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The history of Apple

Apple Day is an annual celebration of apples and orchards, held in October. This Apple Day, instead of talking about the fruit, we thought we would look at the brand. In 2018, with a net worth of $750 billion, it’s difficult to imagine that Apple was once on the brink of failure. But it wasn’t … Continue reading The history of Apple


Recruitment: what to look for in an IT service provider

The recruitment industry is large and ever-growing in the UK. In fact, there has been a growth of 198% in 2013 – 2017 from 2008 – 2012 and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down*. The fast-paced nature of the industry coupled with driven targets can make it a breeding ground for technology to … Continue reading Recruitment: what to look for in an IT service provider


Apple or Microsoft? Here’s our comparison

As an IT specialist, we understand that getting the best hardware and operating system for your business is crucial. There are two major ones we can take a look at today – Microsoft and Apple. Both have advantages and disadvantages which set them apart from each other. To make things as easy as possible, we’ve … Continue reading Apple or Microsoft? Here’s our comparison


Beware of hackable smart home devices

Here at SMY IT, we are a big advocate of evolving technology and we embrace it into our own tailored IT solutions for our clients. However, the progression of technology also opens the door for hackers who will use smart systems against you for their own personal gain. This means you need to be extra … Continue reading Beware of hackable smart home devices


The importance of anti-spyware for your computer

Spyware is arguably one of the most dangerous types of malicious software in computing, which means it is really important to protect your computer system from it. This especially goes for businesses, as you have a responsibility to protect the data of your clients. What exactly does spyware do to my computer system? The way … Continue reading The importance of anti-spyware for your computer


Five top tips to get on top of your inbox

As technology progresses, so does our need for it. You will rarely see an office without a stream of computer screens. It is becoming less and less common to communicate to clients via physical letters or face-to-face meetings with many businesses opting for email as it is prime form of communication. The difficulty with this … Continue reading Five top tips to get on top of your inbox


Top ten tips for keeping your online accounts safe

World Password Day is a day to promote better password habits. Passwords are critical gatekeepers to our digital identities, allowing us to access online shopping, dating, banking, social media, private work and life communications. Get started with these ten basic security tips: 1. Give each account you have its own unique password — do not … Continue reading Top ten tips for keeping your online accounts safe


Beware the latest Office 365 login phishing scam

Cyber crooks are taking advantage of changes to the layout and experience of the Office 365 login page to steal user credentials. Here, Jonathan Smy, managing director of IT support, cloud and consultancy provider SMY IT, explains how to protect yourself from the hackers. A managing director of a large firm contacted us recently with … Continue reading Beware the latest Office 365 login phishing scam


Jay Williams: Benefits of cold storage for business

As a society, we’re creating data at a truly unprecedented rate; an increased amount of extraneous data is an evident by-product of this. In fact, with 95% of all of the data we create only being accessed within the first 90 days of its existence, the files that we create also rapidly become redundant. This … Continue reading Jay Williams: Benefits of cold storage for business


Introducing Ekran System

  As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) looms, understanding who has access to a businesses data is becoming increasingly important. If you believe that this could be an issue for you, let Smy IT Services help you by introducing you to Ekran System, a screen recording, user monitoring/reporting and auditing software for both internal … Continue reading Introducing Ekran System


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