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It’s not easy to make predictions about technology. Who, after all, could have foreseen the Internet revolution, the advent of the smartphone or the ubiquity of connected devices? It’s an industry which can surprise even those at the very heart of innovation, including IBM Founder, Thomas Watson, who once proclaimed that there was a global market for “maybe five computers” and “5,000 copying machines”.
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The first years of modern technology were ground-breaking in their own way but, back then, nobody knew just how revolutionary these basic steps were going to be for the economy. To begin with, a single computer would require huge hardware in order to complete the simplest of tasks, computer scientists like Charles Babbage – inventor of the first mechanical computer – were the only ones who really knew how to work the technology.
In 2014, Silicon Valley companies began disclosing the demographics of their workforce for the first time, in part in an attempt to become a more diverse and inclusive sector. Ensuring each sector has a diverse workforce is of high importance. It’s one of the essential ways in which the technology sector can continue its developing success in both its own field and when crossing over into others. At the time, Apple CEO Tim Cook told employees that the company would be “as innovative in advancing diversity as we are in developing products.”
Since 2010, the number of jobs in Wales’ technology sector has sky-rocketed by 83 per cent – and on average, 400 new roles are created each month. This staggering growth is extremely encouraging for recent graduates and those just starting out in their tech careers. Whether they’re Cardiff-born and bred, or have moved to the city to work or study, the Welsh capital also offers these young professionals an impressive balance between quality of life and cost of living. Better still, technology companies are investing in Cardiff-based workspaces left, right and centre – with tech, media and telecoms businesses responsible for the greatest proportion of office leasing deals made in the city.
CPS Group would like to give a warm welcome to Huw Davies who has joined the CPS Group team as Finan...
16 November 2015 by Amy Lewis
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