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Software Developer Metova Merges With CEO’s Hiring Firm

The combined company is being rebranded as Metova Strategies. Offices are being consolidated to The Ledger, a new bike-friendly building in downtown Bentonville. read more >
Business Services

Hiring Firm Central Standard Talent Opens US Headquarters in Bentonville

The company said its location at The Ledger, the new bike-friendly building downtown, will complement its existing headquarters in Guadalajara, Mexico. read more >
Business Services / Real Estate

Software Firm Metova Moves HQ to Bentonville

The company, formerly of Franklin, Tennessee, said the move "enables our team to focus on expansion." read more >
Jake Shapiro of Bank OZK
Banking & Finance / Retail

Shapiro Hired at Bank OZK (Movers & Shakers)

Jake Shapiro has joined Bank OZK of Little Rock as managing director of digital banking. read more >
Kent Watson, vice president of technology at Metova in Fayetteville, says the internet of things creates vulnerabilities. What are they? “To some extent, we don’t know.”
Construction / Education / Legal / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing / Public Companies / Retail

In the Internet of Things, Many Things to Worry About

The convenience of computer networks and smartphones and data-sharing devices — the “internet of things” — can seem a godsend to those who appreciate the speed and ease of staying connected. For others, the all-inclusiveness of the IoT — eye-oh-tee, as most tech people say — means a constant battle for security. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Small Business

Bridge Purchasing Solutions, Metova to Create Payment Platform

Bridge Purchasing Solutions Inc. announced Monday that it has partnered with Metova to build and develop a first-of-its-kind digital payment platform for employers, nonprofits and health care payers. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Education / Health Care / Insurance / Investments / Manufacturing / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business

Attention Arkansas Startups, 10X Cyber Is Only for You

There’s a new kind of accelerator now, 10X Cyber Accelerator, that accepts only Arkansas companies with annual revenue of between $100,000 and $10 million. read more >

Metova Recapitalizes With New Focus, Leadership

Metova announces a recapitalization plan to separate its commercial business from its "federal" business under a new leadership team and name, Metova Inc. read more >
Allison Glenn, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Energy / Health Care / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Allison Glenn Accepts Associate Role at Crystal Bridges (NWA Movers & Shakers)

Allison Glenn has been named associate curator of contemporary art for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. read more >
Stephanie Funk
Media & Marketing / Small Business

Metova Names Stephanie Funk VP of Creative Services

Metova of Conway has named Stephanie Funk vice president of creative services. read more >
Education / Small Business

The Conductor Announces New 10x Cyber Accelerator

The Conductor announces a new partnership with Metova Inc., the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Startup Junkie to launch the 10x Cyber Accelerator. read more >
UCA President Houston Davis; Lee Price, Arkansas State Director for the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship and Training; GB Cazes, president of products and services for Metova Inc.; Shelley Mehl, associate vice president of the UCA Division of Outreach and Community Engagement; Mary Dunlap, Arkansas Coding Academy director; and Mark McManus with the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services celebrate the state’s first Information Technology Based Registered Apprenticeship Program at UCA.
Education

UCA, Metova Announce IT Apprenticeship Program

The University of Central Arkansas' Division of Outreach & Community Engagement, the Arkansas Coding Academy, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services and U.S. Department of Labor recently announced the state’s first Information Technology Based Registered Apprenticeship Program at UCA. read more >
Adam Holland, Wal-Mart's senior director of the e-discovery and forensic services lab.
Business Services / Public Companies / Retail

Online Attacks Spur Corporate Cybersecurity Measures to Defend the WallLock Icon

Cyberattacks are a constant concern for individuals online, companies that have massive stores of data and governments. read more >
Education

Arkansas Coding Academy Announces Inaugural Class

The University of Central Arkansas on Friday announced that 20 new Java developers have completed the most recent Arkansas Coding Academy boot camp and part-time classes. read more >
Blake Johnston is an IT teacher at the University of Arkansas Global Campus, in Rogers, which offers an IT Readiness training program.
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care / Manufacturing

Companies Relying on Training Programs To Supply Candidates

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. read more >
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Traveling the Globe in Search of Jobs (Mike Preston Commentary)

Over the last year, your Arkansas Economic Development Commission has traveled almost 20,000 miles around the world searching for good-paying jobs for the people of Arkansas. It’s a reflection of the times in which we live. Ours is a global economy, and the competition for new jobs is no longer with surrounding states only, but with every country around the globe. read more >
Mary Dunlap
Education

UCA, Metova Announce Opening of Arkansas Coding Academy

Metova Inc. and the University of Central Arkansas in Conway mark the opening of the Arkansas Coding Academy, a hands-on program that aims to build a talent pipeline of software developers and programmers. read more >
Business Services / Education / Small Business

Arkansas Coding Academy Aims to Provide Affordable Tech Education

A collaborative effort between the University of Central Arkansas, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and many area business partners, the Arkansas Coding Academy is designed to create a talent pipeline from the classroom to the workforce. read more >
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Real Estate / Small Business

Tech Firm Metova Officially Opens Fayetteville Office

Cybersecurity provider Metova on Friday cut the ribbon on its new Fayetteville office, where it plans to employ roughly 30 high-tech jobs. read more >
Government & Politics

Metova Acquires New Tech

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. read more >