The WorkSmart Way Awards/Recognition/Growth Blog

WorkSmart recognized on 2023 Channel Futures MSP 501

We are thrilled to have been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers in the prestigious 2023 Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings!

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How to Handle End-of-Life IT Equipment

“Your hardware has reached the end of its useful life.” As a business leader, you’ve likely seen this message before, but do you know what it actually means? Or how it can affect your business operations?

Data Protection Cybersecurity - Prevention Blog

Going Passwordless in Microsoft? Here’s What You Need to Know

Passwords pose a major security risk to your organization. Even though most of us have always been taught to create complex and strong passwords, that doesn’t eliminate the threat of them getting guessed, stolen, or hacked.

As cyber criminals get more advanced in their tactics, the ways in which we protect our accounts must advance as well.

Data Protection Cybersecurity - Prevention Blog

Microsoft Azure AD: Choosing the Right Plan for Your Business

The shift to the cloud has become increasingly popular as it provides the accessibility businesses now need to work from anywhere. However, this also means that your data is much more at risk in the cloud if you don’t have the proper security tools in place.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory is an identity and access management service that combines user credentials and authentication policies to control who can log into your systems. No matter if your data is stored on a server in your office or in an app online – Azure AD protects it.

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3 Steps to Cybersecurity on a Small Business Budget

You know that a thorough cybersecurity plan is essential to protect your assets and information. The threat of cyber attacks on small businesses is higher than ever, and damages from an attack can take months and up to a year for most companies to recover from, if they can recover at all.

So, how can you be sure your organization is doing the right things to prevent damage that can be caused by cyber threats and keep it within a small business budget? 

Employee Anniversaries

Celebrating our February Team Member Anniversaries

It may be a short month on the calendar, but we have a lot of team members to celebrate this February!

Our team is made up of people who truly embody what it means to have our three core values: do the right thing, be curious, and personal connections. We wanted to shout out these folks and thank them for their dedication to WorkSmart over the years.

Join us in recognizing these fourteen awesome team members below!


Celebrating our January Team Member Anniversaries

Curiosity, doing the right thing, and striving to build personal connections make up the best kind of team member. All of the folks highlighted below embody all of these qualities and so much more.

We wanted to take the time to celebrate their WorkSmart anniversary and give them the recognition their work deserves.

Join us in recognizing these seven awesome team members below!


Maximizing Productivity and Wellbeing at Work


When a new year rolls around, many businesses want to capitalize on that new-year-new-you energy. Looking for Q1 to set them up to hit their goals for the year, your team spent January getting to work and crossing tasks off their to-do list. But the new year feeling may start to go away. So, how can you lead your team so that they’re consistently successful throughout the entire year?

Join us for a webinar as we discuss tools to help your business capitalize on its people, processes, and technology to drive results.

This 1-hr webinar features strategic advice on pushing your business’ vision forward, ensuring growth, and maintaining employee happiness.

As a managed IT service provider, you’ll hear from us on how tech can fuel growth. You’ll also learn about creating systems to achieve results and leading highly effective teams from our two expert guests, that you can learn more about below!

What You’ll Learn:
  • Addressing the most common challenges faced by business leaders when it comes to productivity and determining the right solutions
  • Performance and workplace wellness tips to keep your team happy and well-equipped to focus on what they do best
  • Technology tools for increasing productivity, staying organized, and supporting team members


Meet our expert guests!

Paul Levering, EOS Implementer
Paul coaches leadership teams to help them get more of what they want from their businesses. As a certified EOS Implementer™, he helps implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®), a holistic business operating system solving problems to achieve the vision.

He’s had the unique perspective of using EOS in his own companies – like BlueHat Mechanical as an owner and Leadership Team member. The real-world experience is invaluable as it helps him understand what his clients are going through because he’s on the journey himself.

To contact Paul, feel free to email him at [email protected].

Becky Jacobs, Chief Engagement Officer at Simple Change

Becky Jacobs is a self-described ‘efficiency nerd’ with a passion for driving sustainable change, serving others, and developing high-performing teams.

She is the Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Simple Change, which specializes in identifying the core issues impacting performance and engagement and developing practical strategies that deliver sustainable results. She is a culture-focused operations leader with more than twenty-five years of experience in senior leadership roles across multiple industries.

Becky graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in Business Management and completed her MBA at UNC Chapel Hill. She was recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as a ’40 under 40’ winner in 2015 and received her Certified Diversity Executive designation in 2021. Among her volunteer leadership roles, Becky served on the Board of InterFaith Food Shuttle for 6 years and the Advisory Board of Alexander YMCA for 9 years, also serving as Chair of their We Build People Campaign.

To contact Becky, visit Simple Change’s website!


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Celebrating our 2022 Core Value Award Winners

At the end of each year, our team gets together at our annual Holiday party to celebrate all of the accomplishments over the last year.

It’s always fun getting to spend time with the team, eat good food, and break it down on the dance floor. We also hand out a few awards to folks who best exemplify our three core values: do the right thing, be curious, and personal connections.

Check out the blog below to learn a little more about what these values mean to WorkSmart and join us congratulating this year’s recipients!

Employee Anniversaries

Celebrating our December Team Member Anniversaries

We love taking any opportunity we can to celebrate the accomplishments of our team, and this month we’re recognizing two folks who are celebrating their WorkSmart anniversary!

WorkSmart is successful because of our team members. Our team is full of curious, personable, and hardworking folks who strive to help each other and our clients reach their full potential.

Join us in recognizing these two awesome team members below!