Newport IT firm donates bespoke computers to charity

A technology company based in Newport has donated six computers designed to help people with learning difficulties to a local charity. A2Z Computing is the creator of a hybrid PC called the Fizzbook Duo, which functions as both a tablet and laptop in the education sector. It’s widely used in special needs schools. Based near...

Serious gender gap in Welsh technology events, shows research

Just 16 per cent of speakers at tech-focus events in Wales last year happened to be women, according to a recently published study. Compiled by Steve Morgan from Tech Events Wales, the research analysed 136 technology events and found that there were only 28 female speakers. Meanwhile, 145 of them were male. Steve, whose website...

Entertainment industry must tackle digital piracy before it’s too late, urges Welsh expert

Entertainment companies must tackle digital piracy before it’s too late or face losing billions annually, a Cardiff-based cyber crime expert has warned. Luke Heydenrych, an anti-piracy expert at CJCH Consulting, has urged TV and film firms to “fight for their rights” and act quickly to safeguard their futures. Recently, a Hong Kong-based TV firm and an...

£1.2 million university coding fund announced by government

Two Welsh universities are to receive a share of £1.2 million funding from the Welsh Government to launch a range of coding initiatives. Speaking last week, Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams explained that the cash will help Cardiff and Swansea University to take part in a UK-wide coding initiative. With the aim of creating...

Funding organisation wants to deliver £20 million to Welsh economy through AI

Innovation Point, which helps Welsh tech firms and entrepreneurs secure funding, wants to contribute £20 million to the Welsh economy by 2030. The Welsh Government-backed organisation said it plans to do this by helping Welsh innovators harness the potential offered by artificial intelligence technology. Based in Newport, it aims to connect Welsh technology businesses with private,...

Price comparison website doubles its team

Price comparison website Compare My Move is currently undergoing a recruitment drive in a bid to accelerate the growth of its products and services. The Cardiff-based company is looking to double the size of its internal team and has already created a network of 250 vetted professionals to help customers find the best property quotes. Named...

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