Microsoft laying off 1,850 in effort to streamline business

Microsoft announced, last week, plans to lay off as many as 1,850 staff members in an effort to “streamline” business. This will result in a $950 million charge, including $200 million in severance payments. This news follows the announcement that the tech giant is selling its feature phone business for $350 million. Both of these…

Three checkpoints for enterprises choosing an IT asset manager

Pairing with an IT asset management provider cuts down on the stress of data security, data management, device repairs and end-of-life services. While these are all important functions of a successful enterprise-ITAM provider partnership, the most imperative function of IT asset management may be looked over: compliance. Pairing with a non-compliant service provider can result…

How much an enterprise data center outage can cost you, and how to avoid it

Enterprise data centers process and store massive amounts of critical information. Data center technology is rapidly advancing, but there still remains room for error, and room for outages. Even a short outage can result in the loss of thousands of dollars and compromise hundreds of files. How do enterprises avoid costly outages? The problem The…

HOBI News of the Week 3/16-3/20

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of May 16-20, 2016. LinkedIn breach compromised 117 million accounts A data breach at LinkedIn in 2012 compromised up to 117 million user account credentials. North American educational technology market anticipating substantial growth Market Research reports the North American  educational technology market is anticipated…

North American educational technology market anticipating substantial growth

Market Research reports the North American  educational technology market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of more than 9 percent within the next five years. School districts and universities around the country are introducing more e-learning tools in classrooms each year. New device introduction also requires corresponding amounts of support and maintenance to ensure…

Apple’s plans to sell refurbished iPhones in India meets challenges

Apple’s plans to sell refurbished iPhones in India are close to being derailed after meeting resistance from the Mobile and Communications Council, a newly formed industry body. Apple has formally applied to import “certified pre-owned” iPhones, but it is unclear if this application has been rejected or remains under review by the government. Apple plans…

HOBI News of the Week 3/2-3/6

Here is a recap of ITAD industry news from the week of May 2nd to May 6th. Global data center security market anticipated to reach $12.9 billion Research and Markets anticipates the global data center security market will reach or exceed $12.91 billion by 2021 with an overall CAGR of 15.3 percent. Apple anticipates iPhones only…