Welsh IT support specialists warn against paying huge fees for data security advice

Welsh IT support company ITCS  has noticed that businesses are increasingly making enquiries related to IT security and the proposed GDPR changes expected to come into force in May 2018. This is certainly long overdue. According to research compiled by the company, only 9% of SMEs educate their staff about IT and data security, and...

ESTnet and Tech Dragons join forces

The ESTnet has announced an official media partnership with Wales’ leading technology media outlet, Tech Dragons. The partnership will see the network for the Welsh technology sector (the ESTnet) collaborate with online tech title, Tech Dragons, to further ensure that the successes of the Welsh tech industry reach new audiences across the UK and beyond....

A brighter future in tech is coming to Wales

Edtech company Codez Academy has teamed up with the Welsh Government this month to promote a brighter future in technology here in Wales. The firm is set to hold an event on October 23rd at educational charity Techniquest in Cardiff Bay. It’ll be a celebration of diversity and upcoming talent in the tech sector. Held...

Insurance giant Aviva acquires majority stake in Welsh fintech firm

Insurance giant Aviva has acquired a majority shareholding in Wealthify, an automated fintech service that’s making investment affordable and accessible in the UK. Subject to regulatory approval, the investment is an integral part of Aviva’s plans to improve the loyalty of customers by providing them with a wide range of digital-savvy insurance and investment services. Wealthify...

Interview: Matt Warren, CEO of Veeqo

Globally, ecommerce is worth trillions, and Swansea-based Veeqo is one of the tech start-ups revolutionising the industry. It’s a platform that helps online retailers increase their sales. Serial entrepreneur Matt Warren set up the business in 2013 after struggling with the pains of running an internet retail store. He speaks to Tech Dragons about his...

Semiconductor firm to sell its Newport site

German semiconductor firm Infineon Technologies AG has signed an agreement with a private company trading under the name Neptune 6 Ltd to sell its Newport site. The company is selling IR Newport Ltd, its subsidiary manufacturing site, at an undisclosed price. Both parties concluded the deal at the end of September. Infineon and Neptune 6...

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