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Innovation, business expansion, tech talent - Reflections from Techweek’18
Techweek’18 not only celebrated innovation, it also offered networking opportunities and practical advice for New Zealand tech businesses.
Three things to consider before moving to the cloud – Xero
Making the most of cloud solutions is about more than a lift-and-shift of your processes.
Accenture: Data is king in age of disruption
To survive and thrive, companies need to make the most of their data to see trends and act quickly, just as digital disruptors do.
Xero launches in-depth look into the economic health of Kiwi SMBs
“Small businesses play a crucial part in driving the Kiwi economy, so understanding what makes them tick is essential."
Xero posts first annual EBITDA positive result
Xero improved operating and investing cash flow margins from 71% to 9% over three years and grew revenue at a CAGR of 49% over the same period.
Xero announces new features with Microsoft, Google, and Stripe
The features will pull photos of receipts right into the Xero Expenses Android app and also allow clients to pay off invoices from within Outlook.
Xero hits one billion AI account suggestions milestone
“At the heart of Xero’s automation vision is to augment humans, not replace them.”
Girl power: Championing women in tech
Looking forward it's essential that the tech sector continues to champion women and encourage them to get involved.
SMBs – Do you know your financial support options?
Banks, small business lenders, payment providers and other fintech partners are constantly working on ways to support small businesses.
Service providers must go big, go boutique or go broke – Xero
As practices digitise, streamline, scale and specialise, those who hold onto the traditional approach risk being left behind.
Xero climbs into ASX100 as Vocus Group dropped
“This is another key step in our journey as we continue to broaden our shareholder base and deliver on our long-term strategy” - Xero COO.
Discrimination, advocacy, and standing together – Women in tech speak out
Xero’s International Women’s Day tea saw approximately 80 women who were Xero partners, customers, and employees coming together.
Xero founder Rod Drury steps down from CEO role
“Steve’s appointment underpins the important evolution from a founder-led company to a business with worldwide scale.” – Xero chair
Xero doubles down on commitment to Auckland with new office
The new office will include a coworking space and event centre that will focus on cloud-based business platform innovation.
Xero opens biggest office globally in Wellington
More than 650 employees will be spread over five levels with an internal atrium staircase connecting the floors.
More ambidextrous thinkers needed in technical roles – Xero
There’s a tendency in the industry to accept i-shaped thinkers (highly skilled in one area) with the assumption it’s how good engineering is done.
SMEs should use Xmas slowdown to plan and reflect – Xero
28% of businesses don’t have any provision in place for when times get tough, with another six percent unsure of what they’d do in tough times.
Xero posts half-year earnings, announces delisting from NZX
“Our strategy is to drive further growth in markets like UK, North America and Southeast Asia,” says CEO Rod Drury.
Kiwi CRM app wins international Xero award
The app received the Xero Development Competition Award for its new Account Management Dashboard (AMD).
Xero succession planning helps SMBs prepare for coming retirement wave
Statistics New Zealand estimates that over the next 10-12 years around 20% of the country’s SMBs will likely retire .
NZ top 200 tech companies hit $10bil revenue, third largest export category
This year has seen Hamilton, Wellington and the South Island regions leading TIN200 growth.
Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for SMBs
50% of businesses use 10 or more expense codes, while others create their own codes, which means that information is often entered incorrect.
Xero announces integrated new feature for requesting client documents
Xero developed a solution within Xero HQ to let accountants and bookkeepers collect information from clients.
Xero passes quarter of a million subscriber milestone in UK
Xero also announces that it is deepening its existing partnerships in the UK with HSBC and Banco Santander.