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Tech View: Consider potable water when preparing for storms

As University of Hawaii civil engineering professor Amarajit Singh detailed in an Island Voices op-ed, after a major storm it’s inevitable that raw sewage, storm runoff and other contaminants will leach into our municipal water supplies. Read More

Column: Malware finds a way despite anti-malware software

The proliferation of malware, including viruses and ransomware, remains one of the biggest issues dogging the information technology industry. Read More

Column: Acer Spin 5 home office laptop is worthy of your consideration

We’re always assessing technology that we think can be useful to small-business owners, and one of the better laptops we’ve looked at recently is the Spin 5 from Acer. Read More

Quick backup solutions to store, protect your data

Ever since the advent of computers, the primary concern always has been, “Is the system backed up?” Read More

Insights from annual cybersecurity conference DEF CON

Hackers and defenders alike recently made their annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for DEF CON, one of the largest cybersecurity conferences in the world. Read More

Generate a business plan or book with online programs

As someone who has worked with a number of startup companies, I can tell you that one of the most terrifying things a newly minted entrepreneur will hear are the words “You need to write a business plan.” Read More

Collaborative caching beneficial to end users

You can find billions of websites and videos on the internet, so it may be surprising to learn that most people watch the same Netflix movies, the same viral cat videos on YouTube and even look at the same Facebook posts. Read More

Modern disaster recovery requires faster response

Back in the day, hurricane season was the time of year when local information technology professionals would become extremely concerned with disaster recovery. Read More

Managed services provider can optimize firm’s tech needs

Technology is evolving at a rapid pace, fueling interest in working with a managed services provider (MSP). An attractive option for companies of all sizes, an MSP provides third-party management of increasingly complex computer networks, systems and applications. Read More

Six Senses Fiji sets benchmark for sustainability

We’ve all read about “sustainable tourism.” In a Green Biz piece last year, Hawaiian Electric Co. CEO Alan Oshima said, “What sells Hawaii in my mind are the people, the culture, the beauty. Now, I think sustainability is a big selling point.” Read More

Windows 10 is a success but it still has problems

As we approach the third anniversary of the release of Windows 10, most in the industry agree that it’s been Microsoft’s most successful operating system to date. Read More

Stay safe this summer on the internet and devices

June is National Internet Safety Month, which is the perfect opportunity to underscore our personal responsibility as technology users in keeping our devices and the internet safe. Read More

Taking the mystery out of the ‘Caller ID’ feature

Ever call someone on the mainland and have them tell you, “I only answered because you’re the only one with an 808 number who ever calls me”? Or worse yet, have someone tell you, “I would’ve answered if I knew it was you”? Read More

Today’s internet users seeking faster uploads

Today people are sharing more content on the internet, utilizing the upload portion of their connection that pushes information from their devices out over the internet. Read More

Protect your computer from power spikes, dips

Just a few weeks ago, an electrical storm accompanied by a flash flood whacked Hawaii. Some East Honolulu roads were gridlocked and flooded. Read More

Business needs, cost factors drive when to buy hardware

An oft-asked question in the information technology world is “When should I buy new hardware?” After all, the promise of cloud computing is that the heavy lifting is done by someone else. Has the game changed? Read More

Vigilance guards against ID theft and tax refund fraud

Today is the deadline to file your 2017 tax return. We squeezed out a few extra days thanks to a holiday celebrated in the District of Columbia (the deadline for tax filing cannot occur on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday). Read More

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