CyberCom created Hawaii’s first commercial site (Outrigger.com) in 1994 and has been at the leading edge of integrated technology, management, and marketing since.
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PO Box 240596, Honolulu, HI 96824
Our History of Innovation
Birth of the commercial web in Hawaii
We created websites before there was commercial Internet access and drove most of the innovation during that time. We launched the first versions of most of Hawaii’s blue-chip companies, including:
- GoHawaii.com (HVCB site)
- CbPacific.com (Caldwell Banker Pacific Properties)
- Newsweek-int.com (Newsweek International)
- Hecouncil.org (Hawaii Employers Council)
CyberCom innovated the concept (commonplace by today’s standards) of developing complex web applications with beautifully designed graphical user interfaces, hosted on our proprietary server infrastructure that featured industry-leading reliability.
In 2002 we made the strategic decision to become a product company.
“Your Computer Minute” – Hawaii’s longest-running radio promotion
“Aloha! I’m Peter Kay with Your Computer Minute”. Nearly everyone in Hawaii has heard this familiar opening on the radio and that’s because it’s been continuously running since 1998, making it the longest running radio promotion in Hawaii’s history.
While we love what “Your Computer Minute with Peter Kay” has done for the community, we’re especially proud of the fact that it illustrates our prowess and innovation in the marketing and promotion arena. There are very, very few technology companies that have created innovative marketing programs like this one.
Email privacy and security products
CEO Peter Kay invented a patented email privacy process that was used to combat email spam. Called “Titan Key”, this anti-spam service grew to over 25,000 subscribers with customers in Nicaragua, India, and throughout the mainland. The Titan Key service made all your spam disappear instantly, overnight, and had the distinction of prohibiting the spammer from even sending the email.
Titan Key’s intellectual property was acquired in 2007 and today is licensed worldwide.
HawaiiConCon.org – the first political social network
In 2008, according to Hawaii’s constitution, a ballot question asks the voters if they wish to hold a constitutional convention (ConCon). CyberCom created a non-partisan political social network that was co-founded by State Representative Della Au Bellati, Congressman Ed Case, and State Senator Sam Slom. Hundreds of users participated in online debates and drafts of constitutional amendments. Though the voters decided against a ConCon, this was the first site of its kind in Hawaii and discussed a foundational political issue.
Admittedly, we got “bit by the bug” and participated in additional political campaigns in a bi-partisan way. From a technical perspective, we loved integrating technology into campaigns. From a political perspective, we answered the call from leaders that wanted our help, regardless of which side of the aisle they were on. Our campaign work included:
- Ben Cayetano: 2012 mayoral race
- Ann Kobayashi: 2008 mayoral race, Donovan Dela Cruz, campaign manager
- Panos Prevedouros: 2008 mayoral primary, 2010 mayoral special election
- Charles Djou: 2010 congressional race special election
- Ed Case: 2010 congressional race special election launch announcement via YouTube
Today: Integrated Technology, Marketing, and Management
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You already know this is happening. We’re just making it official.
If you haven’t guessed this already, we’ll fill you in:
- Buying packaged software to install on your desktop is a thing of the past.
- Your browser will be your window to 90% of the work you need to do and the software will reside on servers around the world.
- You’ll access that software through the device of your choice, be it desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.
Today’s mobile phones (especially iPhone and Android) have far more computing power than the desktops of only a few years ago. iPads and tablets are everywhere. And all the Starbucks tables are taken by laptop users. What’s going on?
- People want to be free to get their job done anywhere, anytime.
- Mobile data speeds (e.g. LTE services) that rival cable/DSL performance are unchaining workers from their desks.
- The popularity of different screen sizes means that you not only have to leverage cloud computing, but it must also be using “responsive design” so that users with any device can access your content, regardless of whether it is internal or externally focused.
Facebook has eaten the web. YouTube is the #2 search engine. And Justin Bieber has more Twitter followers than there are people in Canada. Social Media has not only taken over the web, it has transformed the way we use it. What does that mean?
- If you aren’t executing a social media strategy, you are missing out on a huge audience.
- The real innovation is about creating social networks that operate inside the organization, using the social media paradigm to transform the way workers communicate and share knowledge.
- You must be prepared to fundamentally change the way your company communicates with customers, employees, and vendors.