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March 1st, 2017 by

Sports analytics – the game changer

In today’s thriving technological world, how can sporting individuals and teams harness technology to succeed in their respective fields? We know that sporting success is determined by results, so it is vital to be fully prepared to compete with as much knowledge of the opposition as possible. Sports analytics...

February 8th, 2017 by

Cardiff MeasureCamp

MeasureCamp is an open, free-to-attend unconference, different to any other Web Analytics Conference held around the world. Last weekend, the first ever Welsh MeasureCamp was held at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, organised by  Yard’s very own Nathan Stockford, Dan Rees and Stephen Norman alongside Neale Denton, Phil Pearce,...

February 7th, 2017 by

How did you get that job? Junior Web Developer at Yard

Unlike most of the people I know who work in the digital sector, I didn’t take what would be considered a conventional path into the job. In fact, my undergraduate degree was actually in contemporary music, which I reckon must be about as far away from computing as you could...

January 5th, 2017 by

2017 in digital in 1 word

Happy New Year! With 2017 officially here and the whole year stretching ahead of us, we thought it would be a good time to share some of the interesting results we got when we asked guests of our sponsored BIMA Thirstday event in December what they anticipated being THE...

November 3rd, 2016 by

Measure Camp heads to Cardiff in 2017

At Yard we’re big fans of Measure Camp, the ‘world’s best analytics unconference’, so we’re delighted that four years after the event’s humble beginnings in London, Measure Camp is finally coming to Wales. As Cardiff’s digital industry continues to boom, it seemed fitting to choose to host the first...

October 14th, 2016 by

Five Basic Tips for Effective Dashboard Development

1) Start by determining exactly what questions you want to answer This might sound like an obvious point, but you’d be surprised how many companies capture mountains of data without first thinking about how it can be used to benefit them. You might find out that 75% of your...

September 16th, 2016 by

Yard joins Pearson VUE network

We have recently signed an agreement with Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing (CBT) business of Pearson, to test candidates pursuing key industry certifications from leading IT programmes, such as Cisco, CompTIA, EMC, HP, LPI, Oracle and VMware. Pearson VUE’s advanced system administers exams on behalf of hundreds of businesses, boards...

August 4th, 2016 by

Yard partner with RedEye

Having recognised a need in the industry for expert, specialist collaboration on projects in order to offer brands an alternative to large network agencies and global consultancies, over the last year we have invested significant time in establishing a partnership program to make the best expertise available to our...