Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent reverse logistics, cyber security, and IT news that HOBI’s blog reported on during the week 4/09-4/13.
HOBI Blog Recap:
Reverse Logistics Thriving in an ‘Age of Entitlement’
The term ‘reverse’ may still be lumped together with synonyms like “backwards,” “return,” or “retreat,” however, in today’s era of the fickle e-commerce customers, the reverse logistics loop represents an untapped opportunity for hard-working, logistics managers and their third-party logistics partners. In fact, with the return rate of e-commerce purchases being three to four times higher than that for brick-and-mortar purchases, the reverse sector is only going to grow in the coming years. However, with consumers insisting on free returns, the reverse logistics sector is going to be under a lot of pressure to satisfy consumer expectations and demand.
Turning Cryptocurrency into Real Currency
Have you tried your hand with cryptocurrency yet? While the market isn’t as hot as it once was, mining for cryptocurrency, or cryptomining, is still a popular way to turn virtual coin into real cash. But how does it work? Cryptomining uses a type of mining rig, which can include a motherboard with multiple high-powered video cards plugged in and robust power-supply equipment. According to electronics recycling and refurbishment experts, demand for mining equipment for bitcoin and other digital currencies is affecting the industry. While unlikely to make or break an e-scrap company, rising bitcoin prices have unlocked business opportunities for hardware dealers.
Accessing Three Major Cyber Threats for 2018
There is no question about it, as technology advances, so do the quality and quantity of cyber threats. From new targets for hackers to new issues appearing overnight in the cyber security space. Year after year, we’re seeing more sophisticated threats attacking our devices and risking our personal information. And unfortunately 2018 will follow suit. Silobreaker, the London-based security and intelligence firm that builds intelligence technology that makes sense of unstructured data on the web, highlights three pressing cyber threats to IoT devices that enterprises need to be made aware of.
How to Make Your Apple and Android Devices Work Together
Want to live the best of both the iOS and the Android worlds? While it seems complicated, getting the two operating systems to play nice is actually pretty easy. There is no reason to be restricted by just one operating system any longer. Not only are there plenty of good services that work well on both Android and iOS, but they’re often better when mixed together. If you do it right, you’ll move from one screen to another, regardless of platform, with ease. And you’ll be better connected to those in your life who just can’t part with their iPhones. And you’ll be better connected to those in your life no matter what type of device they have in their pockets. Provided are seven steps to help your devices talk to each other.