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5 reasons not to worry too much about cyber crime in Australia

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Cyber crime in Australia: it’s pretty far down the list for small businesses. So here are some reasons you may not be worried (or should you be?).

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Did you hear the one about the ATO?

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If you’re using SaaS, a cloud backup solution might be just what you need. But let’s “back up” a moment and get into why you need to protect your data, even as small business.

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Google Plus Codes

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Ever been frustrated trying to find an address that doesn’t seem to exist? Google plus codes may be the answer you’ve been waiting for.

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Super-Fast Fibre Internet

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Slow internet is the scourge of too many businesses in Australia. But here in Brisbane, it doesn’t have to be.

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How a UPS in storm season could save your business

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Frankenstein would’ve hated them, but in the middle of a storm season, a UPS might just be your friend.

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Windows Sets

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In the fight against browsers, Windows Sets might be the “killer app” Microsoft is searching for.

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How Strong Is My Password?

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How strong is your password? Let’s take a lighter look at some passwords to avoid, and what you can do to secure your digital domains.

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Checked the cable? 4 reasons NOT to call your I.T. Support

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We hear a lot about the times you should contact your I.T. Support. Today, we’re going to have a look at some of those occasions when you shouldn’t.

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What type of IT support do I need?

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IT and technical support is never black and white but for the most part it does tend to fall into three core categories: Proactive, Reactive and Help Desk. This article focuses on how each of these…

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HOW CAN I TELL IF AN EMAIL IS REAL OR A SCAM (OR HARMFUL)?

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Sometimes the emails in our inbox are not all that they seem. It is becoming increasingly common to receive fake emails that appear to be from real companies such as major banks, the Australian…

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MANAGE YOUR TIME AND BUSINESS WITH MICROSOFT BOOKINGS

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Now available in Australia - Microsoft Bookings is available to customers who have an Office 365 Business Premium Subscription and is an online and mobile app designed to schedule and manage…

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THE POWER OF BACKING UP

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Take a moment to consider what you’ve lost if your computer didn’t turn on today. If your mobile was lost or stolen. If your device was dropped and shattered. If you couldn’t access your email or…

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NEED MANAGED IT SERVICES IN BRISBANE?

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At Smartm8 we structure, monitor and maintain network infrastructure as well as provide computer and help-desk services allowing businesses to outsource their IT requirements to us in confidence. We…

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CLOUD BACKUP SOLUTION – BACKUP & RECOVERY MADE SIMPLE

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When the inevitable happens, rest assured that you can quickly get back to a stable state. Easily recover from technology failure, natural disaster or user error with this competitively priced backup…

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Merry Christmas from the team at Smartm8

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We'd like to take a moment to thank you for your continued support during 2016 and wish you a Merry Christmas. Have a safe and happy New Year and we look forward to further supporting our clients in…

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Top 5 benefits of migrating to Windows Azure – Brisbane tech support

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Microsoft Windows Azure is a cloud computing solution, which effectively allows businesses to host their applications on “The Cloud” so they don’t need to purchase and run internal servers.

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TeamViewer Security Alert

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Is your TeamViewer account secure? A recent advisory has urged all users to update their passwords and turn on two-factor authentication in a bid to achieve new security levels.

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Backups? When was the last time you backed up?

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Unfortunately we see the effects of this all the time! We get out on site and find that the hard drive on someone’s computer, the magnetic storage unit spinning at 7200rpm, has failed. At this point…

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A word from our valued clients

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I am always so grateful for all of the wonderful service calls made to my home or provided remotely to help me fix any issue that ever occurs with my computer. SmartM8 provides fast efficient,…

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Top 5 tips for smart email management

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Do emails take up the better part of your day; every day? Whether it's reading them or responding to them they do gobble up minutes and hours of every day. Here are a few tips to stay on top of it all…

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