managing your IT budget

Managing Your IT Budget in 2021 and Beyond

As your business evolves, managing your IT budget becomes more complicated and involved. To many, it’s a painful administration process that leads to a lot of hair-pulling, especially in today’s tricky business environment. We’re here to save your hair and help you control that IT budget! At Smile IT we…
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how to encourage innovation

How to Encourage Innovation

Learning how to encourage innovation in your company is a massive cog in the machine of success. Without innovation you’re going to be playing catch up to your competitors. You’ll wallow in mediocrity while your imaginative and adventurous rivals forge ahead on paths of accomplishment. In the competitive battlefield of…
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cost-of-non-innovation

The Cost of Non-Innovation

There’s a story that gets tossed around the water filter every now and then. Could be fact, could be urban legend, who knows. In it, the board members of Blockbuster video are having a conference. One of the topics is an upstart video streaming service called Netflix, who had a…
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Microsoft Teams Tips

Become a Microsoft Teams Power User

Anyone who has been following Smile IT knows what a big fan we are of Microsoft Teams. An office communication juggernaut, Teams streamlines internal and external interactions and is an immense boost to productivity. Teams may be an easy program to get the hang of, but behind the ease-of-use lurks…
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IT Pro Day

Happy IT Professional Day!

If ever there was a year that IT Professionals the world showed how valuable they are, it’s been 2020. What a crazy, mind-bending time it’s been for the entire planet, but surely the group of professionals who facilitated the transition to working from home need a nod of appreciation? That…
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disaster recovery

Disaster Recovery: More Important than Ever

There’s a buzzword that’s emerging as the business world adapts to the post-pandemic environment: resilience. The rush to work from home, the unprecedented drop in customer activity and a rise in cybercrime and online criminal activity has created a perfect storm. Organisations in Brisbane and around the world without sufficient…
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