Below is a recap of this week’s stories including whether or not using public WiFi is safe, the benefits of HOBI’s enterprise asset services, changes to the HTS, and the benefits of asset redeployment in the ITAD industry.
Smartphones have become the primary method of communication, payments, getting information and much more, which has made free WiFi extremely valuable. Now that a large percentage of the world is working from home, taking your laptop or tablet to that nice coffee shop for the day is surely tempting. The problem is, public WiFi is not always safe to use.
IT asset disposition is often an afterthought for most companies, until their IT hardware starts to pile up. With new technology comes the need to upgrade in order to keep your IT assets up-to-date and functional. ITAD facilities collect these retired IT assets and properly dispose of them, relieving companies of the stress of disposing equipment themselves. In addition to disposing of your IT assets, HOBI offers a range of beneficial enterprise asset services including client security, value maximization, and legislation compliance.
In a proclamation from President Biden, new updates were made to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) in December 2021 in order to clarify descriptions on certain e-scrap exports. The HTS is composed of codes and notes that identify and describe different types of products, and used by U.S. companies that import and export goods.
IT asset management is important in order to maintain a smooth, efficient operating system, but it’s not without its struggles. Having an abundance of IT assets can create space and storage issues, as well as increased turnaround times and slower processing rates. For this reason and many more, the redeployment of IT assets not only maximizes the value of old IT assets, but provides a range of other enterprise benefits as well.