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Mike Watson's interest in marketing and web technology has led to a publishing business: initially with Aberdeen Business News and more recently with the Scottish Business News Network for all of Scotland. SBNN includes taliored issues for Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow

Photo of Mike Watson of Scottish Business News (SBNN) accompanying the article In a Nutshell with Mike Watson of Scottish Business News Network (SBNN)

SBNN Interview with Janice Grant Shaw, written by James Wyllie

“I’ve often said to people that there are those talented artistically and musically but, actually, my talent is data,” she explains.



As the former managing director for a software products and services company, Janice has used her knowledge to create Company Connecting, a directory which helps businesses to find the perfect IT firm to suit their needs.

Company Connecting - Internet Dating for Companies

Scott Petrie started his journey in IT with the school computing society where he had the opportunity to tinker with a number of early computers e.g. ZX81 and the Apple II. Through his company Analysis Logic, he now provides a variety of services.

Scott Petrie of Analysis Logic was hooked on Computing by a ZX81,

Information technology has always been full of buzzwords and jargon. It can be disconcerting for those that consider themselves non-technical and also for technical people too.  Big Data is everywhere these days. So what does it really mean?

What is Big Data - and can technologists rise t the challenge

 IT is in his DNA!

Mike has worked in large IT companies for more than 20 years. He set up Chanonry Consulting in 2014 to provide business devleopment support, marketing, channel strategy and training/enablement advice to IT resellers, vendors and customers.

Mike Plested - transition from multi national to SME

Today I spent two hours browsing a freelancer site looking for someone who can help me with formulating key words. All I need is someone to explain how keywords work and improve my own knowledge of SEO. 

Picture of variations on the word Possibility accompanying the article Paralysed by Choice - getting help with SEO

In a Nutshell is a lighthearted look at a person involved in IT. We kick off with Janice Grant Shaw the founder of Company Connecting. Next week we will be hearing from  Mike Plested of Chanonry Consulting.

Alfa Romeo 4c - Janice Grant Shaw's dream car

On the 27th August 2015 Matt Hancock, the Minister for the Cabinet Office announced a new target for small business’ to work in the public sector: 33% of government spending should go to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The government definition of an SME is those employing 250 employees or less. In IT, this would be a pretty sizeable company. Currently Company Connecting only has detailed figures for Scotland and our figures show that 97% of IT tech companies registered in Scotland have less than 250 employees.

 

How can IT micro SMEs get contracts in the public sector?

One minute video demonstrating how to update your Company Connecting User profile

One minute video demonstrating how to update your Company Connecting User profile

Company Connecting helps tech business’ connect AND be found by any company interested in tech skills.