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Xero launches new AI-powered forecasting and planning tools
The tools combine cash flow forecasting and advanced predictions, and are a ‘culmination of rigorous testing and development with the broader Xero community’.
SMEs feeling economic pinch turning to innovative tech platforms to save cash
More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, SMEs remain under enormous pressure and are increasingly looking to technology for ways to control costs and manage cash flow.
Old headaches return for SMEs as pandemic pressure subsides
Past business pressures are returning to small and medium sized enterprises as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic begin to subside.
SMEs adapt to life after the COVID-19 outbreak, continue to explore new tech
As SMEs adapt to what has been a strange and challenging year, they continue to explore new technology solutions that provide new ways of working, new patterns of demand and help to combat ongoing risk of disruption.
COVID, complexity and competition driving upswing in SME digitalisation
The experience of COVID-19, the ease of doing business, and the risk of falling behind others in their industry has driven an increased uptake of digital tools by New Zealand SMEs.
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SMEs must develop a data-led culture - report
For SMEs, knowing and understanding customers through data-led insights is essential to retaining customers and nurturing relationships."
rhipe launches security solution for SMEs in APAC region
SmartEncrypt has been developed to complement businesses existing security and business continuity strategies and provide smaller to medium enterprises the levels of digital protection typically reserved for big business.
Cisco: Remote working top tech strategy for growth
Support for employees working remotely is the top technology strategy to accomplishing operational and growth goals in 2021.
SMEs treading water against 'endless volley' of cyber-attacks — report
According to a new report from Cynet, these SMEs are resorting to outsourcing some aspects of their threat mitigation in order to safeguard IT assets, as a result of the heightened risk of serious breaches.
How organisations can enable efficient printing from the home office
For SMEs, access to cloud and edge computing to reduce infrastructure costs and empower printing at home is now more critical than ever.
Digitally enabled SMEs most optimistic about 2021
"The adoption of digital tools is no longer a nice to have, but a critical business decision for SMEs."
Mastercard launches resource site to support digital transformation of SMEs
The microsite has been launched across most of Mastercard's Asia Pacific websites with information and resources on how to digitalise and run businesses more efficiently.
NZ small business to access Government digital boost training initiative
“Today we start delivering on the Government’s vision for New Zealand small businesses to be the most digitally-enabled in the world."
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.
Why Australia needs an SME cybersecurity ambassador
Many SMEs are on a knife-edge right now and the smallest thing will put them out of business for good. Even a small cyber attack can be cataclysmic, writes Wontok head of technology Mick Esber.
Modern fintech services trump traditional banking solutions for small businesses
Modern fintech services reportedly better serve micro, small to medium enterprises (MSMEs) across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) when compared to traditional banking solutions.
How do Australia's rural businesses survive in challenging times? Side hustles
When faced with significant challenges almost half of Australia's rural-based small business leaders are starting, or intend to start, side hustles to support household income.
Airlock Digital seeks to empower Aussie SMEs with AustCyber funding
“With more SMEs and other organisations looking to adopt application whitelisting as a primary cyber defence mechanism, we plan to significantly expand Airlock Digital's partner network."
Top 10 tips on how Kiwi SMEs can utilise text messaging in a crisis
The current global Covid-19 crisis has meant businesses have needed to find new ways to communicate with their clients and customers.
City of Melbourne announces financial package for SMEs to migrate online
The grants would allow for businesses to quickly adapt to the new normal of remote working - offering products online, providing services virtually and offering take-away and delivery of goods.
Malwarebytes launches cloud platform designed for SMBs
Malwarebytes launches Malwarebytes Nebula, a new cloud platform with specific enterprise features but designed for small to medium businesses.
Memset launches server range focused on flexibility and security
"The launch of our dedicated server solution reinforces our commitment in challenging the market, providing customers with exceptional hosted solutions to suit their needs.”
Business management proving a struggle for Kiwi SMEs
"Money management and cash flow are always one of the biggest concerns for small business owners. When you're working up to seven days a week managing sales, people, marketing and regulations, then fast, simple access to finance is crucial."