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10 books every IT Manager should read

by Toncy Dunlop 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 Toncy Dunlop 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 Toncy Dunlop 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 Toncy Dunlop 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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Corporate device security: Main threats that are lurking the industry

by Toncy Dunlop December 26, 2016

Are you ready to pay a ransom for your own personal data? You better have your digital weapons prepared, because cyber attacks of this kind  against mobile device security are rapidly growing. The 2016 Internet Security Threat Report, developed by Symantec, stands that ransomware has increased 35% in the last year, and now it isn’t only attacking PCs but also smartphones, Mac and Linux systems.

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How to make device security in educational institutions unbreakable

by Toncy Dunlop December 21, 2016

Nearly 97% of U.S. college students have a cellphone, and 79% own a laptop. That’s a lot, right? Problem is that both devices are a very attractive loot for campus thieves - 4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in the United States in 2013 - and who’s responsible for computer security in educational institutions? Yeah, you, the IT avenger.

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Improve Device Protection on Campus with Geofencing

by Toncy Dunlop December 19, 2016

Laptop thefts on campus are one big headache for IT guys. But what if your university has multiple campuses in town? A bigger headache!

In the United States, the Department of Education says this headache is "the most common crime on college campuses," according to Consumer Reports.

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Device security in schools: BYOD for lovers and haters

by Toncy Dunlop December 16, 2016

Choose the right answer: BYOD is...
a) An excellent idea. Why I didn’t come up with that? I could get a bonus.
b) Crap. Did a meteorite hit your head?
c) What the hell is BYOD?

Since the “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy started to be widely implemented in educational institutions in the United States, lovers and haters of this solution have been raising their voices to determine if this really means a deep improvement for education and campus safety.

Let’s take a look at the most common pros and cons about it. Let the fight begins!

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Corporate data recovery: are you a man with a plan?

by Toncy Dunlop December 14, 2016

You're in charge of corporate device management, and your laptop security software shows that there's nothing more you can do with those stolen protected devices.  You’ve made up your mind and realize that, even though you tracked the location of the company device, it is physically impossible to retrieve them.

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IT Asset Management: What Would The 2020 CIO Look Like?

by Toncy Dunlop December 11, 2016

Open source laptop tracking, mobile management systems, enterprise mobility solutions… you name it.  By the year 2020, IT asset management will be completely different from today, and your average IT manager’s job description will be completely different.

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