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Column: Make keeping data safe a New Year’s solution

Keeping your data safe should be a perennial New Year’s resolution. Read More

Column: Pesky updates are needed to help software run smoothly

Everyone has experienced it. Trying to get out of the office for the day, needing to make an important call or just wanting to use their device but being stymied by … updates. Regardless of your device of choice, updates are a regular occurrence of technological life. Read More

Tech View: Upgrade WiFi to take advantage of electronic gifts

It’s Christmas Day, and by now all the presents under the tree have been opened. According to the National Retail Federation, more than 30 percent of all gifts purchased this season were electronics. Read More

Column: Smart TVs’ capability shows how the market has evolved

Black Friday is no longer a day, it’s a season. Running from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas, Black Friday season has become far and away the best time to buy a new TV. What’s the market like nowadays? Read More

Tech View: Auction brings more broadband funds to Hawaii’s rural areas

Over the summer, the Federal Communications Commission held a nationwide auction known as the Connect America Fund (CAF) II Auction aimed at expanding broadband into what it considers extremely high- cost rural areas. Read More

Tech View: Camp Chef offers home cooking after the lights go out

Nowadays it seems like 100-year storms are an everyday occurrence. When the next Iniki-­magnitude hurricane hits Hawaii, all bets are off on how long we’ll be without electricity and water. Read More

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

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