HOBI News of the Week 8/22-8/26

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 8/22-8/26 How to navigate back-to-school educational technology challenges The beginning of the school year is officially here. With the first day of school approaching, administrators and educators are working to finalize strategies for the year. Part of this planning is managing all technology…

New survey reports 94 percent of respondents want devices “built to last”

A new survey commissioned by Greenpeace highlights the new shift towards longer mobile lifecycles, and the need for a more reliable mobile repair infrastructure. The survey, titled the Greenpeace Mobile Survey 2016, was conducted by Ipsos MORI, and interviewed 1,000 respondents in the U.S. over the course of two months. The majority of responses to…

HOBI News of the Week 8/15-8/19

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 8/15-8/19 Apple’s slowing sales indicate growing smartphone lifecycle Earlier this month, Apple announced device upgrades customers can expect in the iPhone 7. The official device launch is set for the traditional month of September, but there is significantly less consumer excitement following the…

Apple’s slowing sales indicate growing smartphone lifecycle

Earlier this month, Apple announced device upgrades customers can expect in the iPhone 7. The official device launch is set for the traditional month of September, but there is significantly less consumer excitement following the newest version of Apple’s flagship device. Overall iPhones shipments have fallen for the past two quarters. Apple sold 40.4 million…

Craig Boswell, HOBI President, speaking at 2016 IAITAM Fall ACE

Craig Boswell, HOBI International President, is speaking at the 2016 IAITAM Fall ACE. The conference will take place September 6-7 in Dublin, Ireland at the Crowne Plaza Dublin Northwood. Boswell’s presentation, titled Overcoming the Challenges of Mobile Lifecycle Management, thoroughly explains future challenges for mobile asset managers, including FRI/FMIP lock, data erasure, and the stability…

Five mobile app security threats, and how to navigate them

The number of mobile apps continues to skyrocket year after year. Mobile apps are now part of everyday smartphone functions and increase efficiency and novelty for many users. While apps increase the convenience of smartphone usage, there are still many security risks associated with mobile apps. eSecurity Planet recently published an article explaining five application…

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…

HOBI News of the week 8/1-8/5

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 8/1-8/5 Tablet shipments continue to decrease in Q2 IDC reports tablet shipments continued to decline in the second quarter, with 38.7 million devices shipped globally. This represents a 12.3 percent year-over-year shipment decrease. The most overlooked component of successful data security Protecting data…

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 7/25-7/29

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…

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. Last quarter, Apple sold 40.4 million iPhones, a 7.1 million decrease from the 47.5 million sold one year ago. With consumers…

Pokémon Go brings attention to consumer data security in apps

Since its release earlier this month, Pokémon Go has quickly become one of the most popular apps of all time. The app has created a new way to encourage users to get out and be active with technology, but its use of location services and account access requests raises questions about data safety. At the…