SERI reports first instance of fabricated R2 certificate

Last week, Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) reported the first known instance of a doctored R2 certificate. SERI discovered the fraudulent certificate after an e-scrap processor attempted using the document to secure a contract. The document, created by Secure Recycling, was a real R2 form with the facility name, date and certificate number altered. Secure…


HOBI International, Inc. weekly blog recap 2/27-3/3

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 2/27-3/3 Study finds 2017 mobility will focus on cloud computing and data security A new study shows the majority of enterprises are focusing on mobile device management, cloud integration and data security in their mobile strategies. The study, sponsored by Clutch and DMI,…


The most overlooked component of enterprise mobile asset management

When considering a mobile asset management provider, enterprises may focus on repair solutions, data security, and future refurbishment and recycling opportunities. While these are all important components of mobile asset management, the most overlooked component of a mobile asset manager is guaranteed compliance. Securing an environmentally-friendly provider is not only a moral obligation but also…


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…


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…


HOBI News of the Week 7/11-7/15

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 7/11-7/15 Study indicates school districts are struggling with proper classroom technology integration A study conducted by Edgenuity indicates a substantial amount of schools around the country are struggling with successful classroom technology integration. This survey interviewed teachers of various grade levels around the…


ISRI issues response to pending SEERA legislation

Billy Johnson, chief lobbyist for ISRI, issued a formal response to the pending the Secure E-Waste and Recycling Act (SEERA) legislation last Friday. SEERA, proposed by the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER), is currently in the drafting stages and  aims to regulate the exportation of used electronics. SEERA’s framework aims to forbid the export…


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 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…


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…