HProvided is a weekly snapshot of the recent recycling, reverse logistics, and data center related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 3/25-3/29.
The Internet of Things can improve waste management systems
Every time you throw waste into a designated bin, that waste eventually ends up somewhere and has to be treated in some way in order to not be hazardous to the environment. Over the years, technology has helped cities transform the process into a highly smart operation management activity. An IoT, ML-enabled platform for waste management adds a dimension of agile, real-time mapping and tracking that can improve waste management outcomes.
A break down on reverse logistics
We’ve all heard of the three R’s before – Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. It is a waste hierarchy that provides guidance on creating a sustainable life. But did you know that these three R’s aren’t even half of what a certified IT asset management organization can do for your company? At first glance, reverse logistics may seem like a complicated process, but managing the flow of IT equipment is essential for every business. Experts in the reverse logistics process determine the appropriate channel equipment should be sent through to recover the most value.
Survey highlights public data security concerns
A recent survey released by international data security company, Blancco Technology Group, shows that more than a quarter of consumers are concerned about the possibility that their old mobile phones may be compromised if they opt to trade the device in. So concerned, in fact that they refuse to trade it in or recycle it at all. The study, titled “The Critical Importance of Customer Trust in the Second-Hand Mobile Market,” proves the need to maintain consumer trust if the secondary mobile device market is to meet current security expectations.
The data center landscape is being reimagined
Spiceworks, an online community of IT professionals has released their 2019 State of Servers report that examines on-site server infrastructure in the workplace. This includes purchase plans, brand prevalence, and market perceptions. The survey, which was conducted in February, included 530 IT buyers from organizations across North America and Europe. Results show about 98 percent of businesses are currently running on-premise servers, and 75 percent of these businesses plan to purchase new server hardware within the next three to five years.