School bullies will do more than just steal your milk money nowadays. They’ll follow you home and snatch that school-issued, $200 tablet right out of your hand without giving it a second thought.
As classrooms across the country continue to adopt tablet-based learning and present students with school-issued mobile devices, an influx of tablet muggings has been documented.
Thefts have been seen in California, Chicago and Ohio and educators supporting the mobile trend in classrooms have been relaying the need for better tracking, data security and mobile management to keep their tablet investment secure. Some schools have even reported a loss of as much as a hundred tablets in one break-in!
Tracking software and mobile data security management can help minimize these thefts. Continuous updates are also necessary as thieves have learned to deactivate tracking software on the tablets. Some schools have installed security software on the devices so when not checked in with the school district network, they essentially become as useful as a paperweight.
At one point in time, computer labs were the main target for thievery, but as mobility booms, everyone seems to adapt. Unfortunately, tablets and iPads are much easier to transport and more profitable than outdated PCs.
Question: How can you protect your school’s mobile device investment?
Answer: By partnering with a certified mobile and IT asset management organization.
Certified mobile and IT asset management organizations like HOBI International realize the huge investment of mobile devices. With our MobileLife program, we not only protect your investment throughout its lifetime, but our IT asset disposition (ITAD) experts also handle end-of-life devices. Through custom client plans, HOBI professionals are able to provide you with the greatest return on your investment (ROI).
Not to mention, your school can potentially earn value on those outdated computers, which in turn, can be used to provide more students with secured tablets and iPads.
From mobile asset management and repair, to data security and erasure, HOBI’s MobileLife program protects your asset through its whole lifecycle.