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Remote work has never been as prevalent as today. Advances in technology make it possible for most office jobs to be done remotely, all you need is a laptop and a decent internet connection. A study led by freelancing platform Upwork found that out of 1000 hiring managers surveyed  55% of them have since a significant increase in remote workers within their organisation in the past three years. Studies have also shown that remote work often results in higher productivity, lower stress levels and boosts employee morale. Let’s dive deeper into why the future is remote work:

 

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Scotland has a rich history when it comes to entrepreneurship, with hundreds of successful start-ups starting their journey in the highlands. This article covers some of the best prospective startups in scotland such as "Go Roadie" and "TravelNest"

We recently published an article into the nature of recently formed Scottish Tech companies .  Company Connecting researched 5,000 Scottish tech companies registered with Companies House between October 2014 and December 2017. We have used the information to provide more information in the infographic below.

New Scottish Companies formed between October 2014 and December 2017

Google recently announced that it would make all plain HTTP pages on the web “not secure”. But what does this mean? What is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS and how can one make sure to comply with Google’s policies? We take a look at this in this article, as well as recent changes at Google and how these will affect you, your business or your site's ranking.

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Company Connecting has completed a major piece of research on Scottish technology companies formed between September 2014 and December 2017. We based our research on the Scottish companies registered at Companies House with a SIC code classification  which indicated some sort of IT, software or telecoms activity.

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It goes without saying that marketing and IT serve different purposes. However, all too often, we are seeing marketing agencies offer services which should really be left to IT companies.

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In the world of tech startups, we often hear founders saying “I want to make the world a better place”, in fact, we hear it so much that it can be difficult not to hear it with a sense of cynicism. TV series “Silicon Valley” illustrates this trend quite well.

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Social media is a great way for start-ups to communicate and engage with their customers. As a start-up, you have to make sure your social media game is on point, and most importantly in line with your audience.

All successful startups have one thing in common: they all started with a great idea. An idea that made people’s lives easier, solved people’s problems and/or brought them joy.  Everyone thinks their ideas are great and this is largely due to confirmation bias.

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