The most commonly overlooked data security precaution

Data breaches are a prevalent cause of concern among IT professionals nationwide. Focusing on security during a device’s use is becoming most enterprise’s top IT priority, but one phase of security that is commonly forgotten is security after a device’s lifecycle. Communicating the importance of data discretion with employees and maintaining the best data security…

Global Managed Mobility Services (MMS) market to reach $65 billion

Research and Markets reports the global Managed Mobility Services (MMS) market will reach $65 billion within the next eight years. The report indicates the market will grow at a CAGR of 34 percent until 2025. The Managed Mobility Services market includes Mobility Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), Mobility Platform Management (MPM), and other…

HOBI International, Inc. marks 25 years in the IT and mobile asset disposition industry

Today marks HOBI International, Inc.’s 25th year as a leading IT and mobile asset management provider. During the past 25 years, HOBI has grown from a small family-operated electronics recycler to one of the most competitive and innovative IT and mobile service providers in the country. HOBI was founded and incorporated in 1992 in Batavia,…

2020 Olympic medals will be made of recycled electronics

Organizers of the Olympic and Paralympic games are aiming for sustainable awards instead of the traditional medals in the 2020 Olympics. In place of the gold, silver and bronze medals, organizers will create medals from recycled electronics. Olympic games organizers have established collection sites around the country for Japanese citizens to donate their older mobile…

Data Privacy Day 2017: Three commonly overlooked data security components

This Saturday, January 28, marks the 9th annual Data Privacy Day. Data Privacy Day focuses on increasing data security awareness and promoting cybersecurity education amongst Canadian and American citizens. One way to celebrate Data Privacy Day is to review security practices to ensure data is protected. Here are three commonly overlooked data security areas to…

U.S. scores C+ on annual Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card

Each year, Tenable Network Security releases a cybersecurity report card grading global enterprise cybersecurity confidence. The Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card interviews IT professionals about their respective companies’ cybersecurity practices, then grades the enterprise on preparedness. The average score on this year’s report card was 70 percent (C-), a six percent decrease from 2016. The…

Mobile Device Management (MDM) market anticipated to exceed $5 billion

Zion Market Research reports the Mobile Device Management (MDM) market will reach $5.15 billion by 2021, growing at an overall CAGR of more than 25 percent. The MDM market consists of different mobile solutions, including device management, application management, security management, network service management and other mobile function services. The market’s growth is expected as…

Samsung reveals cause of Galaxy Note 7 device malfunction

After an extensive internal investigation, Samsung has released an official statement revealing what caused the massive Galaxy Note 7 malfunction. Samsung tested more than 200,000 devices and 30,0000 batteries during their investigation. The statement explained there were two separate manufacturing and design flaws in the devices’ batteries. Samsung indicated two of their suppliers were at…

HOBI International, Inc. Weekly Recap 1/16-1/20

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 1/16-1/20 PC shipments continue to decline PC shipments continued a four-year decline last year. Gartner reports 72.6 million units shipped during Q4 2016, a 3.7 percent fall from Q4 2015. Stanford researchers design battery including fire extinguisher Combustible batteries are one of the…