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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.
Channel needs to support SMBs to deploy cloud strategies
Many businesses turned to the cloud for support, which highlighted the need for cloud data security.
Poly A/NZ on what defines business success in 2021
What are your business goals for the year ahead? What are the key actions that can put your business in a strong position for growth and success?
100% channel firm Zomentum shoots for the stars after $13m funding raise
“The speed at which we are moving is unprecedented and exhilarating," says Zomentum cofounder.
Check Point launches security gateways to protect SMBs against threats
The range of six gateways sets new standards of protection against the most advanced cyber attacks for SMBs, giving greater ease of deployment and management.
StorageCraft launches latest SMB data recovery solution
ShadowProtect SPX 7 is the next edition of the company's ShadowProtect offering, which is a SMB data recovery solution.
TradeSquare bases Aus B2B marketplace on Mirakl
Based on the Mirakl platform, it offers SMBs over 100,000 products and services from 350+ local vendors.
Govt sets 5% target to include more Māori business contracts
“This new target for government procurement will further improve cash flow to Māori businesses. It also helps diversify the customer base for Māori businesses and build more resilience into Māori economic activity.”
Apple launches App Store Small Business Programme
Developers can qualify for the programme and a reduced 15% commission if they earned up to US$1 million in proceeds during the previous calendar year.
Ransomware the most common cyber threat to SMBs - report
The survey found that 60% of managed service providers report that their SMB clients have been hit as of Q3 2020.
SMBs in Southeast Asia hit hard by cyber criminals
Kaspersky has recognised a worrying trend of cyber criminals targeting small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Southeast Asia (SEA), and has released a new offering in response.
The top features to look out for in a product pricing solution
Many software solutions promise to provide accurate market analysis, which helps in price management of your product. But some solutions are more helpful than others.
HPE updates partner programme for -aaS, SMB enablement
The changes to the partner programme include improved RPA for quotes, as-a-service support, and incentives for SMB sales growth.
Xero extends automation with Hubdoc machine learning integration
Xero has bolstered its platform automation by building Hubdoc machine learning technology into the next phase of Xero Expenses.
Small biz in firing line as cyber breaches surge
Smaller enterprises are exposed to a level of sophisticated cyber-attack ordinarily reserved for large multi-nationals.
Microsoft: Digital transformation doesn't make SMEs immune to cyber threats
Ricky Kapur warns that despite digital transformation every business is at risk - no matter how large or small they are.
emt Distribution signs A/NZ agreement with UK-based cybersecurity company
"bluedog’s entry into the region gives our channel partners and their customers access to a new level of cybersecurity protection with enterprise-grade sophistication at an accessible price point.”
Four ways MSPs can stay strong and profitable in 2020
While MSPs have done a great job, at accelerating digital transformation, they now face new questions. How do they keep the ball rolling? How do they continue serving their customers and focus on customer acquisition?
QNAP embeds AMD chip into new rackmount NAS
TS-x73AU Rackmount NAS series includes AMD Ryzen embedded processors and 2.5GbE ports for virtualisation, hybrid-cloud Apps and 10GbE expandability.
Kiwi SMBs forge on with digital evolution despite disruption
SMBs in Singapore, Japan, and New Zealand lead the rankings as the most digitally mature.
Konica Minolta launches two new A3 smart printers
The new-to-Aus models are an extension of the bizhub i-Series line, the C450i and C650i, and designed to work with digital workflows.
SMBs in SEA region threatened by vastly increasing rates of cryptomining
According to Kaspersky's latest report, the global cybersecurity company has detected 1,726,799 mining attempts in the first half of this year targeting SMBs in SEA.