OpenGenius set to create 30 new jobs over two years

Software company OpenGenius, which created iMindMap and DropTask, has announced it’s to create 30 new high-tech jobs in Wales over the next two years. The firm, which also owns Penarth-based co-working space Tec Marina, recently became the first Welsh company to be accepted onto the prestigious London Stock Exchange ELITE programme. And last month, it was...

Interview: Simon Pridham, co-founder of Aspire 2Be

Technology is having a profound impact on education. Not only is it making learning more fun and interactive for youngsters, but it’s also streamlining the teaching process. As a market, edtech is extremely lucrative. In fact, according to a report from EdTechXGlobal, spending in the industry is expected to reach $252 billion by 2020. While...

Data protection increasingly crucial for small businesses, says Swansea firm

With the Petya cyber attack coinciding only a few weeks after the worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack, the issue of data protection has never been more important. Although many of these attacks have hit large organisations like the UK’s National Health Service, a Swansea-based IT expert is warning that SMEs are being targeted with increasing frequency....

Digital event comes to Cardiff with new festival feel

A number of world-leading tech innovators have been announced as speakers of Digital, which will take place in Cardiff on September 18th and 19th. The event will address hot topics such as the Internet of Things, equity investment, talent and innovation. And, thanks to a side of street food, it’ll offer a festival feel. Now...

Pencoed-based Sony UK Technology Centre celebrates unprecedented growth

The Sony UK Technology Centre, which is based in Pencoed, is celebrating unprecedented growth which has resulted in staff and production numbers soaring. Over the past five years, the facility has seen its staff numbers grow by 200 – taking the total of its local team to 540. This comes as the company has also...

Almost a third of people in Wales lack basic digital skills

A recently published report by Lloyds Bank has found that almost one in three people in Wales lack the digital skills that could improve their daily lives. The latest Lloyds Bank UK Consumer Digital Index has revealed that many people in Wales could be losing money by not doing their banking and shopping online. In...

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