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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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Cyber Security Threats  IT Professionals in Education Face

by Matias Wolff February 1, 2017

If the Death Star's plans could be stolen by a bunch of young rebels, what about the strategic data of your educational institution? Is it safe enough?

Schools and universities are highly connected environments, every day there are hundreds, or even thousands, of students, academics and employees, walking around and using their laptops, tablets and smartphones, accessing institutional data every single minute.

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Device security: internal threats and how to solve them

by Matias Wolff January 19, 2017

“There is no patch for careless, greedy or stupid.”

This quote was recently said by Chuck Norris. No! Just kidding! It was the former FBI computer intrusion head Don Codling to Computer Weekly. He was talking about how companies of every size deals with computer security and internal threats and how -despite all the efforts that IT asset management do to avoid attacks, data breaches, and failures- businesses should always be prepared for the human factor.

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10 books every IT Manager should read

by Matias Wolff January 16, 2017

Don't worry, I get it. Reading an actual physical book is so ten years ago. Today with the technology there could even be an app for VR where a mystical elf reads you the book while you rest on a stump. But there is something about them that really helps us understand the original vision of the authors, and there are great pieces for IT Management to learn from.

This is why we have compiled our list of the ten books an IT Manager should read, in no particular order, because rankings are for very organized people and popular YouTube channels.

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Worst data security breaches of 2016

by Matias Wolff January 13, 2017

2016 was a busy year for our arch-nemesis, The Hackers. Data security and theft recovery is a serious issue. Sometimes people and companies take it for granted.

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5 great Chrome extensions for IT Managers

by Matias Wolff January 10, 2017

Chrome is the world’s most used web browser, and whether you like it or not, 73% of Internet users have it as their preferred option, and this number keeps increasing each month.

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5 Great Events and Keynotes for IT Managers this 2017

by Matias Wolff January 5, 2017

Being an IT Professional has its ups and downs, and one of the main perks of being one is that you must always be informed of how your own area of work is growing and evolving. This is something that progresses along with you, and there is so much room to be explored, and because of this it is almost mandatory for a good IT Manager to be up to date on the latest trends.

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