HOBI News of the Week 4/25-4/29

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of April 25-29, 2016.

Intel anticipates a shift towards large-scale computing in data centers

Following the announcement of future plans to cut down on 11 percent of their workforce, Intel explained as much as 80 percent of data centers will switch to “scale computing” processes within […]

Three educational technology implementation challenges and how to navigate them

Educational technology adoption is anticipated to see major growth within the next five years. School districts and universities will need to plan accordingly before implementing new technologies into the classroom, because without proper planning, educational technology implementation can go awry.

Here are three possible pitfalls when not planning for implementation:

Lack of training

Implementing an unfamiliar device in […]

By |April 27th, 2016|Data Erasure, data security, ITAD, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Three educational technology implementation challenges and how to navigate them

ITAD market anticipating substantial growth

MRRSE reports the global IT asset disposition market is anticipated to grow and addditional 7.1 percent from 2016 to 2024, from an initial reported value of $9.9 billion in 2015. The market includes all typical ITAD procedures such as data sanitization, data recovery and end-of-life services for devices.

The overall growth is attributed to an increase […]

By |April 26th, 2016|ITAD, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 cyber security report card ranks enterprise IT and mobile vulnerabilities

Tenable Network Security released its annual cyber security assurance report card last week. This report uses the responses of more than 500 IT professionals in organizations of more than 1,000 employees. Tenable averages responses of the professionals and then “grades” according to cybersecurity issue, industry and country.

Overall, the United States received a B-, with […]

IT spending slowing, but growing in 2016

Worldwide IT spending is estimated to reach $3.54 trillion during 2016, totalling 0.6 percent growth. While this may seem unsubstantial, overall IT spending fell $216 billion, or 5.3 percent, during 2015. IT spending will finally surpass 2014 levels during 2019.

Gartner estimates $1.4 billion will be spent in communications services, $940 billion will be spent in […]

By |February 8th, 2016|IT Asset Management, ITAD, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What to expect in 2016 IT asset management

2015 brought many updates in technology and the way we handle our data, data security and IT asset management programs. WIth so many developments in the tech world this year, IT experts everywhere can expect more major developments in 2016.

CIOs and other tech managers are probably already planning for 2016, but here are three major […]

By |December 30th, 2015|IT Asset Management, ITAD, 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 […]

The best way to improve ITAD

Usually, when thinking of IT asset management, you may think of things such as data security or data 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, but also […]

By |December 18th, 2015|Compliance, IT Asset Management, ITAD, Uncategorized|0 Comments