SME / Small and Medium Enterprise stories
Forget 2030, we need the contact centre of the future now
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are more in need of next-generation contact centres now than ever before.
NZ big business is thriving while SMBs struggle to keep up
A 2degrees report reveals big business is thriving as SMBs struggle to keep up, while increasing costs are the leading issue for all businesses.
Denodo launches subscription options for mid-sized orgs
Denodo has announced two new subscriptions of its Denodo Platform that are designed to help mid-market businesses.
Apathetic Kiwis a mouthwatering prospect for cybercriminals
The most significant and most exploited cybersecurity vulnerability of any New Zealand organisation is its people.
Aussie businesses charging ahead with global expansion
Despite economic challenges, 69% of Australian SMEs plan to be operating outside Australia by 2027, according to a new report.
Lenovo launches CO2 Offset Service for SMBs across ANZ
Lenovo has announced the rollout of a new, first-of-its-kind CO2 Offset Service for SMBs across Australia and New Zealand.
Virgin Money works with 9Spokes to create custom offering
Virgin Money has worked with Kiwi SaaS 9Spokes to build a custom version of its business dashboard offering, M-Track, to generate stronger insights for the bank and its customers.
Data protection: How SMEs can secure online consumers’ trust
Consumers believe how a company treats their data reflects how they treat their customers, according to a new survey.
CloudMile offers free cloud migration to Southeast Asia SMEs
Cloud and AI service provider CloudMile is offering small- and medium-sized enterprises in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines free migration to the cloud.
Airwallex, Xero extend partnership with easier invoice payments
Airwallex has extended its long-term partnership with Xero by releasing a new payment link integration for Xero invoices that will make receiving them easier and faster for Australian businesses.
41% of Aussie businesses have endured a ransomware attack
Software Advice has released the results of a study looking at the effects of cyber security attacks on small businesses, finding that 4 out of 10 businesses (41%) have experienced a ransomware attack.
Can SMEs run a hybrid work model securely in Aotearoa?
While the hybrid work model may have offered protection from COVID-19, have small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remained as safe from outside threats?
MYOB Kiwi business survey shocks with low confidence
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.
The rise of cybercrime - Over $300 million lost to scams last year
As remote work pushes more Australians online, the increase in cybercrime hits record-high rates, sparking significant concerns.
SMEs investing in digitisation, despite cost challenges
Since gaining incredible momentum over the past couple of years, digital transformation of business operations by local SMEs hasn't slowed down.
Half of ANZ SMEs unable to secure adequate funding - report
"While many large businesses managed to thrive throughout the pandemic thanks to various government supports and incentives, SMEs have had it much tougher."
Mambu report shows 68% of SMEs struggle to secure funding
Mambu has released a new report indicating that more than two-thirds of SMEs in Southeast Asia have struggled to secure funding in the last five years.
Smarter.ai has announced its £1 million pre-seed raise
The world’s first AI marketplace to help SMEs compete with Big Tech announces its pre-seed raise led by Fuel Ventures and Hambro Perks.
Foresite acquires Cyber Lantern to make SMBs less vulnerable to devastating breaches
Foresite Cybersecurity has announced the acquisition of Cyber Lantern into its security monitoring, management, and assessment solutions.
E-signature software use in small to medium businesses on the rise
According to new research, global e-signature software usage in small to medium businesses (SMEs) is set to grow by 30% over the next five years.
AI-driven cybersecurity company Cybots ANZ hires new direct sales channel manager
AI-driven cybersecurity company Cybots has announced the appointment of David Toniazzo as its new direct sales channel manager.
Sydney startup Metigy announces global expansion to assists SMEs with digital marketing
Sydney based AI marketing startup Metigy has expanded its reach to the USA and Singapore, as COVID-19 continues to drive SMEs to digital marketing globally.
Cybots launches AI-driven cybersecurity in ANZ region
Cybots, the artificial intelligence driven cybersecurity company, has announced its entrance into the Australia and New Zealand market, with a focus on assisting SMEs in the fight against cyber crime.
Vodafone commits to SMEs, joins Digital Boost Alliance Aotearoa
“SME’s are the backbone of New Zealand business, and are facing unprecedented hardship and challenges due to COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns and restrictions."