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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from DigitalOcean
1 days ago
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Gabe Monroy, Chief Product Officer at DigitalOcean, joins us today to give us more insight into the companies innovations and market presence.
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Xero reveals declining Australian small business performance
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The Index fell 13 points in October to 115 points, driven by four sub-metrics: sales, wages, jobs, and time to be paid.
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Big business and government are key to eInvoicing uptake
2 days ago
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Xero this week hosted key government and business leaders in its Sydney office to discuss the benefits of accelerating eInvoicing adoption.
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Blackpearl Group announces intention to list on the NZX
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The company says that its proprietary private platform, the Pearl Engine, is the cornerstone of organic growth for both built and acquired technologies. 
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Exclusive: PaySauce lets you focus on growing your business
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PaySauce makes payroll software, simplifying the way employers manage digital contracts, timesheets, payroll, banking and filing.
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DigitalOcean expanding presence with Sydney data centre
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DigitalOcean has announced a new data centre in Sydney, expanding its global presence and providing stronger compute capabilities to small businesses with low-latency links to North America and Asia.
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OpenText survey finds SMBs sweet spot for ransomware attacks
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Findings show growing concern about ransomware attacks, the impact of geopolitical tensions and rising inflation rates.
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Xero gives small business updates and reveals new enhancements
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Xero has announced a number of new company updates for the month, including a small business insight update, additions to the Xero apps store, and other compliance and invoicing-related enhancements.
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A dangerous game of hide and seek
Mon 31 Oct 2022
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A recent report by Sophos shows that cybercrooks are hiding (or dwelling) in the networks of smaller businesses for much longer than their larger counterparts.
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Kaspersky highlights worrying security trend with SMBs
Thu 27 Oct 2022
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The latest Kaspersky report reveals 24% of companies with 50 to 999 employees are ready to use pirated alternatives of business software to decrease IT spending.
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SMBs embrace new tech but fail to invest in security - study
Wed 12 Oct 2022
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The survey revealed that, while SMBs understand the need to invest in technology in the world of hybrid working, many fail to prioritise security.
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MYOB provides efficiency boost with new inventory solution
Tue 4 Oct 2022
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Premium Inventory is an integrated solution that helps goods-based businesses improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase cashflow.
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COVID-19 relief innovation takes 2022 SAS Hackathon crown
Thu 29 Sep 2022
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In COVID-19’s wake, more than 287,000 MSMEs joined JakPreneur, a collaborative government platform that links entrepreneurs and stakeholders
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Digital Boost Alliance celebrates one year of digital acceleration in Aotearoa
Fri 16 Sep 2022
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The Digital Boost Alliance is a joint public-private initiative that supports the uptake of digital tools for small businesses, communities, and individuals.
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FirstWave responds to SMB demand for better cybersecurity
Wed 3 Aug 2022
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FirstWave developed the CyberCision Open Security Management Platform to respond to SMBs 'urgent' need for comprehensive cyber protection.
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Cisco launches new Service Provider partner programme
Mon 25 Jul 2022
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Cisco has launched a new Webex Wholesale Route-to-Market (RTM) for Service Provider partners to address the evolving needs of SMBs.
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Business Australia unveils new identity after rebranding
Fri 15 Jul 2022
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Business Australia has rebranded to My Business with a new logo, brand positioning campaign and visual identity culminating in an online platform.
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How secure is accounting software data in Aotearoa?
Wed 6 Jul 2022
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A recent Xero study found ICT spending for NZ businesses has increased 25% compared to pre-pandemic levels, so how safe is accounting software?
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Google Cloud launches new Digital Accelerator bundles for Aussie SMBs
Thu 30 Jun 2022
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The new bundles are designed to help Australian small and medium-sized businesses embrace digital transformation and take their businesses online.
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Two-thirds of small businesses don’t fully understand tax returns
Wed 15 Jun 2022
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New research from Xero has found that 66% of small business leaders in Australia don't understand all parts of a business tax return.
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Multiple digital solutions hindering, not helping, Kiwi SMEs
Thu 9 Jun 2022
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Research has revealed this disconnection of systems is costing businesses time, money and resources, and posing a strategic risk.
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Avoid the sugar high: Making the most of the government's SMB digital sweetener
Wed 8 Jun 2022
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With the federal election now behind us, small-to-medium businesses (SMB) in Australia still face the same challenges and opportunities they did just a few weeks ago.
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Trojan cyber attacks hitting SMBs harder than ever - Kaspersky
Mon 23 May 2022
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In 2022 the number of Trojan-PSW detections increased by almost a quarter compared to the same period in 2021 to reach 4,003,323.
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IT teams called on to make work flexible and hybrid
Wed 4 May 2022
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The next wave of work is necessary as IT teams must re-evaluate the tools they need to meet flexible work demands while balancing a complex workload.
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