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Entrepreneurs get a boost during state Capitol event

Hawaii gets dinged in national surveys as a tough place to do business. So it was nice to see local entrepreneurs who are swimming against that tide take time away from their ventures to rally at the state Legislature. Read More
Updated on  March 14, 2017 at 9:32 pm

Review service agreements for provisions on downtime

With the ubiquity of cloud computing, many businesses and government agencies have contracted out critical services. Whether it’s internet access, email, collaboration or even phone services, some folks feel helpless when such a service goes down. Read More

Observe employees’ actions to eliminate insider threats

Recent political news has highlighted how unauthorized leaks of sensitive information can cause economic harm to a company, embarrass an individual to the point of requiring a resignation, and threaten national security. Read More
Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 9:51 pm

Extensive support available for isle business innovators

In past columns I profiled several kamaaina who used startups as a way to come home from the mainland. I showed how even entrepreneurs without roots in Hawaii see compelling reasons to build their companies here. Read More
Updated on  February 13, 2017 at 10:06 pm

Smart cars, 4K TVs, Echo hold promise at trade show

One of this column’s best friends in Silicon Valley is Creative Strategies’ founder, Tim Bajarin, who is one of the nation’s leading tech industry gurus. Read More
Updated on  February 6, 2017 at 9:47 pm

Entrepreneurs outside isles seeing Hawaii’s advantages

Silicon Valley isn’t the only place people are building startups. From Charlotte, N.C., to Boise, Idaho, cities across the country — including Hono­lulu — are investing in their startup communities to attract entrepreneurs and retain local talent. Read More
Updated on  January 16, 2017 at 10:24 pm

Changing an email address might come with challenges

Thinking of changing your email provider? For users of Yahoo’s email service, the old adage of “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me” is extremely relevant. Read More
Updated on  January 2, 2017 at 9:15 pm

Cybersecurity headlined tech news in 2016

There was a lot of bad news relating to cybersecurity this year. We had the largest breach ever, involving more than a billion Yahoo user accounts, and the largest distributed denial of service attack, which disrupted business operations nationwide Read More
Updated on  December 26, 2016 at 9:51 pm

Modern phone systems still contain 4 basic components

Even with the advent of email, texting, instant messaging, social media and mobile phones, most every organization still needs a phone system. The advent of VoIP (voice over IP) technology has, however, made the selection of a new phone system confusing for many. Truthfully, though, the basic principles of phone systems have not changed. Read More
Updated on  December 5, 2016 at 10:31 pm

Eero extends home network using multiple access points

Nowadays it’s a given that every home has a Wi-Fi network. The Achilles’ heel with Wi-Fi is that it’s nearly impossible to blanket an entire house effectively with one wireless router. Read More
Updated on  November 14, 2016 at 10:21 pm