SMEs

Maybank and Sage team up to offer free digital banking solution to SMEs
Maybank has teamed up with Sage Software to offer a free digital banking solution for SMEs that would enable them to undertake instant electronic payments via online and mobile banking channels directly from their accounting and payroll modules.
South-East Asia’s IoT market ripe for the picking: Pundit
Despite the diversity of the economies in South-East Asia, the region is ripe with opportunity for IoT players to enter, and drive adoption and development.
Software AG aims to raise APAC revenue contribution
German enterprise software company Software AG is looking to increase the revenue contribution from its Asia Pacific markets, with the manufacturing, retail and financial services verticals being key to its aspirations.
SMEs must be wary of security vendor hype, says Norton VP
SMEs are becoming more interested in protecting their information and organisation. However, as security vendors make their marketing push into Asia, with buzzwords galore, SMEs are feeling the pressure to just buy from the vendor that makes the threat sound the most dangerous, says a vice president for Symantec's Norton business.
Maxis in Office 365 partnership with Microsoft
Maxis Bhd said it has partnered with Microsoft Corp to launch a service that incorporates Office 365 into the MaxisONE Business solutions suite, aimed at SMEs.
Teraju allocates US$30mil for bumiputera entrepreneur programmes
The Malaysian Government’s Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit (Teraju) said it has allocated RM120 million (US$29.9 million) for programmes it will be running with collaborators enable bumiputera entrepreneurs to be more competitive in both domestic and global markets.
SMEs in Malaysia may be missing out on funding: ACCA
Small businesses may be missing out on accessing finance, investment opportunities and potential tax breaks because they are failing to properly measure and report the value of their ideas and innovations, according to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Shinjiru quietly building its hosting business
Quietly and with minimum fuss, Jeffrey Khow and his cofounders have built Shinjiru into one of the leading cloud hosting companies in Malaysia. DNA founder Karamjit Singh traces some of its highlights.
Exabytes in pact with Japan’s GMO Payment Gateway
Exabytes Network said it has entered into a partnership with Japan’s GMO Payment Gateway Inc to service Japanese e-commerce small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which are using Exabytes’ EasyStore all-in-one e-commerce solution.
Singapore startup Alpha7 raises additional US$2.3mil
Singapore-based technology consultancy startup Alpha7 said it has raised an additional S$3.1 million (US$2.3 million) in funding from private investors, without elaborating.
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