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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.
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Cloud
LogMeIn changes name to GoTo; releases new product portfolio
"We understand their particular challenges and have the focus and resources needed to address these pain points to better serve their dynamic working environments.”
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Phishing
Salesforce now requiring all users to implement MFA
Customer cloud service company Salesforce has taken significant steps to bolster its security protocols by requiring all users to implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) to access its products, solutions, and platforms.
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Banking
COVID-19 and international banking stalls NZ business global expansion
"Businesses all over the world are simply pouring their money down the drain in unnecessary fees."
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Ransomware
January promises rise in ransomware, Business Australia offers 7 top tips
Following an alarming rise in cyber attacks against Australian businesses, experts are warning that January is a prime time for ransomware attacks, Business Australia states.
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Cybersecurity
Cybercriminals adopt con-artist tactics to trick unsuspecting Kiwis
Cybercriminals are stepping up their game in New Zealand with a combination of cybercrime strategies and telephone tactics straight out of the con-artists playbook.
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Access point
NETGEAR expands Australia and New Zealand portfolio with new access points
NETGEAR has announced its new range of WiFi 6 Access points: WAX202, WAX206, WAX214 and WAX218, which are now available in Australia and New Zealand.
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Cybersecurity
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams — Who is Security Centric?
Today we profile Security Centric, an Australian-based information security consulting and services firm.
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Small Business / SMB
Digital hesitancy holding back NZ business - report
Small businesses experience higher revenue and productivity when they readily adopt new technology.
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Ransomware
68% of Aussie employees fear a cyber attack, new report finds
"Across the board, cyber attacks are becoming more common and sophisticated - from email phishing scams and hacktivists, to data fraud involving disgruntled employees."
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Cloud Services
Small business owners not comfortable using cloud services
Despite the popularity of the cloud, there are still people who do not trust putting the entirety of their information and files on there.
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Servers
Solving the server puzzle: Making the ‘workloads’ work for you
When you rely on third-party server providers, you lose complete control over your data and software. On-premise server solutions address such challenges, but they come at a cost.
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Cybersecurity
Disgruntled employees pose one of the greatest cybersecurity risks
UNIFY Solutions finds disgruntled former employees pose one of the greatest cybersecurity risks to businesses of all sizes.
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Servers
Simplifying the performance conundrum of servers
Why have we seen many businesses flounder despite having seemingly robust cloud strategies? The answer is simple – they are all weighed down by the realities of the data centre, or in other words, bottlenecks in their servers.
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Servers
On taking server performance for small businesses to the next level
Finding the right server solution is key to building a solid foundation for a small business. Here's how to strike the perfect balance of hardware and cost.