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Nagging ‘feature’ introduced by Microsoft Office’s software

In recent months, information technology professionals have been hit with complaints about lost data. Many of these issues can be traced to a new “feature” introduced by Microsoft in its flagship software application suite, Office. Read More

Begin the new year by being secured from PC glitches

As if the recent false missile attack wasn’t enough, there is nothing like beginning the new year with yet another IT security issue. Read More
 

Annual event supports privacy-aware culture

Data Privacy Day, observed annually on Jan. 28, recognizes the signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty about privacy and data protection. Read More

Let there be light when the grid goes down

In the Aloha State we are all too fond of saying, “Lucky we live Hawaii.” We’ve been exceptionally lucky when it comes to hurricanes. Read More
 

Chargers keep small devices powered during emergency

The last big storm that came through knocked power out on the North Shore for half a day. Not fun, but if we get hit by something the magnitude of Irma, Harvey or Iniki, the consequences would be grave. Read More

Hawaiian Telcom expanding broadband in rural areas

Hawaiian Telcom received Connect America Fund support and combined it with our own investment to expand broadband in rural areas — mostly on the Big Island — defined by the FCC as CAF-eligible. Read More

Slew of apps gives consumers far more power over finances

Technology has allowed investors to take control of their finances as never before. However, as Manoa Valley-based J.R. Robinson, owner of Financial Planning Hawaii and founder of Nest Egg Guru, told me, technology has disrupted the personal finance space in ways that we never could have foreseen. Read More

Cybersecurity awareness should be everyone’s business

Since 2004, National Cyber Security Awareness Month has been observed in October to drive home the message that securing the internet is everyone’s responsibility. Read More

Apps and gizmos can enhance disaster survival kit

People here are fond of saying, “Lucky we live Hawaii.” On Oahu, we’ve been exceptionally lucky to have avoided a serious natural catastrophe as witnessed recently in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida. Read More

Food entrepreneurs on Maui help build economic future

Hawaii is looking seriously at agriculture and value-added agricultural products as a future growth sector for our economy. Entrepreneurs on Maui appear to be taking that challenge to heart, launching new food businesses geared at growing local jobs. Read More

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