SMB / Small Business stories
COVID-19 relief innovation takes 2022 SAS Hackathon crown
In COVID-19’s wake, more than 287,000 MSMEs joined JakPreneur, a collaborative government platform that links entrepreneurs and stakeholders
Digital Boost Alliance
Digital Boost Alliance celebrates one year of digital acceleration in Aotearoa
The Digital Boost Alliance is a joint public-private initiative that supports the uptake of digital tools for small businesses, communities, and individuals.
FirstWave responds to SMB demand for better cybersecurity
FirstWave developed the CyberCision Open Security Management Platform to respond to SMBs 'urgent' need for comprehensive cyber protection.
Cisco launches new Service Provider partner programme
Cisco has launched a new Webex Wholesale Route-to-Market (RTM) for Service Provider partners to address the evolving needs of SMBs.
Business Australia unveils new identity after rebranding
Business Australia has rebranded to My Business with a new logo, brand positioning campaign and visual identity culminating in an online platform.
How secure is accounting software data in Aotearoa?
A recent Xero study found ICT spending for NZ businesses has increased 25% compared to pre-pandemic levels, so how safe is accounting software?
Google Cloud launches new Digital Accelerator bundles for Aussie SMBs
The new bundles are designed to help Australian small and medium-sized businesses embrace digital transformation and take their businesses online.
Two-thirds of small businesses don’t fully understand tax returns
New research from Xero has found that 66% of small business leaders in Australia don't understand all parts of a business tax return.
Multiple digital solutions hindering, not helping, Kiwi SMEs
Research has revealed this disconnection of systems is costing businesses time, money and resources, and posing a strategic risk.
Avoid the sugar high: Making the most of the government's SMB digital sweetener
With the federal election now behind us, small-to-medium businesses (SMB) in Australia still face the same challenges and opportunities they did just a few weeks ago.
Trojan cyber attacks hitting SMBs harder than ever - Kaspersky
In 2022 the number of Trojan-PSW detections increased by almost a quarter compared to the same period in 2021 to reach 4,003,323.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.