Tech

4000 IT Companies: Company Connecting Infographic

Our new series of infographics brings information on the 4,000 IT companies that Company Connecting has researched. Companies also register with us, and extend their profiles. If you are an IT company and not sure whether we have a profile, then please go ahead and register so that we can create...

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.

How can I crowdfund my tech company?

Jes Bailey is an expert in crowdfunding. She helps entrepreneurs raise money for their businesses and projects and has an amazing 80% success rate in getting the funding.

So how easy is it for a tech company to crowdfund? Jes describes the difference between reward and equity funding and...

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"

Company Connecting has recently carried out a major review of its data. 

Company Connecting is increasing its geographical range, and as can be seen from the word cloud in the infgographic below, we now have a significant number of companies in the UK and overseas. The North East of England features particularly strongly and future infographics will concentrate on the Newcastle, Sunderland and Gateshead area which has a vibrant IT industry.

A word cloud of the Company Connecting IT and telecom companies by country from the infographic for "2018 IT Companies Infographic of skills, sectors, size and location"

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