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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.

Win a SafeToGo® hardware encrypted USB drive

22nd June 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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Cardwave 2017 Video Advertisement Competion

Opportunity knocks for young film makers

9th May 2017

Cardwave® Services Ltd in Devizes is delighted to share with you details of an exciting new video advertisement competition which we hope ...

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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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W.A.G.s Retired Police Dogs Trust to benefit from Cardwave’s August charity donation

10th August 2016

Local charity W.A.G.s Retired Police Dogs Trust will benefit from Cardwave’s £100 donation this month. The charity was chosen by Nathan Barter, ...

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Job Vacancy – Production Assistant

5th August 2016

We are looking for a Production Assistant to join our multi-award-winning team in Devizes on a 6 month contract.   Production Assistant - 6 ...

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Facing a data breach

3rd August 2016

The current average total cost per data breach stands at £2.57 million in 2016 - £200,000 more than it was in 2015. ...

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Interview with Paul Norbury

1st August 2016

Read an interview in the August /September edition of the Business Exchange Magazine. Paul Norbury talks about how he got started, what makes ...

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Nearly 50% of employees are unaware of password management policies

25th July 2016

Results from a recent survey show that staff don’t pay much attention when it comes to user access and information security. 13% ...

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Fake SD cards are still an industry issue

20th July 2016

Last year, we looked at the danger of counterfeit SD cards, which, unfortunately, continues to be an issue that demands the attention ...

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Cardwave extend Team Partnership for 2016/2017

20th July 2016

Cardwave are delighted to announce that our longstanding partnership with Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey Team has been extended for yet another full ...

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Cardwave increases donation to Wiltshire Sight with 500 USBs

20th July 2016

Peter Rowe, Customer Account Manager, pictured recently presenting a donation to Wiltshire Sight at their offices. Devizes-based charity Wiltshire Sight has today benefited ...

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Flash Memory is becoming the King of the Clouds for Data Centres

18th July 2016

Cloud computing is everywhere, with research by the International Data Corporation predicting that cloud computing will eat up almost half of the ...

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Cardwave’s July charity donation to benefit Action for Children

8th July 2016

This month, Cardwave’s charity donation will benefit Action for Children. The charity was chosen by Adolphus Subbey, Production Assistant, who commented: “Action ...

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Removable Storage Flies High in Aerial Imaging

8th July 2016

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are one of the most popular and quickly growing segments of the camera market, ...

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Data Theft Affects You and Your Business Today

5th July 2016

Data theft is not a new crime. For many years, there has been interest in our data and personal information by criminals. ...

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Turn your Lexar USB drives into personalised gifts

28th June 2016

Back in the day, CDs burned with custom playlists were the ultimate last-minute gifts: thoughtful, unique, and took just enough effort to ...

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Don’t be complacent with your data because of Brexit

24th June 2016

The UK may be leaving the EU, but that doesn’t mean businesses can afford to be complacent about data laws. Many people are ...

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Unsettling statistics about data breaches revealed

23rd June 2016

We're halfway through the year, and the flood of data breaches shows no signs of stopping, leaving no industry sector untouched. With the ...

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Wiltshire Sight to benefit from Cardwave’s June charity donation

10th June 2016

Devizes-based charity Wiltshire Sight will benefit from Cardwave’s £100 charity donation this month. The charity was chosen by Pete Rowe, Customer Services ...

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Please sponsor us to raise funds for Julia’s House Hospice

8th June 2016

Cardwave staff have started their Ride to Rio today to fundraise for Julia's House children's hospice. Please support us, any amount would ...

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Data Resus photo competition winners announced

27th May 2016

The Data Resus launch competition, which encouraged entrants to share the photograph they would most hate to lose, drew to a close ...

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Cardwave launches Information Security Solutions guide

26th May 2016

In preparation for the EU General Data Protection Regulation coming into force in May 2018, Cardwave has produced a guide to assist ...

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Cardwave challenges local businesses to “Ride to Rio” to raise funds for Julia’s House

20th May 2016

Cardwave has joined forces with Bishop Cannings Parish Festival to challenge other local businesses to sign up to a Ride to Rio ...

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Cardwave donates to HERE Roparun team

18th May 2016

Cardwave has donated €250 to the HERE Netherlands team who completed the Roparun at the weekend. The Roparun is a relay race of ...

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The State of the microSD Memory Card in 2016

16th May 2016

When one thinks back to 2005, the year of the microSD memory card’s debut, it feels like far more than 11 years ...

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Data can be lost and recovered in a flash

11th May 2016

There are many factors that contribute to data loss. It isn’t surprising that the number one cause of data loss is human ...

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HOMETRUTHS to benefit from Cardwave’s May charity donation

6th May 2016

Cardwave’s £100 charity donation for May will go to local charity HOMETRUTHS. The charity was chosen by Helena Łucka, Production Assistant, who ...

