Entries by Patsy

Etiquette Tips to Make your Meeting More Enjoyable

For the last eight months, all we hear about is Zoom Zoom Zoom. The world has transformed from in-person to virtual meetings. We’ve all had to adapt yet some people still inadvertently distract others’, so a little etiquette reminder is in order when attending an online meeting or webinar.  Whether you’re the presenter or the […]

Touchless Job Release from Sharp

Smile and Sharp remain committed to keeping your work environment safe and sanitary by supporting features to help employees safely and hygienically operate shared devices. With that in mind, Sharp has enhanced the Print Hold feature on select A3 and A4 workgroup models, enabling users to release their jobs automatically by simply swiping their ID […]

Sharp Scores Three Awards from the Cannata Report

Congratulations to Sharp for taking home three Frank Awards at the Cannata Reports 35th Annual Awards & Charities Virtual Gala. Sharp received the Best-in-Class for the third consecutive year, Best Manufacturer and the Best Male Executive Award for President & CEO Mike Marusic for the second consecutive year. Smile has been a Sharp dealer for […]

When Bigger is Better with Sharp’s 120 inch 8K Display

Early this month, Sharp released their new 120 inch Class 8K Ultra HD Professional LCD Display delivering brilliant clarity and 4 times the resolution of a 4K and 16 times that of a full HD display.  This monstrosity of a display is ideal for museums, showrooms, video production, arenas and lobbies. For more information, please […]

Hands-Free for FREE with Sharp!

Now through November 30th, Sharp is offering customers touchless technology with the purchase or lease of a Sharp Advanced Series MFP. Customer will receive a FREE Amazon Echo Dot and Holder as well as a one-year Synappx Go subscription for up to 10 users. Return to the office with confidence. Contact Smile or your Account […]

Back-to-School with New Thermal Technology

As parents and students prepare to send their children back to into the classroom, Sutter High School is going high tech and investing in the  GoSafe artificial intelligence device that has thermal sensors for body temperature and facial identification technology. Check out the story

Betty Bollinger – 2020 ENX Magazine Difference Maker

Each year, ENX Magazine reaches out to the dealer community looking for those candidates who make a difference and exhibit the qualities that truly define a Difference Maker. Congratulations to Betty Bollinger, Sales Manager – Government, Education and Medical, for being selected as a 2020 ENX Magazine Difference Maker. Congratulations Betty!  We are so lucky […]

Smile Business Products – Platinum Level Service Provider for 2019

Smile Business Products is proud to announce that we have been recognized by Sharp Electronics as an  Platinum Level Service Provider for 2019, making it our 9th year in a row! The program recognizes organizations that show excellence in following critical areas of service: commitment to training, using genuine Sharp parts and supplies, timely updating […]

8 Ways Crexendo Hosted Phone Systems Can Help Your Business

Effective communications are essential for any business. Managers need to stay in close contact with work teams, teams need to maintain contact with each other, and everyone needs to have reliable, clear connectivity to their “customers”, whether that means actual sales teams, IT support resources, or coworkers. In today’s “new normal” business environment where many […]

MPS: A Must for Healthcare Right Now

Managed Print Services (MPS) offer many advantages for businesses of all sizes and across all industries. Healthcare organizations can benefit from MPS implementations. Under the dramatic conditions faced by the extreme working conditions related to the pandemic virus in circulation in recent months, systems that reduce exposure and streamline business processes are invaluable. What MPS […]

IT Support Pitfalls for Remote Workers – and IT

Working remotely is a growing trend because of the recent pandemic virus that has kept hundreds of thousands of office teams seeking alternative solutions for performing their jobs. Mobile workforces have changed the way many companies conduct business, with sales, support, and service employees already transitioning to this “new normal” way of working. Technology provides […]

Setting Up Your Work-from-home Office: What You’ll Need

Working from home is a new environment for thousands of employees who adapted to working remotely. There are multiple reasons for this transition, but mostly tied to the need to maintain safety and compliance with regulatory mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, working outside a traditional office environment is a growing trend across many industries. […]

Why are Small Businesses Spending Less on Cybersecurity Software?

It’s common for small businesses to have to make sacrifices to stay within their annual budget. A surprising trend that emerged in 2019 was companies investing in Internet of Things (IoT) solutions more than IT and cybersecurity. According to Accenture, 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses, and only 14% of these businesses can defend themselves […]

How to Stop Cybercriminals Dead in Their Tracks with Ethical Hacking

From the very first day that organizations started using communication networks, there have been stories of hackers trying to exploit their systems. Often, fictional characters portrayed the underbelly in the world of information security on film. They posed a risk to government agencies, police departments, multinational banks, and other global corporations. What few small businesses […]

Top Trends that Will Define the Future of VoIP

For companies of all sizes, effective communication remains a cornerstone of running a productive business. The advent of Voice over IP (VoIP) telecommunication systems has ushered in a new era where digital communications are a viable alternative to traditional telephones. As data network capacity increased, having multiple communication cables running through the office was no […]

Earth Day – 50th Anniversary

The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. Join the world for 24 hours of digital landscape with global conversations, call to action, performance, video teach-ins and more. Visit earthday.org Throughout the year, Smile does our part by recycling, using reusable water bottles and coffee cups, use LED bulbs,  watching our water usage, and […]

Microsoft Renames Office 365 & the Microsoft Certified Windows Collaboration Display from Sharp

Microsoft Announcement – Today, Microsoft announced that Office 365 SMB will be renamed to Microsoft 365. Why? The new name indicates that Office is more than Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; including apps like Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, and SharpPoint. The new Microsoft 365 is designed to help customers achieve more with apps, intelligent cloud service, […]