This week’s blog topics include part 3 in the R2v3 compliance series, an overview of the most recent Apple event, the upcoming Mobile World Congress trade show, and global supply chain issues the world is currently facing as a result of the pandemic.
Sustainable Electronics Recycling (SERI) released the first major update of the R2 standard since 2013 in July 2020, providing a list of new standards for IT asset disposition enterprises. We have been highlighting R2v3 with a series outlining the updated standards. Read more about the new R2v3 changes and EH&S Management updates. This week we examine the changes to data security, focus materials, and facility requirements. The new standards include requirements such as data sanitization plans, further details regarding processing and training, and stricter facility requirements.
Apple held their second October event, announcing several new products including HomePod Mini, a third generation of AirPods, and a new MacBookPro. The event also included major updates to Apple Music, and several new M1 chips. Apple first announced changes to one of their most popular apps, announcing that the new integration of Siri with Apple Music will allow users to access even more music with just their voice. The new feature will be available with a brand new Voice Plan for the app.
Mobile World Congress & The 5G Era
The Mobile World Congress (MWC) event is around the corner. Starting on Oct. 25, the conference and trade show will continue through Oct. 28, and includes a range of topics to be discussed by various keynote speakers. The major thematic focus this year is the 5G era, with sessions such as Redefining Mobile Connectivity, Powering the Next Generation of 5G, and New Age of Automation. Some keynote topics for the mobile specific four-day event include mmWave, Open RAN, v-RAN, and CBRS.
Global Pandemic Results in Global Supply Chain Issues
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in many different ways, from bringing about a digital transformation and changing the way we do business, to creating a labor shortage fueled by fear of returning to the workforce. Even now, society is still dealing with repercussions of the worldwide lockdown, and perhaps the largest impact of all are the issues created within the global supply chain.