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 8/8-8/12

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…

Counterfeiting argument continues, experts question validity

Earlier this month, the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER) proposed the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA). SEERA aims to provide framework regarding the exportation of electronics to prevent the circulation of counterfeited goods. The main reasoning behind SEERA’s adversity towards counterfeit electronics is the correlation between counterfeiting and a threat towards national…

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…

Apple’s plans to sell refurbished iPhones in India meets challenges

Apple’s plans to sell refurbished iPhones in India are close to being derailed after meeting resistance from the Mobile and Communications Council, a newly formed industry body. Apple has formally applied to import “certified pre-owned” iPhones, but it is unclear if this application has been rejected or remains under review by the government. Apple plans…

How to manage educational technology between students

Educational technology’s popularity is growing in school districts around the country. Using more educational technology in the classroom, such as tablets, increases interactivity between instructors and students, opens the door to more supplemental materials and creates more variety for assignments. Educational tablets are bound to suffer a cracked screen, or other issues that result in…

Mobile device reverse logistics processors and consumers benefit from Apple encryption

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, recently commented on the balance of industry and consumer benefits of the government’s decision to abandon their case against Apple, and he highlights the challenges facing the reverse logistics industry. In the process of reviewing this difficult subject, parties on both sides have acknowledged the…

HOBI President Speaking at E-Scrap Conference 2015

Craig Boswell, president of HOBI International, Inc., will speak at the 2015 E-Scrap Conference in Orlando, FL Sept. 1-3, 2015. Boswell will moderate Tuesday’s workshop discussing how to maximize value in mobile devices and programs. Boswell will begin the workshop with an industry overview and leading perspectives. The panel will include Kyle Wiens from iFixit and…