Caerphilly-based tech start-up wows at London business competition

Caerphilly-based tech start-up Happus is among fifteen winners of the Elevator Pitch competition, run by London-based tech news site Tech City News . The start-up’s managing director, David Williams, wowed the judges with his plan to provide affordable hardware and broadband to some of the UK’s most digitally excluded people. The competition, now in its fifth season,...

Interview: Neil Cocker on creative communities

Wales’s flourishing and growing tech industry is being aided by creative communities that are bringing people together and contributing to economic prosperity. Cardiff Start, which was founded by entrepreneur Neil Cocker in 2012, is one of the country’s largest creative communities – with over 2,000 followers on Twitter and 1,000 members on Facebook. It’s rock-solid track...

Indigo Telecom and Belcom247 partner to extend services in Europe

Telecommunication firms Indigo Telecom Group and Belcom247 have formed a European-wide partnership to further enhance the wide range of network support services they currently offer. The partnership will see the two businesses work together to provide on-site and field-based engineering support to network operators and providers across Europe. The deal will also take the Caldicot-based...

Interview: Jeni Scott on digital literacy

There’s a major focus on developing people’s digital literacy as the world becomes more interconnected and tech-dominated. The Welsh Government has already made it an Essential Skill and recently announced plans to add digital competence to the curriculum. We speak to Jeni Scott, one of the country’s first qualified digital literacy specialists, about digital literacy...

Cardiff Bay cloud computing firm represents Wales at Accountex London

Cardiff Bay-based cloud computing firm AddMass represented the Welsh technology sector with an exhibition stand at Accountex held in London last month. The Accountex exhibition is the UK’s only national exhibition for accountants and finance directors working in practice, business and the public sector. AddMass showcased some of the software and systems it implements for its...

Newport IT firm launches child-friendly PC

A2Z Computing has developed and launched a hybrid PC capable of being used as a tablet and a laptop for accelerated learning among young people. The Fizzbook Duo has taken six years to develop, with initial plans drawn up in 2009. In that time, numerous prototypes have been developed and tested, with the final model...

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