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 practices and regular maintenance to make sure your devices are functioning at their highest capability.

Here are three tips for maximizing data center […]

E-Scrap 2016 Recap

Resource Recycling’s annual E-Scrap conference concluded last Thursday. HOBI International president Craig Boswell contributed to the conference’s opening session and provide insights on the future of the e-scrap processing industry.

E-Scrap’s opening session addressed industry challenges including the effect of wearables on overall profitability, and the importance of certifications. Boswell addressed the costliness of processing newer […]

Samsung announces plans of refurbished device sales program

According to an article published by Reuters earlier today, Samsung will launch a refurbishment sales program within the next year. The program will use used devices from customers who sign up for a yearly upgrade program.

Apple has a well-established refurbished device program, so a Samsung refurbishment program will be an attractive option for consumers who […]

By |August 22nd, 2016|Repair, Return, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 means more […]

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 to […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Recycling, Repair, Return, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lenovo wins PC game with 19% market share increase

“The PC is dead, long live mobile.” Well, according to recent Gartner data, Lenovo is certainly earning its bragging rights.

Apparently, Lenovo has been in the works to become the world’s biggest PC and tablet maker by the end of 2016! It turns out the company’s achievement was significantly greater than its ambition, since the milestone […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Return|0 Comments

College textbook payout increase, consider refurbished laptop, tablet for e-book

The College Board recently found that the average college student spends $1,200 a year on textbooks and supplies. That’s 14% of tuition costs at a state-run public college or 39% of tuition costs at a community college. Textbook costs have increased by 864% since 1978.

It’s the end of the school year and you’re realizing how […]

By |April 29th, 2014|Return|0 Comments

Reverse Logistics Breakdown

The three Rs: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.
These Rs are not even half of what a certified IT asset management organization can do for your company. At first glance, reverse logistics may seem like a complicated process, but managing the flow of IT equipment is essential for every business. Experts in the reverse logistics process determine the […]

By |March 6th, 2014|Return, Reverse Logistics|0 Comments