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Amazon announces $400,000 worth of grant packages for Australian startups and SMBs
Amazon Australia has announced the launch of Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants, an initiative to recognise innovation by Australian startups, entrepreneurs and SMBs.
How Spark's wireless broadband simplified a small Kiwi business's internet
Peter Thrower had never had much luck when it came to internet connection for his business. Then he called Spark.
Video: Every PC decision is a security decision
HP personal systems product evangelist Carlin Diprose walks us through how HP can provide vital security in a work from home world.
Aruba expands smart switch portfolio with solution for SMBs
The 1930 Series integrates with existing Instant On indoor/outdoor APs, and can be centrally managed with the Instant On mobile app.
QNAP releases quad-core NAS SMBs and startups
The TS-431KX NAS includes 10GbE SFP+ connectivity to provide high bandwidth for intensive data transmission.
9 Spokes empowers Kiwi SMBs through Microsoft partnership
For many New Zealand SMBs, the reality was that they didn’t have access to the right technologies, and they had fewer business insights than their corporate peers.
Lexmark offers SMB/remote-ready printers to partners
The new smaller and lighter devices are designed for small workgroups and small spaces.
COVID-19: ChristchurchNZ announces $200,000 business support subsidy
The subsidy is being delivered as part of a wider business support package during phase one of a Christchurch Economic Recovery Package.
How small security teams can benefit from simple attack detection and response
When you have a small, expensive, generalist security team, it is an inefficient use of their time to be chasing down ghosts and false positives.
Cisco sets sights on SMB market with new product portfolio
Rolling out from April, the new products are designed to suit the needs of small businesses and Cisco is ‘doubling down’ on SMB-specialist partners.
Safety app made free for business to support remote working during COVID-19
Many businesses have turned to remote working as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to affect the business community.
Kiwi businesses urged to double down on cybersecurity
Cybercriminals will seek to exploit more businesses that are moving online, particularly as those businesses move to remote working.
HPE launches SMB microserver solution
Includes automation, remote management and in-built security and is available on a monthly subscription basis.
Will poor broadband hinder SMBs moving to the cloud?
According to the Telsyte Digital Workplace Study 2020, many SMBs are looking to utilise cloud solutions in order to save time and expand operations, however they are lacking the right broadband to take full advantage of this.
How SMBs can protect themselves, staff from cyber threats
The internet is not getting any safer and cyber threats are evolving every year, making it even more difficult for businesses, especially SMBs, to navigate.
Xero teams up with Vonto and Commonwealth Bank to provide daily data feed
"Working alongside CBA on the Vonto app has proven that both organisations are committed to developing tools for small business owners that are easy to use."
NZ tech companies forecast for rapid expansion in 2020
“These Kiwi tech businesses are showing the ability and drive to solve problems and make a positive impact on the world."
Lenovo launches mentorship programme for SMBs
With connectivity being a key driver to the success and growth of regional SMBs, the ThinkBook Mentorship Programme will focus on upskilling the businesses digitally.
SMBs delaying PC refreshes at great cost
2% of businesses surveyed said they do not have a PC refresh policy, nor were they actively pursuing one.
Why UX is a critical part of technology success for SMBs
Customers have raised expectations and now demand the same, if not better, UX with small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as they do with large organisations, Konica Minolta finds.
Check Point signs new distributor for Aussie SMB market
"Their market share, extensive and skilled partner channel, and strong collaboration with Australia’s leading telecommunication carrier made this an easy choice for us."
Linksys launches new SMB APs and smart switches to A/NZ
Delivers enterprise-grade networking management, speed and security options to SMBs.
OpenText to drop US$1.4B to acquire Carbonite
“This acquisition will further strengthen OpenText as a leader in cloud platforms, complete end-point security and protection.”
Wakeup call: NZ and Aussie SMBs rate highest globally in ransomware attacks
New Zealand and Australian small to medium sized businesses are in need of a wakeup call after recording the highest rate globally of reported ransomware attacks.