Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent technology, renewable energy, and mobile related news that HOBI’s blog reported on during the week 5/07-5/11.
The Rising Demand for Printed Circuit Boards
The printed circuit board (PCB) industry has recently experienced rapid growth and studies show that predictions for the future are equally as optimistic. And according to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global printed circuit board market is set to grow at a CAGR of over six percent until 2021. One of the reasons for growth is the latest trend of IoT device adoption. Worldwide, there has been fast development in making smart device that can adjust as per the ever-changing dynamics of expected consoles, TVs, laptops and mobile phones that are going to be introduced to the market. The result will be more electronics and communication parts in devices, which will lead to an increased number of PCBs.
Ten Reasons Why Asset Management is Important
Many organizations like having full control over their systems and assets. Governing your own technology setup can become complicated quickly by the sheer number of variables associated with active devices and software solutions, not to mention the new tools emerging on a frequent basis. IT Asset Management (ITAM) can help companies leverage IT asset management to reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, determine the full cost of existing investments and provide accurate cost information to guide future investment decisions. But an IT asset management program can also help identify and manage information risk as well. Provided are ten reasons why all companies should have an ITAM program in place.
How Will Blockchain Revolutionize Software Asset Management?
Cryptocurrencies continue to prove skeptics wrong, increasing in value and becoming more and more common each day – but it’s blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrency transactions, that may have the most lasting impact on our day-to-day lives. Blockchain transactions move data incrementally in peer-to-peer networks; transaction records are kept in ledgers for transparency. This technology has changed not only the way companies in many industries approach data, but also how developers can write, market, and sell software. If integrated into Software Asset Management (SAM), blockchain could revolutionize the lives of asset managers in significant ways.
Debunking Three Security Myths About Used Mobile Devices
Many people have their doubts about used mobile devices. From security issues to a general lack of trust, used devices often get passed up when it’s time to upgrade or replace devices. However if handled properly, these mobile devices can be just as secure as brand new electronics. The key is to be prepared before you sell a device, and immediately after you purchase a replacement in order to insure that your data is always safe. And the next step is to ditch the data security myths that surround used mobile devices. Provided is a short myth-busting list to used mobile phone security.