Local, state and federal officials are prepared for any election-related cyber threat

Local, state and federal officials nationwide are prepared for any potential cyber threat U.S. voters may encounter this Election Day. The Department of Homeland Security and FBI, as well as local and state authorities, have teams ready to respond to small and large scale voting threats. This level of preparedness is comforting, but hopefully these…

“Ballot selfies” could cost voters thousands of dollars in addition to their vote

Social media enthusiasts around the country are finding Instagram and Snapchat in the voting booth can result in legal action. Taking a “ballot selfie” or any other kind of photograph inside a voting booth can result in fines and/or vote revocation. While there are severe consequences for ballot photos in some states, including California, they…

HOBI News of the Week 10/31-11/4

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 10/31-11/4 The most overlooked component of enterprise mobile asset management When considering a mobile asset management provider, enterprises may focus on repair solutions, data security, and future refurbishment and recycling opportunities. While these are all important components of mobile asset management, the most…

The most overlooked component of enterprise mobile asset management

When considering a mobile asset management provider, enterprises may focus on repair solutions, data security, and future refurbishment and recycling opportunities. While these are all important components of mobile asset management, the most overlooked component of a mobile asset manager is guaranteed compliance. Securing an environmentally-friendly provider is not only a moral obligation but also…

New report shows more users accessing the Internet through mobile than desktop devices for the first time

StatCounter reports more people are accessing the Internet through mobile devices than desktop computers globally. Overall, 51.2 percent of users accessed the Internet through mobile phones and tablets, and 48.7 accessed the Internet through desktop computers. This is the first time mobile access has been greater than desktop access since StatCounter began tracking Internet traffic.…

Used electronics resale company shut down in light of federal lawsuit

A used electronics resell company, Laptop and Desktop Repair LLC, has been raided and shut down after multiple complaints that lead to a federal lawsuit. Federal court records report the company’s office, based in Sparks, NV, was raided by police and court-appointed receiver, Hays Financial Consulting, on September 29. Laptop and Desktop Repair ran multiple…

Craig Boswell to speak at the 2016 Electronics Reuse Conference

Craig Boswell, HOBI President, is contributing to the Smartphone and Apple Refurbisher Insights panel at the 2016 Electronics Reuse Conference in Houston, beginning at 9 a.m tomorrow morning. Smartphone shipments for 2016 are projected to exceed 207 million in the United States alone. As more devices are released to the market, the need for high-quality…