Special Christmas Offer 2017

Special Christmas Offer 2017

Special Christmas Offer 2017

Have you been looking for a Christmas present for a client, colleague, family or friend? Are you in need of advice on what new computer system, hardware or software to purchase or are you looking to your improve computer knowledge and skills?

CyberGuru can help your small business, not-for-profit organisation or individually to take advantage of your computer to its fullest potential.

To celebrate our 20th year of operations this year, we are offering a $20 discount of pre-paid voucher to spend on any of CyberGuru’s computer solutions (consulting, design, support and training).

If you contact us before 20 December, we can arrange this for you before Christmas!

Terms and conditions:

  • Please mention this Blog when ordering pre-paid vouchers.
  • This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer and not redeemable for cash.
  • This is to be used any of CyberGuru’s computer solutions (consulting, design, support and training) by 30 June 2018.
  • You can purchase more than one voucher – why not for your yourself or a client, colleague, family or friend?
  • You can share this offer with others who may also be interested.

Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings

CyberGuru would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and exciting 2018.

2017 was a successful one for CyberGuru as we celebrated our fifth year as a full-time operation, and 20 years since commencing our business.

We thank all of our clients for the opportunity to work with you this year and we look forward to continuing our relationship next year. We also appreciate the support of our clients, family and friends. We look forward to making next year even better!

CyberGuru will be closed from Wednesday 20 December 2017 and will reopen on Monday 8 January 2018 inclusive. During this time, we will not be available by phone or email however we will provide details of a trusted colleague to our clients should you require any assistance.

If you have any ICT requirements to be completed before this time or prior to our return, please contact us as soon as possible to ensure it is attended to prior to our departure.

In lieu of paper Christmas cards, we are continuing our longstanding tradition of donating to the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal.

Stay Smart Online Week 2017

Stay Smart Online Week 2017

Stay Smart Online Week 2017

CyberGuru was a proud partner of the Stay Smart Online Week 2017, an initiative of the Australian Government which ran from Monday 9 October to Friday 13 October.

Each year, through Stay Smart Online Week, the Australian Government works in collaboration with other agencies, industry, community groups and small business operators such as CyberGuru to raise awareness about the ways people can protect themselves onlineThe national awareness week is typically held in October each year and focuses on a key theme that highlights an important safety message. This year, Stay Smart Online week will took place from 9–13 October and the them brought was ‘simple steps to online safety’.

A selection of educational videos were developed especially for Stay Smart Online Week 2017 and are available on the Stay Smart Online website and Facebook page. By having more people aware of the simple steps they can take to be safe online, the internet will be safer for everyone.

In their recent report, Stay Smart Online noted that, “in the last 12 months we have seen a real shift in cyber activity, and more people than ever are at risk of cybercrime. The Australian Cyber Security Centre Threat Report 2017, launched during the week, shows 47,000 cyber security incidents were reported nationally in the 2016–17 period, a 15% increase on the previous year.”

In addition, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Scamwatch figures found that $37 million has been lost by Australians have already lost to online scams since the start of 2017.

We encourage you to sign up for the CyberGuru Newsletter to be informed of developments and sign up for the Stay Smart Online Alert service to continue to be advised on current cyber threats and how to manage them.

Which CPU is best for you?

Which CPU is best for you?

Which CPU is best for you?

There are a number of CPUs available in the market today. What processor do you need?

In today’s marketplace there are many types of computers to purchase. When considering a new computer purchase, clients often ask what type central processing unit (CPU) they need.

We recommend for performance on desktops and laptops their Intel Core series of CPUs. They come in m3, i3, i5, and i7 and more recently i9 models. We view the lower end of these (m3 for mobile devices and i3 for desktops and laptops) as low-range processors being for single activity work, the i5 for mid-range, general office-based work, and the i7 and i9 for higher end graphic or CAD intensive work.

There are also the other processor types, Celeron and Pentium however these are often designed for low-end machines often for web browsing only. Similarly, there are ATOM processors (x3, x5 and x7 which Intel suggests for mobility devices, such as tablets and two-in-one devices.

I consider it though an investment in the medium to long-term to generally purchase i5 or i7 computers, as these can often provide a number of years of useful life without the need for upgrades down the track.

Whilst you can choose a low-end processor, they don’t often don’t stand the test of time and require upgrading down the track. We recommend mid- to high-range processors as a worthwhile and cost-effective investment in your computing efficiency.

CyberGuru can assist with the selection of computer hardware and components that will best fit your needs. Contact us today for more information.

 

CyberGuru’s Chief Guru to present at Seniors Safety Forum

CyberGuru’s Chief Guru to present at Seniors Safety Forum

Seniors Safety Forum 2017

 

CyberGuru’s Chief Guru, Chris Jeffery will present at the Seniors Safety Forum being hosted by Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Member for Sandgate, Cr Jared Cassidy, Councillor for Deagon Ward, and Leanne Linard MP, Member for Nudgee on Wednesday 4 October 2017.

Chris Jeffery is an 2017 Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion and recently celebrated 20 years of operating his own computer solutions business, CyberGuru which provides ICT consulting, design, support and training to small businesses, not-for-profit organisations and individuals.

Chris is an invited guest speaker at this event, discussing digital security and how to protect yourself from online scams. Other guest speakers include Federal Member of Lilley, Wayne Swan MP as well as other representatives discussing the safety and security of seniors in our community.

There will also be an opportunity to meet with your local representatives to discuss safety in the home and in the community, focussing on issues pertinent to seniors in the local area.

The Seniors Safety Forum is being held on Wednesday 4 October 2017 at 9.30am-11.30am in the Taigum Shopping Centre.

Please RSVP by making contact with either Stirling Hinchliffe MP or Cr Jared Cassidy’s offices by COB 2 October 2017.

  • Stirling Hinchliffe MP Phone: 3639 9100 Email: sandgate@parliament.qld.gov.au
  • Cr Jared Cassidy Phone: 3667 6011 Email: deagon.ward@bcc.qld.gov.au

Seniors Safety Forum 2017