Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the world hasn’t quite been the same. During the last two years society has changed in many ways, including how we do business. Prior to the pandemic, technology was already a mainstay in the business world, but when the virus forced a nation-wide lockdown it became the primary source of communication between businesses and colleagues. The last two years have seen a shift in the way we use technology in the business world, an era referred to as Digital Transformation. As things slowly return to normal, people are returning to the office, leading to a digital re-transformation.
As convenient as working from home can be, some people are ready to return to the office, and many already are back to work. Businesses in cities across the U.S. have started the process of returning to the office, with major Texas cities in the lead. According to NBCDFW, Dallas holds the record for highest percentage of office workers clocking in office hours at 41.2%, with Houston (39.3%) and Austin (38.8%) close behind. Each of these cities leads the combined average of the ten leading cities. However, some are not as enthusiastic about the transition back to the normal business world. Some are ready to return to some symbol of normalcy after the chaos over the last few years, but others have preferred a more cautious approach, and some employers are still deciding how and when the best time to return would be for the safety of their employees.
During the pandemic, many working from home opted to use their own electronics. For many businesses, this resurgence of office life could mean a digital re-transformation as workers return to vacant, dusty cubicles. Employees are returning to office hardware that hasn’t been used in nearly two years. Much, if not all, of the office IT equipment will need updates or upgrades, which could lead to the need for disposal for the hardware retired in favor of newer models.
Whether you’re opting to remain in the safety of your home or taking the plunge back into office life, IT asset disposition companies like HOBI International Inc. can help ensure that the old electronics being retired are properly disposed of. HOBI focuses on maximum economic return and offers a range of services from data security and erasure, to reverse logistics.
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