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What's the connection between BT Internet, Michael Hutchence, and the Dounreay nuclear plant? Read our Nutshell on John Gillies of Clark IT  to find out more.

John Gillies of Clark IT Solutions. His first job was at Dounreay nuclear plant

Our Inverness infographic summarises the size, skills, sectors and focal areas for IT companies in and around the Inverness area. Once again Software Development comes out as the top skill (28 companies). Sizewise, 65% of companies have less than 10 employees. The top three sectors that IT companies provides services to are: Healthcare, Games and Oil & Gas. 

Word cloud of the various skills accompanying the Inverness area infographic

This is the second in our series of Start Up articles. Last week we  talked about living up to my new motto of 'Life is too short to work for someone else'.  This week we  continue with the theme of ideas and how to convert an idea into a business. An idea is just that, its the execution of the idea that makes a business.

Picture of a women sitting with a laptop. ​The second in  the Company Connecting series of Start Up articles. Converting an idea into a business

Our research on IT companies  supplying services and products to the banking, insurance and finance sectors in Scotland indicates that there is a significant cluster of these companies in the Central Belt. At least 60% of the companies are based in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

Company Connecting: Interactive map of IT companis supplying products and services to the banking, insurance and finance sectors

Our infographic this week is of IT companies in the CB post code area. This covers Cambridgeshire, parts of West Suffolk, and north west Essex. The main sectors the IT companies supply products and services to are Healthcare, Aerospace & Defence and Logistics, 71% employ less than 10 people, and mre than 50% are involved in Software development.

Company Connecting: Work cloud of IT companies working in the Cambridgeshire area. Software Development is the top skill

The first in a series of articles on the challenges Company Connecting faced as a start up converting an idea into a business.

 

Picture of Janice Grant Shaw, Founder of Company Connecting: The Start up experience with Company Connecting. Part One:  – What is a Start up? by Janice Grant Shaw

65% of IT companies in GLasgow and the surrounding area have less than 10 employees. The top three sectors that the IT companies provides services to are: Utilities, Retail & Consumer Goods and Financial Services.Our infographic summarises the size, skills, sectors and focal areas for IT companies in and around the Glasgow area. Once again Software Development comes out as the top skill.

Glasgow Skyline at night accompanying company connections Glasgow infographic

Our Nutshell this week, Vino Patel, has adopted a unique and radical approach to Cyber Security. His start-up company, secur-IT-ism, recognises the blend of skills needed to address security cyber security issues. His team includes graduates diagnosed with Aspergers or high functioning autism.  Many cyber adversaries have similar traits - so this is fighting 'like with like'.

Company COnnecting Nutshell. Vinod Patel of Securitism who provides a Managed Security Services Provider as an outsourced on-site service.

We have over 700 IT companies in the Edinburgh and surrounding area (EH Post Code). 61% of the companies have less than 10 employees, and less than 7% have 100 employees or more. Around a third of companies work in the area of software development, slightly lower than in Cambridgeshires. The main sectors that companies supply their services too are IT, Financial Services and Healthcare. The Oil & Gas sector takes fourth place which is interesting, as the main Oil & Gas companies are located further north.

Word Cloud of the Sectors that companies in Edinburgh and the surrounding area work

Annabelle Macleod is this week's Nutshell. She is studying Computing Science at RGU and already has a degree in Molecular Biology. Anabelle has a love of science and is really interested in how wearable technologies can be applied within healthcare.

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