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11 Myths about Embedded SSD’s

27th April 2016

The facts about a complex technology like solid-state storage in embedded/industrial applications can get distorted, blurred, or otherwise indistinct from the truth-to ...

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Cardwave supports golf tournament to raise funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

27th April 2016

Cardwave were really pleased to provide support to The Rotary Club of Chippenham at their annual Golf Tournament and Charity Auction on ...

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Cardwave scoops three awards in the Wiltshire Business Awards 2016, including Paul Norbury being crowned Business Person the Year

18th April 2016

Cardwave founder and CEO Paul Norbury has been crowned Business Person of the Year at this year’s Wiltshire Business Awards. In addition to ...

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EU Data Protection overhaul finally approved

15th April 2016

After 4 years of discussions,  the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was formally approved yesterday by the European Parliament, meaning new EU-wide ...

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Why Older SD Memory Cards Are Still Relevant

15th April 2016

The SD memory card was born in the year 2000, when Bill Clinton was completing his second term as president of the ...

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You don’t use secure USB drives? What could possibly go wrong?

11th April 2016

Over the years, we have repeatedly been alerted to stories of lost unencrypted USBs found storing sensitive data, and still companies are ...

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Cancer Research UK and Alzheimer’s Research UK to benefit from Cardwave’s April charity donation

6th April 2016

This month, Cardwave’s £100 charity donation will be split between Cancer Research UK, and Alzheimer’s Research UK. The charities were chosen by ...

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Survey Reveals Most Photographers Not Protecting Against Data Loss

6th April 2016

A recent survey of nearly 2,000 photographers in Europe revealed that 20% don’t back up data frequently, with 10% admitting they hadn’t ...

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Share Your Memories to Win with Data Resus – A New Service from Cardwave

4th April 2016

To celebrate the launch of our new data recovery service, Data Resus (www.dataresus.com), Cardwave is giving budding photographers the chance to win ...

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The More You Know – Choosing the SD Speed Class That’s Right for You

30th March 2016

Knowledge is power. Before you buy a pair of shoes, you need to know your shoe size. Before putting together new furniture, ...

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Cardwave staff plant tree sparrow tunnel to offset carbon footprint

21st March 2016

To offset its carbon footprint this year Cardwave donated £378.00 to the Marlborough Downs Space for Nature Project to purchase trees to ...

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Rainbow Trust and Unicef UK to benefit from Cardwave’s March charity donation

8th March 2016

Cardwave’s March £100 donation will be split between Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, and Unicef UK. The charities were chosen by Sylwia Bieszke, ...

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Cardwave finalist in four categories in the Wiltshire Business Awards 2016

4th March 2016

Cardwave is delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2016 Wiltshire Business Awards in the following categories: • Business Person ...

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New SD Association Video Speed Class Supports 8K and Multi-File Video Recording

25th February 2016

SAN RAMON and PACIFICO YOKOHAMA, Japan – CP+ BOOTH G-O6 – Feb. 25, 2016 -- The SD Association (SDA), a global ecosystem ...

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Cardwave announces strategic expansion into the US

12th February 2016

Cardwave is pleased to announce a strategic expansion into the US with the formation of a US company, Cardwave Inc, and the ...

Flash memory’s density surpasses hard drives for the first time

10th February 2016

Data from the International Solid State Circuits Conference last week shows that NAND flash has moved past hard drives in areal density, ...

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Are you ready for The Perfect Match?

10th February 2016

The Swindon Wildcats will be hosting the Basingstoke Bison this coming Sunday [February 14, 2016] and with it being Valentine’s Day, it just has ...

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Julia’s House to benefit from Cardwave’s February charity donation

8th February 2016

This month, Cardwave’s £100 donation will go to Julia’s House, a children’s hospice charity in Dorset and Wiltshire. The charity was chosen ...

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Cardwave offsets carbon footprint with donation to Marlborough Downs Space for Nature Project

29th January 2016

In January 2016, Cardwave successfully met its Environmental Management System assessment and was re-awarded with ISO 14001:2004 certification.  As an organisation Cardwave ...

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Cardwave announces appointment of new Customer Service Account Manager

27th January 2016

Cardwave Services Ltd, a leading technology services company based in Devizes, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of a new ...

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Why the SD Market Continues to Focus on Capacity, Security and Reliability

27th January 2016

By: Andre Chen,  Project Manager at Phison. As the world becomes more digitally focused, technology continues to evolve, and so do the tools used ...

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Marlborough Downs and Doorway to benefit from Cardwave’s monthly charity donation

25th January 2016

Cardwave’s first £100 donation of 2016 will be split between the Marlborough Downs Nature Enhancement Partnership, and Doorway. The charities were chosen ...

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Survey reveals worrying facts around data breaches

22nd January 2016

A survey* carried out last month of the country’s top data protection professionals uncovered a worrying statistic that one third of their ...

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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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