Spending £1000s on a website but pennies on hosting is a recipe for online disaster

If you work in the web hosting industry, you’ll know it’s been competing primarily on price since it began. There are only so many bronze, silver and gold hosting packages that hosting providers can come up with; all say their support is the best. And once you’ve given away all of the disk space and...

The importance of gaming in Wales

I remember when I got my first gaming console as a child (the good old Commodore 64!), and I knew from the start that video gaming was something that’d be a massive part of my life. The one thing that struck me even from a young age was the community in Wales. I’d go over...

Business with a conscience

Being a business with a conscience involves considerably more than just knowing the difference between right and wrong. Companies must be an active, responsible and accountable part of their local and wider community – a principle that’s remained at the heart of Comtek’s business operations since day one. Whether that involves tackling issues such as...

The value of data centres to Welsh business

On many business parks across the Welsh countryside are hidden gems helping to power the national economy. Data centres are providing the infrastructure on which a new digital economy in Wales is being built. Inside those data centres are thousands of computers and servers transmitting and storing the data we produce as part of our...

How the DVLA is playing an active role in the Welsh tech scene

At the DVLA, we’re extremely keen to play an active role in contributing to the growing Welsh tech scene. If you go back to the end of last year, you’ll learn that we launched a partnership with TechHub Swansea. One of the key aims of this partnership is to engage with the local South Wales digital...

How to teach tech to non-techies

With education minister Huw Lewis announcing a new framework for school students in Wales to learn digital skills, some thoughts on teaching tech may be useful and timely. They come from the frontline of fyi network workshops, Software Alliance Workshops and STEM ambassador experience, with adults and children. Tech means lots of different things From...

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