Fully charge Hawaii’s digital dashboard

Feb 22, 2020 | Star Advertiser

By Christine Sakuda

Is government slow at applying technology to make our lives better? A McKinsey & Company global survey reported that digital government transformation fails at a rate of more than 70%.

Here in Hawaii we have HITSP (pronounced “hit-spee”), meaning the Hawaii Information Technology Strategic Plan. Before your eyes glaze over from what may sound like inside-government jargon, let’s look at why it matters to you.

When a bridge collapses somewhere in the world, images of dilapidated concrete and iron fill newspapers and smart phone screens. Now imagine the infrastructure you can’t see. Imagine invisible cloud computing above and fiber optic cables buried below that are improving the hassle-factor when using government services.