Sustainability

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 overlooked […]

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 center […]

Global Green Data Center market anticipated to reach $91 billion in 5 years

A new report published by Research and Markets anticipates the Global Green Data Center market will reach or exceed $91 billion within the next five years.

Research and Markets projects the overall CAGR of 22.7 percent for the next four years, meaning the market will grow from $26.77 billion in 2015, to $91.53 billion in 2021.

Modern […]

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 […]

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 managed by […]

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 […]