Blog

Outlook to Microsoft Teams

How to: Share an email from Outlook to Microsoft Teams We have a particularly useful Microsoft Teams beginner tip for you, especially for those who have recently moved, or are going to move to Microsoft Teams soon. If you are used to copying and pasting email content...

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Which Microsoft 365 plan should your small business use? We often find that many small business leaders are confronted with difficult choices when it comes to choosing which Microsoft 365 package that they should invest in. This typically results in a default choice...

Tess van Straaten

Talking business and journalism with Tess van Straaten In this episode, Dave and Paul chat with award-winning journalist Tess van Straaten about her role at Chek News and as a columnist at Boulevard Magazine. She shares the origin story of how Chek News became North...

Best Workplace Recognition

Smart Dolphins recognised as Best Workplace, third year running   In 2018, Smart Dolphins IT Solutions first received the Best Workplace recognition by Great Place To Work®. We were recognised again in 2019 and 2020.   While our workplace culture has evolved...

Isabelle Mercier-Turcotte

Uncovering your X-factor with Isabelle Mercier-Turcotte In this episode of Island Thrive, Paul and Dave chat with Isabelle Mercier-Turcotte of LeapZone Strategies about tried and true practices to business success. Isabelle shares her insights on the timeliness of...

What is technical debt?

Loosely defined, technical debt is essentially all the problems related to your technology due to a lack of planning and investment. So, like monetary debt, technical debt accumulates over time and grows largely because your business does not have an IT process in...

Jill Doucette

Advancing sustainable business: A conversation with Jill Doucette In this episode, Paul and Dave talk with Jill Doucette, founder of Synergy Enterprises and Synergy Foundation — two separate organizations with the same mandate: help business leaders reduce their...

Internal versus outsourced IT

Recently I had a conversation with a prospective client who was weighing whether to hire an internal IT employee or outsource the IT function of their small business to a managed IT service provider (MSP). This is a very important question and one that we get asked...