Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent mobile management, device repair and cloud technology related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 2/18-2/22.
Mobile has taken the world by storm. The technology has been integrated in nearly every industry on the market. But despite its widespread use, there are still challenges to be addressed. The diversity of devices, unequal security capabilities, user ownership and relatively short life cycles often make it difficult for IT to cope with it. Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) suites have been deployed by most organizations to manage mobile devices in the workspace. But some experts believe that traditional mobile management is dead and that enterprises should make way for a new device management system.
The right-to-repair battle is starting to heat up in some states. The movement refers to government legislation that is intended to allow consumers the ability to repair and modify their own consumer electronic devices, where otherwise the manufacturer of such device requires the consumer to only use their offered services or void the product’s warranty. So far, 16 states have either introduced or have currently drafted a right-to-repair bill. But while they have been introduced, it’s still too early to know if they’ll gain traction.
In recent times, there has been a massive shift from enterprise data centers to cloud platforms. Companies are relinquishing enterprise data centers and are moving towards cloud computing due to its pronounced advantages. The technology has fundamentally transformed data center operations. Given its relatively short, yet impressive, track record, the cloud seems poised to swallow up even more major data center services. Some of the main features the flexible scalability cloud platforms offer, increased hardware capabilities and cost efficiency.
Data destruction is as important as data storage, yet many people don’t properly discard their data. Many people and businesses feel they’re not important enough to be the target of data theft: after all, who wants to look at pictures of your pets? However, there are many different ways data can be used. And when you upgrade to a new device and are considering resale or trade-in opportunities for old devices, you’ll want to take all the precautions you can to erase all your data off the device before trading it in. Provided are three ways to ensure residual data is disposed of.