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Productivity in SMEs struggles due to staff's tech skill deficit
4 days ago
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Four in ten UK SMEs see a productivity dip due to poor staff tech skills, particularly in using Microsoft 365, according to a new study by Sharp.
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Emerge disrupts New Zealand banking with SME platform
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martech
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payment gateways
Emerge, a disruptive platform aimed at revolutionising New Zealand's business banking landscape, has launched.
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Streamlining carbon measurement for SMEs: The case for using spend-based data
Last week
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Spend-based data offers a quick, cost-effective route for SMEs to measure carbon emissions, aiding green-business goals and meeting increasing demands for sustainability.
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Salesforce launches Pro Suite AI software for SMEs in market
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Salesforce introduces Pro Suite, an AI-integrated CRM application, aimed at aiding SMEs generate leads and solidify customer relationships.
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Tech sector faces wage drop & stalled employee growth
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Tech employees reel as Australia's labour market faces a wage drop and stagnant employee growth, according to Employment Hero's recent SME Index.
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Volopa partners with ClearBank for expanded SME finance services
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money management
Fintech firm Volopa seals an extensive partnership with ClearBank to bolster services for SME clients and aid its quest for an e-money licence.
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ICS partners with e2e-assure to enhance cyber security for SMEs
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Incursion Cyber Security partners with e2e-assure to bolster cyber defences of SMEs by integrating Detection and Response services, amidst a 200% surge in ransomware attacks in 2023.
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Technical education: shaping the workforce for the better
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skills gap
N3i champions T Level students to combat digital sector skills shortage, as the company advocates for technical education to future-proof the rapidly evolving tech industry.
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New Zealand SMEs explore alternative funding amid economic strain
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Economic stress leads 81% of NZ's SMEs to express concern over securing funds, forcing them to explore alternative finance methods.
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Eden Exchange integrates SugarCRM for improved deal-making efficiency
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Eden Exchange, a leading Australian SME marketplace, bolsters its deal-making process and client experience by integrating AI-driven sales automation platform, SugarCRM.
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Nebula calls for tech sector to foster co-opetition for ESG success
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Technology channel services company Nebula calls for increased cooperation and knowledge sharing within the technology sector.
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Security risks plague SMEs in shift to remote working
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A surge in remote working triggered by COVID-19 exposes SMEs to increased security risks despite its benefits in flexibility and cost reduction.
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UK Tech Minister emphasises trust for AI uptake in SMEs
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UK Tech Minister, Saqib Bhatti, emphasises the need for trust and transparency in AI to boost its acceptance among SMEs, highlighting a knowledge gap despite growing interest.
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IWD 2024: International Women’s Day 2024: How sharing equity is inspiring inclusion for female founders
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productivity
In 2023, female-founded US start-ups received only 2% total venture-backed capital; the International Women's Day 2024 theme 'Inspire Inclusion' aims to break down such barriers.
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IWD 2024: Emerald innovators: Irish women leading the digital health revolution
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Irish women are at the helm of transforming healthcare through digital innovation, improving patient outcomes, and shaping the future of health-tech worldwide.
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Sage reveals AI-powered assistant for accounting & finance sector
Last month
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Sage introduces 'Sage Copilot', an AI-powered virtual assistant aimed at revolutionising productivity and amplifying growth for SMEs in the finance sector.
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Factorial & Microsoft launch partnership to revolutionise HR processes
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HR SaaS platform Factorial partners with Microsoft to transform HR practices with advanced content creation tools and AI functionality through Azure OpenAI.
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Cradlepoint unveils X10 5G router for swift, secure business internet
Mon, 19th Feb 2024
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Cradlepoint has launched the X10 5G router, aiming to provide rapid, secure business internet and enhance FWA for SMEs and remote workers.
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Australia's digital health sector yields record-breaking economic returns
Wed, 14th Feb 2024
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productivity
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government
Australia's digital health investment yields $19.70 in capital, 56 jobs and AUD 4.2m in gross economic value for every AUD $1m invested, according to a landmark report.
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Ex-Hiscox exec Jodi Cartwright joins Tint Financial as CCO
Wed, 14th Feb 2024
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Former Hiscox executive, Jodi Cartwright, joins fintech firm Tint Financial Services as Chief Commercial Officer, aiming to enhance cross-border trading for SMEs.
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KreditBee expands service to include digital business loans in India
Tue, 13th Feb 2024
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insurance
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credit management
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business
KreditBee expands online credit services in India, offering digital business loans to self-employed individuals and SME's, in a bid to enhance financial inclusion.
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ANNA Money offers £1,500 internship caring for AI-affiliated Terrapin
Tue, 13th Feb 2024
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Fintech firm ANNA Money provides a unique GBP £1,500 internship opportunity for a student to care for its AI-affiliated Terrapin whilst exploring the customer experience impact of AI technology.
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Prospa offers interest-free loans to New Zealand SMEs for EOFY
Mon, 12th Feb 2024
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nz
Prospa, a fintech firm, unveils special EOFY offer providing business loans with no interest or repayments for four weeks, aimed at offering much-needed relief to SMEs facing ongoing supply chain and labour cost issues.
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Prism Infosec unveils Cyber Maturity Assessment service
Thu, 8th Feb 2024
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cybersecurity
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information protection
Prism Infosec launches Cyber Maturity Assessment service to aid companies identify their cyber defence strengths, weaknesses, and potential improvement areas.