June 1, 2013
For the past six years, George Cabanting has been living the dream, working throughout the beautiful island of Maui and helping his small business clients keep their operations running smoothly.
George’s current life and career on the island was just a fantasy when he started working in the “small business” division of a mid-sized company back in 2000. He was living and working in Nevada when the opportunity to open a new branch of the company in Maui came along. He eventually became independent of the company, started Oxford Computer Services, LLC as a single business proprietor and the rest, as they say, is island history.
Living in a tropical paradise, however, is not without its challenges. The remoteness that makes the island so very dreamy can also make technology so very difficult.
“Unlike being on the mainland, we can’t just have new software overnighted to us at the drop of a hat,” he says. “That’s why it’s important to partner with strong organizations like HEROware that can mean the difference between losing days of business or being able to keep running smoothly when something goes unexpectedly wrong.”
George prides himself on his ability to stay current with new technology and aligning himself with only the strongest partnerships that help him provide maximum benefit to his clients. With few resources on such a small island, he has a lot of local businesses depending on his knowledge and HEROware has helped him meet the special needs of his clients.
“I have a client that runs a clinic in a remote part of Hana and, if one of their multiple servers goes down, it would take me four hours to get to them. With HEROware, they can be up and running again within minutes, all without the expensive conversions or major changeovers that can break a small business budget,” he says.
George depends on technology partners, such as HEROware, to help him bridge the technology gap that he can’t provide on his own. The result is a lot of appreciation on the island for his professional, dependable IT services.
“This is a small island,” he says. “There aren’t a billion resources and they always appreciate it when you can provide quality service.”