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SafeStack offers free 'Security Big Day Out' for Wellington not-for-profits
"This year we want to step that up reach out to a sector that is very dear to our hearts."
Oracle lets SMBs create custom apps without software expertise
The program works through an intuitive visual development interface, with no need for prior development experience...
Businesses paid $301 million to ransomware hackers last year
Datto has revealed the results of its latest study of ransomware around the world that are concerning to say the very least.
MYOB recognises dedication to SMBs in partner awards
Each year MYOB recognises leaders in the business advisory, accountancy and bookkeeping fields, focusing on innovations and online transformations.
Xero says NZ SMEs losing work-life balance, spending evenings chasing invoices
“New Zealanders can be too relaxed about paying on time, but businesses also need to set themselves up to get paid quickly.”
Local firm claims 'Australian-first' for SMB cybersecurity
Australia’s Small Business Minister Michael McCormack joined local cybersecurity firm Cyber Plus to announce the launch of a cyber tool ‘bundle’.
Brennan IT plans aggressive growth amid 20th birthday celebrations
From a start-up in a loft to the number one managed services provider (MSP) in Australia, Brennan IT has come a long way in 20 years.
UK SMBs estimate average cost of cyberattack more than £730,000
UK SMBs estimated the average cost of a cyberattack where their customer records or critical business data were stolen at an eye-watering £737,677.
Kiwi SMBs optimistic as growth expectations hit two-year high – ANZ survey
“As we approach the middle of the year, small businesses are increasingly upbeat about investment, employment and profit expectations.”
Reckon helps Tauranga business grow and innovate
“Any business owner wants to have peace of mind that the technology they are investing in will stand the test of time."
FY18 is here: ESET's guide to top cybersecurity investments for SMBs
As Australian businesses and SMBs start to formulate their budgets for FY18, ESET is underlining the importance of security irrespective of size.
Tesserent & Telstra forge telco channel angle for SMB security
Managed security service provider Tesserent launched what it calls the first step to providing a fully managed SMB service through a telco partner.
In pursuit of productivity: Top technologies SMBs are adopting
Technological development is changing expectations of SMBs and pushing them to find more ways to be more productive.
SMB: The importance of business operations when going digital
According to Minter Ellison, up to 85% of IT projects fail to meet their objectives, run significantly late, or cost far more than planned.
Kiwi business? Ignoring security? You might face a triple backlash
New Zealand’s SMB must face up to the reasons why they need better cybersecurity, or risk backlash from the law, customers & partners.
SMEs that engage in international trade are more confident – survey
Businesses that trade internationally learn from more sources and have a higher-than-average number of business-related educational interests.
Xero and Equifax piloting tool to help small businesses avoid bad debt
The feature will let small businesses on Xero see the credit risk of their potential customers, suppliers and partners.
Young photography gear retailer uses social media to engage customers
Photogear has established a loyal and engaged customer base using Facebook as its main marketing platform.
Rotorua business program ‘Incubate’ helps start-ups take off
“I had some amazing businesses in the programme with me that I could draw off their experience,” McKenzie says.
New product defends SMBs from cyber attacks - big opportunity for resellers
Attackers love the fact that SMBs often don’t see security as a priority. Now resellers can take advantage of Norton Security for Professionals.
More small business roadshows to kick off around NZ, Govt says
“Listening to small business is vital, as small tweaks in policy can have an impact."
In-depth: Norton by Symantec explains how Kiwi SMBs lose $19,000 from cyber attacks
“We encourage people not to pay. They need to protect themselves and they need to back up their data."
MYOB survey says almost half of SME owners against raising retirement age
Almost half of SME owners are against raising the retirement age to 67 and unsurprisingly there’s a generation split amongst the results.
Creativity and technology on display at Show Me Wellington event
“We’re delighted at the calibre, breadth and number of exhibitors we have at Show Me Wellington this year.”