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Cardwave blog: sharing industry and market news, product reviews and launches, opinions, case studies/testimonials, and posts on our community interest and support.

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Please vote for us in the 2018 Computing Security Awards

29th August 2018

Cardwave named as finalists in 5 categories of the 2018 Computing Security Awards We are absolutely thrilled that Cardwave and our hardware encrypted ...

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Don’t ‘dash’ to use any old memory card for your ‘cam’

24th August 2018

Dash cam sector set to vrooom In recent years dash cam sales have been seriously motoring and show little signs of slowing down. ...

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Vacancy : Sales Administrator, Devizes

8th August 2018

20-37.5 hours per week (If part time hours agreed please note we are looking for hours to be worked over 5 days and ...

Cardwave achieves ISO9001:2015 certification yet again

7th August 2018

Cardwave Services Ltd, the global expert in flash memory specialising in removable and embedded solid-state storage system solutions, is delighted to have ...

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Data security for your mobile workforce

30th July 2018

The latest issue of Computing Security Magazine is now out and features a thought provoking article about the importance of data security ...

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Change for the Better: Introducing SD Express

26th July 2018

A demand for memory cards with higher speeds; improved protocols and interfaces; high performance sequential; and random access spurred the creation of ...

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Two local initiatives benefit from carbon footprint offsetting programme

17th July 2018

As an ISO 14001:2004 accredited organisation, Cardwave is committed to reducing the impact of its carbon footprint on the environment and is ...

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Are you dicing with death when it comes to data on the move?

9th July 2018

Avoid a medical data emergency and visit us on Stand 83 at P4H 2018 on Thursday 12 July  Over 20 million unencrypted USBs ...

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SafeToGo Solo

Stay safe in the sun with SafeToGo® Solo hardware encrypted USBs

21st June 2018

Thanks to modern technology many of us have the freedom and flexibility to work wherever we want. And with summer now here ...

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Please nominate Cardwave in the 2018 Computing Security Awards

20th June 2018

  Please help Cardwave by nominating us in the 2018 Computer Security Awards. Last year we were finalists in several categories in the Computing ...

Computing Security reviews SafeToGo and SafeToGo Solo

5th June 2018

"Businesses that are worried about GDPR compliance for protecting data on the move can now rest easy with SafeToGo. Its products (SafeToGo ...

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Controllers: The Unsung Heroes in Achieving A2

15th May 2018

Article by Rex Kuo, Senior Product and Project Engineer at Phison Electronics Corp, courtesy of the SD Association  All the buzz about A2’s ...

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Cardwave ‘Flying the Flag for Swindon & Wiltshire Tech’ at the inaugural Techies Awards

11th May 2018

Oh what night! Paul Norbury and other members of the Cardwave team joined over 100 representatives from Swindon and Wiltshire's IT community last ...

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SD Memory Card Market to Exceed US$8.9 Billion in 2022

1st May 2018

Rising demand for smartphones in developing regions is expected to create an opportunity for microSD memory card manufacturers. However, the presence of ...

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Cardwave named as finalist in Techies Awards 2018

25th April 2018

Cardwave has been named as a finalist in the Techies Awards 2018 in the Best Tech Security for our SafeToGo®  hardware encrypted USBs and ...

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Cardwave® launches ‘People’s data matters’ campaign

19th March 2018

Over the last few months your inbox and social media feeds will probably have been overrun with stories, resources and other training ...

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How to say a proper (and secure) farewell to your old mobile

7th March 2018

Out with the old, and in with the new For many of us the annual renewal of our mobile phone contract means the ...

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SafeToGo Solo

Cardwave® launch SafeToGo® Solo, new GDPR compliant hardware encrypted USB

6th March 2018

Cardwave, a leading expert in flash memory technology solutions has expanded its SafeToGo® USB security range with a new GDPR compliant AES-256 ...

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Get creative with Raspberry Pi

2nd March 2018

Raspberry Pi is a small and affordable computer that you can use to learn programming Cardwave has been working with Raspberry Pi since ...

