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Office 365 by Microsoft puts you in the cloud as you subscribe to the latest Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This service is called the cloud because the source of these services is invisible “as if obscured by a cloud 1 Thus, the company can’t see where all the data is or have control over every aspect of the software’s security features...

Mitigating Insider Threat Incidents

December 16, 2016 by Lore Engineering Team

Did you know that an organization’s insiders account for more than four out of 10 cyber-security incidents and that they often pose more of a threat than outsiders? The situation plays out something like this: An employee becomes disgruntled. In retaliation, he goes into the company’s network, steals information and corrupts data...

Manage Group Projects with Microsoft Planner

December 2, 2016 by Lore Marketing Team

In a recent study by SharePoint, employees in corporate environments report the biggest challenge is project management. To overcome this challenge, Microsoft went on a mission to help alleviate the stress that often comes along with group projects, which is how Microsoft Planner was developed...

Why You Shouldn’t Backup Data Anymore

October 11, 2016 by Lore Operation Team

Backup is dead. This is mostly because it’s ineffective. In a survey by Kroll Ontrack, 65% of people backed up their data, but still lost it. Why? It’s all due to the type of backup they were using...

Businesses nationwide have embraced Microsoft Office Suite and Office 365 as their cloud-computing infrastructure. Last year, there were almost 50 million Office 365 users. This put Office 365 on track to being a $6.3 billion business, while offering the means for users to increase their revenue with its full suite of applications and software...

Businesses Unprepared for Cyber Attack

September 18, 2016 by Lore Engineering Team

Build a better Internet and they’ll build a better hacker. Today’s world spins on an axis of 1’s and 0’s and in this landscape, personal information is ripe for the taking. As new businesses spring up every day, all jockeying to have a web-based footprint, cyber-attacks are on the rise...

How to Deal With Ransomware

September 6, 2016 by Lore Operation Team

Imagine turning your company’s PC on one morning only to find all of the data inaccessible. A warning pops up on the screen that you must pay $10,000 if you want to recover the lost data. This scenario seems unbelievable, but it’s happening more and more every day...

Business Growth with Microsoft Office 365

August 29, 2016 by Lore Marketing Team

In February, Todd McKinnon, CEO of Okta reported Office 365 usage has skyrocketed. It has become the top deployed application in enterprises. 70% of Fortune 500 companies have migrated to the application. With so many small to large businesses choosing Office 365, it must be worthwhile...

IT Specialists Agree: Windows 10 Is the Best

August 22, 2016 by Lore Marketing Team

The much anticipated updates released with the Windows 10 Anniversary has IT specialists excited over an operating system that was already impressive compared to Windows 8 and Windows 7. According to market research from IDC, Windows 10 was adopted much more by PC users than any other Windows version. A report from WinBeta reveals 60% of users believe their experience with Windows 10 has been either ‘favorable’ or ‘very favorable.’...

Adopting a private or hybrid cloud strategy saves money and increases productivity for businesses. According to TechTarget, 67% of people report using private cloud because it saves money, while 57% say it increases productivity because it automates IT tasks. The survey also revealed that private and hybrid cloud users benefit from workload scalability and IT resource efficiency. The benefits of private and hybrid cloud are apparent, but there are still many businesses not using private or hybrid cloud...

Disaster recovery, business continuity and data protection are crucial to the success of any business. Small, medium and large businesses all depend on their data for their operations, and the loss of that data could lead to significant revenue loss or closures. In fact, in a study reported in the EMC’s Global Data Protection Index...

5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Database

August 1, 2016 by Lore Marketing Team

How long has it been since you last upgraded your database? If it has been several months, you are due for one. Don’t think you need an upgrade? Think again! Outdated databases are vulnerable databases. You have likely heard of database breaches such as Anthem’s breach, in which 80,000 people’s confidential information was released, or the Voter Database in which 191 million personal identities were stolen. Not only did those breaches affect the organizations, but also all of the people who were involved in the breach...

The Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Backup

July 25, 2016 by Lore Engineering Team

Over the last couple of years, the hybrid cloud has increased in popularity. In 2014, analysts projected hybrid cloud use would double. Last year, 82 percent of all enterprises were using a hybrid cloud strategy. Companies worldwide opened up to the cloud slowly at first, with concerns about security...

