CyberGuru’s success at recent education conferences

CyberGuru’s success at recent education conferences

Tourism Hospitality and Events (THE) Conference and 2017 Queensland Schools VET Conference

This month CyberGuru were proud to be associated with the Tourism, Hospitality and Events (THE Conference) and the annual QLD Schools VET Conference.

Jessie Jeffery, CyberGuru’s Business Development Guru, presented on “Social media and the hospitality & tourism sectors: where to next?” at THE Conference, where she spoke about the importance of social media to the hospitality and tourism sectors, as well as ways of including it in the school curriculum. The presentation was very well received and because of this the Queensland Government is currently considering a request to add the Online Engagement for Small Business skill set to their list of subsidised training packages. If you would like further information on this please feel free to contact us.

Also, this month CyberGuru sponsored the annual QLD Schools VET Conference. We had significant interest in our materials for the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, as this qualification will be soon recognised and may contribute to a student’s ATAR for university entry. (For those who are unaware, the current OP system will be scrapped and the ATAR system will be brought in for students graduating year 12 from 2020 onwards, see the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority website for details.)

CyberGuru aims to assist schools with this transition by providing learning materials, professional development and industry validation. For more details, please visit our Education and training website.

If we can assist you in this area please feel free to contact us.

Microsoft Teams released to Office 365 business clients

Microsoft Teams released to Office 365 business clients

Microsoft Teams released to Office 365 business clients

This week Microsoft announced a new feature for Office 365 business clients called Microsoft Teams. Allowing users to be more self-sufficient, Microsoft Teams makes it easy for businesses to improve collaboration between employees using a chat-based workplace.

In releasing the Teams app, Microsoft has aimed to create digital workspace built on four core promises: chat for today’s teams, a hub for teamwork, customization options and security teams trust.

With Microsoft Teams having been in preview since November, early feedback is positive, particularly the way it integrates with other Office 365 apps. It would appear Slack and HipChat have some serious competition.

Microsoft Teams is included as part of your Microsoft Office 365 subscription and can be found in the app launcher. This is enabled automatically unless your Office 365 administrator has disabled this feature.

Microsoft Teams
Screenshot of Microsoft Teams

If you would like further information or training in Microsoft Teams, please contact us today.

CLICK! Digital Expo a great success

CLICK! Digital Expo a great success

CLICK! Digital Expo a great success

Last Friday 11 November, the CLICK! Digital Expo was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. With over 1200 registrations from the small business and not-for-profit sectors, the day was an exciting celebration of all things technology.

CyberGuru's Proprietor/Chief Guru Chris Jeffery on stage at CLICK! Digital Expo
CyberGuru’s Proprietor/Chief Guru Chris Jeffery on stage at CLICK! Digital Expo

Chris Jeffery, Proprietor/Chief Guru of CyberGuru, gave his main stage presentation, Seven secrets to making the most out of your computer system, which was well received by some 40 participants across a range of industry sectors and sizes. Chris was also interviewed by Pop Up Radio Australia, which will shortly be made available on our website.

Chris Jeffery, Proprietor/Chief Guru of CyberGuru being interviewed by Anthony Frangi, Founding Director of Pop Up Radio Australia
Chris Jeffery, Proprietor/Chief Guru of CyberGuru being interviewed by Anthony Frangi, Founding Director of Pop Up Radio Australia

If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the slides from the presentation, you can request this via http://www.cyberguru.com.au/CDE2016. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the information provided.

A big thank you to those clients, colleagues and friends who came and saw us present on the day. We greatly appreciate your custom and support.

A teaser to our “7 secrets to making the most of your computer system” presentation at the CLICK! Digital Expo

A teaser to our “7 secrets to making the most of your computer system” presentation at the CLICK! Digital Expo

CLICK! Digital Expo

It’s less than a fortnight until the CLICK! Digital Expo, and we are busy preparing our Main stage presentation, “7 secrets to making the most of your computer system”. In this presentation, we will uncover seven free or low-cost strategies to keeping your computers stable, safe and secure. Also find out how to protect your most valuable asset – information.

To whet your appetite, we are announcing the first of our secrets in this week, Backups.

  • If your computer died tomorrow how would your business cope? Decide what you need to backup. Start by asking, “What can I afford to lose?”
  • Have at least three backups of important data, including documents and photos.
  • Check and test your backups – can you restore off them?
  • Have a secure off-site backup.
  • Remember to backup your website and your server as well.
  • Consolidate your data to minimise the number of folders you need to backup.
  • Ensure any data storage you buy is scalable – is there room within your server to add new disks?
  • Physically destroy old media before disposing of it to ensure their contents cannot be accessed by the unauthorised.

CLICK! Digital Expo is on Friday 11 November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 8:00am-5:00pm. If you haven’t already done so, we strongly recommend you register on the CLICK! Digital Expo website (link opens in new window) and attend our session at 10:00am-10:30am. It’s free, and by doing so you can not only learn more about a range of technology topics, you can win prizes including a $1250 cash prize for a small business or $750 for a not-for-profit organisation.

If we can assist in any way, please contact us.

CyberGuru leading the way on Cyber Security

CyberGuru leading the way on Cyber Security

Seniors Safety Forum

Last Friday CyberGuru’s Proprietor/Chief Guru, Chris Jeffery had the honour of speaking at the Seniors Safety Forum on cyber security. Speaking alongside the Queensland Ambulance Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Chris informed the local seniors in the community how to protect themselves against phone and internet scammers.

Seniors Safety Forum

Chris spoke about phone and internet scams and how to avoid becoming a victim. As part of this we provided flyers on the ABCs of dealing with suspected scammers and as well as a Computer Security Checklist to assist seniors in staying safe.

Seniors Safety Forum

The was a big success and the presentation well received. Over 60 seniors from the local area attended and positive feedback was provided. Our thanks the Honourable Stirling Hinchcliffe MP and Cr Jared Cassidy for organising this great event.

Seniors Safety Forum

For more information or copies of the ABCs of dealing with suspected scammers and the Computer Security Checklist please contact CyberGuru.