Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent right-to-repair, IT asset management and mobile security related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 4/22-4/26.
Apple lobbyist sneakily tries to postpone California right-to-repair bill
A few weeks ago Motherboard reported an internal Apple document that indicated the company could be shifting its stance on the right-to-repair movement. However, the multimedia publication group is now reporting that an Apple representative and lobbyist from CompTIA, a trade organization that represents big tech companies, has been privately meeting with legislators in California to encourage them to kill legislation that would make it easier for consumers to repair their electronics.
Traditional data centers are physical facilities that house an organization’s IT operations and equipment, such as: routers, security devices and servers — all of which plays an extremely important role in the operation of the data center. Advances in cloud computing have allowed traditional data centers to evolve into hybrids that combine both the roles and composition of the data center have changed. To continue to meet the needs of your organization, you must understand how the various components of your data center are evolving and follow ITAM best practices.
Blancco Technology Group recently released survey results that revealed customer anxieties concerning potential mismanagement of their data on resell electronic devices. The erasure equipment provider participated in a study looking for residual data on storage devices purchased on eBay. The effort found 15 percent of those devices still contained personally identifiable information, even after undergoing at least some for of data wiping.
Mobile devices have many features that simplify traveling both nationally and abroad. Being able to store boarding passes on your smartphone, use a tablet to navigate around an unknown city and checking out of a hotel on your computer may cut down on processing time and paper to lug around, but without precautions, your personal data may be vulnerable to unauthorized parties. Although traveling brings new opportunities for data leaks, taking preventative measures can prevent any harmful access to devices. With summer vacation just around the corner, here are three precautions to keep in mind for your personal electronics.