HOBI International ranks 6th among largest North Texas women-owned businesses

Dallas Business Journal released their 2015 list of the largest north Texas women-owned businesses earlier today. HOBI International, Inc. placed 6th overall, 49 spots higher than 2014’s ranking of 55th. 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 fellow…

Two ways children may compromise their parents’ data

Now that the school year has begun, educational technology is in full swing. Students are taking home devices or using their parents devices to access educational apps, games and supplementary materials. While these types of resources are great for students outside of the classroom, children may inadvertently compromise their parents’ data when accessing these materials.…

HOBI News of the Week 8/22-8/26

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 8/22-8/26 How to navigate back-to-school educational technology challenges The beginning of the school year is officially here. With the first day of school approaching, administrators and educators are working to finalize strategies for the year. Part of this planning is managing all technology…

How to navigate back-to-school educational technology challenges

The beginning of the school year is officially here. With the first day of school approaching, administrators and educators are working to finalize strategies for the year. Part of this planning is managing all technology managed by both educators and students. Implementing technology in the classroom, such as tablets and chromebooks, opens the doors for…

New survey reports 94 percent of respondents want devices “built to last”

A new survey commissioned by Greenpeace highlights the new shift towards longer mobile lifecycles, and the need for a more reliable mobile repair infrastructure. The survey, titled the Greenpeace Mobile Survey 2016, was conducted by Ipsos MORI, and interviewed 1,000 respondents in the U.S. over the course of two months. The majority of responses to…

HOBI News of the Week 8/15-8/19

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 8/15-8/19 Apple’s slowing sales indicate growing smartphone lifecycle Earlier this month, Apple announced device upgrades customers can expect in the iPhone 7. The official device launch is set for the traditional month of September, but there is significantly less consumer excitement following the…

Apple’s slowing sales indicate growing smartphone lifecycle

Earlier this month, Apple announced device upgrades customers can expect in the iPhone 7. The official device launch is set for the traditional month of September, but there is significantly less consumer excitement following the newest version of Apple’s flagship device. Overall iPhones shipments have fallen for the past two quarters. Apple sold 40.4 million…

Craig Boswell, HOBI President, speaking at 2016 IAITAM Fall ACE

Craig Boswell, HOBI International President, is speaking at the 2016 IAITAM Fall ACE. The conference will take place September 6-7 in Dublin, Ireland at the Crowne Plaza Dublin Northwood. Boswell’s presentation, titled Overcoming the Challenges of Mobile Lifecycle Management, thoroughly explains future challenges for mobile asset managers, including FRI/FMIP lock, data erasure, and the stability…

Global data center security market anticipated to reach $11.8 billion by 2022

Transparency Market Research reports the global data center security market is anticipated to reach or exceed $11.8 billion by 2022. This forecasts an overall CAGR of 12.6 percent. The substantial amount of market growth for data center security is a response to the increasing popularity of cloud-based solutions, and overall corporate data security awareness. As…

Five mobile app security threats, and how to navigate them

The number of mobile apps continues to skyrocket year after year. Mobile apps are now part of everyday smartphone functions and increase efficiency and novelty for many users. While apps increase the convenience of smartphone usage, there are still many security risks associated with mobile apps. eSecurity Planet recently published an article explaining five application…

HOBI News of the Week 8/8-8/12

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 8/8-8/12 How reverse logistics ensures mobile asset management accountability The move to mobile is in full swing, and for this reason, more and more enterprises are choosing to adopt a CYOD policy for employee mobile devices. The rising popularity of CYOD policies also…