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Digital Boost Alliance
Digital Boost Alliance celebrates one year of digital acceleration in Aotearoa
This month
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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Cybersecurity
FirstWave responds to SMB demand for better cybersecurity
Last month
FirstWave developed the CyberCision Open Security Management Platform to respond to SMBs 'urgent' need for comprehensive cyber protection.
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Small Business
Cisco launches new Service Provider partner programme
July 2022
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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Small Business
Business Australia unveils new identity after rebranding
July 2022
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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Micro Focus
Micro Focus named a Leader in IDC MarketScape report
July 2022
Micro Focus has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Unified Endpoint Management Software for Small and Midsize Businesses 2022 vendor assessment report.
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Data Protection
How secure is accounting software data in Aotearoa?
July 2022
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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Digital Transformation
Google Cloud launches new Digital Accelerator bundles for Aussie SMBs
June 2022
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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Australia
Two-thirds of small businesses don’t fully understand tax returns
June 2022
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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MYOB
Multiple digital solutions hindering, not helping, Kiwi SMEs
June 2022
Research has revealed this disconnection of systems is costing businesses time, money and resources, and posing a strategic risk.
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Nutanix
Avoid the sugar high: Making the most of the government's SMB digital sweetener
June 2022
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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IT Training
Trojan cyber attacks hitting SMBs harder than ever - Kaspersky
May 2022
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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Small Business
IT teams called on to make work flexible and hybrid
May 2022
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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Small Business
Australian small business unsatisfied with traditional banks
May 2022
"The pandemic put a sudden, massive burden on SMEs globally, and they didn't think banks did enough to help them."
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Cloud
Xero unveils small business comprehensive subscription plan
May 2022
Xero has announced a new comprehensive subscription plan to meet the growing needs of small businesses to be rolled out across A/NZ in the coming months.
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Digital Transformation
Over half of SEA users say SMBs should use digital payments
April 2022
According to a Kaspersky study, more than one in two SEA users say small businesses should be using digital payments.
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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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Prospa
Survey reveals NZ businesses dipping into personal savings to stay afloat
April 2022
According to new research from Prospa, 40% of Kiwi small businesses use personal savings to support operations.
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Cloud
Kaseya to acquire Datto in US$6.2 billion transaction
April 2022
Kaseya and Datto have announced that Kaseya will acquire Datto in an all-cash transaction that will offer Datto’s shareholders US$35.50 per share.
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Cloud
DocuSign introduces new offering to help growing businesses
April 2022
DocuSign has announced a new solution to help growing organisations centralise and automate the creation, negotiation, and secure storage of their contracts.
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Remote Working
Engaging technologies key to successful hybrid work environment
April 2022
Adobe's Future of Time Report 2022 shows that engaging technologies are key to a successful hybrid work environment.
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Printers
RICOH Australia announces new IM 4000 A3 printer for SMBs
April 2022
RICOH has announced the launch of its new IM 4000 A3 Monochrome Black and White Printer for the Australian SMB Market.
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Cloud
SonicWall reports record year for products and channel engagement
April 2022
SonicWall has reported its best year on record, attributing the success to its new range of products, customer focus and successful channel engagement.
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Cryptocurrency
Visa launches program to help SMBs navigate NFTs and crypto
March 2022
Visa has launched a one-year immersion program designed to bring together a global cohort of entrepreneurs interested in building their business with NFTs.
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Cyber attacks
Cyber attacks on the rise due to skyrocketing bot traffic
March 2022
Cyberattacks, especially automated ones, of all kinds are on the rise, primarily due to skyrocketing bot traffic.