Mobile asset management accountability through reverse logistics operations

One of the main priorities for enterprises pairing with a mobile asset manager should be choosing a firm that employs reverse logistics operations. Reverse logistics not only ensure partner accountability throughout the mobile asset management process but it also ensures asset managers remain accountable through three fundamental areas: Communication  Reverse logistics services create clear points…

EY Announces Cathy Hill and Craig Boswell Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award Finalist in the Midwest

BATAVIA, Ill., April 25, 2018 – EY today announced that Cathy Hill, CEO, and Craig Boswell, President, of HOBI International, Inc. are finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® (EOY) 2018 Award in the Midwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their…

HOBI International, Inc. ranks third amongst largest North Texas women-owned businesses

Dallas Business Journal released their annual list of the largest north Texas women-owned businesses this week. HOBI International, Inc. ranked third overall, a three-spot increase from 2016’s ranking of sixth place. HOBI has been a  Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) for more than 20 years, and continues to support…

HOBI weekly blog recap 8/21-8/25

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 8/21-8/25 Samsung reveals Galaxy Note 8 Samsung revealed the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8 device at a conference yesterday. The device’s predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7, experienced a public failure after all devices were recalled due to combusting batteries. Certain e-scrap metals excluded…

Samsung reveals Galaxy Note 8

Samsung revealed the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8 device at a conference yesterday. The device’s predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7, experienced a public failure after all devices were recalled due to combusting batteries. The new device has four color options, black, blue, gray and gold, and features an edge-to-edge display, an improved stylus and a…

Certain e-scrap metals excluded from Chinese waste import ban

Last month, Chinese officials alerted the World Trade Organization (WTO) of plans to ban the import of certain waste materials, including common scrap metals and plastics, as part of an initiative against “foreign garbage.” China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) indicated China will still import certain kinds of steel and nonferrous scrap. The MEP published…

Enterprises are decreasing in-house data center budgets, study says

A survey conducted by the Uptime Institute last year 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…

Global cybersecurity spending to exceed $80 billion during 2017

Gartner predicts global cybersecurity spending will exceed $80 billion during 2017. The firm predicts cyber security spending will experience seven percent year-over-year growth, projected to reach $86.4 billion by the end of the year. Cybersecurity spending includes any cyber security product or service. Gartner cites increasing numbers of data breaches, app security testing and the…