Digital arts fund extended

A fund for digital arts projects in Wales has been extended for two years. The Digital R&D Fund – worth £400,000 – aims to uncover ideas and insights that’ll benefit the arts sector in Wales. It was set up in 2013 by innovation charity Nesta and has so far funded seven digital projects from right...

Cloud firm addMass signs sales contract with hospitality tech specialist Hotelogix

Cardiff-based cloud firm addMASS has signed a sales contract with hospitality tech specialist Hotelogix. The contract will see the Welsh firm resell Hotelogix’s hospitality solutions in the UK, which are used by small and medium-sized hospitality businesses worldwide to provide online distribution solutions. Bruce Campbell, director of addMass, said: “We mapped out an ideal architecture...

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 helps centre managers track and optimise their routes and provides information on their centres. Its creators say it capitalises on the fact that climbing centres have a couple of gaps in their understanding of their businesses. For example, they can have hundreds of...

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...

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