Entries by Patsy


Sharp Has a New Line of Monochrome MFPs

Sharp Has a New Line of Monochrome MFPs Has the topic of upgrading the office printer been floating around meetings recently? Good news: Sharp has a new line of monochrome MFPs – eleven new MFP/printers, to be exact. For years, Sharp has made a name for itself, delivering innovative devices which propel offices, board rooms, […]

Windows 10S: The Secure Mode for Businesses

Windows 10S: The Secure Mode for Businesses Regarding business security, computers need special attention. Sensitive data passes through them, and they’re critical for doing business. Keeping the company machines security can create a headache. From choosing an antivirus to finding the right configurations, security is time-consuming and labyrinthine. However, many company IT departments are unaware […]

5G and 6G: What to Expect in 2020

5G and 6G: What to Expect in 2020 With the exception of some selected cities who began offering 5G a few months ago, for the rest of us, 5G is almost here.  For the past year, the tech world has been abuzz with the word. 5G is expected to herald the next major revolution in […]


CONGRATULATIONS  to our very own Jose Jurado, Smile’s Service Technician from our Salinas Branch, for advancing to Round 2 of Sharp’s Master Tech Competition. Jose is one of 10 technicians on the West Coast that will compete in Santa Ana next month in hopes of moving onto Round 3 in New Jersey.  Wish him luck!  […]

Why Choose Sharp Professional Displays?

Why Choose Sharp Professional Displays? Want to make a strong statement that incites and inspires engagement? A well-placed digital display will do the trick. Sharp is helping organizations change the way they think about visual communications by developing an extensive line of interactive and professional displays. From retail environments to the boardroom, Smile is thrilled […]

Need to Update Hardware for the New School Year?

Need to Update Hardware for the New School Year? A Managed Print Assessment Can Help Every student knows that printing is a massive part of the school experience. Whether it’s rushing to print off an essay five minutes before class or mailing out thousands of school letters or reports, a campus often has a more […]

An In-Depth Look: Lexmark MFPs

An In-Depth Look: Lexmark MFPs Running your business efficiently means constantly looking for ways to reduce cost, improve service, and increase productivity. Printing and managing paper documents efficiently is one way to streamline your operation, generate higher-quality documents, and cut your total printing expense. With high-performing Lexmark multifunction printers (MFPs) on the job, you reduce […]

Don’t Get Buried in Paper: Digitizing Your Document Load

  At Smile, we’re in tune to the fact that business runs on documents. Documents cover a broad range of uses, and are necessary to conduct business and record all types of transactions: Employee agreements Payroll and personnel records Technical bulletins and documentation Purchase orders and invoices Inventory and financial records However, just because you  […]

What Are Your Toner Recycling Options?

Businesses of all sizes print a wide variety of documents every day. Although business documents have many variations, they all have one thing in common – they require ink or toner to produce a printed image. Toner cartridges are very convenient for refreshing your printing capability quickly and easily. Changing a cartridge is such a […]

The Power of the Referral: Stepping Up Your Customer Service is Invaluable

Businesses excel today not only from providing excellent products and services but through focusing on premier customer service that adds value to customers at every level. Customer service does not just mean reacting to angry calls or emails from a manager or someone with purchasing authority. Real customer service means cultivating a culture where every […]

5 Ways Community Involvement Benefits a Business

In the era of corporate social responsibility, an emphasis on community involvement goes a long way. It allows a business to demonstrate its company values and reflect an attitude of reciprocity to a community. Long gone are the days when a company could roll into town, advertise, then sit back and enjoy the benefits. Community […]

Cole Andre – Summer Sales Intern

Welcome back Cole!Cole Andre is returning to Smile for his third summer as a Sales intern, and we are so happy to have him back. Cole is currently attending University of Nevada, Reno majoring in Business Marketing. 

Devin Orr – Summer Intern

Welcome Devin! We are lucky to have Devin Orr as a summer intern in our Service Department assisting with set-up, installation and delivery.  Devin will be a senior at California State University, Monterey Bay majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems.

Can Sustainability Actually Save you Money?

Environmental friendliness and the modern office might seem at odds with each other, but methods do exist to reduce waste and mitigate a company’s carbon footprint. In fact, a whole industry has sprung up around these two green initiatives and they’ve taken the modern office by storm. Paper reduction and ink recycling programs are two […]

When is it Time to Update Your Printer Fleet

Printers play a huge role in most businesses and are considered a staple of the modern office. Nonetheless, just like other machinery, they need to be repaired and even replaced. Although the modern printer life expectancy has increased, other technological advances make periodical upgrades important. However, since printers – especially high-end ones – represent a […]

What Are the Weak Spots in Your Wireless Devices?

With more and more critical business operations occurring online, device security is gaining an extra level of security. Wireless devices now come in a startling array of forms, ranging from recognizable laptops and phones to everyday items where it’s easy to overlook their connection to the internet. The average modern business is a treasure trove […]

Reduced Budget? It’s Time to Control Your Printing Costs

Reduced Budget? It’s Time to Control Your Printing Costs Budget reductions mean tough decisions for small and large businesses. For companies or departments that are handed a new (and smaller) annual budget, the next step is carefully examining all aspects of operations for any waste or inefficiency. There’s one area that pops up almost every […]

How Your Business Can (Smoothly) Undergo a Digital Transformation

There are two powerful truths about digital transformation in business. The first is that it’s no longer an option, and digital transformation is essential to remain competitive in today’s market. In fact, Forbes found that companies that employ digital-first strategies enjoy a 25% increase in revenue. The second is that, for those who have not […]

How Vulnerable is Your Business WiFi Network?

Businesses are now more vulnerable than most executives think. Today, it’s more likely to experience a security breach than not – over half of businesses get hacked every year. Sometimes, these breaches happen because businesses don’t adhere to a standard, current best practices in security systems and protocols. Other times, the sources of security breaches […]