Computer Guide

About Skarbek Consulting

ABN 80 971 760 722

  • Skarbek Consulting Pty Ltd provides assistance for clients in many areas of computing.
  • These include the creation and maintenance of LANs and WANs, database design, virus protections and removal and general computer problem-solving work. Clients range from banks and government departments to very small businesses.



About the author

Since 1985, George Skarbek has been the Director and principal consultant of his computer consulting company, Skarbek Consulting. He is regarded as an expert in his field by his peers and has a wide knowledge of the industry in business and personal software, hardware and networks.

An Electrical Engineer, George became interested in computers when the first mainframes appeared in 1964. Over the years he has worked on a number of operating systems, on many different LANs and programmed in several computer languages. In the State Electricity Commission he ran a departmental  IT group consisting of many VAXs and networked PCs before starting his own computer consulting company.

For the last 12 years he has been written a Q & A column for the computer section of The Age. He also wrote for the Sydney Morning Herald and the West Australian. He has written comprehensive articles for the Melbourne PC User Group’s award winning magazine, PC Update. For four years he was president of Melbourne PC User Group, the largest user group in the world, with about 4,000 members. George’s other interests are gliding, photography and bridge.

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