Mobile Data Protection Industry Expected to Grow

The world has quickly switched to a digital era, as most of our bills, payments and entertainment now take place online via apps. However, this has resulted in large amounts of data being stored on mobile devices and other electronics. Information such as financial transactions, passwords, purchases etc. are vulnerable to hackers, which is why…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (2/21-24/22)

Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including the age-old debate on whether or not online privacy is really that important, why e-scrap exports are important to the industry, a grant from AT&T that will help provide electronics to students, and how to prepare and pack your equipment for processing.  Tech Solutions Series:…

How to Prepare and Pack Your Equipment for Processing

One important aspect of the ITAD industry is reducing the amount of e-waste we generate each year, and one way to accomplish this is through the resale of used electronics. Repairing and refurbishing old electronics extends the devices’ lifecycles and prevents manufacturers from having to use more raw materials to make more. However, in order…

AT&T Announces Grant to Help Provide Electronics to Students in Need During a Digital Age

Since the pandemic began many businesses have switched to a remote environment, including schools. Remote learning swept over many countries, resulting in the need for more electronics. Many households have more than one child in school, which increases costs and makes the digital learning process more difficult to achieve. Fortunately, a well known tech giant…

Why E-Scrap Exports Are Important to the Industry

Earlier this month the House of Representatives passed the America COMPETES Act, a bill intended to boost U.S. competitiveness, but it would restrict the export of used electronics from the United States. The bill cites several reasons for the restrictions including national security interests and potential human health damages, but despite its claims, the bill’s…

Tech Solutions Series: Is online privacy really that important?

With every upgrade comes a new batch of tech questions, and spending hours trying to find just one answer can be frustrating, but sometimes the questions are mere curiosities. For instance, have you ever caught yourself on Pinterest or Facebook, or catching up with an old friend online and wondering if you should be using…