New e-scrap bill proposes framework for exports, addresses counterfeit material

A new bill has been proposed by the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER) as an effort to introduce extended guidelines for e-scrap exports and bring attention to the dangers of counterfeit material. This bill, tentatively named the Secure E-Waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA), is the second recent attempt at establishing legislation to control…

The easiest enterprise data security mistake

In an article from Entrepreneur, Brett Relander lists 10 data security mistakes startups cannot afford to make. These mistakes include: Identifying personal and professionals borders Ignoring two-step authentication Not making security a top priority Insufficient exit protocols Forgoing SSL from the beginning Failing to prioritize security Having no policies for cloud storage Disregarding security best-practice…

Google expected to launch first in-house designed, manufactured device this year

A report issued by The Telegraph indicates Google plans to completely manufacture their own device. In the past, Google’s Nexus devices have been created  in conjunction with other mobile manufacturers. The Nexus 6P was manufactured by Huawei and the 5X was manufactured by LG. It has not been revealed if the newest device will be…

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…

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. When making decisions about changing technology or operating schemes, it’s easy to get tunnel vision or overlook the entire process. These are three common IT leadership mistakes, and how to…

Survey indicates decreasing data center budgets

A survey conducted by the Uptime Institute indicates enterprise IT budgets are shifting away from focusing on corporate data centers and towards more outsourced services. The Uptime Institute interviewed around 1,000 data center and IT professionals. From these interviews, Uptime found 71 percent of reported assets were contained in enterprise data centers, 20 percent were…

Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced plans of acquiring LinkedIn. If this transaction meets regulatory approvals, Microsoft will pay $26.2 billion, or $196 per share, in cash. If this transaction isn’t completed for some reason, LinkedIn will pay Microsoft a $275 termination fee. This development follows Microsoft’s recent decision to lay off 1,850 employees to streamline…

The two key issues of educational technology implemenation

Educational technology implementation is anticipated to grow substantially within the next five years. E-learning tools can improve the quality of instruction and classroom interaction, but without the right preparation, educational technology can hinder students and teachers instead of helping. Here are the two major issues institutions may face when first introducing technology in the classroom:…