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Small Business / SMB
IT teams called on to make work flexible and hybrid
The next wave of work is necessary as IT teams must re-evaluate the tools they need to meet flexible work demands while balancing a complex workload.
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Small Business / SMB
Australian small business unsatisfied with traditional banks
"The pandemic put a sudden, massive burden on SMEs globally, and they didn't think banks did enough to help them."
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Xero
Xero unveils small business comprehensive subscription plan
Xero has announced a new comprehensive subscription plan to meet the growing needs of small businesses to be rolled out across A/NZ in the coming months.
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Digital Transformation
Over half of SEA users say SMBs should use digital payments
According to a Kaspersky study, more than one in two SEA users say small businesses should be using digital payments.
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Small and Medium Enterprise / SME
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.
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Prospa
Survey reveals NZ businesses dipping into personal savings to stay afloat
According to new research from Prospa, 40% of Kiwi small businesses use personal savings to support operations.
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Kaseya
Kaseya to acquire Datto in US$6.2 billion transaction
Kaseya and Datto have announced that Kaseya will acquire Datto in an all-cash transaction that will offer Datto’s shareholders US$35.50 per share.
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DocuSign
DocuSign introduces new offering to help growing businesses
DocuSign has announced a new solution to help growing organisations centralise and automate the creation, negotiation, and secure storage of their contracts.
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Remote Working
Engaging technologies key to successful hybrid work environment
Adobe's Future of Time Report 2022 shows that engaging technologies are key to a successful hybrid work environment.
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Printers
RICOH Australia announces new IM 4000 A3 printer for SMBs
RICOH has announced the launch of its new IM 4000 A3 Monochrome Black and White Printer for the Australian SMB Market.
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SonicWall
SonicWall reports record year for products and channel engagement
SonicWall has reported its best year on record, attributing the success to its new range of products, customer focus and successful channel engagement.
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Cryptocurrency
Visa launches program to help SMBs navigate NFTs and crypto
Visa has launched a one-year immersion program designed to bring together a global cohort of entrepreneurs interested in building their business with NFTs.
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Cyber attacks
Cyber attacks on the rise due to skyrocketing bot traffic
Cyberattacks, especially automated ones, of all kinds are on the rise, primarily due to skyrocketing bot traffic.
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Apple
Jamf releases a new plan for small and midsized businesses
Apple enterprise management company Jamf has introduced Jamf Fundamentals, a new plan built to fit small and midsized businesses' unique needs. 
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Barracuda
Spear-phishing attacks on the rise, with risk to small businesses
According to a new report by Barracuda, Spear-phishing attacks are evolving and becoming significantly more common.
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auDA
Launch of direct .au domain extension an opportunity for entrepreneurs
The launch of the .au domain comes as Australian businesses cite local competition as their second-biggest challenge in 2022 after the pandemic.
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Infrastructure
Lenovo delivers new future-ready IT infrastructure
Lenovo has introduced newly customised IT infrastructure solutions for midsized businesses, with new solutions and services to help companies transform and grow. 
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Qantas
Xero, Qantas deal taking business rewards to new heights
Global small business platform Xero has today announced a new partnership with Qantas Business Rewards, the company’s first time collaborating with an airline.
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Contact Centre
GoTo launches a customer communications solution for SMBs
GoTo, formerly known as LogMeIn, has announced the evolution of its Contact-Center-as-a-Service (CCaaS) solution within the GoTo Connect product. 
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Cybersecurity
Cyber criminals not fussy when choosing their next victim
Small-to-medium-sized companies with an online presence are just as at risk as large, multinational corporations and Government departments.
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Accounting
FinTech Easy Business App expands its finance app ecosystem
Fintech start-up Easy Business App (formerly Easy Payslip) launches a new invoicing solution specially built for small business owners, sole traders and accountants.
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Xero
New Xero App Launcher helps get more apps to small businesses
Xero has announced App Launcher, a new way for customers to launch and sign in to their favourite Xero App Store apps.
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Phishing
Vulnerability exploitation top threat to SMBs - report
"Given how phishing dominates discussions within cybersecurity, it was surprising to find that vulnerability exploitation was the top attack risk in our research."
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Data Protection
Kiwi exporters finding 'She'll be Right' doesn't fly in Europe
Cybersecurity expert Daniel Watson says international customers are demanding more rigorous cybersecurity from NZ firms.