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Five top tips to get on top of your inbox

Five top tips to get on top of your email inbox Technology is continuing to evolve – and the days of communicating with clients via a letter, or even a face-to-face meeting, are becoming more uncommon. Email has been around for decades, although with the pandemic it has cemented itself as a prime form of … Continue reading Five top tips to get on top of your inbox


10 top tips to keep 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. Ten basic security tips: Give each account you have its own unique password — do not reuse any. Make every password … Continue reading 10 top tips to keep your online accounts safe


Beware! 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! Office 365 login phishing scam


Jay Williams: Benefits of cold storage

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, 95% of all data we create is only accessed within the first 90 days of its creation. As a result of this, our storage media can become overburdened. The logical … Continue reading Jay Williams: Benefits of cold storage


Introducing Ekran System

As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) looms, understanding who has access to a businesses data is increasingly important. If you believe that this could be an issue for you, we can help!  We can introduce you to Ekran System. It’s a screen recording, user monitoring/reporting and auditing software for both internal and external threats … Continue reading Introducing Ekran System


Cloud computing 101: What you need to know

You might have heard the term ‘cloud computing’ being bounced around from various IT specialists and adverts. If you have no idea what it is or how it works, this article can help fill in the gaps for you. You are probably already on the cloud without realising it! Cloud computing is the delivery of … Continue reading Cloud computing 101: What you need to know


How our Microsoft Silver status will benefit you

Due to our expertise in the cloud, we have once again received the Microsoft Silver Partner accreditation. As a result of this, we’re one of only a handful of providers in the UK which has the experience and competence to deliver first-class cloud solutions. How does this benefit you? A Microsoft silver accreditation is awarded … Continue reading How our Microsoft Silver status will benefit you


What it means to be a Microsoft CSP partner

Whether your business is already utilising the Cloud or you are only just considering it, ensuring the company who provides your IT support is a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partner can give you added security and reassurance that you are working with reputable professionals. But what does being a Microsoft CSP partner really mean … Continue reading What it means to be a Microsoft CSP partner


Explained: Cloud IT Acronyms

As computing revolutionises the world, a tremendous amount of confusing acronyms have popped up. Here SMY IT Services explain the most common ones you might come across: SaaS (Software as a Service) SaaS is software on-demand. As a result, users can subscribe or rent software, centrally hosted software on a pay-as-you-go basis. Office 365 and Salesforce … Continue reading Explained: Cloud IT Acronyms


Windows 10 – First Thoughts

After all the anticipation and hype, Windows 10 has been on the market for a number of months. There are an assortment of new features and a range of welcomed system improvements as you would expect from Microsoft. This includes the return of the much loved Start Menu. Windows 10 has generally been well received … Continue reading Windows 10 – First Thoughts