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 business continuity measures in place…

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what is a chief security officer
What is a Chief Security Officer?

The role of the Chief Security Officer, or CSO, is growing in importance in Australia. Once reserved for large corporate organisations, today businesses of all sizes are starting to incorporate this role. It’s a sign of the importance of online security, and the growing hyper vigilance around keeping business data secure. We’re going to dive…

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hosted desktop
How a Hosted Desktop Can Transform Your Business

When technology lowers our business costs, simplifies processes and improve your cyber security you can bet your bottom dollar it’s going to get talked about. Which is why you’ve probably heard the term ‘hosted desktop’ getting thrown around a bit. We’re going to look at what this is, the reasons it’s growing in popularity and…

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Keep Your Home Office Secure
10 Ways to Keep Your Home Office Secure

Working remotely has actually been on the increase for a number of years, with technology and work schedules making it easier and often more suitable. Then along came COVID-19, and suddenly it’s rare to find someone who hasn’t experienced working from home. With the future being a little bit uncertain with how the virus pans…

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cyber security checklist
A Cyber Security Checklist for Your Company

Cyber security breaches come in all shapes and sizes. Your mind will generally race to images of clandestine geniuses huddling over a computer hacking businesses just for the heck of it. Hackers are definitely a big problem, and they target businesses of all sizes. Don’t think because you’re a SME you’re exempt from the attention…

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framework for office 365 migration
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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Microsoft Office 365 Brisbane
A Guide to Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is the internationally-recognised standard setter of productivity software. Countless organisations around the globe depend on it for their daily work processes. Yet there still seems to be a lack of familiarity with what Office 365 actually offers and what it can do for your business. Smile IT is going to dispel that…

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Business cyber security in Australia
Business Cyber Security in Australia

Cyber attacks are on the rise and business cyber security in Australia is more important than ever before, whether you’re an SME, an individual or a large corporation. According to the Australian Cyber Security Centre report a cyber crime is reported every ten minutes, with Queensland and Victoria being the most targeted states. Small to medium…

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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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