Round 7 of the Small Business Digital Grants is now open!

Round 7 of the Small Business Digital Grants is now open!

Small Business Digital Grant

Do you need new some ICT equipment, a website upgrades such as for e-commerce or training to make the most out of your current environment or a combination of these? If so, then the Queensland Government’s Small Business Digital Grant Program might be just what you need.

Grants of up to $10,000 (matched by participants) are available to help small businesses access the latest digital technologies to increase their productivity and competitiveness. All small businesses with a Queensland-based headquarters can apply.

To be eligible the business must:

  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • have a Queensland headquarters
  • have a turnover of $2 million or less for the last financial year
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

CyberGuru can provide solutions in the areas of consulting, design, support and training, as well as a range of products and services to suit your requirements.

If you are looking to enhance your business’ digital capabilities and you would us like to help you in applying for a grant, then contact us today.

Please note that applications close at 5:00pm on 10 December 2019.

CyberGuru’s Chief Guru is now Microsoft 365 and Azure certified!

CyberGuru’s Chief Guru is now Microsoft 365 and Azure certified!

CyberGuru’s Chief Guru is now Microsoft 365 and Azure certified!

CyberGuru’s Chief Guru, Chris Jeffery, recently successfully completed his Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certifications, providing his knowledge of the options available in Microsoft 365 and the benefits of adopting cloud services, the Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model and implementing the Microsoft 365 cloud service.

Microsoft 365 is a SaaS offering that includes Office 365, Windows 10 or Enterprise Mobility + Security. By combining the features into a single subscription, you can use all of the familiar productivity tools in Office 365, collaborate using Microsoft Teams and help increase security and compliance.

Microsoft 365 includes Windows 10 Enterprise and a complete set of security and compliance features provided as services. By bringing together Office 365, Windows as a service, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, Microsoft 365 addresses the needs of many organisations who want to maximize their adoption of the cloud for productivity, but also for enterprise-grade security and desktop operating system management.

Azure is Microsoft’s ever-expanding set of cloud computing services including servers, storage, networking, software provided over the internet.

The certifications demonstrate Chris’ foundational knowledge on the considerations and benefits of adopting cloud services in general and the Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model. It also covers knowledge of available options and benefits gained by implementing Microsoft 365 cloud service offerings. The knowledge cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure as also addressed. This requires an understanding cloud concepts, core Azure Services, Azure pricing and support, and the fundamentals of cloud security, privacy, compliance, and trust.

These certifications mark Chris’ 25th successful Microsoft certification exam, having sat and prepared for exams on Microsoft technologies including Windows, Office and Office 365.

If you require assistance in deploying any of the components in Microsoft 365, including Office 365, Teams, Windows 10 or Enterprise Mobility + Security and Azure, products and technologies, please feel free to contact us.

CyberGuru’s Chief Guru recognised as a Digital Champion alumnus by Minister for Digital Technology

CyberGuru’s Chief Guru recognised as a Digital Champion alumnus by Minister for Digital Technology

CyberGuru’s Chief Guru recognised as a Digital Champion alumnus by Minister for Digital Technology

CyberGuru’s Chief Guru, Chris Jeffery has been recognised with a certificate of appreciation by Leanne Linard MP on behalf of the Minister for Digital Technology Mick de Brenni MP in recognition of his valued contribution to the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion program.

In his letter to Chris, Mr de Brenni writes, “I wish to acknowledge your contribution, not only to the Champions programme, but also to the Queensland Government’s broader digital literacy and inclusion agenda. Your efforts…are helping to make progress within Queensland in reducing the digital divide and assisting Queenslanders to gain the skills and confidence to actively participate in the digital world”.

Chris notes, “it has been an honour to be able to support the local community through various presentations, including assisting not-for-profit organisations and community groups secure and implement new technologies, access discounted software, and train to be more self-sufficient in maintaining their computers and as a regular presenter at the Seniors Safety Forum over the past few years helping people be safe online, along with training and various online contributions via our website”.

Whilst Chris is now a retiring champion and a member of the alumni, he will continue to participate as an active member of the community providing Information Communication and technology (ICT) services including consulting, design, support and training to small businesses, not-for-profit organisations and individuals.

Since Chris commenced CyberGuru in 1997 at fourteen years of age, Chris has been instrumental in enabling and empowering clients to get the most out of their technology.

Leanne Linard MP (Member for Nudgee), Chris Jeffery (Chief Guru, CyberGuru), Jessie Jeffery (Business Development Guru, CyberGuru)
Leanne Linard MP (Member for Nudgee), Chris Jeffery (Chief Guru, CyberGuru), Jessie Jeffery (Business Development Guru, CyberGuru)

 

CyberGuru celebrating 22 years

CyberGuru celebrating 22 years

Celebrating 22 years

In July, CyberGuru celebrated 22 years of successful operations. Thank you to all our clients for their custom, and to our colleagues, family and friends who have supported us throughout this time.

CyberGuru was established with the purpose of providing professional computer solutions and has grown predominately through recommendations and networking. We are proud to be a family owned and operated business and be able be a trusted business partner to our clients.

We appreciate all of the various opportunities we have received and those who have been with us along this journey so far.

Round 6 of the Small Business Digital Grants is now open!

Small Business Digital Grant

Do you need new some ICT equipment, a website upgrades such as for e-commerce or training to make the most out of your current environment or a combination of these? If so, then the Queensland Government’s Small Business Digital Grant Program might be just what you need.

Grants of up to $10,000 (matched by participants) are available to help small businesses access the latest digital technologies to increase their productivity and competitiveness. All small businesses with a Queensland-based headquarters can apply.

To be eligible the business must:

  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • have a Queensland headquarters
  • have a turnover of $2 million or less for the last financial year
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

If you are looking to enhance your business’ digital capabilities and you would us like to help you in applying for a grant, then contact us today.

Please note applications close at 5:00pm on 26 June 2019.