2021 Newsletter Editions

Data in the News: November 2021

DATA IN THE NEWS To reinvent work, we have to destroy the clock…how a New York magazine and newspaper kiosk got bigtime tech help…the simple secret of effective mentoring. Check it all out here. To reinvent work, we have to destroy the clock | The Hustle Casa Magazines Has Seen It All | New York […]

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Director’s Chair: November 2021

LAST WEEK WAS National Apprenticeship Week. Each year in November the Department of Labor raises the awareness of the value of Registered Apprenticeship as a valuable workforce development alternative. Here in Arkansas, there were more than 30 events statewide—employer forums in a number of industry sectors, apprenticeship signings, cohort kickoffs, daily webinars featuring Day-in-the-Life profiles

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LIFE IN THE NEW MACHINE AGE

Every day is a game of Russian roulette Compiled by Crystal Hartman DATA, AS WE at ACDS have noted over and over, is increasingly the basis for sound and strategic business decisions. But data doesn’t have to be the sole province of business; we can draw on it to improve our personal lives as well.

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Director’s Chair: October 2021

IT SEEMS EERILY appropriate that October has become “Cybersecurity Awareness Month”—especially these days. Everyone is hiding in one way or another. Some hide to make trouble. Others hide to not be harmed. Metaphorically, we’re all wearing masks. The real world with all its dangers—disease, ransomware, identity theft, credit card fraud, and so many others—has become

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This Month’s Q & A: October 2021

Christopher Wright, Co-Founder, Sullivan Wright Technologies IRONY OF IRONIES: In celebration of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we sat down with cybersecurity consultant Chris Wright and learned that true cybersecurity awareness is still a bit of an uphill climb for many of our state’s businesses. Apparently, it’s no easy task to install guardrails around human nature. ———————————————

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Data in the News: October 2021

DATA IN THE NEWS Want a new house? Just print it… how to safely recycle or repurpose e-waste… embrace your laziness to beat your burnout. Check it all out right here. Want a new house? Just print it…| New York Times How to safely recycle or repurpose e-waste…| Washington Post Embrace laziness to beat burnout

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This Month’s Q & A: September 2021

Ashley Wardlow, Executive Director, Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit, Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce “IN OUR RAPIDLY changing world, we are all technologists.” That’s the theme line for this fall’s eighth iteration of the NWA Tech Summit, the increasingly high-profile project of the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce. We sat down with the Summit’s

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Director’s Chair: September 2021

BY NOW, YOU’RE used to hearing us at ACDS talk about the Registered Apprenticeship Program, which we believe is the most efficient pathway, in terms of time and capital, to take someone with potential and passion, put them through classroom training customized to an employer’s required skills, and set them on the pathway to a

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