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Take extra care with emails talking about financial data

Bad guys on the internet are an increasing population. Many nefarious characters scheme to rip off big companies. In 2017 alone we have seen data breaches at government agencies, telecommunications companies, hotel chains and retailers. Read More
Updated on  July 17, 2017 at 8:53 pm

Business plan competition offers top prize of $25,000

Updated on  July 4, 2017 at 12:38 am
Entrepreneurial events are a key component of successful startup communities. These gatherings are crucial for startup operators to plug in and find resources and collaborators. Read More

Backups are the best tools for countering ransomware

Last week’s global ransomware outbreak signaled that this is a trend that is sure to continue. With all the press ransomware has received in the past, one would think it would be easier to control. Read More
Updated on  May 22, 2017 at 10:01 pm

Software updates are vital, as global cyberattack proves

More than four years ago, on April 23, 2013, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser published the Tech View column “Aggressive, elusive hackers hold computers for ransom,” written by Beau Monday, who held my current position at Hawaiian Telcom. Read More

CEO embraces change in spinoff from nonprofit

Updated on  May 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm
Dennis Teranishi, CEO of a Hawaii-based nonprofit called the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research, recently explained in three aphorisms his motivation for spinning off a portion of the nonprofit. Read More

Entrepreneurial ecosystem helps boost isle tech firms

Updated on  May 2, 2017 at 5:57 pm
In the startup community we talk about “the ecosystem” because it’s what attracts entrepreneurs. Accelerators, investment funds and co-working spaces are all critical pieces that help entrepreneurs hit the ground running. Read More

Legislators lay groundwork for local 5G phone service

This year is the 10th anniversary of Apple’s iPhone, the first smartphone for ordinary people. Next year will be the 10th anniversary of the Android phone, now the most common smartphone. Read More
Updated on  April 3, 2017 at 10:03 pm

Understand what’s involved before allowing remote access

Updated on  March 28, 2017 at 12:11 am
We’ve all been there. You’re having a problem with your computer, so you call for support. The responding technician offers to fix the problem by remotely accessing your system. Read More

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