Reverse Logistics

Three ways reverse logistics increase accountability in ITAM

Partnering with a certified IT asset management firm ensures enterprise IT equipment is used to its best value and properly maintained. One of the main priorities for enterprises pairing with an IT asset manager should be choosing a firm that employs reverse logistics. Reverse logistics ensures partner accountability at all levels throughout the ITAM process. […]

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 […]

Three benefits of using reverse logistics in an IT asset management program

A professional ITAM provider can choose the best plan of action for enterprise devices, including device management, repair and end-of-life services. Once a provider has been chosen, it’s important for enterprise management to understand their processes and how devices will be handled down the road. One way to ensure complete disclosure is by working with […]

BAN study raises questions about downstream accountability

A study conducted by Basel Action Network (BAN) earlier this month indicates as much as a third of low-value devices collected for recycling in the U.S. were exported. BAN acquired this data by implanting GPS trackers into 200 CRTs, printers and flat panel displays and tracking their movements.

Nearly 75 percent of the tracked devices […]

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 […]

Three Questions to Ask your ITAD provider

Hiring an IT asset disposition company to dispose of your outdated IT systems is a great way to save your company time and money. In order ensure you choose the best IT asset disposition person there are three questions that you should ask.

What is your data destruction policy and process?

This question is important because if your old systems […]

By |March 25th, 2015|Compliance, Data Erasure, ITAD, Reverse Logistics|0 Comments

How Cell Phone Logistics Adds Value To Store Returns

Rapid turnover and hassle-free exchange options for cell phones have produced a need for cell phone logistics.

Consumers return purchases – there’s no stopping it. Returns don’t have to spell disaster for your business with cell phone logistics.

Return products are often an overlooked source of additional revenue, but they can be catered to a niche market. […]

By |March 1st, 2015|Reverse Logistics|0 Comments

HOBI Marks 23 Years As ITAD Leader

In February 1992, we began as a small Illinois-based electronics processor focused on the retrieval and resale of electronic components and environmentally sound recycling of midrange and PBX phone equipment. As technology and innovation continue to thrive, HOBI has blossomed into one of the industry’s leading providers of IT and mobile asset management services with […]