Five ways IT asset management has changed since 2008

This morning, USA Today’s Tech section published an article detailing five ways the tech industry has changed since 2008. The five changes they listed included smartphones, social media, transportation, dating and streaming.

Within the past eight years, tech has become more efficient and convenient. People now rely on their smartphones, tablets and laptop computers to check […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Data Center, ITAD, Mobile, News, Recycling, Risk, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ISRI urges permanent device unlocking

Last month, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) continued the fight for bulk device unlocking through comments sent to the United States Copyright Office.

David S. Mao, Librarian of Congress, ruled in favor of device unlocking for both consumers and companies in 2015. Mao’s ruling was an encouraging development for refurbishers around the country, but […]

By |November 10th, 2016|ITAD, Mobile, News, Tablets, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to prepare your old electronics for America Recycles Day 2016

America Recycles Day, November 15, is in less than one week. Communities all over the country are hosting events to spread awareness of recycling’s importance and give back to the environment.

One of the easiest ways to get involved this year is to responsibly recycle old electronics that are no longer being used. When rounding […]

By |November 9th, 2016|ITAD, Mobile, News, Recycling, Uncategorized|0 Comments

HOBI News of the Week 10/24-10/28

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 10/24-10/28

Used electronics resale company shuts down in light of federal lawsuit

A used electronics resell company, Laptop and Desktop Repair LLC, has been raided and shut down after multiple complaints that lead to a federal lawsuit. Federal court records report the company’s office, based […]

HOBI News of the Week 10/17-10/21

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 10/17-10/21

New Macs anticipated at Apple’s October 27 event

Apple confirmed yesterday a new device event on October 27. The new event, announced by a “hello again” graphic, is expected to showcase heavily anticipated Mac updates.

How to ensure enterprise IT is prepared for a […]

Three commonly overlooked areas in cybersecurity

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month, a time for U.S. citizens to educate themselves on current cybersecurity issues. As citizens read about different types of common security threats, they may be encouraged to update their devices and respective security systems.

Here are three common areas that are overlooked in cybersecurity preparation:

Device passcodes

One of the most […]

HOBI News of the Week 10/8-10/13

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 10/8-10/13

Three tips for increasing enterprise data center cost efficiency

Enterprises nationwide are decreasing their data center budgets. Electricity, environmental controls and equipment maintenance can lead to high operational costs. To maximize a data center’s potential, it’s important to stick to the best practices and […]

Three ways reverse logistics increase accountability in ITAM

Partnering with a certified IT asset management firm ensures enterprise IT equipment is used to its best value and properly maintained. One of the main priorities for enterprises pairing with an IT asset manager should be choosing a firm that employs reverse logistics. Reverse logistics ensures partner accountability at all levels throughout the ITAM process. […]