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Our first map of 2016 is an interactive map of companies with clients in the environmental sector or providing environmental systems.

MAP of IT companies working with Environmental Systems

We thought you may like to get an idea of the sizes of the IT companies working in the Healthcare sector and have published this infographic as complementary to yesterday's map.

We have figures for both Scotland and England, but please remember the English data is very limited.

Infographic of IT companies working in the Healthcare sector prepared by Robin Shaw

In Scotland we have companies working in the healthcare sector from Portree in the Isle of Skye to Lauder in the Scottish Borders. 

You will see from the map that we have included the rest of the UK too. We are currently working on the data for English IT companies.

Interactive MAP of IT companies working in the Healthcare Sector in Scotland and England

Read S. Claus (honest I am handsome) in a Nutshell. Yet another Sinclair ZX81 aficionado. He would exchange reindeer for a Bugatti Veyron or a Lamborghini Murcielago any day.

Christmas blog from Company Connecting: In a Nutshell with S. Claus of North Pole Enterprises

This series of articles has considered the ability for large and small companies to collaborate and work together. The reasons for working together are to provide larger companies with access to innovative companies whilst at the same time helping to bridge any skills gaps. Small companies gain by better utilisation of their resources, and the economy gains by the growth of small companies.

Janice Grant Shaw author of Come on IT Companies – Let’s be disruptive! Breaking the Mould

This week we are publishing two infographics showing the sectors that IT companies are working within. 

The Top 3 sectors for English IT companies are: Healthcare (15%), Government (7%) and Financial Services  (6%)

Top 10 sectors for IT Companies in England

Read about Hazel Ewan of Tracker Environmental Software. She was one of the first women to 'go offshore' in the early stages of the oil industry in the 1970s.

Hazel Ewan of Tracker Environmental Softoware

In last week’s article I considered two of the main difficulties for large and small companies to work together i.e. having the desire to make it work, and finding a means of managing the cross company teams. So, if these difficulties seem insurmountable then the option to get the skills you need (other than company acquisition) is recruitment. How easy is it to recruit the people you need and how sure can you be they will fit into the team?

Janice Grant Shaw author of Come on IT Companies – Let’s be disruptive! Recruit or use a 3rd party?

Normally we just publish a map of a sector or skill - see earlier article in our news section.

However we found the spread of IT company sizes working in the the Aerospace & Defence interesting and decided to make an infographic today as well.

Map of IT companies working in the Aerospace & Defence sector

From Alness to Darvel, we bring you a map of the Scottish IT companies working in the Aerospace and Defence Sector. The top locations for IT companies in this sector are Glasgow (10), Edinburgh (8) and Dunfermline (4).

We have started to load the information for the rest of the UK so there are a few companies from England on the map too.

MAp of our Map showing where Aerospace and Defence skills are in Scotland and the UK