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SME / Small and Medium Enterprise stories - Page 2

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Can SMEs run a hybrid work model securely in Aotearoa?
Tue, 31st May 2022
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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?.
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MYOB Kiwi business survey shocks with low confidence
Wed, 13th Apr 2022
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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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The rise of cybercrime - Over $300 million lost to scams last year
Tue, 5th Apr 2022
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As remote work pushes more Australians online, the increase in cybercrime hits record-high rates, sparking significant concerns.
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SMEs investing in digitisation, despite cost challenges
Wed, 23rd Mar 2022
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accounting systems
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Since gaining incredible momentum over the past couple of years, digital transformation of business operations by local SMEs hasn't slowed down.
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KPMG Australia appoints John Munnelly as Chief Digital Officer
Mon, 14th Mar 2022
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microsoft
Tech expert John Munnelly named KPMG's first Chief Digital Officer, to spearhead tech strategy.
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Half of ANZ SMEs unable to secure adequate funding - report
Thu, 10th Mar 2022
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financing
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funding
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Half of small and medium-sized enterprises in Australia and New Zealand struggle to secure funding, according to a report from Mambu.
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Mambu report shows 68% of SMEs struggle to secure funding
Thu, 10th Mar 2022
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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.
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Smarter.ai has announced its £1 million pre-seed raise
Wed, 9th Feb 2022
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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.
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Foresite acquires Cyber Lantern to make SMBs less vulnerable to devastating breaches
Thu, 3rd Feb 2022
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cloud services
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compliance
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Foresite Cybersecurity has announced the acquisition of Cyber Lantern into its security monitoring, management, and assessment solutions.
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E-signature software use in small to medium businesses on the rise
Thu, 13th Jan 2022
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online verification
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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.
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AI-driven cybersecurity company Cybots ANZ hires new direct sales channel manager
Thu, 23rd Dec 2021
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AI-driven cybersecurity company Cybots has announced the appointment of David Toniazzo as its new direct sales channel manager.
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Sydney startup Metigy announces global expansion to assists SMEs with digital marketing
Thu, 16th Dec 2021
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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.
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Cybots launches AI-driven cybersecurity in ANZ region
Mon, 22nd Nov 2021
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Cybots, an AI-driven cybersecurity company, is entering the Australian and New Zealand market to help SMEs combat cyber crime.
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Vodafone commits to SMEs, joins Digital Boost Alliance Aotearoa
Wed, 3rd Nov 2021
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Vodafone NZ joins Digital Boost Alliance Aotearoa to support SMEs with digital solutions, including its Vodafone One Business Mobile product.
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Remote work leaving businesses exposed to cyber attack
Wed, 20th Oct 2021
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Remote working is increasing cyber security risks for SMEs, with infrastructure left unmonitored and data vulnerable, according to ServerChoices research.
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Cybercriminals exploiting SMEs as remote working continues
Tue, 12th Oct 2021
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cybersecurity
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Industries need to ensure their infrastructure is regularly monitored and maintained to avoid being compromised by malicious actors.
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Remote working causes significant cybersecurity risks for SMEs
Thu, 7th Oct 2021
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ransomware
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malware
Remote working is increasing cybersecurity risks for SMEs, leaving infrastructure unmonitored & business data vulnerable, says ServerChoice research.
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WatchGuard brings new unified threat management appliances to SMEs
Thu, 7th Oct 2021
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network management
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firewall
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network security
WatchGuard Technologies has launched its new Firebox M290, M390, M590, and M690 firewalls, offering increased security and performance for SMBs.
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SMEs face growing security risks thanks to remote working
Wed, 6th Oct 2021
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big data
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Remote working is increasing cybersecurity risks for SMEs, with infrastructure left unmonitored and business data vulnerable, says ServerChoice.
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Xero launches new AI-powered forecasting and planning tools
Wed, 14th Jul 2021
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accounting systems
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digital banking
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xero
The tools combine cash flow forecasting and advanced predictions, and are a ‘culmination of rigorous testing and development with the broader Xero community’.
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New Zealand SMEs targeted in cyber attacks - study
Tue, 29th Jun 2021
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accounting systems
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digital banking
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cybersecurity
Nearly a quarter of New Zealand small and medium-sized businesses have been victims of cyber attacks, with phishing attacks being the most common form.
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SMEs feeling economic pinch turning to innovative tech platforms to save cash
Thu, 10th Jun 2021
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martech
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commerce systems
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rush
SMEs turn to innovative tech platforms, like Rush, to save money on deliveries amid economic pressures, says managing director Mike Farquharson.
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Old headaches return for SMEs as pandemic pressure subsides
Tue, 8th Jun 2021
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Past business pressures are returning to small and medium sized enterprises as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic begin to subside.
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SMEs adapt to life after the COVID-19 outbreak, continue to explore new tech
Thu, 8th Apr 2021
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accounting systems
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cloud services
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digital banking
Almost half of New Zealand SMEs have explored new technology to adapt to challenges this year, says MYOB report.