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!

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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 is that sitting hunched over a desk, breathing recycled air and pumping your retinas full of artificial light can be a lot less healthy than outdoor manual labour jobs. Unfortunately,…
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How to Spot a Phishing Scam in 2020

There are loads of scams out there. Job scams, romantic scams, extortion, fake charities. The list goes on and on, but one you’ve almost certainly encountered already is ‘phishing’. It’s a tough nut to crack, and I’m not just talking about the pronunciation (let me help you there: it’s ‘fishing’).…
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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 the digital age. Rely on us to keep up and keep you up to date and moving forward with new skills to get ahead in your business with streamlined processes.…
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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 smoothly. We have a number of approaches that help streamline our operations, and one of the more effective is using ‘Best Practice’. This is a set of processes, standards and…
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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” and gaming was something women didn’t show much interest in. For whatever reason that cultural stigma has stuck and there is now a need to eradicate the cultural norms. It’s…
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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, design and integration. Of course, as Microsoft Gold Cloud Partners, we would say that. However, we choose to maintain that partnership because it gives our customers value, along with some…
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Bring Your Data to Life With Power BI

Small businesses need to be resilient. You’re in a constant ‘David and Goliath’ type situation with cash happy competitors. Then just when you’re getting ahead, an unexpected challenge (here’s looking at you, COVID-19) completely alters the playing field. Where well-resourced corporations can buy their way out of trouble, smaller companies…
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