Three tips for maximizing data center operational efficiency

Data centers are one of the most expensive aspects of enterprise information technology. Sophisticated equipment, electricity needs, environmental controls and security measures lead to increasingly high operational costs. To maximize a data center’s potential, it’s important to stick to the best practices and regular maintenance to make sure your devices are functioning at their highest…

Three benefits of backing up a smartphone to the cloud

More people are using smartphones as their primary computing device than ever. Smartphones’ small size and advanced computing abilities allow the devices to store many apps and other information typically stored on laptop and desktop computers in the past. Smartphones’ ability to store important personal data, including photos, videos, finances, corporate files and other irreplaceable…

How to monitor what personal data is being accessed by your Internet provider

Last week, Congress voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) regulations regarding broadband privacy. The privacy regulations previously required Internet Services Providers (ISPs) to request permission to collect and sell users’ personal information to advertisers. Since the reversal, Internet users are wondering what this means for their personal information and how it will be…

Android surpasses Windows as the OS used to access the Internet most frequently

Research firm Statcounter reports Android has surpassed Windows as the OS used to access the Internet the most frequently. This month, Android users accounted for 37.93 percent of Statcounter network activity, followed closely behind by Microsoft users with 37.91 percent. Statcounter also reports Apple users access the Internet through mobile (iOS) than desktop program (OSX),…

HOBI weekly blog recap 3/27-3/31

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog from the week of 3/27-3/31. Study finds 40 percent of used devices available for resale contain personally identifiable information Last week, the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) published results from a large-scale study analyzing personally identifiable information (PII) found in publicly resold electronics. The study found…

Study finds 40 percent of used devices available for resale contain personally identifiable information

Last week, the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) published results from a large-scale study analyzing personally identifiable information (PII) found in publicly resold electronics. The study found 40 percent of the tested devices contained PII. NAID commissioned CPR Tools, Inc. to test used tablets, hard drives and mobile phones for PII. This is the…

Congress votes to repeal FCC broadband privacy regulations

Tuesday, Congress voted to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband privacy regulations. The FCC’s broadband regulations require Internet Service Providers (ISP) to ask users’ permission before collecting and selling personal information. Those in favor of the reversal argued the FCC’s protocol clashed with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) consumer privacy framework. The opponents also…

HOBI International, Inc. weekly blog recap 3/20-3/24

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 3/20-3/24 E-Scrap recycling market anticipating substantial growth Transparency Market Research anticipates substantial growth for the e-scrap recycling market until 2022. The report indicates the market will grow at a CAGR of 7.2 percent within the next five years. Google releases developer preview of…