career opportunity at Smile It
Smile IT Career Opportunity – We Need Your Smile!

Career opportunity for a Level 2/3 Systems and Network Engineer   About the Role We are currently seeking an experienced Level 2/3 Systems and Network Engineer for a full time position based at our Brisbane office in Murarrie. This person will be joining a dynamic team and working in a relaxed and fun environment. We […]

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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 an online account. Here’s a simple definition: 2FA is an extra layer of security applied to a login process. Normally to access an online account, you type in a username and password. With 2FA, you’ll […]

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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 homes… but do you know what it means? Or are you that person whose eyes glaze over when IoT is mentioned faster than Alexa can find a hit song by Rihanna? Smile IT Have the […]

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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 and lift the fog a […]

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Managed IT Services
Managed IT Services

The Smile IT Guide to Tricky Computer Terms Part 3 When your work computer starts flickering, makes a strange beeping sound and shuts down with a whimper, peace of mind is probably not something you’re experiencing. But if you know that there’s someone on the end of the line to take care of it for […]

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stay healthy at a desk job
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, some of us have to […]

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Increase Your Password Security
Increase Your Password Security

Out there in cyber space, hiding behind every digital corner, there is a festering network of hackers and malcontents. They lurk like hungry hyenas, waiting to savage the weak, steal their identities, empty their bank accounts or (gasp!) binge watch on their Netflix accounts. What can be done? Who do we turn to? Wait. There […]

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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. For us our goal as […]

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why best practice matters
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 rules that through our experience […]

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#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” 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 time for #chicksintech. From the […]

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