Tech

This week’s Company Connecting infographic compares IT and Telecoms companies in Glasgow and Edinburgh. There are 695 companies in Glasgow and 705 in Edinburgh which is about 50% of the tech companies in Scotland. Company Connecting has detailed information on 4,437 tech companies of which 2,763 are in Scotland.

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Team dynamics and the Importance of Listening

This weeks guest author is Kevin Oubridge of Accelerated Success . He  takes a look at an ongoing problem with tech teams -  how do you to get your tech team to communicate and collaborate effectively.

We’ve all heard of the big names in crowdfunding from BrewDog and Mindful Chef to Monzo and Adzuna.  In general, it is easier to crowdfund a food/drink business, because everyone loves food and drink, but tech companies can crowdfund too. It’s harder, but it is not impossible.

Crowd funding image accompanying the article "Can my tech company raise money via crowdfunding?"

What are The Benefits of Taking R&D Tax Advice?

In the third article of the Company Connecting series on R&D tax relief, Lindsay Miller of Jumpstart asks the question ‘What are the benefits of taking R&D Tax Advice’? She also provides four key questions that tech companies should ask when engaging an R&D tax advisor.

What can dissolved companies tell us about our tech industry?

Over the past three years Company Connecting has researched thousands of IT and telecoms companies to create a comprehensive view of the tech industry. An integral part of  our work is ensuring that the company profiles are as up to date as possible. This is carried out via a combination of...

Company Connecting has completed the work identifying the Scottish IT and telecoms companies dissolved between October 2014 and January 2018.  We have retained the information on our database as it provides interesting insights into the type and skills of companies that are dissolved. A few are taken over or merge with other companies but the vast majority cease trading.

 

Example of a company search for dissolved companies on Company COnnecting accompnying the article "An insight into dissolved IT and telecoms companies"

We start 2018 with an article by Sarah Foxley, an ex-heritage professional who is now in her 2nd year with The Open University studying Computing and IT. She provides some real insights as to how we can make a difference by investing in adult education for career changers as well as the younger generation.

Image of gear and YEs I can accompanying the article Why career changers are just as important as the next generation by Sarah Foxley

Glasgow IT Companies: The Company Connecting 4000 infographic series

This week our infographic summarises the skills, sectors, size etc. of IT companies registered or with a base in Glasgow. Last week we took a look at all the 4,000 IT companies – which sets a benchmark to compare the Glasgow data against.

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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?

Spotlight on Edinburgh: An Interview with Kendra Byers of StartEdin

Edinburgh is home to many fantastic IT / Tech companies, from SkyScanner to ZoneFox. Interview with Kendra Byers of StartEdin, who's passionate about the city.