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CompliantERP wins 2024 Australian Small Business Champion award
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CompliantERP has received the prestigious title of 2024 Australian Small Business Champion in Information Technology, signifying its commitment to providing innovative IT solutions.
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Moss & Deel announce partnership to transform SMB finance & HR
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Moss has formed a strategic alliance with HR platform Deel, in a bid to make finance and HR operations for SMBs more automated and efficient.
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One wrong click can devastate your small business: so what can you do?
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Small businesses can fortify cybersecurity, bolster compliance, and support employee productivity with web domain and content filtering tools like Avast Business Web Control.
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Cybersecurity alerts surge 37% for UK SMBs in a year
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UK small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) experience a 37% surge in cybersecurity alerts, prompting a race against time as security professionals scramble to tackle daily threats, reveals Censornet.
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Veritas upgrades Backup Exec to escalate cyber defence for Australian SMBs
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Veritas Technologies releases upgrades for its Backup Exec solution, offering added cyber-resilience features for small and medium-sized businesses amid a 14% increase in Aussie cybercrime.
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OVHcloud adds Managed Rancher Service & Data Platform to portfolio
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European cloud giant OVHcloud introduces two pivotal upgrades: the self-service OVHcloud Managed Rancher Service for Kubernetes cluster management, done in collaboration with SUSE, and the OVHcloud Data Platform, a comprehensive data management solution.
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Gallagher Security enhances SMB system with new features
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Gallagher Security enhances SMB cloud-based system with Video Linking and Panic Notifications features, increasing adaptability and control for businesses globally.
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Australian platform Marmalade raises AU$16m to support SMB financial health
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Australian fintech Marmalade secures AU$16m to bolster its invoice payment solution for SMEs, aiming at mitigating cashflow issues and providing risk-free capital.
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Sophos 2024 report reveals top cybersecurity threats to SMBs
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Sophos' 2024 Threat Report unveils that half of all malware targeting SMBs consists of keyloggers, spyware, and stealers, with data theft featuring in over 90% of attacks in 2023.
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Zyxel Networks launches WiFi 7 upgrade for SMBs, boosts speed and capacity
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Zyxel Networks unveils the NWA130BE BE11000 WiFi 7 Triple-Radio NebulaFlex Access Point, aiming to boost network speeds and capacity for SMBs ahead of WiFi 7's 2024 mainstream debut.
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'Sendbird launches accessible AI chatbot for small businesses'
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Sendbird's new AI chatbot provides affordable AI solutions for small and medium businesses, offering seamless integration and obviating the need for technical resources for implementation.
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Thriving side hustle culture boosting Australian economy, GoDaddy reveals
Wed, 28th Feb 2024
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GoDaddy's Venture Forward initiative reveals a thriving 'side hustle culture' in Australia due to online tools, with 61% of entrepreneurs reportedly running a lucrative microbusiness alongside full-time work.
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WatchGuard deemed Canalys Cybersecurity Channel Champion again
Tue, 27th Feb 2024
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Global cybersecurity leader WatchGuard Technologies has been recognised as a Cybersecurity Channel Champion in the 2023 Canalys Global Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix.
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Xero & Sumday partnership empowers global carbon accounting
Wed, 21st Feb 2024
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Xero teams up with Sumday to enable accountants to manage carbon accounting for their clients, advancing the journey towards net-zero emissions for small businesses worldwide.
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Aston University partners with BIT Group to revolutionise cybersecurity
Wed, 21st Feb 2024
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Aston University forms an innovative partnership with award-winning IT group, BIT, aiming to revolutionise cyber security education and services via Knowledge Transfer Partnership program.
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Seagate unveils IronWolf Pro 24TB hard drive for evolving enterprise needs
Wed, 14th Feb 2024
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Seagate Technology introduces the IronWolf Pro 24TB hard drive, offering sustained transfer rates, vibrational resilience through AgileArray technology, and data protection via IronWolf Health Management, to meet the evolving data needs of SMBs and enterprise NAS environments.
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DigitalOcean enhances backup service for growing businesses
Mon, 12th Feb 2024
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DigitalOcean bolsters its security capabilities with an enhanced backup service, aimed to protect startups and SMBs amidst rising security threats in their shift to cloud technology.
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Business payments outlook in 2024: The four macro trends in APAC
Thu, 8th Feb 2024
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commerce systems
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payment gateways
Amid a shift towards integrated financial solutions, the Asia-Pacific region's business payment landscape is set for major changes.
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Infinigate teams up with Auvik for cloud-based IT monitoring in UK & Ireland
Fri, 2nd Feb 2024
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cybersecurity
Infinigate partners with IT solutions provider, Auvik, to meet rising demand for cloud-based IT monitoring, becoming the first to offer Auvik's network solutions in the UK and Ireland.
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Dynamo6 becomes first NZ firm to earn Google Cloud SMB Specialization
Fri, 26th Jan 2024
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project management
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Dynamo6 becomes the first New Zealand firm awarded with Google Cloud Work Transformation - SMB Specialization. The prestigious tech status recognises Dynamo6's continued technical proficiency and customer success with Google Workspace migrations and deployments.
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Zyxel's energy-efficient switches help curb SMBs' electricity costs
Tue, 23rd Jan 2024
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network security
In answer to soaring global electricity prices, Zyxel Networks innovates power-saving switches, offering significant cost efficiencies and sustainability for financially vulnerable SMBs.
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Cisco unveils digital acceleration tools for Asia-Pacific SMBs
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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Cisco unveils tailored security and networking solutions, aiding digital acceleration of Asia-Pacific’s SMBs.
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Small businesses targeted by cyber criminals for data
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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data protection
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Crime groups will increasingly sell access to breached smaller businesses so attackers can scam consumers. .
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Vertiv unveils budget-friendly UPS system in Southeast Asian markets
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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Vertiv has launched its affordable Liebert PSA-SOHO-LITE UPS system in select Southeast Asian markets, aimed at allowing for both work and play.