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Marketing Hawaii 3.0

Brittany Lyte

A record-setting 8.9 million visitors came to Hawaii in 2016. Most were drawn by the Islands’ decades-old persona of sun, sand, surf and aloha, but some were lured by the artful use of creative technology: • A photo on the Instagram account of a Japanese model in which she is seen surfing under a rainbow Read the full article…

(left to right) Donna Scannell, VP and Business Information Officer at Kaiser Permanente, Rosa White, CFO and Founder of DRFortress, Renee McKaskle, CIO of Hitachi Data Systems, and Hawaii Business editor Steve Petranik as moderator. Photo by Aaron K. Yoshino.

Five Steps to Transform Your Company Digitally

Noelle Fujii

Every industry is undergoing a digital transformation. If your company lags behind, it could get crushed by faster moving competition, or abandoned by customers who want better digital service, says Renee McKaskle, CIO for Hitachi Data Systems. Healthcare is a good example of digital transformation, or DX, says Donna Scannell, VP and business information officer Read the full article…


The Best of Startup Paradise 2017

Dave Dondoneau

Startup Paradise Is Good for All of Us. Everyone in Hawaii can and should be  an advocate and champion for Startup Paradise, because we all benefit from a vibrant startup culture, says Meli James, president of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association. One benefit is a startup culture helps keep young kamaaina in the Islands and Read the full article…

Michael Miranda. Photo by David Croxford.

Ask the Expert: Defending Against DDoS Attacks

Michael Miranda, Director of Information Security at Hawaiian Telcom.

Q: How do I protect my business against distributed denial of service attacks? A: DDoS attacks have doubled in frequency over the last year, wreaking havoc on millions of businesses and consumers who rely on the internet. Attacks occur when hackers flood an internet resource such as a server or website with excess data, rendering Read the full article…

February 2017 , Technology
February, 2017
Illustration by Oli Winward

You Will Be Hacked

Beverly Creamer

It could have already happened and you just don’t know it. Either way, it will happen to you, no matter how big or small your organization is. Here are five ways the cyber war is being fought in Hawaii, and what’s being done to reduce the risk and recover more quickly after a breach. 1. Read the full article…