Don’t Get Zapped!Have your IT Asset Disposition Plan in Place Sooner Rather than Later

The latest hacking of a large company database, Zappos.com, offers a not-so-gentle reminder of the importance of data security and avoiding data breaches on active IT assets. It also provides an opportunity for CTOs, CIOs and IT departments to consider end-of-life IT asset disposition plans for hardware that stores large volumes of corporate and customer…

E-waste Recovery Growing Three Times Faster Than Other Waste Streams

A new study released this month from SBI Energy indicates that electronic waste is growing three times faster than any other type of waste. The report, “E-Waste Recycling and Reuse Services Worldwide,” also showed a market growth of 10 percent, increasing from $6.2 billion in 2009 to $6.8 billion. The study predicts e-waste collection services can expect…

HOBI International Positioned in the ‘Challengers’ Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for North America Information Technology Asset Disposition

HOBI International Positioned in the ‘Challengers’ Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for North America Information Technology Asset Disposition R2-Certified Company’s Evaluation Based on Mobile Device Services Group and Robust Proprietary Erasure Technology DALLAS (Dec. 1, 2011) — HOBI International, Inc., a global leader in the asset management, resale, remarketingand recycling of IT and cellular phone…

HOBI International Partners With EPA, GSA to Celebrate America Recycles Day

HOBI International Partners With EPA, GSA to Celebrate America Recycles Day Certified electronics recycling center hosts tour for Regional Administrators DALLAS, Nov. 15, 2011 — HOBI International, Inc., a global leader in the resale, remarketing and recycling of IT assets and cellular phones, today marked America Recycles Day with a visit from EPA Regional Administrator…

House Passes Bill Declaring Lithium Batteries Safe

The House of Representatives has passed legislation that prevents the United States government from implementing more stringent rules classifying lithium batteries as a hazardous material. Does that mean the batteries are not hazardous? Not necessarily. The move is based on lobbying and financial interests, rather than environmental or safety concerns. Read more about the House’s decision on…

Mitigating Risk, Maintaining Compliance and Procuring a Return

Along with the extreme environmental benefits and green initiatives, there are several vital reasons for modern corporations with substantial IT assets to procure a partner for IT asset management, resale and recycling. The three major reasons are: MITIGATING RISK MAINTAINING COMPLIANCE PROCURING A RETURN ON INVESTMENT RISK Whether you’re in an IT management position or…

HOBI International Processing Facilities Pass Rigorous Responsible Recycling Certification

HOBI International, Inc., a global leader in the resale, remarketing and recycling of IT assets and cellular phones, today announced R2 Certification for its Dallas, Texas, processing center. Created by a multi-stake holder group, which included the US EPA, state regulators and OEMs and is now managed by R2 Solutions, the R2 Certification is a…

HOBI International Receives R2 Certification

HOBI International, Inc., a leader in electronic asset management and electronics recycling since 1992, with corporate offices located in Batavia, IL and Dallas, TX became the first Illinois recycling organization to receive the R2 Certification. The R2 Certification was developed through a multi-stakeholder process and facilitated by the EPA as a catalyst in accreditation for…