Entries by Patsy

Can Malware Disguise Itself As Banking Software?

Can Malware Disguise Itself as Banking Software? Hackers are becoming more and more clever when it comes to stealing your information. Of course, their end goal is to turn their efforts into income. One of the best ways for hackers to do this is to gain access to your bank account. However, banks make it […]

How Can I Tell if My Computer or Network Has Been Hacked?

How Can I Tell if My Computer or Network Has Been Hacked? These days, we use our computers for everything from business to online banking to communicating with people around the world. Of course, the trust we put into these devices makes them a prime target for hackers who want to disrupt the normal order […]

Safe & Super Halloween at Fairytale Town

Smile Business Products is proud to sponsor Fairytale Town’s Annual Safe & Super Halloween featuring Dinosaur encounters throughout the park. Dinosaurs are taking over Fairytale Town for four nights of trick-or-treating and family fun! There will be 15 treat stations, a fossil excavation site, a reptile lab and more. Stop by the main stage and have Smile […]

What CEOs Have to Know About NIST

What CEOs Have to Know About NIST Our growing, connected business world is fantastic for reaching new clients and markets. However, that connectivity also opens up businesses to cyberattacks. In fact, almost 60% of small businesses have been affected by some sort of cyberattack. When people think of businesses being targeted by cyberattacks, they often […]

How Can Managed Network Services Protect My Company from Malware Attacks?

The cybercriminal’s arsenal has grown drastically in the past decade. They have released more malicious programs than ever and continue to create new ones at an alarming rate. According to AV-Test, there are an estimated 796 million malware variants present today, which is an increase of 274% from 2009. That means today’s hackers have 796 […]

How Can I Protect My Business From Crypto Miner Malware Attacks?

How Can I Protect My Business From Crypto Miner Malware Attacks? Keeping up with the latest threats from hackers can seem overwhelming. Some estimates suggest there are over 1 million new malware threats released every single day. It can be overwhelming if you are not sure of what to look out for. Recently, with the […]

Did You Know That NJPA is Now Sourcewell?

Did You Know That NJPA is Now Sourcewell? Find Out What This Means for Your Business If your office or organization was a member of National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) then you may have noticed the agency has undergone a name change, logo change, and website redesign. For those agencies on a thin budget that […]

What Can SmileTel VoIP Managed Communication Systems Do for Small Businesses?

What Can SmileTel VOIP Managed Communication Systems Do for Small Businesses? When a business is first starting out, conventional telephone systems are usually enough to get jobs done. The executive team of a fast-growing startup is likely to rely on their mobile phones for business communication simply out of convenience. At first, this system works. […]

SmileNet Managed Technical Support vs. In-House Technicians

SmileNet Managed Technical Support vs. In-House Technicians – Which Makes More Sense for a Growing Business? For a small or mid-sized business owner planning on growth, hiring in-house technicians usually seems like a good idea. At first. While relying on the attention and expertise of an in-house IT technician or a team of technicians can […]

How Does the Skywell Water Machine Offer a Sustainable Office Solution & Quench Thirst

How Does the Skywell Water Machine Offer a Sustainable Office Solution & Quench Thirst? How much water does your office consume on a weekly basis? You’d be forgiven for not knowing the answer off-hand. Between managing your team, keeping customers happy, and fulfilling stakeholder expectations, there’s little room for thinking about the office water cooler. […]

Smile BPI Spotlight: Account Manager

Smile BPI Career Spotlight: Account Manager Joining Smile BPI as an Account Manager can start you on a career that is satisfying and lucrative. As an organization that supplies our clients with business technology experience through innovative customer service tools and responsive professional support, Smile BPI is a unique place to start a career as […]

Be Prepared – Create an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

Be Prepared – Create an IT Disaster Recovery Plan Don’t let a cyberattack cripple your business. Your disaster recovery plan (DRP) details the procedures your company must undertake to become fully operational when these types of events happen. The primary obstacle organizations face when developing a DRP is effectively managing risk during the process and […]

Professional Customer Service Increases Trusted and Loyalty

Professional Customer Service Increases Trust and Loyalty When it comes to customer service, there are two major ways of thinking. Businesses will generally try to be as present and comprehensive as possible or try to reduce costs as much as possible. These two modes of thought each have their origins in abstract appreciations of value. […]

Smile’s Open House – Lathrop July 12th

Join us for our Open House in Lathrop! Smile Business Products invites you and a guest to join us for our Open House on July 12, 2018 beginning at 10:00am at our office in Lathrop located at 17300 Murphy Parkway. Stop by and meet all our partners and learn about the latest technology they have to […]

4 Reasons Why You Should Lease a Copier Instead of Purchasing One

4 Reasons Why You Should Lease a Copier Instead of Purchasing One Leasing an asset vs. purchasing an asset is often a difficult decision for a business to make. When you lease a device, you don’t actually own it. You’re just renting it for a specified length of time. Think of living in an apartment. […]

4 Key Factors Involved in Creating a Positive Work Environment

4 Key Factors Involved in Creating a Positive Work Environment Harvard Business Review cites a wealth of academic research within positive organizational psychology showing the benefits of creating a positive work environment. Most of this research focuses on the detrimental impacts of a negative work environment, although some also suggest specific ways to create a […]