Digital Transformation / DX
Artificial Intelligence / AI
Internet of Things / IOT
Small Businesses / SMB stories
Risky business: Majority of workers take cybersecurity shortcuts despite knowing dangers
"Every organisation needs to establish security processes and work to ensure they resonate with employees."
Xero launches first of kind advisory council to help educate small businesses on responsible data use
Xero has announced the launch of the Xero Responsible Data Use Advisory Council, educating small business owners on responsible data use.
Confidence remains low amongst New Zealand business
In spite of this low morale, 41% of New Zealand small business owners are planning on starting a new business in 2021.
CertNZ warns NZ users of Kaseya VSA to shut it down
CertNZ is warning New Zealand organisations using Kaseya VSA software to manage their IT infrastructure they may be at risk of an attack by a Russian-based ransomware.
Zoho's CRM app Bigin a hit with small businesses during pandemic
More than 7,500 customers have signed up to Bigin in less than a year, Zoho reports.
LogMeIn has added new features to its contact centre platform to help retain customers
LogMeIn has announced a new contact centre outbound calling solution for GoToConnect, aimed at sales organisations and expanded inbound capabilities.
The transformative power of AI comes within reach of every business
The power that high-end technology brings to business should be in the hands of the many, rather than an elite few, writes giniPredict general manager for A/NZ By Fung Lim.
Financial services company completes funding round, launches to SMBs
Paytron, a financial services business, has raised $4.35 million in its latest seed funding round, with the money going towards helping SMBs better manage their finances.
Data backup and recovery software StorageCraft now supports Google, Amazon, Azure, and Wasabi
Data management company StorageCraft has released major updates to its flagship backup and recovery platforms.
NZ software firm Timely snapped up by overseas buyer
Another New Zealand software firm has been snapped up by an overseas buyer.
Skykick announces upgrade to address over 2000 hours of lost time for ITSPs
Information technology service providers are losing thousands of hours every year due to needless cloud administration, according to SkyKick.
Vonto launches updates to business insights app
Vonto has released new product integrations to its business insights app, to better support Australia and New Zealand’s startup and SMB community.
Why cloud adoption by SMBs provides a strong opportunity for MSPs
Everything from communication and collaboration tools to administrative applications and data storage is now increasingly being handled in the cloud.
NZ businesses moved 40 times faster than they thought possible when COVID-19 hit
Five years of advances in digital transformation for New Zealand businesses has occurred in a period of eight weeks, due to COVID-19, a new report finds.
Channel needs to support SMBs to deploy cloud strategies
Many businesses turned to the cloud for support, which highlighted the need for cloud data security.
Poly A/NZ on what defines business success in 2021
What are your business goals for the year ahead? What are the key actions that can put your business in a strong position for growth and success?
100% channel firm Zomentum shoots for the stars after $13m funding raise
“The speed at which we are moving is unprecedented and exhilarating," says Zomentum cofounder.
Check Point launches security gateways to protect SMBs against threats
The range of six gateways sets new standards of protection against the most advanced cyber attacks for SMBs, giving greater ease of deployment and management.
StorageCraft launches latest SMB data recovery solution
ShadowProtect SPX 7 is the next edition of the company's ShadowProtect offering, which is a SMB data recovery solution.
TradeSquare bases Aus B2B marketplace on Mirakl
Based on the Mirakl platform, it offers SMBs over 100,000 products and services from 350+ local vendors.
Govt sets 5% target to include more Māori business contracts
“This new target for government procurement will further improve cash flow to Māori businesses. It also helps diversify the customer base for Māori businesses and build more resilience into Māori economic activity.”
Apple launches App Store Small Business Programme
Developers can qualify for the programme and a reduced 15% commission if they earned up to US$1 million in proceeds during the previous calendar year.
Ransomware the most common cyber threat to SMBs - report
The survey found that 60% of managed service providers report that their SMB clients have been hit as of Q3 2020.
SMBs in Southeast Asia hit hard by cyber criminals
Kaspersky has recognised a worrying trend of cyber criminals targeting small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Southeast Asia (SEA), and has released a new offering in response.