European Parliament officials issue resolution to increase lifecycle, repairability of electronics

European government leaders are taking steps to improve the repairability of electronic devices. Earlier this month, the European Parliament approved a resolution that calls European Commission countries to action in creating more easily repairable electronics with longer lifespans. The resolution does not place any mandatory course of action, but signified government officials’ intentions to establish…



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…



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…



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…



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…



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…