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Balancing Working from Home with Homework

We’re in unchartered territory here people, and it kind of sucks. It really sucks actually! Coronavirus is serious, probably the most serious global event many of us will face in our lifetimes. But we’re all in it together and we’ll come out the other side together. Remember your neighbours are hurting just as much as […]

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A Framework for Migrating to Microsoft Office 365

You’ve decided to move your business across to Microsoft Office 365. Congratulations – enhanced communications, improved efficiency and a generally slicker operation are within reach. But… the migration doesn’t just happen. There’s a process to it that can be daunting, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the software. Your data doesn’t just magically appear in Office […]

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Ten Best Microsoft Azure Tools
The Ten Best Microsoft Azure Tools

We’re big fans of Microsoft Azure here at Smile IT. This is the game changing cloud technology of the future – you can read exactly what it is in this blog post here. Today we’re going to go a bit deeper into the actual Azure services, and look at the ten best Microsoft Azure tools […]

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Goodbye Skype for Business
Goodbye Skype for Business. We Prefer Teams Anyway!

The discontinuation date for Skype for business is a little way off still. But time has a habit of shooting past, so we thought we’d remind you that as of July 31st 2021, it’s goodbye Skype for Business. We can hear your cries of despair from here, how can this stalwart and leader in VoiP […]

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Choose the best IT company in Brisbane
How to Choose the Best IT Company in Brisbane

Your business is progressing in leaps and bounds. You’re constantly adding to your highly functioning team, and your client base is growing at a rate of knots. Only problem is, your IT tools just aren’t keeping up. We all know you deserve the best IT company in Brisbane, with effective support given no matter what […]

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Mining Managed IT Services
How a Mining Managed IT Services Provider Boosts Productivity

Mines are complex beasts that need to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. Many mining companies are enlisting a managed IT service provider to help facilitate their technological growth. Essentially an outsourced IT department, a mining MSP (Managed Service Provider) optimises and monitors the IT and telecoms environment at head office […]

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What is connectwise automate
What is Connectwise Automate?

How do forward-thinking Managed Service Providers keep their clients’ IT problems to a minimum? A large part of it is thanks to RMM (Remote Monitoring and Management) software like Connectwise Automate. This technology allows us to supervise and control computers and networks remotely, keeping them updated, installing software and monitoring IT operational activities. All this […]

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what is microsoft azure
Microsoft Azure: The Cloud’s Game Changer

The IT industry is pretty renowned for its ambiguous buzzwords that are really tough to get your head around. Perfect example – ‘the cloud’. It’s awesome and amazing and everyone acknowledges that it’s the future and the future is here. Just don’t ask them to explain what the cloud is, because you’ll get a blank […]

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Let’s Talk Data Security

Govern and Streamline Your Existing Data, While Improving Ease of Accessibility It’s question time. Sit down and think about data security: are your productivity and collaboration applications secure? A lot of business owners we ask answer straight away: ‘our day-to-day applications and services are locked down like a fortress’. But they’re not so sure when […]

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