Worldwide Information Security Spending to Hit $93B in 2018

Gartner Inc. forecasts worldwide information security spending to climb to $93 billion next year. With 2017 already predicted to total $86.4 billion in spending before the year’s end, a nearly seven percent growth from 2016, it seems that information security spending is rapidly becoming a growing concern and major priority all over the globe. Experts…

HOBI weekly blog recap 8/21-8/25

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 8/21-8/25 Samsung reveals Galaxy Note 8 Samsung revealed the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8 device at a conference yesterday. The device’s predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7, experienced a public failure after all devices were recalled due to combusting batteries. Certain e-scrap metals excluded…

Enterprises are decreasing in-house data center budgets, study says

A survey conducted by the Uptime Institute last year 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…

HOBI weekly blog recap 6/19-6/23

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 6/19-6/23 IoT spending anticipated to grow 17 percent during 2017 IDC estimates organizations worldwide will spend up to $1.4 trillion in IoT hardware, software and services by 2021. While the firm predicts substantial growth within the next four years, IDC reports nearly 17…

Three steps to maximizing enterprise data center potential

Enterprises nationwide are decreasing their data center budgets. Electricity, environmental controls and equipment maintenance can lead to high operational costs. To maximize a data center’s potential, it’s important to stick to the best practices and regular maintenance to ensure equipment is functioning at its highest capability. Here are three tips for maximizing data center potential: Maximize…

HOBI weekly blog recap 6/5-6/9

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 6/5-6/9 Three steps to prepare for a data center relocation Enterprise data centers are constantly evolving with new technologies and new approaches to maximize value. Whether it’s taking the plunge and committing to a cloud-computing centric data center, or just overall consolidation, data…