HOBI News of the Week 7/25-7/29

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 7/25-7/29 Apple announces sale of one billionth iPhone Yesterday morning, Apple announced the sale of its one billionth iPhone. While this news shows the iPhone still remains a popular option among consumers, but iPhone sales have been falling for two consecutive quarters. Counterfeiting…

Apple announces sale of one billionth iPhone

Yesterday morning, Apple announced the sale of its one billionth iPhone. While this news shows the iPhone still remains a popular option among consumers, but iPhone sales have been falling for two consecutive quarters. Last quarter, Apple sold 40.4 million iPhones, a 7.1 million decrease from the 47.5 million sold one year ago. With consumers…

Counterfeiting argument continues, experts question validity

Earlier this month, the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER) proposed the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA). SEERA aims to provide framework regarding the exportation of electronics to prevent the circulation of counterfeited goods. The main reasoning behind SEERA’s adversity towards counterfeit electronics is the correlation between counterfeiting and a threat towards national…

Verizon buying Yahoo for $4.8 billion

After months of bidding, Verizon will officially acquire Yahoo’s operating business. The acquisition will go for $4.83 billion in cash, and consist of Yahoo’s advertising technology, mobile and search content, including Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Tumblr. This massive acquisition follows Verizon’s purchase of AOL for $4.4 billion in May 2015. The combination of both…

HOBI News of the Week 7/17-7/21

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 7/17-7/21 Survey indicates IT professionals’ confidence dwindling in Q3 A report issued Wednesday by CompTIA indicates senior IT professionals’ confidence is dwindling in the third quarter. The report’s results come from a survey conducted earlier this month that interviewed 257 tech executives around…

Survey indicates IT professionals’ confidence dwindling in Q3

A report issued Wednesday by CompTIA indicates senior IT professionals’ confidence is dwindling in the third quarter. The report’s results come from a survey conducted earlier this month that interviewed 257 tech executives around the U.S. The third-quarter IT business confidence index dropped to 61.7 points, a 1.4-point decrease on a 100 point scale. This…

Three benefits of using reverse logistics in an IT asset management program

A professional ITAM provider can choose the best plan of action for enterprise devices, including device management, repair and end-of-life services. Once a provider has been chosen, it’s important for enterprise management to understand their processes and how devices will be handled down the road. One way to ensure complete disclosure is by working with…

National data center energy consumption could reach lowest levels since 2003 within the next five years

A study published by Berkeley National Laboratory indicates United States data center energy consumption could reach an its lowest levels since 2003 within the next five years. Data center energy consumption has been a popular industry topic within the past decade. Between 2000 and 2005, national data center energy consumption skyrocketed by 90 percent, and…

Pokémon Go brings attention to consumer data security in apps

Since its release earlier this month, Pokémon Go has quickly become one of the most popular apps of all time. The app has created a new way to encourage users to get out and be active with technology, but its use of location services and account access requests raises questions about data safety. At the…

HOBI News of the Week 7/11-7/15

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 7/11-7/15 Study indicates school districts are struggling with proper classroom technology integration A study conducted by Edgenuity indicates a substantial amount of schools around the country are struggling with successful classroom technology integration. This survey interviewed teachers of various grade levels around the…

Study indicates school districts are struggling with proper classroom technology integration

A study conducted by Edgenuity indicates a substantial amount of schools around the country are struggling with successful classroom technology integration. This survey interviewed teachers of various grade levels around the country about their opinions about educational technology. Of the participants, 91 percent agreed with the statement, “Technology provides a greater ability for teachers to…

Two questions to ask a prospective enterprise IT asset managemer

Enterprise IT is a quickly-evolving platform. As more technologies are released and more threats are perceived, enterprise IT departments may feel overwhelmed. One way to navigate the constantly-evolving enterprise IT landscape is to work with an IT asset management provider. Certified ITAM professionals ensure devices are properly managed, repaired, refurbished and recycled, and protect enterprise…

ISRI issues response to pending SEERA legislation

Billy Johnson, chief lobbyist for ISRI, issued a formal response to the pending the Secure E-Waste and Recycling Act (SEERA) legislation last Friday. SEERA, proposed by the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER), is currently in the drafting stages and  aims to regulate the exportation of used electronics. SEERA’s framework aims to forbid the export…