HOBI News of the Week 6/20-6/24

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of June 20-24, 2016 Three common mistakes made by enterprise IT professionals Enterprise IT is a fast-evolving landscape. With rapid technology releases, shortening device lifecycles and quick changes in budgets, IT leadership is more challenging than ever. Survey indicates decreasing data center budgets A…

Three common mistakes made by enterprise IT professionals

Enterprise IT is a fast-evolving landscape. With rapid technology releases, shortening device lifecycles and quick changes in budgets, IT leadership is more challenging than ever. When making decisions about changing technology or operating schemes, it’s easy to get tunnel vision or overlook the entire process. These are three common IT leadership mistakes, and how to…

Survey indicates decreasing data center budgets

A survey conducted by the Uptime Institute indicates enterprise IT budgets are shifting away from focusing on corporate data centers and towards more outsourced services. The Uptime Institute interviewed around 1,000 data center and IT professionals. From these interviews, Uptime found 71 percent of reported assets were contained in enterprise data centers, 20 percent were…

Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced plans of acquiring LinkedIn. If this transaction meets regulatory approvals, Microsoft will pay $26.2 billion, or $196 per share, in cash. If this transaction isn’t completed for some reason, LinkedIn will pay Microsoft a $275 termination fee. This development follows Microsoft’s recent decision to lay off 1,850 employees to streamline…

The two key issues of educational technology implemenation

Educational technology implementation is anticipated to grow substantially within the next five years. E-learning tools can improve the quality of instruction and classroom interaction, but without the right preparation, educational technology can hinder students and teachers instead of helping. Here are the two major issues institutions may face when first introducing technology in the classroom:…

Slowing smartphone sales growth is a positive development for mobile device recycling and refurbishment industry

Gartner anticipates global smartphone sales growth will decrease from 14.4 percent growth in 2015 to 7 percent growth in 2016. If these predictions are true, only 1.5 billion smartphones will be shipped this year. The decrease in smartphone sales growth may not come as a surprise to many industry professionals. Consumers are seeing less reason…