Disruptive in the context of technology means something that displaces current thinking or creates significant change. For example, back in the 1980's the IBM PC transformed how we worked, then in the 1990's e-mails saw an end to memos and many other paper forms of communications, and of course the advent of mobile and smart phones has transformed how we communicate with one another.

Callum Sinclair and Grant McGregor's thoughful view on  technology in the legal profession.

Disruptive technology.  It may sound more from the realm of cyber crime and hackers, but it is precisely this kind of technology which is shaping our culture and transforming the world around us.  

Picture of a robot accompany the article Technology: Disrupting the Legal Profession - written by Callum Sinclair - the impact of technology and artificial intelligence

Making a Difference. What does it mean to you?

This is the first in the ‘Making a Difference’ series. Various authors will present their perspective on ‘What Making a Difference’ means to them, their experiences, and guidance to others

UKFast Rising Stars: How to go from Big Ideas to Big Business

How does a company go from being a ‘rising star’ to an established, successful company achieving consistent success?

Company Connecting was one of only 7 Scottish companies recently selected in the UKFast 101 Rising Stars list of interesting companies.

Company Connecting attended Manchester event as one of UKFast Rising Stars

IT Companies: Let's Be Disruptive

The ‘Let’s Be Disruptive’ series considers a central issue within IT in order to offset the negative effects of disruption within the IT industry.

Good Morning California!!

'Hello to our visitors from the USA! 

We are receiving a number of visits to Company Connecting from the USA, San Francisco in particular, so we thought we would say ‘hello’. Please let us know if there is anything you would like to see on our site related to IT companies, people,...

In previous articles I considered the possibility of larger companies engaging with smaller SMEs to address the current shortage in IT skills rather than direct recruitment. However many small SMEs are just too small and may not have the resource to deliver everything within the required timescale. Could partnering be the answer?


Janice Grant Shaw author of PART Seven: Come on IT Companies. Let’s be Disruptive. Working together or working with the enemy?

This series of articles has considered the ability for large and small companies to collaborate and work together. The reasons for working together are to provide larger companies with access to innovative companies whilst at the same time helping to bridge any skills gaps. Small companies gain by better utilisation of their resources, and the economy gains by the growth of small companies.

Janice Grant Shaw author of Come on IT Companies – Let’s be disruptive! Breaking the Mould

In last week’s article I considered two of the main difficulties for large and small companies to work together i.e. having the desire to make it work, and finding a means of managing the cross company teams. So, if these difficulties seem insurmountable then the option to get the skills you need (other than company acquisition) is recruitment. How easy is it to recruit the people you need and how sure can you be they will fit into the team?

Janice Grant Shaw author of Come on IT Companies – Let’s be disruptive! Recruit or use a 3rd party?

In last week’s article I continued to explore the potential for large and small companies to work together for the greater good. In other words collaboration. I identified two of the issues i.e. finding the companies in the first place and then figuring out how to work together.

part 4 of the Blog by Janice Grant Shaw. Come on It Companies. Let's be disruptive.