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The world is changing as mobile devices overtake the workplace. As OEMs race to outdo their competitors with the next best thing, enterprises relying on the latest mobile technology to outperform their rivals struggle to stay ahead of the game. Furthermore, managing thousands of assets in different stages of the mobile lifecycle is both cumbersome and a burden for enterprise IT departments.
HOBI International, Inc. provides a full-service Mobile Lifecycle Management (MLM) program to alleviate the burden and minimize the expense of procuring, managing and disposing of enterprise mobile assets. The program maximizes the value of your corporate mobile assets, ensures complete data destruction, and provides transparent reporting for corporate and legal requirements.
MLM is a critical function for enterprise businesses in today’s mobile environment. Sound acquisition and deployment strategies set the foundation for program, insuring the right tools with the right software are in the hands of your employees. The backbone of the program is the asset management tool that provides full inventory management of your devices so you know which device each employee is using, sends upgrade notifications and knows the optimal time to monetize the asset.
HOBI’s MLM program includes repair service, reverse logistics solutions that ensures the disposition of corporate electronic equipment includes the planning of the physical removal from the premises, data erasure/destruction, and a disposition plan that meets the overall objectives of the corporation.
Procurement – Identifying and acquiring the right mobile devices to empower your workforce to maximize productivity is the first step in the MLM process.
Deployment – In accordance with organizational needs and requirements, this stage includes loading/installing any software onto the device so it is ready for the end user as soon as it is received.
Asset Management – Because the main focus of Mobile Lifecycle Management is about the value an asset can deliver, managing the hundreds or thousands of mobile devices in an organization is a monumental task. HOBI’s MLM process eases the burden by managing the lifecycle, including maintaining an inventory of which device is assigned to each user and providing notifications when each device reaches its optimal upgrade period. Optimal upgrade period is determined by the point at which enterprises can get the highest return of investment through resale.
Repair Services – Mobile devices endure a lot during the course of their lifetime, Devices needing to be fixed are quickly and efficiently repaired or replaced by HOBI and returned to the end user.
Reverse Logistics – We reduce the complexity and cost of asset decommissioning and removal. First and foremost, HOBI minimizes cost by using our regional locations in Chicago, Dallas and Phoenix to best suit the needs of our clients’ facilities. Our logistics team processes all of the on-site interface, the detailed questions, the complex preparation, the asset decommissioning and the requirements of a safe and secure move of material. We monitor and manage every detail of the reverse logistics process and communicate with our clients such that at any given time the location of the gear is known and its condition secured.
Data Erasure – HOBI provides the highest level of security whether providing on-site data erasure services, on-site destruction, or secured transportation. HOBI uses best-in-class tech teams across the U.S. to provide NIST 800-18 and DOD compliant data sanitation and data destruction. This is a fully traceable and documented system for inventory and erasure.
Compliance – Compliance to state and federal government regulations is necessary for not only environmental sustainability, but it also saves companies from hefty fines. As an R2-certified MLM provider, HOBI ensures each of its clients is in compliance with all regulations.
Resale/Recycling – Experts in mobile asset disposition ensure proper disposal of retired assets while carefully measuring the final value to support the decision of whether to remarket for reuse or recycle.
HOBI International, Inc., an R2/RIOS and ISO 14001 certified firm, has more than 20 years experience in IT and mobile asset management and disposition. The company’s innovative Mobile Lifecycle Management process makes HOBI the leader in its industry. Our professionals are trained in value maximization and will set up customized mobile lifecycle management programs based on client needs.