How to navigate back-to-school educational technology challenges

The beginning of the school year is officially here. With the first day of school approaching, administrators and educators are working to finalize strategies for the year. Part of this planning is managing all technology managed by both educators and students.

Implementing technology in the classroom, such as tablets and chromebooks, opens the doors for transparent […]

By |August 24th, 2016|Educational Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New survey reports 94 percent of respondents want devices that are “built to last”

A new survey commissioned by Greenpeace highlights the new shift towards longer mobile lifecycles, and the need for a more reliable mobile repair infrastructure. The survey, titled the Greenpeace Mobile Survey 2016, was conducted by Ipsos MORI, and interviewed 1,000 respondents in the U.S. over the course of two months.

The majority of responses to […]

Samsung announces plans of refurbished device sales program

According to an article published by Reuters earlier today, Samsung will launch a refurbishment sales program within the next year. The program will use used devices from customers who sign up for a yearly upgrade program.

Apple has a well-established refurbished device program, so a Samsung refurbishment program will be an attractive option for consumers who […]

By |August 22nd, 2016|Repair, Return, Uncategorized|0 Comments

HOBI News of the Week 8/15-8/19

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 8/15-8/19

Apple’s slowing sales indicate growing smartphone lifecycle

Earlier this month, Apple announced device upgrades customers can expect in the iPhone 7. The official device launch is set for the traditional month of September, but there is significantly less consumer excitement following the newest version […]

Apple’s slowing sales indicate growing smartphone lifecycle

Earlier this month, Apple announced device upgrades customers can expect in the iPhone 7. The official device launch is set for the traditional month of September, but there is significantly less consumer excitement following the newest version of Apple’s flagship device.

Overall iPhones shipments have fallen for the past two quarters. Apple sold 40.4 million iPhones […]

By |August 18th, 2016|Mobile, Mobile Asset Disposition, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Craig Boswell, HOBI President, speaking at 2016 IAITAM Fall ACE

Craig Boswell, HOBI International President, is speaking at the 2016 IAITAM Fall ACE. The conference will take place September 6-7 in Dublin, Ireland at the Crowne Plaza Dublin Northwood.

Boswell’s presentation, titled Overcoming the Challenges of Mobile Lifecycle Management, thoroughly explains future challenges for mobile asset managers, including FRI/FMIP lock, data erasure, and the stability […]

By |August 17th, 2016|Mobile, Mobile Asset Disposition, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments