HOBI News of the Week 10/31-11/4

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 10/31-11/4 The most overlooked component of enterprise mobile asset management When considering a mobile asset management provider, enterprises may focus on repair solutions, data security, and future refurbishment and recycling opportunities. While these are all important components of mobile asset management, the most…


Craig Boswell to speak at the 2016 Electronics Reuse Conference

Craig Boswell, HOBI President, is contributing to the Smartphone and Apple Refurbisher Insights panel at the 2016 Electronics Reuse Conference in Houston, beginning at 9 a.m tomorrow morning. Smartphone shipments for 2016 are projected to exceed 207 million in the United States alone. As more devices are released to the market, the need for high-quality…


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 8/22-8/26

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…


National data center energy consumption could reach lowest levels since 2003 within the next five years

A study published by Berkeley National Laboratory indicates United States data center energy consumption could reach an its lowest levels since 2003 within the next five years. Data center energy consumption has been a popular industry topic within the past decade. Between 2000 and 2005, national data center energy consumption skyrocketed by 90 percent, and…


Apple issues annual environmental awareness report, e-scrap numbers

Apple issued its annual environmental responsibility report this week. According to the report, Apple recovered close to 61 million pounds of e-scrap throughout 2015. The recovered material included 23.1 million pounds of steel, 13.4 million pounds of plastics, 11.9 million pounds of glass, 4.5 million pounds of aluminum, 3 million pounds of copper, 190,000 pounds…


The number one rule for successful ITAD

Usually, when thinking of IT asset management, you may think of things such as data security or data management. While these are all important functions of a successful IT management system, the most important component may sometimes be overlooked: compliance. Making sure your ITAD provider is environmentally compliant is not only a moral obligation, but…


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…