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Stay Connected with Teams!

As COVID-19 continues to keep people working remotely, it’s becoming increasingly important to help your team feel connected. With isolation, social distancing, and working from home mandates, it’s easy for individuals to start to feel disconnected and discouraged. Giving your team the resources to stay connected can help. Microsoft Teams can be one of those… Read more »

Fire, Floods and Flu…

How quickly, and painlessly can you manage to get back to ‘Business as Usual’ in the event of a fire, flood or other natural disaster, or any other major interruption? This depends on how effectively you can devise, and put into action, your own Business Continuity Management or Disaster Recovery Plan. Business Continuity Management can… Read more »

Smooth IT Gain Microsoft Cloud Productivity Competency

Smooth IT are pleased to announce we have achieved the Microsoft Cloud Productivity Competency. This achievement shows our teams expertise and customer satisfaction in building and deploying the Microsoft Office 365 Productivity Environment. The Microsoft Cloud Productivity Competency is awarded to Microsoft Partners who have proven their knowledge in providing secure cloud productivity solutions with… Read more »

Smooth IT Achieve Microsoft Cloud Platform Competency

Smooth IT are pleased to announce we have achieved the Microsoft Cloud Platform Competency – demonstrating our proficiency, continuing use and promotion of the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform. The Microsoft Cloud Platform competency is awarded to Microsoft Partners who help customers modernise their infrastructure, along with migrating applications and data using the Microsoft Azure Cloud… Read more »

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.

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 »

Smooth IT Delivering Remote Application to Couriers!

We have recently implemented a Remote Application Farm using our own Cloud Infrastructure to allow our sister company Journease Software to deliver their Courier software as a Web based App.  Thereby giving Journease customers the freedom to use their Line of Business Application where and when they like and from any device. Contact Smooth IT to find out… Read more »