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Deciphering the importance of encryption

1st March 2018

The first ever USB drive was sold by IBM back in December 2000 and what was then an innovative, valued data storage ...

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Encrypted USBs – Understanding the specs

9th February 2018

Encrypted USBs have definitely come to the forefront in recent years when it comes to data protection and the way that organisations ...

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New Year, New Year’s Resolutions – the photographic kind!

29th January 2018

So what does 2018 have in store for you? Holidays? A wedding? A big birthday? A new arrival? A house move? Unforgettable ...

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Now Trending: SD Memory Cards

19th January 2018

Eight trends in 2017, plus a look to the future By Paul Norbury, founder and Chief Executive at Cardwave Service Ltd. When historians of ...

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Exciting Job Opportunity: Office Administrator

19th January 2018

Cardwave Services Limited is currently recruiting for an experienced Office Administrator to join their fun, friendly and hardworking team in Devizes, Wiltshire. If ...

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Paul Norbury

An interview with Paul Norbury, founder and Chief Executive of Cardwave

15th January 2018

At the end of 2017, Cardwave's founder and CEO, Paul Norbury shared his thoughts, views and hopes about the EU GDPR and the ...

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SSDs, USB Drives, SD Memory Cards: Know the Difference

15th January 2018

Choosing the right storage option for the right application By: Keith Tsai Originally published here on the 1st November on the SD Association website. Gone are the days ...

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A lesson in data protection

18th December 2017

Organisations globally, including educational establishments, face fines of up to 4% of global annual turnover (or €20 million, whichever is greater) in ...

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Festive Fun Foto Competition

13th December 2017

HO HO HOw would you like to win a £100 Amazon gift card? Seeing as it ‘tis the season to be jolly we ...

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Cardwave Christmas Cookbook

12th December 2017

Anyone who follows Cardwave on Facebook will know that we're rather partial to a sweet treat or two. Seeing as it's Christmas we ...

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‘Tis the season to take lots of photos…

12th December 2017

Nativity plays, work Christmas parties, family gatherings, New Years’ eve celebrations, baby’s first Christmas… the holiday season is almost upon us and ...

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Avoid huge fines and avert a financial crisis with SafeToGo®

11th December 2017

With 2017 drawing to a close our thoughts turn to the New Year. The new year being 2018, the year that the ...

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From an amazing adventure to a data disaster

5th December 2017

Device management and data protection advice for action camera adventurers Action cameras have become a must-have for adrenalin junkies worldwide. On land or ...

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ILM Awards

Cardwave staff achieve their ILM qualifications

4th December 2017

Congratulations to Emma Charlton, our Marketing and Communications Manager and Lucy Bradfield, our Customer Account Executive who are the first of Cardwave's ...

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WANTED: Logistics Assistant

27th November 2017

Due to continued success and expansion we are now looking to recruit a Logistics Assistant to join our team based in Devizes, ...

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Cardwave® launches new USB content sharing solution

6th November 2017

Cardwave® Services Ltd in Devizes is pleased to announce the launch of SmartDrive™, an exciting new USB drive that can deliver more, ...

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WANTED: Logistics Assistant

3rd November 2017

Due to continued success and expansion we are now looking to recruit a Logistics Assistant to join our team based in Devizes, ...

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Latest data breach stats from the ICO

31st October 2017

With just over seven months to go until tougher data protection legislation becomes enforceable under the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) ...

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Smartphone + Water = :-(

30th October 2017

In days gone by a mobile phone was simply a portable telephone that allowed us to make and receive calls away from ...

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Cardwave® shares proceeds from office refurb sales with three local charities

13th October 2017

Cardwave® Services Ltd in Devizes is delighted to announce that it has recently donated proceeds from the sale of their old office ...

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Cardwave shares best practice in 2016/17 Parliamentary Review

20th September 2017

Cardwave Services, based in Devizes, features alongside a select number of outstanding UK organisations in a publication that looks back on the ...

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Data protection reform – the laws are changing but are data breach trends?

