Mainstream Technologies sponsors upgrade of UALR computer forensics lab

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Mainstream Technologies recently donated funds to upgrade a computer forensics lab at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) college. The size of the donation was not disclosed.

“UA Little Rock graduates make up the largest segment of our workforce. We depend on the quality graduates we’ve come to expect from UA Little Rock and EIT. We need them to hit the ground running when they arrive on the job. We’re proud to be associated with this computer forensics lab where students can hone their skills and prepare for their future careers,” said John Burgess, president of Mainstream Technologies and a 1988 alumnus of UA Little Rock.

“This is a great day for the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology,” said Dean Lawrence Whitman. “A key part of our mission is to produce career-ready graduates for the workforce. Mainstream Technologies has generously donated to restructure the lab.”

UA Little Rock named its computer forensics lab in honor of Mainstream Technologies during an Oct. 12 ceremony showcasing the lab. Mainstream Technologies’ sponsorship of the lab will cover upgrades to the lab technology, including separating the computer lab’s network from the campus network. This will prevent the university’s network from being impacted while students at the lab are practicing computer forensics and cyber security skills.

Little Rock-based Mainstream Technologies was established in 1996 and provides IT services to companies across the Mid-South. It has offices in Conway and Bentonville.