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  • Are you still using Microsoft Outlook 2010 or even older? - If you are still using Microsoft Outlook 2010 or older, then read on. You will have received a notification that you will no longer be supported by Microsoft 365 or Office 365 services. But what does this notification mean, and what can you do to protect your systems? Last August it was announced that Outlook Read More
  • Windows 11 – what you need to know! - Microsoft Windows 11 was released on 24th June 2021 and started rolling out on 5th October 2021. If you own a PC, you might be wondering whether it’s time to upgrade your operating system. This upgrade will be free to everyone on Windows 10 for the first few months, after which it will need to Read More
  • Case study – Abacus Money Management - Abacus Money Management, based in Tewkesbury have been loyal customers of Smart Computers for over 11 years. We spoke to Noel Greaves, Director at Abacus to find out more about the relationship. Noel said: “Over the past 11 years, Smart has provided Abacus Money Management with a wealth of IT solutions, they have become an Read More
  • Stanbridge Accountants Case Study – Stanbridge Accountants - Stanbridge Accountancy is a Gloucestershire based firm of accountants; we have been providing IT solutions to the team since 2014. Duncan Woodger, owner of Stanbridge Accountancy said: “I knew Will and Tim at Smart from a previous role, so found it the logical step to take when looking for IT solutions for my new business Read More
  • The importance of Disaster Recovery Planning and Data back up - OVH fire On Wednesday, 10th March 2021, a huge fire occurred at European cloud computing giant, OVH, offices. The fire has destroyed one of its Strasbourg data centres and damaged another. As a precautionary measure they closed two other data centres located at the same site. Luckily no one was hurt in the fire. The Read More
  • Spotlight on Technical Director, Will Rendell - Here Will Rendell, our Technical Director shares his journey with us as Smart’s longest standing member of staff at 23 years in. ‘I joined Smart back in June 1998, two years after they began trading. I had been working as a plumber but had always had a self-confessed passion for computers and wanted a change Read More
  • Historic events that made 1996… - The year that Smart Computers was born was a big one for historic events. Here we take a trip down memory lane and get all nostalgic over some of the key events that changed the world in 1996. Major events that happened in the world of Information Technology in 1996 The most significant of course Read More
  • Tricks of the trade – 25 Top Tips - To celebrate Smart Computers’ 25th year in business this March, the team are giving you their 25 tricks of the trade that will change the way you use your computer for good! Did you know that you can delete a whole word by pressing just two keys rather than repeatedly pressing backspace? Or that there is a Read More
  • Spotlight on Founder and Sales Director, Tim Potts - We shine our spotlight on Tim Potts, Smart Computers’ Founder and Sales Director. He shares with us his journey over the past 25 years. ‘The business started out as solely IT rentals which became very successful; doubling in size every year for three years. When Will Rendell joined in 1998, we branched out into Sales, Read More
  • Celebrating 25 years in business Smart celebrate 25 years in business! - Smart Computers has officially been serving the county and the surrounding areas with its bespoke IT solutions for an incredible 25 years this March. With a staggering 75,000+ computers repaired and 100,000+ computers, laptops and projectors rented out since 1996, Smart Computers has been providing a reliable IT service to a loyal customer base of Read More