20th September 2017

EU GDPR: We think we’re ready but are we really? With the enforcement of the new EU GDPR legislation now just over 8 ...

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Opportunity knocks for young film makers

30th August 2017

Cardwave® Services Ltd in Devizes is delighted to share with you details of Take 2 of our exciting video advertisement competition which will appeal to ...

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SafeToGo® named finalist in Computer Security Awards

24th August 2017

Cardwave is delighted to announce that SafeToGo® has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2017 Computing Security Awards under the ‘Encryption Solution ...

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Photo Competition – share your favourite holiday snaps for a chance to win

15th August 2017

What do your holiday snaps say about you? Share your favourite holiday snap for a chance to win £100 Amazon voucher and ...

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JOB VACANCY – QUALITY CONTROLLER

15th August 2017

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking and conscientious Quality Controller to join the Cardwave team in Devizes, Wiltshire. If you have experience of ...

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What you should know before storing data on a SD memory card

26th July 2017

Thought Leadership - SD Association The 5 most critical traits about SD memory cards By:Crystal Chang User experience, and the constant need for more efficient ...

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Cardwave® achieves new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Standards Certification

24th July 2017

Cardwave Services Ltd, the global expert in flash memory specialising in removable and embedded solid-state storage system solutions, is proud to announce ...

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SafeToGo®: Helping UK businesses ensure EU GDPR compliance for data on the move

19th July 2017

  Sensitive data at risk as millions of USBs are lost/stolen every year At last month's Business Expo at STEAM in Swindon we asked ...

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Win a Cardwave goodie bag including a SafeToGo® USB drive

12th July 2017

The latest statistics from the Breach Level Index show that data breach incidents are still on the rise, bad news for organisations ...

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The dog ate my homework. Yes on the laptop. HONEST!

21st June 2017

What to do when man’s best friend gets the munchies, or should we say the data crunchies! We love our pets and there’s ...

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Visit Cardwave at the South West Expo on 29th June

12th June 2017

Interested in finding out more about Cardwave and the Business Solutions we offer? Why not pop along and see us at The ...

EU GDPR: One year down, just one to go!

26th May 2017

Are businesses on track for EU GDPR compliance? The new 2016 Breach Level Index reports a worrying 86% increase in the number of ...

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Share your favourite smart phone photograph to win great prizes

3rd May 2017

Smartphone cameras give us the opportunity to capture key moments instantly without having to carry around cumbersome camera equipment.   From your child's ...

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Evolution of data storage - floppy disc, CD, USB, cloud

USB drives…

25th April 2017

Dated, novelty, giveaways? Or robust, secure solution for data on the move? Who can remember life before USB drives? Cast your mind back ...

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Job vacancy

Vacancy : Production Assistants, Devizes

10th April 2017

Thanks to continued business success globally, we are currently looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and conscientious individuals to join our dedicated Production Team. ...

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31st March is World Backup Day

30th March 2017

Backup your data today and don’t be a fool tomorrow FACT: We’ve created more information in the last two years than in the ...

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EU GDPR: One year on and just one year to go

30th March 2017

Are UK organisations any closer to being compliant? In April 2016, after four years of discussions the European Parliament finally approved the new ...

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Data Loss, Lost Accounts, Lost Business Contacts, Lost Designs, Lost Contracts

Data recovery – can you do it yourself or do you need expert help?

9th March 2017

Data is the lifeblood of your business operations As a home business owner if you were asked to name your most valued assets, ...

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Protect data on the move with SafeToGo

Data breach baddies beware!

8th March 2017

There's a new super hero in town - protect your organisations data on the move from big bad fines with SafeToGo®   The wonders ...

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Data Resus Photographic Competition Update

6th March 2017

Thank you to everyone who entered the Data Resus Photographic Competition and shared their favourite photos from 2016 and associated memories with ...

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SD Association adds higher app performance class and low voltage signaling to expand support for mobile devices

2nd March 2017

A2 features ramp up app performance on cards, give consumers more choices while low voltage signaling meets latest low-power mobile chipset requirements SD ...