Future Proofing Data Protection

July 18, 2016 by Lore Marketing Team

Data protection strategies have evolved over the last several years. As organizations’ needs have changed, data protection methods have evolved from simple backups on disks to much more complex strategies. As business owners think about data protection, many want to protect their business’s data now and well into the future...

Malware: Is Your Security Enough?

July 11, 2016 by Lore Engineering Team

When it comes to malware, many companies have a false sense of security. They believe that since they have anti-malware software installed, they are safe from all attacks. Unfortunately, this is not true. Ponemon Institute reported in 2015 that enterprises receive approximately 17,000 malware alerts weekly, and most anti-malware products miss 70% of them...

The Best Free Antivirus Utilities Right Now

July 5, 2016 by Lore Engineering Team

Hackers work day and night to access private information on unprotected computers. Just as people do not leave their house doors unlocked for thieves when they go on vacation, they should not leave their computers open to hackers. Fortunately, there are many ways to protect computers these days...

Organizations across the country are moving their data, services, and applications to the cloud. Since many of these organizations are still in the planning stages, the ideal time to tackle cloud performance is now. Being able to set up the cloud in the best way to accommodate organizations’ workflows right from the beginning will ensure better performance later...

Why Cloud Computing Is a No-Brainer for Small Businesses

June 20, 2016 by Lore Engineering Team

Cloud computing is a game changer for small businesses. Many small business owners have already taken advantage of it, from tiny corner stores to big tech startups. According to 2014’s Inuit study, 37 percent of small businesses in the United States have adapted to cloud computing, and by 2020, more than double (80 percent) of them will join them...

Prepare Your Business for the Future of Mobility

June 13, 2016 by Lore Marketing Team

In 1973, John F. Mitchell and Martin Cooper of Motorola introduced the world to the first mobile phone. Ten years later, the first mobile phone was available – the DynaTAC 8000x. Mobile phones have come a long way since those first models. No one would have ever imagined people would be communicating, researching, and conducting business on them...

How to Put Together an Incident Response Plan

June 6, 2016 by Lore Engineering Team

An incident response plan thrown together with various programs, such as malware and virus scanners, is ineffective. Unfortunately, this is how many businesses create a response plan. An incident response plan must be designed and tested multiple times to ensure efficiency. The effort put forth in the design and testing phase will decrease the chances of breaches and other damages typical of cyber-attacks, such as data loss...

10 Cloud Predictions for the Coming Year

May 30, 2016 by Lore Engineering Team

The cloud has enabled organizations to collaborate, develop, and produce faster and easier. As people turn to the cloud because of easy accessibility, cloud computing providers are looking to provide more and more functionality. Last year was a big year for the cloud, but the upcoming 12 months is going to be an even bigger...

The Five Huge Benefits of Outsourcing IT

May 25, 2016 by Lore Engineering Team

Say you have a smaller company, and you are eager to expand quickly. You need the help of IT professionals, but you just don’t have the capital to hire them or the human resources needed to train them. Or maybe you are a larger company, but you have a one-off project that requires expertise you just don’t have. This is where outsourcing can help...

Upgrade your MAC to a Solid State Drive (SSD)

May 23, 2016 by Lore Marketing Team

Apple’s Mac computers are powerful machines but they aren’t immune to all problems. One of the most popular complaints is how slow they can feel after a few years of use. But with just a few minor hardware upgrades and software tweaks we can get your older Mac back up to speed. One fix is to upgrade to an SSD...

Four tricks to speed up your MAC

May 18, 2016 by Lore Marketing Team

As a follow up to our blog post about installing a Solid State Drive (SSD) to speed up your MAC’s performance, here are 4 more tips from the Lore Systems engineering team...

Five Awesome Free Antivirus Utilities

May 16, 2016 by Lore Engineering Team

Hackers work day and night to access private information on unprotected computers. Just as people do not leave their house doors unlocked for thieves when they go on vacation, they should not leave their computers open to hackers. Fortunately, there are many ways to protect computers these days....