“Ballot selfies” could cost voters thousands of dollars in addition to their vote

Social media enthusiasts around the country are finding Instagram and Snapchat in the voting booth can result in legal action. Taking a “ballot selfie” or any other kind of photograph inside a voting booth can result in fines and/or vote revocation. While there are severe consequences for ballot photos in some states, including California, they…

HOBI News of the Week 10/31-11/4

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 10/31-11/4 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…

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…

New report shows more users accessing the Internet through mobile than desktop devices for the first time

StatCounter reports more people are accessing the Internet through mobile devices than desktop computers globally. Overall, 51.2 percent of users accessed the Internet through mobile phones and tablets, and 48.7 accessed the Internet through desktop computers. This is the first time mobile access has been greater than desktop access since StatCounter began tracking Internet traffic.…

Craig Boswell to speak at the 2016 Electronics Reuse Conference

Craig Boswell, HOBI President, is contributing to the Smartphone and Apple Refurbisher Insights panel at the 2016 Electronics Reuse Conference in Houston, beginning at 9 a.m tomorrow morning. Smartphone shipments for 2016 are projected to exceed 207 million in the United States alone. As more devices are released to the market, the need for high-quality…

Three commonly overlooked areas in cybersecurity

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month, a time for U.S. citizens to educate themselves on current cybersecurity issues. As citizens read about different types of common security threats, they may be encouraged to update their devices and respective security systems. Here are three common areas that are overlooked in cybersecurity preparation: Device passcodes One of…

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…