Story image

Shaking up the SME market - Channel event

09 Jul 12

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in New Zealand are increasingly important as they propel innovation, create jobs and influence the growth of our economy.

New Zealand currently has more than 460,000 SMEs which employ fewer than 19 people (according to the New Zealand Centre for Research into Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises). It is recognised that SMEs have significant influence on overall consumer confidence, investment and output and therefore are a source of economic growth and development.

As trusted advisors of many of these SMEs, the IT channel has a responsibility to ensure that SME business owners are informed about the technology-leading solutions that can introduce new efficiencies into their business, make them more profitable and give them the opportunity to grow their business.

Distribution Central’s SME Shake Up partner event being held in Auckland on 24 July will give DC’s reseller partners an overview of the range of solutions suitable for SME businesses.

Register your details online to attend the SME Shake Up in Auckland on 24 July 2012.

http://www.distributioncentral.co.nz/events.aspx?eventid=117

Kiwis make waves in IoT World Cup
A New Zealand company, KotahiNet, has been named as a finalist in the IoT World Cup for its River Pollution Monitoring solution.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
Oracle Java Card update boosts security for IoT devices
"Java Card 3.1 is very significant to the Internet of Things, bringing interoperability, security and flexibility to a fast-growing market currently lacking high-security and flexible edge security solutions."
How SMBs can use data to drive business outcomes
With the right technology, companies can capture consumer, sales, and expense data, and use it to evaluate and construct future plans.
Survey shows that IoT is RoI across Asia Pacific
A recent Frost & Sullivan survey across Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore shows that IoT deployment improves business metrics by around 12%.
Sophos hires ex-McAfee SVP Gavin Struther
After 16 years as the APAC senior vice president and president for McAfee, Struthers is now heading the APJ arm of Sophos.
Security platform provider Deep Instinct expands local presence
The company has made two A/NZ specific leadership hires and formed several partnerships with organisations in the region.
Half of companies unable to detect IoT device breaches
A Gemalto study also shows that the of blockchain technology to help secure IoT data, services and devices has doubled in a year.