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Prey: Take device tracking to the next level with Geofencing

by Matias Wolff March 7, 2017

You know those collars that zap dogs if they leave a certain area? Even though that is a cruel practice, there is a way you can keep a similar control of your devices. Of course you won't get zapped, but you will always know your devices are where they should be.

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Making the most out of Prey: Tips and Tricks for Data Security

by Matias Wolff March 2, 2017

Having your devices secured is amazing. You can track them, manage them and even have a software like Prey tell you when your devices have been turned off for a while, or if they left a specific location, and more. So with this in mind, I thought to put together some tips on how to make the most out of Prey.

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Prey: An ally when recovering your lost devices

by Matias Wolff February 28, 2017

Losing a device, or worse, being robbed of one is never a good experience, and therefore we want to be with you throughout the whole process until you recover your laptop or mobile, or make sure your precious data is secured or wiped.

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Only Prey can bring Android, iOS, Windows, Mac & Linux together

by Matias Wolff February 22, 2017

 

Do you remember back in the day when having a Motorola phone with a blue backlight and polyphonic MIDI ringtones made you the most popular kid in the block? Those were the days, just you, your phone and lots of spectators learning the wonders of this new tech called texting.

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How can Prey reports help me recover my lost devices?

by Matias Wolff February 20, 2017

Your laptop or mobile device was just stolen. That sucks, what if there was a way to recover it? With Prey installed you would be one step closer to getting your devices back thanks to its enhanced reports system.

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Asset management & advanced search: wizard's guide to label location

by Matias Wolff February 17, 2017

You’ve realized that an advanced search capacity is a must have tool to track your devices in multiple locations. Managing devices of different kinds in any institution is a challenge.

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4 Challenges CIOs and IT Professionals will face in 2017

by Matias Wolff February 16, 2017

Hello 2017! Adiós 2016, a year that many wanted to leave behind. But now, a new period is starting, that will bring many opportunities, good moments in the office and also multiple challenges that you will have to be prepared for.

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The Current State of Handling Device Security in a BYOD system

by Matias Wolff February 14, 2017

There are many benefits for an institution that applies a BYOD system. Reduced costs, better use of the device’s capabilities, quick use and a shorter implementation. But letting users bring their own devices makes an IT department lose its iron grip of the security and data gathering department, since they won’t have control over it anymore, opening the doors for security breaches and lack of behavioral reports.

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IT management: who’s first, the CIO or the CTO?

by Matias Wolff February 10, 2017

Depending on their size and structure, organizations have a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in charge of corporate software and IT management . But the difference between their roles raises many people’s eyebrows.
 
Company IT asset management has changed completely from what it looked like 5 years ago. Office work is more flexible. CEOs have implemented bring your own device (BYOD) environments, software as a service (SaaS) and cloud-based servers .

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Top 5 Apps For Data and Device Protection

by Matias Wolff February 8, 2017

If you’re here it means you care about your devices, right? Security is your top priority and keeping your data safe is what you want to do to keep those pesky evildoers out of your sensitive information.

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