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How to protect your computer from WannaCry ransomware

Over the weekend, a ransomware-like program infected more than 10,000 laptops in 112 countries. The initial ransomware, called WannaCry, affects Microsoft devices using Windows 10.

While a researcher created one solution for the initial malware, more than 450 of its variants are still circulating the internet. Here are three tips for protecting your device and […]

By |May 15th, 2017|data security, ITAD, News|0 Comments

HOBI weekly blog recap 5/8-5/12

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 5/8-5/12

Keylogger-like feature found on HP enterprise laptops

A researcher for Swiss security firm Modzero reports a program with keylogger-like features has been recording keystrokes on several HP laptops. The keylogger activity documented user keystrokes, then entered the information into a log file.

Global cloud security […]

IAITAM Spring ACE 2017 Recap

The International Association of IT Asset Management’s (IAITAM) annual Spring ACE conference concluded last Thursday. HOBI International, Inc. president Craig Boswell spoke about the future of ITAM during a session last Wednesday afternoon.

Boswell’s session, called Chasing ROI and Efficiency in a Rapidly Changing ITAM World, examined the future of ITAM, data security, and the […]

By |May 8th, 2017|data security, ITAD, News|0 Comments

Adapting to IoT in the workplace

The number of connected things, from smart cars to household items, is projected to reach 50.1 billion by the year 2020, growing at an overall CAGR of 23.1 percent. Connected device adoption is not only growing among consumers, but in the enterprise as well. More enterprise IT leaders are choosing to incorporate IoT in the […]

By |April 27th, 2017|data security, IT Asset Management, ITAD, News|1 Comment

HOBI weekly blog recap 4/10-4/13

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 4/10-4/13

PC shipments see growth for first time in 5 years

IDC reports PC shipments increased for the first time in five years last quarter. Global PC shipments grew 0.6 percent during Q1 of 2017.

Three ways for maximizing data center operational efficiency

Data centers are […]

By |April 13th, 2017|Data Center, data security, ITAD, Mobile, News|0 Comments

PC shipments see growth for first time in 5 years

IDC reports PC shipments increased for the first time in five years last quarter. Global PC shipments grew 0.6 percent during Q1 of 2017.

IDC initially estimated the market would decline 1.8 percent during the first quarter. While .06 percent may not seem substantial, PC shipments have continually declined since 2012.

“The traditional PC market […]

By |April 12th, 2017|ITAD|1 Comment

The 10th tip for data security

In light of documents released by WikiLeaks regarding potential CIA hacking tools last Tuesday, many Internet users have been increasingly paranoid about their data privacy. USA Today published an article with nine cybersecurity tips for devices, but forgot one imperative component of data security.

The nine tips USA Today lists are don’t get phished, turn on two-factor authentication, […]

By |March 14th, 2017|data security, ITAD, Mobile, News|0 Comments

HOBI International, Inc. weekly blog recap 3/6-3/10

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 3/6-3/10

Increasing cloud adoption inspires rapid cloud security market growth

According to Zion Market Research, the cloud security market will reach $9.8 billion by 2020, growing at an overall CAGR of 12 percent. The market is split into three segments: public cloud, private cloud and […]

By |March 10th, 2017|ITAD, Mobile, Recycling, Repair, Tablets|0 Comments