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SME / Small and Medium Enterprise stories

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Forget 2030, we need the contact centre of the future now
5 days ago
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contact centre
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it infrastructure
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covid-19
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are more in need of next-generation contact centres now than ever before.
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NZ big business is thriving while SMBs struggle to keep up
Fri, 16th Sep 2022
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sme
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business costs
A 2degrees report reveals big business is thriving as SMBs struggle to keep up, while increasing costs are the leading issue for all businesses.
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Denodo launches subscription options for mid-sized orgs
Tue, 13th Sep 2022
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multi-cloud
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subscriptions
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cloud marketplace
Denodo has announced two new subscriptions of its Denodo Platform that are designed to help mid-market businesses.
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Apathetic Kiwis a mouthwatering prospect for cybercriminals
Wed, 7th Sep 2022
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cybersecurity
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security vulnerabilities
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cyber attacks
The most significant and most exploited cybersecurity vulnerability of any New Zealand organisation is its people.
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Aussie businesses charging ahead with global expansion
Thu, 1st Sep 2022
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airwallex
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expansion
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economy
Despite economic challenges, 69% of Australian SMEs plan to be operating outside Australia by 2027, according to a new report.
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Lenovo launches CO2 Offset Service for SMBs across ANZ
Thu, 18th Aug 2022
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lenovo
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environment
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carbon emissions
Lenovo has announced the rollout of a new, first-of-its-kind CO2 Offset Service for SMBs across Australia and New Zealand. 
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Virgin Money works with 9Spokes to create custom offering
Tue, 16th Aug 2022
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saas
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devops
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finance, leasing & rental
Virgin Money has worked with Kiwi SaaS 9Spokes to build a custom version of its business dashboard offering, M-Track, to generate stronger insights for the bank and its customers.
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Data protection: How SMEs can secure online consumers’ trust
Mon, 15th Aug 2022
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privacy
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trust
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consumers
Consumers believe how a company treats their data reflects how they treat their customers, according to a new survey.
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CloudMile offers free cloud migration to Southeast Asia SMEs
Fri, 17th Jun 2022
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cloud
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cloud migration
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sme
Cloud and AI service provider CloudMile is offering small- and medium-sized enterprises in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines free migration to the cloud.
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Airwallex, Xero extend partnership with easier invoice payments
Fri, 10th Jun 2022
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accounting systems
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commerce systems
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payment gateways
Airwallex has extended its long-term partnership with Xero by releasing a new payment link integration for Xero invoices that will make receiving them easier and faster for Australian businesses.
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41% of Aussie businesses have endured a ransomware attack
Thu, 9th Jun 2022
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malware
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ransomware
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wfh
Software Advice has released the results of a study looking at the effects of cyber security attacks on small businesses, finding that 4 out of 10 businesses (41%) have experienced a ransomware attack.
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Can SMEs run a hybrid work model securely in Aotearoa?
Tue, 31st May 2022
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wfh
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phishing
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malware
While the hybrid work model may have offered protection from COVID-19, have small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remained as safe from outside threats?
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MYOB Kiwi business survey shocks with low confidence
Wed, 13th Apr 2022
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accounting systems
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smb
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myob
The 2022 MYOB Business Monitor survey has found more than two thirds of SMEs are expecting the economy to decline in the next 12 months.
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The rise of cybercrime - Over $300 million lost to scams last year
Tue, 5th Apr 2022
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malware
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ransomware
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wfh
As remote work pushes more Australians online, the increase in cybercrime hits record-high rates, sparking significant concerns.
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SMEs investing in digitisation, despite cost challenges
Wed, 23rd Mar 2022
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accounting systems
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digital transformation
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seo
Since gaining incredible momentum over the past couple of years, digital transformation of business operations by local SMEs hasn't slowed down.
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Half of ANZ SMEs unable to secure adequate funding - report
Thu, 10th Mar 2022
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financing
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funding
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mambu
"While many large businesses managed to thrive throughout the pandemic thanks to various government supports and incentives, SMEs have had it much tougher."
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Mambu report shows 68% of SMEs struggle to secure funding
Thu, 10th Mar 2022
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research
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report
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business
Mambu has released a new report indicating that more than two-thirds of SMEs in Southeast Asia have struggled to secure funding in the last five years.
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Smarter.ai has announced its £1 million pre-seed raise
Wed, 9th Feb 2022
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ml
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data science
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ai
The world’s first AI marketplace to help SMEs compete with Big Tech announces its pre-seed raise led by Fuel Ventures and Hambro Perks.
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Foresite acquires Cyber Lantern to make SMBs less vulnerable to devastating breaches
Thu, 3rd Feb 2022
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saas
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cybersecurity
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compliance
Foresite Cybersecurity has announced the acquisition of Cyber Lantern into its security monitoring, management, and assessment solutions. 
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E-signature software use in small to medium businesses on the rise
Thu, 13th Jan 2022
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wfh
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online verification
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business
According to new research, global e-signature software usage in small to medium businesses (SMEs) is set to grow by 30% over the next five years.
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AI-driven cybersecurity company Cybots ANZ hires new direct sales channel manager
Thu, 23rd Dec 2021
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ai
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cybersecurity
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sales
AI-driven cybersecurity company Cybots has announced the appointment of David Toniazzo as its new direct sales channel manager.
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Sydney startup Metigy announces global expansion to assists SMEs with digital marketing
Thu, 16th Dec 2021
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martech
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strategy
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startup
Sydney based AI marketing startup Metigy has expanded its reach to the USA and Singapore, as COVID-19 continues to drive SMEs to digital marketing globally.
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Cybots launches AI-driven cybersecurity in ANZ region
Mon, 22nd Nov 2021
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cybersecurity
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cyber criminal
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cyber threats
Cybots, the artificial intelligence driven cybersecurity company, has announced its entrance into the Australia and New Zealand market, with a focus on assisting SMEs in the fight against cyber crime.
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Vodafone commits to SMEs, joins Digital Boost Alliance Aotearoa
Wed, 3rd Nov 2021
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partnerships
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vodafone
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digital technology
“SME’s are the backbone of New Zealand business, and are facing unprecedented hardship and challenges due to COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns and restrictions."
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