The following is a recap of the HOBI blog during the week 12/18-12/22.
- In an update to association membership, ISRI reports China is overwhelmingly ill-prepared to enact the upcoming import policy. The root of China’s issues with the import ban seems to revolve around the lack of knowledge on which materials constitutes as ‘waste’ and which can be considered usable resources.
- With the IoT industry booming and transforming the landscape of lifestyle and global commerce, John Grimm, senior director of security strategy at Thales eSecurity, shares his top three IoT predictions for 2018 with media company TechCo.
- The United Nations University (UNU) published a report examining the growth the e-waste industry from the past few years and looks at what to expect in the next four years. By 2021, the report suggests e-waste will total nearly 52.2 million Mt.
- Zion Market Research published a report examining the growth of Mobile Device Management (MDM) and predicts the market to experience significant growth in the banking, financial services, and insurance sectors within the next year.
- Dec. 20, Apple confirmed slowdowns in older iPhone models are deliberate efforts to help keep these dated models running longer due as the lithium-ion battery wears down. Contrary, to the popular opinion that the action is done as part of the ‘planned obsolescence’ narrative, Apple assures customers that the slowdowns are for the customer’s benefit.
- With the winter holiday approaching, HOBI International Inc. wishes you a merry holiday season filled with warmth and happiness and gently reminds you to remember to recycle throughout the holiday cheer.