Technology Archive

UAMS' IT Department Sees Retirement, Resignations

by Mark Friedman 3/8/2019 10:39 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' information technology department is being restructured after its vice chancellor announced her retirement on Tuesday and two other administrators resigned.

Tommy May Gets 1st 'Legacy of Leadership' Honor; Garver, Blankenship Win Executive of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2019 08:02 am

Dan Williams of Garver and Lynn Blankenship of Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic won executive of the year awards, and former Simmons First National Corp. CEO J. Thomas "Tommy" May was honored for his lifetime of leadership at the 31st annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Companies Break Ground on $10M Argenta Office Building

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/6/2019 10:05 am

Taggart Architects of North Little Rock, the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association and the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau break ground on their $10 million, 25,000-SF office building at 600 Main St. in North Little Rock.

$12.5M Fax Judgment Stands Against Gen-Kal Pipe & Steel

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2019 12:00 am

The Arkansas Court of Appeals has ruled against the New Jersey businessman behind the fax that led to a $12.5 million class-action judgment.

Telling a Good Story Well (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 3/4/2019 12:00 am

In consumer marketing, if you can unite a wide audience around your product or service through storytelling, you have a diverse market, a market that may protect the company from inevitable economic swings.

Marlon Blackwell Raises Bar on Framework of Arkansas Architecture

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Marlon Blackwell , the Fayetteville architect, admits he sees little downside in being famous, as long as he remembers where he came from.

Windstream to be Removed from Nasdaq Trading

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/1/2019 04:10 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock will be delisted from the Nasdaq, and trading of its stock will be suspended when the market opens on Wednesday, according to a Security & Exchanges Commission document filed Friday.

Uniti Group Postpones Quarterly Results Following Windstream Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/1/2019 10:07 am

Uniti Group Inc. of Little Rock is postponing its fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 financial results as it assesses the impact of the bankruptcy filed by the company it spun off from, Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock.

US Economic Growth Slows to 2.6 Percent Rate in 4Q

by Associated Press 2/28/2019 11:05 am

The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of last year to an annual growth rate of 2.6 percent, the slowest pace since the beginning of 2018, as the government shutdown and other factors took a toll on growth. Economists believe growth has slowed even more in the current quarter.

Court Approves First Day Motions in Windstream Bankruptcy

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/27/2019 09:10 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock says that it has received approvals from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York for first day motions in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy the company filed on Monday.

Hit with $310M Judgment, Windstream Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

by Lance Turner 2/25/2019 12:41 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, less than two weeks after a judge found that the 2015 spinoff of its fiber and copper assets ran afoul of bond covenants, exposing the company to a $310 million judgment.

Windstream Extends CEO Tony Thomas' Contract to 2024

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/25/2019 11:59 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock has extended the contract of its CEO, Tony Thomas, to 2024.

Presenting the 31st Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Could You Just Not Do That? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/25/2019 12:00 am

What Jeff Bezos called “the personal cost and embarrassment” might have been avoided had he simply not engaged in such risky online behavior.

Gender Equality Award to Debut at Arkansas Business of the Year

by Gwen Moritz 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Twelve companies whose executives volunteered to test their own corporate practices against a new “Gender Equity Scorecard” developed by the Women's Foundation of Arkansas and the Clinton School of Public Service will be recognized at next week's Arkansas Business of the Year banquet.

Banking Magazine Gives Kudos to Bank OZK, Home BancShares

by George Waldon 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Two Arkansas members of the public company club received recognition from Bank Director magazine for regional achievements.

Stephanie Shine Sheds Light on Employment Retention Strategies

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Stephanie Shine, the vice president for Robert Half Finance & Accounting, says soft skills are increasingly important for accounting professionals.

KATV Plans Move from Downtown to Riverdale

by Kyle Massey 2/20/2019 03:43 pm

KATV-TV, Channel 7, plans to move its offices, newsroom and studios out of downtown Little Rock to the Riverdale area along the Arkansas River early next year.

Uniti Group to Sell Its Towers in Latin America

by Lance Turner 2/20/2019 11:00 am

Uniti Group Inc. of Little Rock says it will sell its business in Latin America to a company controlled by Phoenix Tower International of Boca Raton, Florida, for cash consideration of $100 million.

Windstream Postpones Quarterly Results As Hedge Fund Claims Victory

by Lance Turner 2/20/2019 10:48 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock postpones its fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 financial results after a federal judge's ruling last week put the company in danger of bankruptcy.