Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including details regarding Samsung’s new Self-Repair program, the Cloud and how it works, some tips on what to do with old IT assets this spring, and virtual real estate in the Metaverse.
Several tech companies have announced repair programs as a result of the Right to Repair movement’s recent traction in the industry. Many companies have felt the pressure to include self repair options to their customers, and some have already made changes. Tech giants like Apple and Google have begun developing programs that would allow customers access to the necessary parts and tools to repair their own devices, and now another industry leader has joined the repair efforts.
The more technology advances, the more confusing it seems to get. New terms and concepts make it almost impossible to keep up with the latest tech and how it works. One term often tossed around is the Cloud. What is the cloud, and how does it even work? Is it a software you download, or some magical made-up place with unlimited storage space? Is it a virus? Luckily, it’s far less complicated than it sounds, and we have a few answers for anyone hoping to keep up with the times.
It’s that time of year again. Flowers are blooming, pollen is high and the office is cluttered once more with old hardware collected over the past year. It’s time to make room for new equipment, which means finding a disposal method for those retired electronics. This year, consider recycling during your spring cleaning. IT asset disposition is often put on the back burner, but it’s one of the most important decisions an enterprise can make.
COVID-19 wasn’t the only thing to take off in 2020. The idea of a virtual reality is nothing new, but during the pandemic more companies began taking larger steps toward bringing the idea to life. Last year, the Facebook parent company officially changed its name to Meta, staking its claim on the metaverse. Other companies have devised their own versions of virtual reality platforms, and now land is available for purchase.