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Check out the infographic from Company Connecting on Scottish companies with IT and telecoms related skills. The infographic covers 695 Individual Companies based in Glasgow. Company Connecting has detailed information on 4,437 tech companies of which 2,763 are in Scotland.

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It's been almost two years since we last published information on Cyber Security Companies. Our last article looked at al the companies with Cyber Security skills on the Company Connecting database. This time we have focused on the 270 Scottish companies with Cyber Security skills. We have almost 4,500 tech companies on our database of which 2,700+ are in Scotland. So about 10% of the Scottish tech companies have some cyber security skills.

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This weeks guest author is Kevin Oubridge of Accelerated Success. Kevin helps companies foster a culture of effective collaboration within their teams. 

Poor collaboration in tech project teams is not down to a skills deficit

I’ll come straight out and say it to save wasting time. Poor communication and collaboration in your tech project teams is probably down to unhelpful team norms – the way people work together – rather than a communications or any other skills deficit.

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Check out the infographic from Company Connecting on Scottish tech companies with Artificial Intelligence related skills. The infographic covers 182 Individual Companies based in Scotland. Company Connecting has detailed information on 4,437 tech companies of which 2,763 are in Scotland.

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Have you ever thought about running a code sprint or wanted to find out more? Emma Findlow of Wallscope explains how Wallscope's recent event allowed them to explore new ideas and further their product development.

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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.

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R&D tax credits are an invaluable financial aid that can provide a lifeline for those in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, but is often overlooked by those operating in fields where their eligibility is not quite so obvious. Companies can avoid missing out on potential returns or over-claiming by seeking professional advice.

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We have updated our infographic on tech companies with software skills. The last Software Development infographic was published in May 2016 and provided information on 903 IT companies. Company Connecting now has profiles for 4,400+ tech companies, of which 1,790 (932 in Scotland) have software skills.

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We continue our series on R&D Tax relief with an article from our guest author,Mark Westwood of Jumpstart. He asks the question "Is the UK’s tech sector missing out on R&D tax relief?"

The UK’s technology sector is widely acknowledged as one of the fastest growing areas of the economy, with Prime Minister Theresa May describing it earlier this year as a "great British success story".

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In the current economic climate, it’s still surprising that more businesses don’t explore all of the tax incentives available to help lighten the burden by either reducing tax payable and or if applicable, securing a tax repayment.

On Company Connecting we have more than 4,400 IT and telecoms companies, it’s likely that at least 50% of these companies are developing technology and so could be eligible for R&D tax credits. 

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