Embrace the Tech

RECEIVED Mon., May 18, 2020

Dear Editor,
    The world has changed recently, but one thing that has not changed is Austin’s entrepreneurial spirit. Austin’s business community has quickly adopted solutions to adapt and serve our city, even when we can’t be in the office. Solutions offered by Google and other tech companies have allowed small businesses to continue operating in an unpredictable environment.
    At Austin Tech Alliance, we’ve embraced technology in new and creative ways to stay connected with our members, colleagues, and community. Zoom, Google Meet, and other virtual platforms allow us to stay connected through online happy hours, board games, and meetings.
    It is disheartening to me that Attorney General [Ken] Paxton is leading an investigation into companies that enable businesses and families to foster the human connection we need during this time. Paxton should focus taxpayer dollars and efforts on keeping Texans safe and supporting businesses as we develop plans to reopen the economy.
Sarah Ortiz Shields
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