SD Association Doubles Bus Interface Speeds with UHS-III

27th February 2017

Last week the SD Association announced UHS-III, doubling the fastest SD memory card transfer rate up to 624 megabytes per second (MB/s). ...

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Job vacancy – Production Assistant

22nd February 2017

Temp to permanent Hours : Flexible hours, minimum 15 hours per week £15,015 FTE We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join ...

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Help us complete a tree sparrow corridor

22nd February 2017

Last year the Marlborough Downs Space for Nature Project started to plant a 'tree sparrow corridor' to link a tree sparrow village ...

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Cardwave

Making flash technology work for you

15th February 2017

Your business is our business In recent years, there has been a mini explosion in the variety of uses for flash memory – ...

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limitations of cloud storage, data recovery, data protection, Data Resus, HDD,

Is your head in the clouds when it comes to data protection and recovery?

15th February 2017

Data loss, whether short or long-term, can be crippling to the day-to-day operations of an organisation which is why having a robust ...

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Clean up your pc day

Clean out your computer and avoid a data disaster

13th February 2017

Today, 13th February, 2017 is clean out your computer day...     It can be worrying and frustrating when your computer is running slowly, but ...

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NAND flash shortage

Shortage of NAND Flash – customer update

10th February 2017

  I would like to take a moment of your time to give you an update on the supply problems that currently exist ...

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Cardwave agrees sponsorship of Wildcats Valentine’s game for third year running

1st February 2017

Cardwave are delighted to announce sponsorship for the third year running for the Swindon Wildcats Valentine special game which will be held ...

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Cardwave makes second donation to the Marlborough Downs Space for Nature Project to offset carbon footprint

30th January 2017

As an organisation, Cardwave is dedicated to reducing the impact of its carbon footprint through a programme of continuous assessments, improvements and ...

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Data Privacy Day

On Data Privacy Day – think and act now before it’s too late

27th January 2017

Data Privacy Day is observed every January 28 as a reminder to protect and safeguard private data. Is your business ready for ...

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Avert a medical data emergency with SafeToGo™

18th January 2017

Healthcare data breaches continue to rise The health sector handles some of the most sensitive personal data, and patients have the right to ...

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Photographic Competition – January 2017

10th January 2017

Share your favourite photograph from 2016 From everyday moments to shared experiences - birthdays, weddings, first days at school, holidays, teenage parties even ...

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Resolve to keep your data secure in 2017

9th January 2017

  Protect your organisation and customers by building a security-minded staff culture Your company's security is an ongoing battle, loaded with new challenges as ...

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Cryptic messages, strange noises, unexplained disappearances…

20th December 2016

  Warning signs that your hard drive is about to fail   Whilst most computer components are electrical, the hard drive is mechanical, and like ...

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Understanding the Difference Between Consumer and Industrial SD Memory Cards

19th December 2016

Industrial and OEM users have more unique options By:Paul Norbury   SD memory cards as a technology have a proven track record as the most ...

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Job Vacancies

16th December 2016

Cardwave, a multi-award winning, globally recognised technology services company is currently looking to appoint three new positions to join our fast moving, ...

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Is your data safe to go?

15th December 2016

Data breach incidents on the rise In recent years there have been numerous high profile data breach incidents, the severity and financial implications ...

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Brexit is no excuse for not complying with the EU GDPR

13th December 2016

Many people are still wondering what Brexit means for the implementation of the new EU GDPR in the UK, but being out ...

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Cardwave awards

Cardwave celebrates and reflects on 2016

12th December 2016

We've had a great morning of training, reflection and celebration. The morning included some training, a look back at 2016 and what we've ...

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Flash memory

The future of flash is bright – a short guide to flash memory

9th December 2016

Flash memory is ever-present in small computing devices as well as in larger business storage systems. The size and complexity of flash-based ...

