HProvided is a weekly snapshot of the recent used and refurbished mobile market, MDM, wireless provider, ITAD and BYOD related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 7/15-7/19.
The market for used and refurbished mobile phones has skyrocketed with technology becoming a necessity with each passing day. The expansion of e-commerce and retail chains has made the availability of used and refurbished mobile phone abundance and the ease of accessibility has triggered strong growth in the global refurbishment and used mobile phone market. It has been observed by the analysts at Persistence Market Researcher that the market will witness a strong growth rate of 9.8 percent from 2019 to 2026. Back in 2017, the market was worth USD $19.06 million and it has been estimated to surpass USD $44.1 million by the end of 2026.
Over the years, mobile device management (MDM) has matured and been widely adopted in enterprises. In fact, MDM serves as a baseline management tool for many organizations by supporting workers using smartphones, tablets and laptops for business use. While MDM technology has somewhat commoditized and evolved to the broader enterprise mobility management (EMM) market, businesses are seeing revived interest in device management and IT teams are securing new types of endpoints to connect business networks. Software updating, policy enforcement and endpoint configuration are primary functions of MDM in workspace IoT environments.
AT&T is the first major carrier to make the move to automatically block fraudulent calls, aka those pesky robocalls that you get and ignore a thousand times a day. Back in June, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled that carriers could block robocalls from their customers by default, without requiring the customers to opt-in or sign up for the service. Now, AT&T is following through on the ruling, enabling its Call Protect service by default for new and existing lines.
You know the people who blindly yell at the screen during horror movies: “No! Don’t do it! Don’t go in there!” Well, that is how IT asset management and disposition (ITAD) organizations feel when companies throw caution to the wind when it comes to data security with IT equipment. Like any horror movie, a data breach can be a never ending nightmare for anyone involved. That’s why HOBI’s IT asset management services provides extensive support for clients by including on-site, and off-site, services such as de-installation and removal, data erasure, hard-drive destruction, and logistics management.
For companies leveraging mobile device technology, robust security measures are critical to protecting connected ecosystems. Ten to fifteen years ago, IT departments considered it their job to determine which laptops and mobile devices to issue to business users. Then came the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend. Employees liked the convenience of using their own devices for work, and felt it increased their productivity. However, while IT leaders recognized those advantages, but also the management and security risks that emerge when staff use their own devices to access the corporate network, business-critical applications or sensitive data.