HOBI International, Inc. weekly blog recap 2/27-3/3

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 2/27-3/3 Study finds 2017 mobility will focus on cloud computing and data security A new study shows the majority of enterprises are focusing on mobile device management, cloud integration and data security in their mobile strategies. The study, sponsored by Clutch and DMI,…

Cybersecurity spending to exceed $1 trillion by 2021

A new report from Cybersecurity Ventures anticipates global cybersecurity spending will reach or exceed $1 trillion within the next four years, growing 12 to 15 percent year-over-year from 2017 to 2021. Cybersecurity spending reached more than $120 billion during 2017, growing 35 times higher than the original $3.5 billion in spending during 2004. Cybersecurity spending…

What to do with old devices after Valentine’s Day

New tablets, smartphones and wearable technology are popular gifts each Valentine’s Day. With new devices in-hand, old devices are no longer of use. Instead of storing unused cellphones, tablets or computers in a drawer, reselling and recycling bring further use to old devices. Many U.S. cities have electronics recycling collection sites to ensure responsible electronics…

Right to Repair bills proposed in five states could be first step to sustainable device repair

According Android Authority, new Right to Repair bills have been proposed in five states, including Kansas, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Nebraska and New York. If enacted, Right to Repair legislation is a step towards a more sustainable electronics repair and refurbishment industry. This legislation would require manufacturers to sell replacement parts and provide service manuals to independent…

The most commonly overlooked data security precaution

Data breaches are a prevalent cause of concern among IT professionals nationwide. Focusing on security during a device’s use is becoming most enterprise’s top IT priority, but one phase of security that is commonly forgotten is security after a device’s lifecycle. Communicating the importance of data discretion with employees and maintaining the best data security…