CyberGuru exhibits at 2018 Queensland Schools VET Conference

2018 Qld Schools VET Conference
Jessie Jeffery (CyberGuru), Adrian Tofilau (VeriDoc Global) and Chris Jeffery (CyberGuru)

CyberGuru successfully exhibited at the 2018 Queensland Schools VET Conference on Friday 10 August 2018. We met many wonderful teachers looking for solutions in the Information, Digital Media and Technology space.

CyberGuru is proud to support teachers by providing training courses and developing learning materials, delivering professional development and undertaking industry currency. We stand by our products as we write them ourselves, and in doing so aim to fill some of the skills gaps we commonly see in local businesses.

Congratulations to Adrian Tofilau of VeriDoc Global who won our Business Card Draw.

2018 Qld Schools VET Conference
Jessie Jeffery (CyberGuru), Adrian Tofilau (VeriDoc Global) and Chris Jeffery (CyberGuru)

For more information on the Education and Training services we offer, including professional development, training courses, learning resources and industry currency, please visit our website.

We are currently offering all schools a free 30 minute consultation to discuss how we can help them. Please contact us to take advantage of this offer.

Upcoming professional development opportunities – May 2018

Upcoming professional development opportunities

In May 2018, CyberGuru will be presenting three professional development opportunities to small businesses, schools and not-for-profit organisations. All sessions are available for registration and payment made to the respective organisations sponsoring or promoting these events.

CSPL KnowTech – Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) scheme, Overview of Office 365 and Office 365 features

Chris Jeffery, Chief Guru of CyberGuru will be presenting at the first Clandestine Solutions Pty Ltd (CSPL) KnowTech Session covering the Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) scheme, an overview of Office 365 and some of the Office 365 features including SharePoint, OneDrive and Teams. The CSPL KnowTech session is designed to keep you informed of available technologies, tips and tricks, and how to use them to your advantage. This is being held at the Microsoft Innovation Centre, Brisbane on 22 May 2018 at 11:00am. To register, please visit the CSPL KnowTech Session Eventbrite page.

Queensland College of Wine Tourism – Social Media as a Marketing Tool

CyberGuru is proud to partner with the Food, Wine and Tourism Gateway Schools program to bring an exciting teacher currency and professional development workshop on ‘Social Media as a Marketing Tool’ workshop. The workshop will highlight the importance of social media to the hospitality and tourism sectors. This half-day program will be held Windaroo Valley State High School on 24 May at 9:00am. To register or to find out more, please visit the Queensland College of Wine Tourism website.

Community Management Solutions – Protect yourself and your business from cyber security threats

CyberGuru is presenting “Protect yourself and your business from cyber security threats”, sponsored by Community Management Solutions. The webinar will be held on 29 May at 12:00pm. The session is going to be covering the latest in cyber security threats and how to protect yourself and your business. For more information and to register, please visit the Community Management Solutions website. If you have any questions you would like to ask us in advance, please let us know!

If you would like a similar or another training session developed for your small business, not-for-profit organisation or individually, please feel free to contact us.

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 https://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.