Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 9/12-9/16

  • Global data center construction market to exceed $70 billion
    • Technavio reports the global data center construction market will grow at a CAGR of 12 percent during the next four years and reach or exceed $74 billion by 2020. The market is anticipated to reach 26 billion in the US alone, growing at an overall CAGR of 7 percent.
  • Samsung issuing update in response to malfunctioning batteries
    • Samsung’s latest mobile device, the Galaxy Note 7, has been in the headlines for an apparent manufacturing defect. There are multiple reports of the smartphone’s battery overheating and exploding, these explosions have resulted in the recall of more than 2 million devices.
  • The most important questions to ask prospective ITAD providers
    • Hiring an IT asset disposition company to dispose of your outdated or unused IT equipment saves an enterprise time and money. While this is an attractive option for many companies, hiring an irresponsible ITAD provider can result in both monetary and reputational damage. These are three areas to investigate when researching prospective ITAD providers to ensure the best practices are used.
  • Project Ara cancellation demonstrates sustainable device design challenges
    • Google’s plan to build a modular cellphone with interchangeable parts, known as Project Ara, has been suspended indefinitely. While Google may not release a device, there are rumors of Google working with partners through licensing agreements to bring the technology to market.