Computer Hire for Training Courses

At Smart Computers, we provide number of training facilities (hotels, conference suites etc), training companies and delegates themselves with a range of IT equipment to support short term training needs. If you are running or hosting a training course, it is likely that if IT equipment is required you won’t have all the necessary equipment Read More

Why Office 365 ProPlus?

Important note if you have Office 2013 Microsoft has announced that with effect from 13th October 2020, Office 2013 will no longer be compatible with Office 365 cloud services including Exchange Online, Sharepoint Online and OneDrive for Business. After this date there will be an increased security risk and a risk of noncompliance with industry Read More

Get Cyber Essentials accredited

1 in 5 businesses unaware of the benefits of Cyber Essentials accreditation A recent independent study has highlighted that a worrying number of UK businesses still aren’t aware of the benefits of the Government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme. Almost 1 in 5 IT managers reported that they were unaware of how Cyber Essentials compliance could help Read More

USB memory sticks in business

Whose memory stick is it anyway? USB use poses a unique problem. Most are personal property and contain personal data yet have found their way into daily use in just about every organisation, despite the fact that many can carry malware infections, they can be easily lost or stolen and putting data of any kind Read More

Warning: Critical WinRAR Flaw identified

If you are a Windows user, you may be affected. A dangerous new remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in the WinRAR software. This vulnerability is affecting hundreds of millions of users worldwide. WinRAR is a popular Windows compression application that has around 500 million users. The vulnerability is affecting all versions of the Read More

Cyber Essentials

We take IT security seriously. It’s our job to! We regularly undergo rigorous testing as a business, and are proud to have added to our impressive list of awards, the certification in Cyber Essentials. What is Cyber Essentials? Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme. To obtain the certification, we had to prove that we Read More

Staying safe on public Wi-Fi

Free public Wi-Fi is so convenient, but have you ever thought about how it can compromise your security? In this article we show you how you can reduce the risks you face when using your laptop, smartphone, or tablet when you are out and about  We’ve all been there, stuck without a data connection when Read More

Hold your most engaging business meeting yet!

Smart’s top tips! Meetings are an essential part of any business and are important for effective communication with colleagues, teams, and stakeholders. The issue with meetings is if you’re not careful, they can be a bit dull. We all know the drill, hour-long meetings with bucket loads of information being thrown at you that can Read More

Which rental laptop is for me?

A Core i3 vs i5 vs i7 When choosing which of our Rental Laptops or Rental Computers is right for you, you have the choice of the following processors: Core i3, Core i5 and a Core i7 But how do you know which option to choose? Firstly, let’s start by explaining what a processor is. Read More