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Cardwave Customer Questionnaire 2016

8th December 2016

Cardwave customers were recently invited to share their experiences of working with the company via an anonymous online survey. We would like to ...

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Charity concert December 17th

Cardwave sponsoring Christmas charity fundraising concert

23rd November 2016

Cardwave is delighted to be sponsoring the charity fundraising Christmas concert again this year at St John's Church in Devizes on the 17th ...

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SD Association introduces App performance class and new SD memory card symbol

23rd November 2016

New specification creates more storage expansion options for mobile users to run applications from SD memory cards at optimal levels.   Mobile phones and mobile ...

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The Rise of 4K and 8K Content

The Rise of 4K and 8K Content SD memory cards

23rd November 2016

Thought leadership article by Noriya Sakamoto SD memory cards are optimal for recording, storing and streaming ultra-high-definition content There’s been a lot of buzz ...

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Data Resus

Look after your camera SD card and keep your images safe

18th November 2016

Taking care of how you store and treat your camera SD card is just as important as keeping your camera in perfect ...

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NAND flash

Supply Shortage of NAND Flash Worsens

9th November 2016

The supply shortage of NAND flash has worsened in the fourth quarter due to higher demand in the smartphone and solid-state drive ...

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Worrying statistics show businesses still without information security strategies

19th October 2016

Information security has remained a high priority for all organisations in 2016, big and small. Data breaches continue to occur in all ...

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Data Resus

Data Resus can help if the unthinkable happens

14th October 2016

In today's fast moving world, we save data to all types of devices, from our digital cameras, video camera and smart phones ...

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Don’t risk your data with free software recovery programmes

5th October 2016

If your data or images are precious why would you risk using a free software programme over a cost effective solution you ...

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Trussell Trust to benefit from Cardwave donations

5th October 2016

Cardwave’s £100 charity donation will benefit The Trussell Trust this month. The charity was chosen by Lewis Williams, Procurement and Quality Administrator, ...

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Origin Storage forms collaboration partnership with Cardwave

5th October 2016

Origin Storage have become a Solutions Partner of SafeToGo™ centrally managed encrypted USB’s by Cardwave.  Mobile work forces are an important part of ...

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Data Security: Can your business afford to be complacent?

16th September 2016

Your company's security is an ongoing battle, loaded with new challenges as technology changes. No company is immune to being breached, regardless ...

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Keep your course work safe at University

14th September 2016

So you have just started university, there are lots of things you need to consider, including your course work safety and storage ...

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2016 data security cases continue to rise

12th September 2016

The Information Commissioner’s Office has reported a 22% increase in the number of data security cases received between April – June 2016 ...

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Raspberry Pi – 10 million units sold

12th September 2016

Congratulations to Raspberry Pi on having sold 10 million units - continuing its success as the most popular British computer ever. The ...

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Endometriosis UK to benefit from Cardwave’s September charity donation

5th September 2016

Cardwave’s £100 charity donation will benefit Endometriosis UK this month. The charity was chosen by Shelley Peters, Senior Logistics Administrator, who commented: ...

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The Card Versus The Cloud

26th August 2016

Card or cloud? That is the question that consumers and businesses will be asking themselves more and more frequently when they think ...

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Job Vacancies

22nd August 2016

Cardwave, a multi-award winning, globally recognised technology services company is currently looking to appoint a Graphic and Digital Marketer and a Copywriter/Market ...

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How does data recovery work?

19th August 2016

There are many reasons you might lose data from an SD card, a USB, or a hard drive. Perhaps the device has ...

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Raspberry Pi

Cardwave are delighted to be recognised by the Raspberry Pi Foundation for being a valued partner and supplier. We have enjoyed a close business relationship with the foundation since the massively successful launch of the Raspberry Pi in early 2012. Cardwave works with memory distributor, Xel Electronics, who supply Samsung SD cards to Premier Farnell and RS Components, two of the companies authorised by the charity to supply the Raspberry Pi. We are pleased to work with the foundation again on this superb SD card offering. Visit website

"Partnering on another great offering from Raspberry Pi"

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