Cybersecurity spending to exceed $1 trillion by 2021

A new report from Cybersecurity Ventures anticipates global cybersecurity spending will reach or exceed $1 trillion within the next four years, growing 12 to 15 percent year-over-year from 2017 to 2021. Cybersecurity spending reached more than $120 billion during 2017, growing 35 times higher than the original $3.5 billion in spending during 2004. Cybersecurity spending…

HOBI International, Inc. weekly blog recap 2/20-2/24

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 2/20-2/24 Survey indicates users prioritize mobile data security A new survey from Creative Strategies indicates users are most concerned about data privacy and security when using a smartphone device. The survey interviewed 800 U.S. consumers about the importance of data security and privacy…

Survey indicates users prioritize mobile data security

A new survey from Creative Strategies indicates users are most concerned about data privacy and security when using a smartphone device. The survey interviewed 800 U.S. consumers about the importance of data security and privacy when using different devices and services. According to the firm’s findings, 60 percent of interviewees indicated security matters the most…

HOBI weekly blog recap 2/13-2/17

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 2/13-2/17 Two educational technology concerns and their solutions Technology in the classroom brings opportunities for increased lesson plan flexibility, outside-the-classroom resources and improved teacher-student interaction. What to do with old devices after Valentine’s Day New tablets, smartphones and wearable technology are popular gifts…

Two educational technology security concerns and their solutions

Technology in the classroom brings opportunities for increased lesson plan flexibility, outside-the-classroom resources and improved teacher-student interaction. To use educational tablets to their best abilities, students and teachers can personalize apps and functions to ensure learning and instruction is functioning at their best level. The customization factor of all educational technology is a major reason…

What to do with old devices after Valentine’s Day

New tablets, smartphones and wearable technology are popular gifts each Valentine’s Day. With new devices in-hand, old devices are no longer of use. Instead of storing unused cellphones, tablets or computers in a drawer, reselling and recycling bring further use to old devices. Many U.S. cities have electronics recycling collection sites to ensure responsible electronics…

Right to Repair bills proposed in five states could be first step to sustainable device repair

According Android Authority, new Right to Repair bills have been proposed in five states, including Kansas, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Nebraska and New York. If enacted, Right to Repair legislation is a step towards a more sustainable electronics repair and refurbishment industry. This legislation would require manufacturers to sell replacement parts and provide service manuals to independent…