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...

Why Wales needs Bitcoin

There are many people who’ve not heard of Bitcoin, or if they have, they’ve heard negative press about it being used for shady transactions and illegal activities. Although it is true that it can indeed be used to facilitate such deals, it’s also a technological wonder that’s about to change the world and bring many...

It turns out clouds hold more than just rain water

The image of a cloud holding information is a hard one to forget, and a bank of data storage units is nowhere near as entertaining. In this day and age, cloud serves many purposes, one of which is holding of all of your financial information. At the click of a button, tap of a screen...

Geographic domains: What’s all the fuss about?

It’s incredible to think it’s been three decades since symbolics.com became the first .com domain name ever registered. Since then, so much has changed. In 1985, the internet was considered more of a plaything. Fast forward to today, and with an estimated 115 million registered .com domain names, it’s integrated into almost everything we do. While...

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