How to ensure enterprise IT is prepared for a cyberattack

In light of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, enterprises everywhere are reviewing their IT practices and readiness for a data breach. A survey conducted by ISACA reported 83 percent of its respondents agreed cyberattack is a top-three threat for enterprises, but only 38 percent indicated their company is prepared to experience one. Top-notch data security can…

Three commonly overlooked areas in cybersecurity

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month, a time for U.S. citizens to educate themselves on current cybersecurity issues. As citizens read about different types of common security threats, they may be encouraged to update their devices and respective security systems. Here are three common areas that are overlooked in cybersecurity preparation: Device passcodes One of…

HOBI News of the Week 10/8-10/13

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 10/8-10/13 Three tips for increasing enterprise data center cost efficiency Enterprises nationwide are decreasing their data center budgets. Electricity, environmental controls and equipment maintenance can lead to high operational costs. To maximize a data center’s potential, it’s important to stick to the best…

Three tips for increasing enterprise data center cost efficiency

Enterprises nationwide are decreasing their data center budgets. Electricity, environmental controls and equipment maintenance can lead to high operational costs. To maximize a data center’s potential, it’s important to stick to the best practices and regular maintenance to make sure your devices are functioning at their highest capability. Here are three tips for maximizing data…

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Three ways reverse logistics increase accountability in ITAM

Partnering with a certified IT asset management firm ensures enterprise IT equipment is used to its best value and properly maintained. One of the main priorities for enterprises pairing with an IT asset manager should be choosing a firm that employs reverse logistics. Reverse logistics ensures partner accountability at all levels throughout the ITAM process.…

HOBI News of the Week 10/3-10/7

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 10/3-10/7 Global Green Data Center market anticipated to reach $91 million in 5 years A new report published by Research and Markets anticipates the Global Green Data Center market will reach or exceed $91 billion within the next five years. Survey indicates teachers…

Global Green Data Center market anticipated to reach $91 billion in 5 years

A new report published by Research and Markets anticipates the Global Green Data Center market will reach or exceed $91 billion within the next five years. Research and Markets projects the overall CAGR of 22.7 percent for the next four years, meaning the market will grow from $26.77 billion in 2015, to $91.53 billion in…

Survey indicates teachers enthusiastic about classroom tech but unsure about implementation

A new online survey conducted by the University of Phoenix College of Education and Harris Poll indicates teachers are enthusiastic about classroom technology usage, but not as knowledgable about the integration process as they need to be. Fifty-five percent of the respondents indicated they use classroom technology daily, but only 15 percent admitted they would…

Experts anticipate new smartphones, VR and smart-home developments at Google’s October event

Google has been hinting big developments will be revealed at their annual event tomorrow. Google fans are expecting new mobile devices and both VR and Google Home developments. Many experts are speculating about the release of a new HTC manufactured Pixel device. The rumors include a 5-inch display for the Pixel and a 5.5-inch display…

HOBI International News of the Week 9/26-9/30

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 9/26-9/30 Amazon issued complaint for importing refurbished phones to India The Indian Express reports Amazon India and 20 other ecommerce platforms, including eBay, Snapdeal, Olx and Quikr, were issued a showcause complaint by the India’s environment ministry for selling imported refurbished devices. Blackberry…

Amazon issued complaint for importing refurbished phones to India

The Indian Express reports Amazon India and 20 other ecommerce platforms, including eBay, Snapdeal, Olx and Quikr, were issued a showcause complaint by the India’s environment ministry for selling imported refurbished devices.   The notice, filed September 23, orders Amazon “to stop the import/shipment of used/refurbished electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) immediately.” The notice also…