Ask CyberGuru: How can I save money when purchasing computer equipment?

Ask CyberGuru: How can I save money when purchasing computer equipment?

Ask CyberGuru

In the latest instalment of Ask CyberGuru we are asked, “I am a newly started business and see purchasing a computer equipment as an expense, how can I save money?”

When you look at spending money any asset on computer hardware and software, you expect that you will receive greater benefit for the purchase than what you paid for it. A well “specced” computer makes you and your organisation more productive which will aid in improving your business’ bottom line.

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Federal government tax break encourages purchasing of new technology

Federal government tax break

In the 2015 Australian Federal Budget, the Treasurer announced that there will be a temporary increase to the instant asset write-off, allowing small businesses earning under $2 million to claim immediate tax deductions for purchases under $20,000.

Small businesses needing to purchase or upgrade their computer equipment such as new hardware, software should consider now good time to update their assets. Whether you are in need of any sort of computer, CyberGuru can assist with helping you select appropriate equipment that meets your needs and requirements.

As outlined in the Budget 2015 (link opens in new window) website, this $20,000 limit applies to each individual item and small business can apply this $20,000 rule to as many individual items as they wish starting from now and continue until the end of June 2017.

CyberGuru’s Consulting solution can assist with determining the products most suited to their needs, from a range of computer hardware and software. We have significant expertise in providing the necessary assistance to identify and selecting appropriate equipment that meets your needs and budget, and fulfils their requirements now and into the future.

Whether you are after a new or upgrade existing hardware or purchasing new software, we can assist. Please contact us today for an obligation-free consultation to see how we can help you.

Windows Server 2003 to reach end of life on 14 July 2015

Windows Server 2003 to reach end of life on 14 July 2015

Windows Server 2003 expiring on 14 July 2015

In three months’ time, Microsoft will end extended support of Windows Server 2003. Similar when support ended for Windows XP last year, this means Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003, including Windows Small Business Server 2003.

With Microsoft no longer providing updates, you will be unable to get the required assistance, including new security updates, non-security hotfixes and other support and updates from Microsoft.

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ISIL defacements exploiting vulnerabilities in WordPress websites

ISIL defacements exploiting vulnerabilities in WordPress websites

WordPress

CyberGuru has received notifications of some very important WordPress updates available that should be applied to all WordPress websites. The following paragraph is from the Internet Crime Complaint Center which has a partnership with the FBI:

ISIL Defacements Exploiting WordPress Vulnerabilities

Continuous Web site defacements are being perpetrated by individuals sympathetic to the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) a.k.a. Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS). The defacements have affected Web site operations and the communication platforms of news organizations, commercial entities, religious institutions, federal/state/local governments, foreign governments, and a variety of other domestic and international Web sites. Although the defacements demonstrate low-level hacking sophistication, they are disruptive and often costly in terms of lost business revenue and expenditures on technical services to repair infected computer systems.

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