Welsh telco makes second acquisition in recent years

Welsh telco TWL Voice and Data has acquired Bridgend-based JVH Communications. TWL, which specialises in mobile, fixed line and broadband as well as IP CCTV, will absorb all JVH Communications staff and handle the transfers of its active clients and contracts. It’ll work from TWL’s Cardiff offices. This is the second acquisition TWL has made...

Framework designed to introduce digital competence into curriculum announced

A new framework designed to introduce digital competence right across the curriculum will be available to schools by September 2016, Education Minister Huw Lewis has announced. The framework builds on recommendations mentioned in the independent review of ICT in Wales and Professor Graham Donaldson’s review of Curriculum and Assessment arrangements in Wales. The latter was...

Service designed to make tasks easier for climbing centres unveiled

A service designed to make day-to-day tasks in climbing centres easier has been unveiled. Climb.rs, which is in beta, helps centre managers track and optimise their routes and provides information on their centres that has previously been inaccessible. Its creators say it capitalises on the fact that climbing centres have a couple of gaps in their...

Rhondda tech-savvy pupils impress the first minister

It was a double win last week for tech-savvy pupils from a Rhondda-based primary school at the Urdd Eisteddfod. The pupils, from YYG Llyncelyn in Rhondda, not only managed to take third place for their digital design skills but also obtained a special seal of approval from First Minister Carwyn Jones at the Welsh language festival...

Digital community Cardiff Start seeking £140K investment for growth plan

Creative and digital community Cardiff Start is seeking £140k in investment to go ahead with a 2-year growth plan. The community has several thousand members on both Twitter and Facebook and has helped raise over £1 million for some of the city’s fastest-growing start-ups. Investment will be used to hire a full-time strategic leader and...

GeoLang crowned UK’s most innovative small cyber security company

Welsh data loss prevention firm GeoLang has been crowned the UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company. It won the award at the Infosec Innovation Zone competition, which took place at the Infosecurity Exhibition in London Olympia last week. The competition was set up to find the country’s most innovative cyber company and saw 11 start-ups...

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