HOBI News of the Week 6/20-6/24

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of June 20-24, 2016

Three common mistakes made by enterprise IT professionals

Enterprise IT is a fast-evolving landscape. With rapid technology releases, shortening device lifecycles and quick changes in budgets, IT leadership is more challenging than ever.

Survey indicates decreasing data center budgets

A survey conducted by the […]

Three checkpoints for enterprises choosing an IT asset manager

Pairing with an IT asset management provider cuts down on the stress of data security, data management, device repairs and end-of-life services. While these are all important functions of a successful enterprise-ITAM provider partnership, the most imperative function of IT asset management may be looked over: compliance.

Pairing with a non-compliant service provider can result in […]

HOBI News of the Week 3/16-3/20

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of May 16-20, 2016.

LinkedIn breach compromised 117 million accounts

A data breach at LinkedIn in 2012 compromised up to 117 million user account credentials.

North American educational technology market anticipating substantial growth

Market Research reports the North American  educational technology market is anticipated to grow at a […]

BAN study raises questions about downstream accountability

A study conducted by Basel Action Network (BAN) earlier this month indicates as much as a third of low-value devices collected for recycling in the U.S. were exported. BAN acquired this data by implanting GPS trackers into 200 CRTs, printers and flat panel displays and tracking their movements.

Nearly 75 percent of the tracked devices […]

Apple issues annual environmental awareness report, e-scrap numbers

Apple issued its annual environmental responsibility report this week. According to the report, Apple recovered close to 61 million pounds of e-scrap throughout 2015.

The recovered material included 23.1 million pounds of steel, 13.4 million pounds of plastics, 11.9 million pounds of glass, 4.5 million pounds of aluminum, 3 million pounds of copper, 190,000 pounds […]

By |April 21st, 2016|Compliance, Sustainability, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three questions to ask when choosing an ITAD provider

Hiring an IT asset disposition company to dispose of your outdated or unused IT equipment saves an enterprise time and money. In order ensure you choose the most secure IT asset disposition provider, here are three questions to keep in mind.

What is your data destruction policy and process?

Data security is a hot topic for all […]

The number one rule for choosing an IT asset manager

Usually, when thinking of IT asset management, you may think of things such as data security, repair solutions, or cloud management. While these are all important functions of a successful IT management system, the most important component may sometimes be overlooked: compliance.

Making sure your ITAD provider is environmentally compliant is not only a moral obligation, […]

By |March 17th, 2016|Compliance, Sustainability, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for a more cost efficient data center

It’s no secret data centers are pricey. Between regular equipment maintenance, electricity and environmental controls, a medium-sized data center can rack up thousands of dollars in monthly fees. To maximize a data center’s potential, it’s important to stick to the best practices and regular maintenance to make sure your devices are functioning at their highest […]