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What is Two-Factor Authentication and Why do I need it?

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is an additional layer of security over the now old and in some cases insecure Username and Password Combination. Two-Factor Authentication works by taking what you already know (username and password) and combining it with something you have – for example a phone or application which will receive or generate a verification… Read more »

We are WEBROOT Partners

Congratulations Smooth IT on completing both the Sales and Technical Partner Certification courses. You are now fully Webroot certified in SecureAnywhere® Business Endpoint Security.

Are you GDPR Compliant?

  What is it? A Data Protection Law. The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU directive that is designed to give citizens back control of their personal data. It replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonise privacy laws across Europe. It’s the biggest change to data protection /… Read more »

Keeping Children Safe in Education – Cyber Safety

Smooth IT have been providing Primary and Secondary Schools in the Bristol and Bath area with technical expertise in the emerging technologies of cyber safety monitoring systems. Smooth IT are working with Securus, a Cyber Safety Solution that protects students and staff by alerting Schools’ safeguarding teams to inappropriate or potentially harmful behaviour. It identifies… Read more »

Smooth IT Becomes a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner

Smooth IT Becomes a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner Smooth IT announced it has become a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorisation, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market… Read more »

Microsoft Office 365 E-Mail Migration

The adoption of Microsoft 365 is widely agreed to be growing faster than any other cloud solution and a significant proportion of customers are converting to 365 from solutions such as Google Apps. This is primarily down to the integration of 365 with Outlook and Office, two giants in the business world, together with better security,… Read more »

Don’t be held to Ransom!

What is Ransomware?…. It’s a type of Malware (MALicious SoftWARE), a virus that encrypts critical files, rendering them inaccessible. A payment is then demanded to restore your files. Cybercrime is a booming business with millions being made every month. Globally over 2.3 million users were attacked in 2015-2016 and the UK Government estimates this cost business… Read more »

Office 2016 Released

It’s been a couple of weeks now since Microsoft released the latest version of its Office Productivity Suite – Microsoft Office 2016. This brings a raft of new features and benefits, including improved Co-Authoring and Team working across the applications.  The major change to be aware of if you are looking to purchase a new… Read more »

Busy Summer for Smooth IT Schools ICT Support Team!

        Its been a busy summer for the Smooth IT Schools ICT Support Team – over the course of the school holidays they have been involved in a number of projects in and around Bath, ranging from installation of new projectors, iPad and Management solutions, Migration from a Windows 2003 Curriculum Server… Read more »