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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.

The Babbage difference engine.

This week we bring you Greig Ewen of Solutions Aberdeen. Greig is in charge of Training Operations and Business Development. He would like to have met Robin Williams, and take a drive in a Porsche Carrera GT4 RS. He has passion for developing the business and growing his own skills.

In a Nutshell with Greig Ewen. Photo is of Hawaii where Greig took a helicopter trip and saw where Jurassic World was filmed

Meet Szymon Szymczyna, a keen archer and the founder of both Devbar and Treado. Szymon is passionate about turning his ideas into reality. 

Company Connecting: In a nutshell with Szymon Szymczyna of Devbar and Treado

Our map this week is an interactive map of IT companies in the UK. We are in the early stages of loading data for England, but we have the data for Scotland. 

Out of 2,700+ companies, almost 2,300 are in Scotland and over 400 are in the rest of the UK.

Company Connecting Interactive Map of IT Companies in the UK

We have information of 2,700+ IT companies in the UK. We hold details for almost 2,300 Scottish IT companies and just over 400 in the rest of the UK.The map shows the hotspots.

Company Connecting - Heat Map - State of the Digital Nation

We can't afford to continue doing things in the same old way.

Currently there is a shortage of skilled workers for the digital global economy. What are the issues that companies face? What can companies do to get the best resources? Read Kenny McAllister's views on how to find the best talent.

Kenny McAllister: Finding the Best Talent As Part of Your Growth Strategy

Our map this week is an interactive map of companies working in Data Centre Technologies. We are in the early stages of loading data for England, but we do have the data for Scotland.

Out of 31 companies working with Data Centre Technologies, 18 are in Scotland, with the majority of these in the central belt. 

Our map this week is an interactive map of companies working in the field of Big DataWe are in the early stages of loading data for England, but we do have the data for Scotland. Out of 42 companies working with Big Data in some form or another, 29 are in Scotland, and of these 10 are in Edinburgh.

Interactive Map of Big Data prodcuts and services in the UK