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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.
Montoux celebrates growth with new Courtenay Place office
Wellington-based insurtech Montoux is celebrating a new era of growth with a new office on Wellington’s bustling Courtenay Place.
ASB launches debit card dedicated solely to business
"It's important to us here at ASB to keep expanding the services we provide to make sure we're offering the innovative financial tools our customers expect from us."
Kiwi SMBs owed $7.4 billion in overdue payments
“It’s unfair that there is a lot of Kiwi small businesses out there waiting too long for money that’s rightfully theirs."
Xero data shows SMB growth linked to technology spend
Australian small businesses that increase their investment in technology grow their revenue and create jobs faster than other businesses.
BP signs up as latest Xero partner
BP has become the latest company to sign on to e-invoicing solution Xero Connect.
Tech better than policy for SMBs, says GoDaddy research
73% of small business owners say they are not likely to lose their jobs or be negatively affected by artificial intelligence (AI) and robots.
Prospa launches $45m facility to fund small business loans
Prospa has launched a new warehouse facility that will be able to fund loans for New Zealand’s small businesses.
SAP Concur: Manual expense management holding back SMBs
“Fundamentally, automated expense management systems help SMBs target areas they’re likely to lose money on."
Solo business owners without partnerships 'hold NZ's economy back'
Going it alone can be the hardest way to run a small business, and some will even go as far as saying that solo business owners are ‘holding back New Zealand’s economy’.