Velindre Cancer Centre plagued by legacy IT problems

Patients at Cardiff’s Velindre Cancer Centre saw critical chemo and radiotherapy appointments cancelled after the organisation was plagued by eleven major IT incidents. Since April, the NHS Wales-run health body has experienced a string of detrimental IT failures due to a 20-year reliance on legacy Microsoft applications that the firm stopped supporting four years ago....

Welsh tech gets royal approval from the Duke of York

Seventeen of the UK’s brightest tech entrepreneurs recently travelled to North Wales to take part in the Pitch@Palace On Tour event. Hosted by Town Square Spaces at the Wrexham Enterprise Hub, it saw them present their innovations to the Duke of York and an audience of influential people from business, law, finance and academia. After a...

World’s first compound semiconductor cluster launches in Wales

The world’s first compound semiconductor cluster has launched in South Wales, bringing together technology companies and academics. At the Wales Festival of Innovation, Newport Water Fab held a conference to declare the cluster open. More than 100 people attended the event. It attracted technology professionals, university researchers, existing and potential customers, government agencies and key...

Superfast broadband is accelerating the Welsh economy, says report

Digital technologies and high-speed broadband services are boosting the Welsh economy, according to a new analysis conducted by Cardiff University. The Economic Impact Report for Wales, which was compiled by a research unit at Cardiff Business School, quizzed 450 SMEs across Wales about their IT infrastructure. It shows that broadband-enabled services could help an estimated 111,000 small...

Aerospace pioneer forms research partnership with Swansea University

Aviation tech solutions company STG Aerospace has teamed up with Swansea University to develop safer products for the aerospace industry. Funded by the Welsh Government, the project will support the development of aviation technologies by linking academics with local businesses. Dr Sean O’Kell, director of innovation at STG Aerospace, said the company is going through...

Object Matrix scoops up another award

Cloud technology firm Object Matrix was recently named Object Storage Vendor of the Year at the Storage Awards following a year of growth. Organised by Storage Magazine, the awards recognise outstanding products, services and people across the cloud industry. The ceremony took place in The Tower Hotel, London. Based in Cardiff, Object Matrix has created a...

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