Small Businesses / SMB stories
Growing apprehension among SMBs in Asia Pacific as one in two suffer cyber attacks
A new Cisco study shows small and medium-sized businesses in Asia Pacific are exposed, under attack, and more worried about cybersecurity threats than before.
Kaspersky explores how SMBs survived the initial outbreak of COVID-19
According to a recent Kaspersky study, when the pandemic started in March 2020 developing new products was a way to respond to the uniquely challenging situation for 29% of small companies.
Why todays employees feel more pressure and are more likely to switch jobs
Research reveals employees are working longer, feeling more pressure, and are more likely to switch jobs.
Seven key principles behind a robust cybersecurity practice
Here are seven critical questions that TSPs should ask of their cybersecurity practice to help protect customers.
Vodafone announces new business marketplace featuring Microsoft 365, Acronis cyber backup
Vodafone New Zealand has unveiled a new business marketplace for New Zealand business owners to purchasing different top-tier software solutions.
Intuit confirms the $12 billion acquisition of Mailchimp
Intuit, the global technology platform behind TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, and Credit Karma, has announced it's agreed to acquire Mailchimp.
Remote working: Business owners don't trust employees
"It is concerning to see a lack of trust between business owners and their employees."
University of Auckland students win trans-Tasman IT Challenge
"Winning the competition serves as proof of our business acumen, technical skills and presentation ability."
Xero unveils largest bank reconciliation improvements in a decade
Xero has unveiled the most significant improvements to bank reconciliation on the platform in a decade.
Xero reveals the Xero App Store - Find, trial and buy apps
Xero has opened the Xero App Store, a new way for small businesses, accountants and bookkeepers to discover and purchase apps.
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.