The ‘must have’ IT equipment for your next exhibition

Running an exhibition or trade show? So, you’re running an exhibition or a trade show and want to generate more engaging and inspiring interactions.  Both types of event are great for networking, displaying your latest products and services, and attracting new business. However, trade show stands and exhibitions can look unattractive and plain without the Read More

Renting – the future for businesses

Renting – the future for businesses Nowadays renting is the norm. The preferred option for many people and businesses over making expensive purchases. Property, mobile phones, cars, tools – the costly commodities that you just don’t want to commit to having…forever! UK economic uncertainty is a top priority for many businesses and protecting the balance Read More

Protect your mailbox!

There are 3.8 billion mailbox users worldwide. In today’s business environment, you’d be hard pushed to operate effectively without the heavy reliance on your daily email exchanges. They form an integral and effective form of communication regardless of your business size. Over 281 billion emails are sent every single day, which has made them the Read More

Important information if you’re using Windows XP

In April 2014 Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP with security updates, leaving the operating system vulnerable to malicious software and outside threats. At Smart, we have continued to support Windows XP users through our Smart Hosted Exchange service. However, this will be changing. Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 have been using a system called triple Read More

CCP have rebranded

  Our charity of the year, CCP, have rebranded! On 4th July, our charity of the year, CCP rebranded. The charity were formerly known as County Community Projects, often referred to as CCP for short. Although still referred to as CCP, the name behind the letters has changed to ‘Caring for Communities and People’. The rebrand also Read More

PuTTY security patches

PuTTY releases an update. PuTTY has released the latest version of its software that includes security patches for 8 high-severity security vulnerabilities. PuTTY is a popular, widely used open-source client-side program that allows users to remotely access computers over SSH, Telnet, and Rlogin network protocols. According to their website all previous versions of PuTTY software Read More

Office 365 users…

Don’t be lost with insufficient data backup Did you know that Microsoft does not back up and recover your Office 365 emails or files as standard? And that instead you need a backup solution! This includes: Emails Attachments Contacts Calendars OneDrive accounts Sharepoint document libraries. Without a backup solution, once your emails or files are Read More

Ethernet, what is it and why could you benefit from using it in your home office?

Ethernet, what is it and why could you benefit from using it in your home office? Crazy to think that we are nearing a year of home working! A concept that most businesses hadn’t previously considered pre-covid. Many companies have seen the benefits that working from home can bring. Less time wasted in meetings, less Read More

Cyber Attack

NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY ISSUES WARNING ON GAMEOVER ZEUS AND CRYPTOLOCKER You have probably heard on the news about the impending cyber attack affecting computers in the UK, there’s no need to panic, just follow this simple advice from William Rendell, our Technical Director: “Firstly let’s not panic, this infection is not as new as we are Read More

Keep safe online this BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY

There’s no denying there are some really genuine deals to be had over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s forecast that consumers will spend millions online as they kick off (like us), add to or finish their Christmas shopping while picking up some bargains, but sadly in this day in age it’s also the perfect Read More

SCAM Awareness Month – July 2016

THERE’S ONLY ONE YOU; KEEP IT THAT WAY! Do you know how to protect yourself against identity crime?  Identity theft is the UK’s fastest-growing method used to carry out criminal activity and the internet provides numerous opportunities for fraudsters to harvest the personal data of unsuspecting members of the public. Once a criminal has your details they can Read More