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 – who can say they won’t be a bit shaken and stirred when Daniel Craig’s Bond stint comes to a close? Come on, he’s been the best. Some endings are…
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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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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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how to spot a phishing scam

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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#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…
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Brisbane Power BI Consultants

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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