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!

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 way. (Unless you’re still working on typewriters. Then we can’t help you.) Yet despite its omnipresence, it’s one of those arbitrary terms that’s hard to describe. We’re going to try…
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Why You Should Use a VPN in Australia

Why You Should Use a VPN in Australia

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. We’re positive you’ve at least heard the name mentioned before, but today we’re going to dig deeper and explain why you should use a VPN in Australia. Once the playground of computer nerds and exclusive large corporations, VPN’s have grown into a pretty mainstream…
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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 computer terminology equivalent of Kum Ba Yah, so dust off the thinking caps and prepare yourself for enlightenment. Today we’re focusing on two members of the IT vocabulary that we…
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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 right with it and what’s wrong with it. It normally ends with “She’ll be ‘right mate.” And it’s always met with a blank stare from me as I try and…
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healthy workforce

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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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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