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…

Happy HOBIdays!

As 2015 reaches an end, the HOBI team wants to wish everyone a merry Christmas and happy new year. We hope everyone has a restful end to the holiday season, and 2016 brings many opportunities for personal and professional growth. 2015 brought many new questions about new approaches to IT asset management. An increasing number of…

Three ways to increase enterprise mobile app security

The move to mobile initiated the development of millions of mobile apps. Just in 2015, the amount of apps developed was record setting. Apps are usually thought to make life easier, but they bring threats as well as convenience. Newer apps are designed to gain access to valuable information on devices without the user’s knowledge.…

Increase in vendor trade-in programs expected in response to slowing smartphone sales

This year marks the first year ever to see single-digit growth in the smartphone market. IDC reports overall smartphone shipments grew 9.8 percent, or 1.43 billion units, in 2015. IDC expects smartphone sales to maintain a slow growth rate until 2019. It’s theorized that the small growth percentage is attributed to lower shipments from the…

Record amount of Black Friday purchases made on mobile devices

This year, a record amount of 1.5 billion purchases were completed on mobile devices on Black Friday and Thanksgiving. Adobe reports the 1.5 billion contributed to the overall $4.45 billion online purchases completed in this time period. While the overall amount of online purchases during Thanksgiving and Black Friday has risen, the average amount of…