The Smile IT Blog

We update our blog regularly with IT industry news and all the lowdown from the world of Managed IT Services. Follow it for insights into the software we use, the industries we serve and other tech-related topics that grab our interest. Thanks for visiting, and get in touch if we can answer any of your questions!

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 Read more.
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 Read more.
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 Read more.
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 Read more.
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 Read more.
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 Read more.
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 Read more.
migrate to office 365
Six Reasons Your Business Should Migrate to Office 365
      Cloud software is the tech trend that’s showing no sign of slowing down. As the phenomenon grows, Read more.
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 Read more.
Internal Business Communications
Collaborate Securely
Boost Internal Business Communications with Microsoft Teams and Yammer Human beings are resistant to change. It’s natural. So when you Read more.
The NBN Five Fibres
What is the NBN: The Five Fibres and More
OK, we get it. The National Broadband Network is a beast to get your head around. I was trying to explain to Read more.
SD-WAN success story
An SD-WAN Success Story
A Client in Need A successful mid-tier mining corporation, our client has a head office in Brisbane and a mine Read more.
Managed IT Services Provider
Managed IT Services: How They Can Benefit your Business
Your work computer starts flickering, makes a strange sound and shuts down. Peace of mind is not something you’re experiencing, Read more.
the importance of business telecommunications
The Importance of Business Telecommunications
Never before has the importance of business telecommunications been more apparent. They’re advancing at a brisk pace, fuelled by a Read more.
The Benefits of a Happy Workplace
10 Benefits of a Happy Workplace
Here at Smile IT, we’re big on happiness. The kind that gets you up in the morning with a spring Read more.
Cyber Security Awareness Month
Cyber Security Awareness Month
October is nearly here, and many countries around the world are recognising it as Cyber Security Awareness Month. You know Read more.
Robotic process automation
Let’s Hear It for Robotic Process Automation
The world of robotics is as likely to instil feelings of wonder as it is panicked fear of android armies Read more.
Mobile Workforce Benefits
7 Benefits of a Mobile Workforce
The days of punching in, staring longingly at a clock for exactly 8 hours and then punching out are fading Read more.
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, Read more.
Mining IT provider
Case Study: Managed IT Services for a Mining Corporation
In August 2017 our client, a mining corporation, requested we put in a proposal to manage their IT. This is Read more.
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 Read more.
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 Read more.
Goodbye ISDN Hello Cloud PBX
Goodbye ISDN, Hello Game-Changing Cloud PBX
ISDN is ending and businesses around Australia are turning to Cloud PBX. Enough acronyms for you? SmileTel is here to Read more.
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 Read more.
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 Read more.
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 Read more.
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 Read more.
What is a VPN
What is a VPN?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, and it’s nowhere near as complicated as it sounds. Once the playground of computer Read more.
backup archive
Backup and Archive
Tricky Computer Terms: Backup and Archive Alright kids, gather around the Smile IT campfire of knowledge. It’s time for the Read more.
replication
What is Replication?
Tricky Computer Terms: Replication When I take my car to the mechanics, he’ll rattle off a long monologue about what’s Read more.
Safer internet day
Safer Internet Day is Here!
Together for a Better Internet The last 20 years seem to have disappeared in an internet-fuelled blur of efficiency and Read more.
Childproof your Technology
Childproof Your Technology
It’s back to school week and all across Australia broken-hearted parents will give teary waves at the school gates to Read more.
How to stay healthy at a desk job
10 Ways to Stay Healthy at a Desk Job
Not many people have sat at their desks and said “I’d much rather be digging a ditch.” But the truth Read more.
An explanation of phishing for data
Phishing for Data
There are loads of scams out there. Job scams, romantic scams, extortion, fake charities. The list goes on and on, Read more.
Increase Your Password Security
Out there in cyber space, hiding behind every digital corner, there is a festering network of hackers and malcontents. They Read more.
Smile IT Corporate Values
Who are Smile IT?
We are a positive bunch of people looking to make other people smile through the challenges and continuous changes of Read more.
Best Practice in IT
Why Best Practice Matters
What is Best Practice? At Smile IT we know that our efficiency is the key to keeping your business running Read more.
The benefits of office 365
Tips to Make Work and Life Easier With Office 365
Increase Efficiency with Office 365 Earlier this week I arrived at work wearing 2 different shoes! Why would I do Read more.
#chicksintech
The year of the #chicksintech
Research shows that back in the 80’s women had little enthusiasm in computing. Computers were sold as “toys for boys” Read more.
The future is Micorosft Azure
The Future is Microsoft Azure
The Cloud on Your Terms Microsoft calls Azure ‘the cloud on your terms’. It can be, with the right planning, Read more.
power BI
Bring Your Data to Life With Power BI
In 1986, Atlanta Hawks rookie Spud Webb amused fans by entering the NBL’s annual slam-dunk contest. At 5 feet 7 Read more.

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