Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including Apple’s self repair kit, unrecognizable USB devices, Microsoft’s repair policy review, and proper IT asset management in 2022.
As the idea of consumers repairing their own device has spread, many tech giants have announced self repair programs, Apple being the most surprising. The Apple self repair kits were intended to be a more cost effective alternative for device repairs, however, the home repair kit may end up being even more expensive than manufacturer repair.
With a large portion of the world working remotely, and another portion in school, saving documents is extremely important in this day and age. USB devices are a common, cost effective method for storing documents externally, but like most other devices, they’re not perfect. Below are some reasons your USB device is not being recognized, and some tips for a solution.
As the Right to Repair movement grows, more tech companies are expanding repair options and announcing self repair programs to placate consumers. In 2021, advocacy group As You Sow proposed a shareholder resolution, to which Microsoft responded by commissioning an “Assessment of the greenhouse gas emissions and waste impacts from improving the repairability of Microsoft devices.”
IT asset management is an integral part of an enterprise, and now that most businesses have a hybrid work schedule, managing IT assets is even more crucial. Proper IT asset management is the key to a smooth, transparent operating process and can benefit a business in many ways including, strengthening data security, bringing order and eliminating chaos, and eliminating waste.