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Company Connecting has details of 4,400 IT and telecoms companies, 2,700 of which are in Scotland. The remainder are spread across the UK, with pockets in Cambridgeshire and the North East of England. We also have companies in other countries – the main hotspot is Estonia.

Map of the UK accompanying the article and infographic"Map of the UK IT and Telecoms companies on the Company Connecting "

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"

Continuing our 'Making a Difference' series, Scott Petrie of Analysis Logic describes the help he provides to a company which resulted in reducing costs and streamlining the technology structure.

At the start of this “Making a Difference” series of articles, Janice asked whether commercial concerns and ‘making a difference’ are compatible or mutually exclusive.  I think they are compatible and believe the best results always come from those who think about the bigger picture, and not the immediate gain.

Picture of money and the word 'costts' accompanying the article: The Reality of Making a Difference - it can reduce costs and increase efficiency. Continuing our 'Making a Difference' series, Scott Petrie of Analysis Logic describes the help he provide to a company which resulted in reducing costs and streamlinign the technology structure.    At the start of this “Making a Difference” series of articles, Janice asked whether commercial concerns and ‘making a difference’ are compatible or mutually exclusive

Our guest author this week, Dave Kelly of 2i Testing, looks at what it means to be agile. Are you really as agile as you think you are?

So, you think you’re agile?  It always surprises us the number of companies that claim they’re ‘agile’ when the facts suggest otherwise. 

Image of laptop and process accompanying the article So, you think you’re agile?  It always surprises us the number of companies that claim they’re ‘agile’ when the facts suggest otherwise. They claim to be agile without fully achieving the benefits. Its not even clear if their implementation of agile is understood and has all the foundations in place.

Companiy Connecting has 78 Scottish IT companies on its database working within or providing products and services to the Games Sector in Scotland.

Dundee City has the largest number of games companies with 23% of the companies based in the council area. Dundee City accounts 2.74% of the Scottish populations, so there is a high density of games based companies.

Picture accompanying the article Scottish Games Companies: Company Connecting Infographic. Companies Connecting has 78 IT companies on its database working within or providing products and services to the Games Sector in Scotland.  Dundee City has the largest number of games companies with 23% of the companies based in the council area. Dundee City accounts 2.74% of the Scottish populations, so there is a high density of games based companies.

More than 15% (383) of the Scottish IT / tech companies on the Company Connecting database provide network and telecommunications services. There are huge variations in the companies and they services the provide. 

Wordcloud of tech skills accompanying the article Network and Telecoms Companies: Company Connecting Infographic

Making a Difference. What does it mean to you?

This is the first article in the Company Connecting ‘Making a Difference’ series. Click on the link to read more  .... and if  you would like to contribute, please contact us.

A moonshot photo accompany the Company Connecting article Are commercial concerns and the desire to make a difference mutually exclusive?

Whether we like it or not, we are moving towards a more seamlessly automated era in both business and domestic life – with technology such as Amazon’s Echo “Alexa” already becoming part of daily routines.

Image of handshake - robot and human accompanying the article How are the banking and legal sectors embracing Artificial Intelligence and document automation software?

David Massey introduces us to the Apprentice Store based in Inverness. The Apprentice Store was created in 2016 in response to a shortage of people working in the IT sector across the UK. 

Image accompanying the article Increasing IT Skills in the Scottish Highlands with the Apprentice Store

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