Bitcoin, Lamborghinis and Some Guy Called Satoshi Nakamoto

You’ve seen the attention-grabbing headlines – ‘Bitcoin Prices Soar 70%’; ‘Bitcoin Crashes to Record Lows.’ For every Lamborghini-revving success story, there’s 100 people tossing their laptop out the window and sobbing into their cereal as they kiss their savings goodbye. Beyond the trading though, Bitcoin is a technological marvel. It’s highly technical, social, economic and […]

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Smile IT Career Opportunity – We Need Your Smile!

Career opportunity for a Level 2/3 Systems and Network Engineer   About the Role We are currently seeking an experienced Level 2/3 Systems and Network Engineer for a full time position based at our Brisbane office in Murarrie. This person will be joining a dynamic team and working in a relaxed and fun environment. We […]

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Smile IT Case Study
Case Study: IT Management for a Mining Corporation

In August 2017 our client, a mining corporation, requested we put in a proposal to manage their IT. This is a project case study of what followed. From that proposal they engaged us to take over the management and support of their IT, Infrastructure and Telecoms from their existing provider, who didn’t meet expectations. A […]

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Two Factor Authentication
Client Success Story – Two Factor Authentication

How Smile IT Helped a Large Company Reduce Their Security Risk through Two Factor Authentication. The Need for Help Our client has a large operation spread over multiple sites. They were growing increasingly concerned about their network and data security, as more and more phishing attacks were being experienced. With the sizeable number of staff […]

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On-premise backups
When to Use On-Premise Backups

As a business owner, the most important thing to you is that your company runs efficiently and smoothly, no matter the circumstances. Data backup is a huge part of this – you don’t want to be left high, dry and without your company data if you have an IT failure. We’ve spoken about the cloud […]

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2FA
Two Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained

What is 2FA? In a nutshell, two factor authentication, or 2FA, is an important and increasingly popular means of securing an online account. Here’s a simple definition: 2FA is an extra layer of security applied to a login process. Normally to access an online account, you type in a username and password. With 2FA, you’ll […]

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Internet of Things
The ‘Internet of Things’ Explained

The conversation around ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’ is growing as it starts to creep its way into our businesses and homes… but do you know what it means? Or are you that person whose eyes glaze over when IoT is mentioned faster than Alexa can find a hit song by Rihanna? Smile IT Have the […]

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what is the cloud
Let’s Clarify “The Cloud”

It’s an inescapable buzz term of the tech industry these days, and most businesses are using the cloud in some way. (Unless you’re still working on typewriters. Then we can’t help you.) Yet despite its omnipresence, it’s one of those arbitrary terms that’s hard to describe. We’re going to try and lift the fog a […]

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The End of Windows 7
The Door Closes on Windows 7

All good things come to an end, it’s an unavoidable fact of life. Some endings move us more than others – who can say they won’t be a bit shaken and stirred when Daniel Craig’s Bond stint comes to a close? Come on, he’s been the best. Some endings are a bit more important though, […]

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