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…

HOBI News of the Week 11/14-11/18

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 11/14-11/18 Study shows researchers can identify smartphone user qualities through screen residue A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California San Diego analyzed the residue left behind on smartphone screens from previous users. How leasing companies can benefit from Mobility…

Study shows researchers can identify smartphone user qualities through screen residue

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California San Diego analyzed the residue left behind on smartphone screens from previous users. The study analyzed the phones of 30 participants, and took swabs from four areas of the devices as well as eight spots on the respondent’s hand. Through this analysis, researchers were…

HOBI News of the Week 10/8-10/13

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 10/8-10/13 Three tips for increasing enterprise data center cost efficiency 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…

Three ways reverse logistics increase accountability in ITAM

Partnering with a certified IT asset management firm ensures enterprise IT equipment is used to its best value and properly maintained. One of the main priorities for enterprises pairing with an IT asset manager should be choosing a firm that employs reverse logistics. Reverse logistics ensures partner accountability at all levels throughout the ITAM process.…

Global data center security market anticipated to reach $11.8 billion by 2022

Transparency Market Research reports the global data center security market is anticipated to reach or exceed $11.8 billion by 2022. This forecasts an overall CAGR of 12.6 percent. The substantial amount of market growth for data center security is a response to the increasing popularity of cloud-based solutions, and overall corporate data security awareness. As…

HOBI News of the Week 8/8-8/12

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 8/8-8/12 How reverse logistics ensures mobile asset management accountability The move to mobile is in full swing, and for this reason, more and more enterprises are choosing to adopt a CYOD policy for employee mobile devices. The rising popularity of CYOD policies also…

The most overlooked component of successful data security

Protecting data is rapidly becoming a top priority for enterprises nationwide. With the number of data breaches rising, and the increasing abundance of malware, IT professionals must use the best practices in data security to ensure files and other online assets remain uncompromised. Focusing on security during a device’s use is becoming most enterprise’s top…

HOBI News of the Week 7/17-7/21

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 7/17-7/21 Survey indicates IT professionals’ confidence dwindling in Q3 A report issued Wednesday by CompTIA indicates senior IT professionals’ confidence is dwindling in the third quarter. The report’s results come from a survey conducted earlier this month that interviewed 257 tech executives around…

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…

The two key issues of educational technology implemenation

Educational technology implementation is anticipated to grow substantially within the next five years. E-learning tools can improve the quality of instruction and classroom interaction, but without the right preparation, educational technology can hinder students and teachers instead of helping. Here are the two major issues institutions may face when first introducing technology in the classroom:…