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Cloud migration
CloudMile offers free cloud migration to Southeast Asia SMEs
Cloud and AI service provider CloudMile is offering small- and medium-sized enterprises in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines free migration to the cloud.
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eInvoicing
Airwallex, Xero extend partnership with easier invoice payments
Airwallex has extended its long-term partnership with Xero by releasing a new payment link integration for Xero invoices that will make receiving them easier and faster for Australian businesses.
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Ransomware
41% of Aussie businesses have endured a ransomware attack
Software Advice has released the results of a study looking at the effects of cyber security attacks on small businesses, finding that 4 out of 10 businesses (41%) have experienced a ransomware attack.
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Malware
Can SMEs run a hybrid work model securely in Aotearoa?
While the hybrid work model may have offered protection from COVID-19, have small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remained as safe from outside threats?
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Small and Medium Enterprise / SME
MYOB Kiwi business survey shocks with low confidence
The 2022 MYOB Business Monitor survey has found more than two thirds of SMEs are expecting the economy to decline in the next 12 months.
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Ransomware
The rise of cybercrime - Over $300 million lost to scams last year
As remote work pushes more Australians online, the increase in cybercrime hits record-high rates, sparking significant concerns.
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Digital Transformation
SMEs investing in digitisation, despite cost challenges
Since gaining incredible momentum over the past couple of years, digital transformation of business operations by local SMEs hasn't slowed down.
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Mambu
Half of A/NZ SMEs unable to secure adequate funding - report
"While many large businesses managed to thrive throughout the pandemic thanks to various government supports and incentives, SMEs have had it much tougher."
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Small and Medium Enterprise / SME
Mambu report shows 68% of SMEs struggle to secure funding
Mambu has released a new report indicating that more than two-thirds of SMEs in Southeast Asia have struggled to secure funding in the last five years.
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Artificial Intelligence
Smarter.ai has announced its £1 million pre-seed raise
The world’s first AI marketplace to help SMEs compete with Big Tech announces its pre-seed raise led by Fuel Ventures and Hambro Perks.
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SaaS
Foresite acquires Cyber Lantern to make SMBs less vulnerable to devastating breaches
Foresite Cybersecurity has announced the acquisition of Cyber Lantern into its security monitoring, management, and assessment solutions. 
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United VARs
E-signature software use in small to medium businesses on the rise
According to new research, global e-signature software usage in small to medium businesses (SMEs) is set to grow by 30% over the next five years.
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Artificial Intelligence
AI-driven cybersecurity company Cybots A/NZ hires new direct sales channel manager
AI-driven cybersecurity company Cybots has announced the appointment of David Toniazzo as its new direct sales channel manager.
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Digital Marketing
Sydney startup Metigy announces global expansion to assists SMEs with digital marketing
Sydney based AI marketing startup Metigy has expanded its reach to the USA and Singapore, as COVID-19 continues to drive SMEs to digital marketing globally.
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Cybersecurity
Cybots launches AI-driven cybersecurity in A/NZ region
Cybots, the artificial intelligence driven cybersecurity company, has announced its entrance into the Australia and New Zealand market, with a focus on assisting SMEs in the fight against cyber crime.
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Cloud
Vodafone commits to SMEs, joins Digital Boost Alliance Aotearoa
“SME’s are the backbone of New Zealand business, and are facing unprecedented hardship and challenges due to COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns and restrictions."
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Remote Working
Remote work leaving businesses exposed to cyber attack
"Offices and laptops can be replaced, but a company's proprietary data cannot."
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Cybersecurity
Cybercriminals exploiting SMEs as remote working continues
Industries need to ensure their infrastructure is regularly monitored and maintained to avoid being compromised by malicious actors.
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Cybersecurity
Remote working causes significant cybersecurity risks for SMEs
New research shows remote working is leading to increased cybersecurity risks for SMEs. 
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WatchGuard Technologies
WatchGuard brings new unified threat management appliances to SMEs
Designed for small and midsize businesses, the firewalls deliver increased security and faster performance when compared to previous mid-range Firebox appliances, and have the processing power to handle encrypted and HTTPS traffic.
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IT Risk
SMEs face growing security risks thanks to remote working
“Our research has found that remote working is exposing SMEs to additional risk of compromise and some businesses are being forced to leave infrastructure unmonitored."
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Cloud
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’.
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Small and Medium Enterprise / SME
New Zealand SMEs targeted in cyber attacks - study
Most SMEs are taking basic precautions to protect themselves online.
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Commerce Systems
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.