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2degrees
NZ big business is thriving while SMBs struggle to keep up
This month
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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Subscriptions
Denodo launches subscription options for mid-sized orgs
This month
Denodo has announced two new subscriptions of its Denodo Platform that are designed to help mid-market businesses.
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Cybersecurity
Apathetic Kiwis a mouthwatering prospect for cybercriminals
This month
The most significant and most exploited cybersecurity vulnerability of any New Zealand organisation is its people.
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Small and Medium Enterprise
Aussie businesses charging ahead with global expansion
This month
Despite economic challenges, 69% of Australian SMEs plan to be operating outside Australia by 2027, according to a new report.
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Environment
Lenovo launches CO2 Offset Service for SMBs across A/NZ
Last month
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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Banking industry
Virgin Money works with 9Spokes to create custom offering
Last month
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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Consumers
Data protection: How SMEs can secure online consumers’ trust
Last month
Consumers believe how a company treats their data reflects how they treat their customers, according to a new survey.
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Cloud migration
CloudMile offers free cloud migration to Southeast Asia SMEs
June 2022
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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eInvoicing
Airwallex, Xero extend partnership with easier invoice payments
June 2022
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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Ransomware
41% of Aussie businesses have endured a ransomware attack
June 2022
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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Malware
Can SMEs run a hybrid work model securely in Aotearoa?
May 2022
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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Small and Medium Enterprise
MYOB Kiwi business survey shocks with low confidence
April 2022
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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Ransomware
The rise of cybercrime - Over $300 million lost to scams last year
April 2022
As remote work pushes more Australians online, the increase in cybercrime hits record-high rates, sparking significant concerns.
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Digital Transformation
SMEs investing in digitisation, despite cost challenges
March 2022
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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Mambu
Half of A/NZ SMEs unable to secure adequate funding - report
March 2022
"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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Small and Medium Enterprise
Mambu report shows 68% of SMEs struggle to secure funding
March 2022
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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Artificial Intelligence
Smarter.ai has announced its £1 million pre-seed raise
February 2022
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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Software-as-a-Service
Foresite acquires Cyber Lantern to make SMBs less vulnerable to devastating breaches
February 2022
Foresite Cybersecurity has announced the acquisition of Cyber Lantern into its security monitoring, management, and assessment solutions. 
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United VARs
E-signature software use in small to medium businesses on the rise
January 2022
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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Artificial Intelligence
AI-driven cybersecurity company Cybots A/NZ hires new direct sales channel manager
December 2021
AI-driven cybersecurity company Cybots has announced the appointment of David Toniazzo as its new direct sales channel manager.
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Digital Marketing
Sydney startup Metigy announces global expansion to assists SMEs with digital marketing
December 2021
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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Cybersecurity
Cybots launches AI-driven cybersecurity in A/NZ region
November 2021
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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Cloud
Vodafone commits to SMEs, joins Digital Boost Alliance Aotearoa
November 2021
“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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Remote Working
Remote work leaving businesses exposed to cyber attack
October 2021
"Offices and laptops can be replaced, but a company's proprietary data cannot."