HOBI News of the week 8/1-8/5

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 8/1-8/5 Tablet shipments continue to decrease in Q2 IDC reports tablet shipments continued to decline in the second quarter, with 38.7 million devices shipped globally. This represents a 12.3 percent year-over-year shipment decrease. The most overlooked component of successful data security Protecting data…

The most overlooked component of successful data security

Protecting data is rapidly becoming a top priority for enterprises nationwide. With the number of data breaches rising, and the increasing abundance of malware, IT professionals must use the best practices in data security to ensure files and other online assets remain uncompromised. Focusing on security during a device’s use is becoming most enterprise’s top…

HOBI News of the Week 7/25-7/29

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 7/25-7/29 Apple announces sale of one billionth iPhone Yesterday morning, Apple announced the sale of its one billionth iPhone. While this news shows the iPhone still remains a popular option among consumers, but iPhone sales have been falling for two consecutive quarters. Counterfeiting…

Apple announces sale of one billionth iPhone

Yesterday morning, Apple announced the sale of its one billionth iPhone. While this news shows the iPhone still remains a popular option among consumers, but iPhone sales have been falling for two consecutive quarters. Last quarter, Apple sold 40.4 million iPhones, a 7.1 million decrease from the 47.5 million sold one year ago. With consumers…

Counterfeiting argument continues, experts question validity

Earlier this month, the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER) proposed the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA). SEERA aims to provide framework regarding the exportation of electronics to prevent the circulation of counterfeited goods. The main reasoning behind SEERA’s adversity towards counterfeit electronics is the correlation between counterfeiting and a threat towards national…

Verizon buying Yahoo for $4.8 billion

After months of bidding, Verizon will officially acquire Yahoo’s operating business. The acquisition will go for $4.83 billion in cash, and consist of Yahoo’s advertising technology, mobile and search content, including Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Tumblr. This massive acquisition follows Verizon’s purchase of AOL for $4.4 billion in May 2015. The combination of both…

HOBI News of the Week 7/17-7/21

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 7/17-7/21 Survey indicates IT professionals’ confidence dwindling in Q3 A report issued Wednesday by CompTIA indicates senior IT professionals’ confidence is dwindling in the third quarter. The report’s results come from a survey conducted earlier this month that interviewed 257 tech executives around…

Survey indicates IT professionals’ confidence dwindling in Q3

A report issued Wednesday by CompTIA indicates senior IT professionals’ confidence is dwindling in the third quarter. The report’s results come from a survey conducted earlier this month that interviewed 257 tech executives around the U.S. The third-quarter IT business confidence index dropped to 61.7 points, a 1.4-point decrease on a 100 point scale. This…

Three benefits of using reverse logistics in an IT asset management program

A professional ITAM provider can choose the best plan of action for enterprise devices, including device management, repair and end-of-life services. Once a provider has been chosen, it’s important for enterprise management to understand their processes and how devices will be handled down the road. One way to ensure complete disclosure is by working with…

National data center energy consumption could reach lowest levels since 2003 within the next five years

A study published by Berkeley National Laboratory indicates United States data center energy consumption could reach an its lowest levels since 2003 within the next five years. Data center energy consumption has been a popular industry topic within the past decade. Between 2000 and 2005, national data center energy consumption skyrocketed by 90 percent, and…