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Xero reveals declining Australian small business performance
The Index fell 13 points in October to 115 points, driven by four sub-metrics: sales, wages, jobs, and time to be paid.
Big business and government are key to eInvoicing uptake
Xero this week hosted key government and business leaders in its Sydney office to discuss the benefits of accelerating eInvoicing adoption.
Blackpearl Group announces intention to list on the NZX
The company says that its proprietary private platform, the Pearl Engine, is the cornerstone of organic growth for both built and acquired technologies.
Exclusive: PaySauce lets you focus on growing your business
PaySauce makes payroll software, simplifying the way employers manage digital contracts, timesheets, payroll, banking and filing.
DigitalOcean expanding presence with Sydney data centre
DigitalOcean has announced a new data centre in Sydney, expanding its global presence and providing stronger compute capabilities to small businesses with low-latency links to North America and Asia.
OpenText survey finds SMBs sweet spot for ransomware attacks
Findings show growing concern about ransomware attacks, the impact of geopolitical tensions and rising inflation rates.
Xero gives small business updates and reveals new enhancements
Xero has announced a number of new company updates for the month, including a small business insight update, additions to the Xero apps store, and other compliance and invoicing-related enhancements.
A dangerous game of hide and seek
A recent report by Sophos shows that cybercrooks are hiding (or dwelling) in the networks of smaller businesses for much longer than their larger counterparts.
Kaspersky highlights worrying security trend with SMBs
The latest Kaspersky report reveals 24% of companies with 50 to 999 employees are ready to use pirated alternatives of business software to decrease IT spending.
SMBs embrace new tech but fail to invest in security - study
The survey revealed that, while SMBs understand the need to invest in technology in the world of hybrid working, many fail to prioritise security.
MYOB provides efficiency boost with new inventory solution
Premium Inventory is an integrated solution that helps goods-based businesses improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase cashflow.
COVID-19 relief innovation takes 2022 SAS Hackathon crown
In COVID-19’s wake, more than 287,000 MSMEs joined JakPreneur, a collaborative government platform that links entrepreneurs and stakeholders
Digital Boost Alliance celebrates one year of digital acceleration in Aotearoa
The Digital Boost Alliance is a joint public-private initiative that supports the uptake of digital tools for small businesses, communities, and individuals.
FirstWave responds to SMB demand for better cybersecurity
FirstWave developed the CyberCision Open Security Management Platform to respond to SMBs 'urgent' need for comprehensive cyber protection.
Cisco launches new Service Provider partner programme
Cisco has launched a new Webex Wholesale Route-to-Market (RTM) for Service Provider partners to address the evolving needs of SMBs.
Business Australia unveils new identity after rebranding
Business Australia has rebranded to My Business with a new logo, brand positioning campaign and visual identity culminating in an online platform.
How secure is accounting software data in Aotearoa?
A recent Xero study found ICT spending for NZ businesses has increased 25% compared to pre-pandemic levels, so how safe is accounting software?
Google Cloud launches new Digital Accelerator bundles for Aussie SMBs
The new bundles are designed to help Australian small and medium-sized businesses embrace digital transformation and take their businesses online.
Two-thirds of small businesses don’t fully understand tax returns
New research from Xero has found that 66% of small business leaders in Australia don't understand all parts of a business tax return.
Multiple digital solutions hindering, not helping, Kiwi SMEs
Research has revealed this disconnection of systems is costing businesses time, money and resources, and posing a strategic risk.
Avoid the sugar high: Making the most of the government's SMB digital sweetener
With the federal election now behind us, small-to-medium businesses (SMB) in Australia still face the same challenges and opportunities they did just a few weeks ago.
Trojan cyber attacks hitting SMBs harder than ever - Kaspersky
In 2022 the number of Trojan-PSW detections increased by almost a quarter compared to the same period in 2021 to reach 4,003,323.
IT teams called on to make work flexible and hybrid
The next wave of work is necessary as IT teams must re-evaluate the tools they need to meet flexible work demands while balancing a complex workload.