Australian businesses are being urged to apply the latest security updates for Microsoft’s Exchange server — used to send and receive emails — after further “critical” vulnerabilities were identified.
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National consumer confidence has sprung to an 11-year high, matching levels last seen when Australia was rebounding from the Global Financial Crisis and the mining boom was in full force.
A long delayed microgrid to help power the town is facing yet another setback from the cyclone, in a major blow to traders and residents who were hit by ongoing blackouts before the weather event.
The number of businesses deciding to close their doors is increasing as they concede they are no longer viable after government support measures during the COVID-19 recession were wound up.
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WA’s small businesses have been offered reassurance from Australia’s banking watchdog that they will be spared future lending restrictions but some are still wary of borrowing more.
WA craft brewers say a proposed beer tax cut would allow them to scale-up faster as demand rises for boutique beverages.
Fuelled by a shift in corporate attitudes, WA business owners have formed a new council to boost the representation of social enterprises.
In another blow to WA’s struggling travel sector, local agents expect to keep losing business as it remains unclear whether return travellers from New Zealand will have to quarantine.
Kate Purnell and Jenne Brammer
A Federal Court judge has fined Commonwealth Bank $7 million after saying the rate rort calls for a response that “goes beyond the mere cost of doing business”.
Skill shortages and global supply chain delays are continuing to impact WA’s family businesses, but local owners say they are well positioned to keep weathering the COVID-19 storm.
There’s greater market share to be had for Beaumont Tiles, with research indicating 37 per cent of homeowners plan to renovate in the next 12 months.
E-commerce is becoming increasingly important to WA businesses as they seek to survive and thrive in a world trying to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.
WA’s independent cinemas are inching closer to reaching pre-COVID trading levels, as loyal customers flock back to the movies after a disruptive 12 months for the industry.
Perth-based start-up VetDB is getting ready to roll out its software nationally after receiving investment from a subsidiary of a US health care giant in its latest round of seed funding.
WA is expected to have significantly fewer insolvency cases than the Eastern States as national figures are tipped to surge now JobKeeper has ended.
Demand for training courses is at an all time high in WA as scores of jobseekers apply to upskill following the end of the $90 billion JobKeeper scheme.
Despite attacks on Nine Entertainment and wine company Taylors, board apathy and underspending means Australian organisations are not prepared for hackers.
WA small to medium businesses found it harder to get a loan from their bank during the COVID pandemic, compared to other states and territories, a new report has revealed.
Perth-born wine tech company Cellr is on the cusp of finalising an agreement that will see the bottles in its system grow more than sixfold.
There will be a steady flow of WA businesses going into receivership once JobKeeper ends on Sunday, according to local advisors.
A number of Perth businesses have enlisted the help of IT professionals after hackers tried to exploit vulnerabilities on their Microsoft Exchange servers, putting them at risk of having data stolen.
Australian businesses are feeling increasingly confident about the outlook in 2021, with new data showing 46 per cent expect to easily meet their financial commitments over the next three months.
With almost daily revelations of misconduct coming from Canberra, employment lawyers say men in workplaces beyond the nation’s capital could expect a tap on the shoulder from HR.
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