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Lenovo launches mentorship programme for SMBs
With connectivity being a key driver to the success and growth of regional SMBs, the ThinkBook Mentorship Programme will focus on upskilling the businesses digitally.
SMBs delaying PC refreshes at great cost
2% of businesses surveyed said they do not have a PC refresh policy, nor were they actively pursuing one.
Why UX is a critical part of technology success for SMBs
Customers have raised expectations and now demand the same, if not better, UX with small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as they do with large organisations, Konica Minolta finds.
Check Point signs new distributor for Aussie SMB market
"Their market share, extensive and skilled partner channel, and strong collaboration with Australia’s leading telecommunication carrier made this an easy choice for us."
Linksys launches new SMB APs and smart switches to A/NZ
Delivers enterprise-grade networking management, speed and security options to SMBs.
OpenText to drop US$1.4B to acquire Carbonite
“This acquisition will further strengthen OpenText as a leader in cloud platforms, complete end-point security and protection.”
Wakeup call: NZ and Aussie SMBs rate highest globally in ransomware attacks
New Zealand and Australian small to medium sized businesses are in need of a wakeup call after recording the highest rate globally of reported ransomware attacks.
Montoux celebrates growth with new Courtenay Place office
Wellington-based insurtech Montoux is celebrating a new era of growth with a new office on Wellington’s bustling Courtenay Place.
ASB launches debit card dedicated solely to business
"It's important to us here at ASB to keep expanding the services we provide to make sure we're offering the innovative financial tools our customers expect from us."
Kiwi SMBs owed $7.4 billion in overdue payments
“It’s unfair that there is a lot of Kiwi small businesses out there waiting too long for money that’s rightfully theirs."
Xero data shows SMB growth linked to technology spend
Australian small businesses that increase their investment in technology grow their revenue and create jobs faster than other businesses.
BP signs up as latest Xero partner
BP has become the latest company to sign on to e-invoicing solution Xero Connect.
Tech better than policy for SMBs, says GoDaddy research
73% of small business owners say they are not likely to lose their jobs or be negatively affected by artificial intelligence (AI) and robots.
Prospa launches $45m facility to fund small business loans
Prospa has launched a new warehouse facility that will be able to fund loans for New Zealand’s small businesses.
SAP Concur: Manual expense management holding back SMBs
“Fundamentally, automated expense management systems help SMBs target areas they’re likely to lose money on."
Solo business owners without partnerships 'hold NZ's economy back'
Going it alone can be the hardest way to run a small business, and some will even go as far as saying that solo business owners are ‘holding back New Zealand’s economy’.
Aruba releases complete Wi-Fi solution for SMBs
Available through channel partners, the Instant On solution is designed for simple set up and management through an app or online portal.
Singapore Tourism Board calling Kiwis to join new pilot programme
The Singapore Tourism Board is calling for local and international companies to join the Singapore Tourism Accelerator.
Using tech to aid growth in new financial year
"SMBs should invest in the latest technology to streamline and automate finance function."
Mega-merger shakes up NZ IT sector
The merger makes One Technology the country’s largest collaboration of business data and managed service providers.
Brother releases ink-free colour label printer
The app-controlled VC-500W label printer with ZINK technology prints labels with customised size, length and design.
Why the Kiwi ‘feel-good factor’ is terrible for business
“Richard Branson is tremendously successful, but even he admits it’s because he’s hired talented teams of people to get things done.”
Canstar Blue’s SMB Internet Provider award winners are...
“It’s getting harder to be a small business in New Zealand, but technology is making life easier for us.”
Microsoft & 9 Spokes celebrate co-sell success with BNZ
Microsoft and 9 Spokes have signed off their first Microsoft One Commercial Partner co-sell success, after snapping up Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) as their first contract.