Cardiff University computer scientists develop advanced digital assistant

Computer scientists at Cardiff University have developed a digital assistant capable of helping people communicate more effectively. Sherlock, which has been unveiled by the university’s school of computer science and informatics, can be harnessed by people in situations such as emergencies and festivals. The mobile and tablet PC assistant allows users to ask questions and...

Tech, home workers and daytime TV

There’s been much talk over the past few weeks about flexible working and working from home – the technology is certainly ready – we ask, though, are Welsh businesses? It’s certainly been a quarter yielding much research into flexible working. Research findings from various studies conclude: 81% of small business owners say flexible hours are...

Superfast Cymru reaches half a million mark

The Superfast Cymru project has connected more than half a million Welsh premises to superfast broadband, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology Julie James has confirmed. Wales was recently named the UK developed country with the highest availability of superfast broadband, with 79 per cent of premises now able to access it. According to Ofcom’s...

Caerphilly affordable hardware provider named in Small Biz 100

Caerphilly-based affordable hardware provider Happus has been included among another South Wales business in this year’s Small Biz 100. The Small Business Saturday initiative is an annual occurrence, profiling 100 flourishing small businesses across the UK to promote the role they play in the UK economy. It’s the UK’s most successful small business campaign. A...

Failure to back up brings spectre of data loss

While the Twitterati is busy comparing Sam Smith with our own Welsh singing legend Shirley Bassey after the release of the latest Bond theme, the forthcoming release of ‘Spectre’ got me thinking about its title. The word ‘spectre’ means something unpleasant and menacing, and when I relate that to online business, one of the biggest...

Interview: John Francis from Venturefest Wales 2015

With innovation and enterprise conference Venturefest Wales set to take place tomorrow in Cardiff’s SWALEC stadium, we talk to its organiser John Francis about what it’s all about. TD: Can you tell us a little more about yourself? JF: I’m a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and entered the university sector in 2003...

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