, Earnings Guidance Rises

by Lance Turner 2/4/2016 03:51 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock reports a third-quarter net loss of $1.4 million, but revenue rose 6 percent as the company's main operating segments each reported sales growth.

Spencer Jones' LineGard Med Adds Vance Clement as COO

by Mark Carter 2/4/2016 12:08 pm

LineGard Med, the medical device startup from Little Rock entrepreneur Spencer Jones, has added Vance Clement of Fayetteville's BlueInGreen as its chief operating officer, the company announced.

UCA Announces Speakers for TEDx Event

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2016 02:18 pm

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway is hosting its first TED event on March 4, and announced its lineup of speakers that includes the executive director of the nonprofit Syrian Emergency Task Force.

Tech Park Plans to Close on Phase 1 Friday

by Alexis Hosticka 2/3/2016 09:47 am

The Little Rock Tech Park plans to close Friday on the purchase of downtown properties for the park's first phase, Director Brent Birch said during a meeting Wednesday.

E-Z Mart CEO Sonja Hubbard Appointed to Chair Arkansas Research Alliance

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 10:09 am

The Arkansas Research Alliance has named Sonja Hubbard, president and CEO of Texarkana's E-Z Mart Stores Inc., chairman of its board of directors and added four new board members.

Arkansas Trucking Featured in Washington Post Story

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

A recent item in the Washington Post about driver retention in the trucking industry mentioned several Arkansas sources.

StudioMAIN Developing LR Financial Quarter

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Aiming to help downtown revitalization reach its true potential, a nonprofit group called StudioMAIN has unveiled plans to market an area of downtown it's calling the Financial Quarter.

Stand-alone Acxiom IT Rebrands as Ensono

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Ensono is based in suburban Chicago, where Acxiom's IT division was based, and employs around 700 workers in all, 350 at its headquarters. But roughly 150 employees, transitioned from Acxiom, work at its Conway data center.

Metova Acquires New Tech

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Metova, a tech services and app development firm with offices in Conway, Cabot and Fayetteville, announced that it had purchased Camber Corp.'s Cyber Operations Enhanced Network & Training Simulator and SLAM-R Cyber Range technology for an undisclosed price.

Facebook Posts Raise Questions For Employers

by Mark Friedman 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in December that a woman who was fired for posting “arguably” critical comments about her employer on Facebook could receive unemployment benefits. It's the latest decision in an escalating legal war between employment and social media.

Scott Tollett Promoted at Ritter Communications (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Scott Tollett has been named senior vice president and general manager of Ritter Communications' enterprise and wholesale services division in Jonesboro.

Architect Kyle Cook Says Jonesboro Region's Growth Keeps Him Close to Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Kyle Cook, president of Brackett Krennerich & Associates, says broad experience is the ticket to working in northeast Arkansas.

NOWDiagnostics Moves Production to Arkansas, Could Hire 12 This Year

by Marty Cook 1/26/2016 04:43 pm

NOWDiagnostics of Springdale expects to hire as many as 12 new employees in the coming year, the company said Tuesday.