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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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 decipher what the heck they’re […]

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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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the five fibres
The Five Fibres

OK, we get it. The National Broadband Network is a beast to get your head around. I was trying to explain to my Grandma how the NBN and its fibre connections work, and she thought I was talking about a new way of making tee-shirts. So for Grandma’s sake, and yours, I’m going to try […]

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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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Increase Efficiency with 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 that? Definitely NOT planned! Well, End of Financial Year is fast approaching, end of a very LONG school term is around the corner & the pressure is on, leaving me feeling like I could be […]

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