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Scotland has a rich history when it comes to entrepreneurship, with hundreds of successful start-ups starting their journey in the highlands. This article covers some of the best prospective startups in scotland such as "Go Roadie" and "TravelNest"

We recently published an article into the nature of recently formed Scottish Tech companies .  Company Connecting researched 5,000 Scottish tech companies registered with Companies House between October 2014 and December 2017. We have used the information to provide more information in the infographic below.

New Scottish Companies formed between October 2014 and December 2017

Google recently announced that it would make all plain HTTP pages on the web “not secure”. But what does this mean? What is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS and how can one make sure to comply with Google’s policies? We take a look at this in this article, as well as recent changes at Google and how these will affect you, your business or your site's ranking.

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Company Connecting has completed a major piece of research on Scottish technology companies formed between September 2014 and December 2017. We based our research on the Scottish companies registered at Companies House with a SIC code classification  which indicated some sort of IT, software or telecoms activity.

Graph of new scottish tech companies

It goes without saying that marketing and IT serve different purposes. However, all too often, we are seeing marketing agencies offer services which should really be left to IT companies.

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In the world of tech startups, we often hear founders saying “I want to make the world a better place”, in fact, we hear it so much that it can be difficult not to hear it with a sense of cynicism. TV series “Silicon Valley” illustrates this trend quite well.

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Social media is a great way for start-ups to communicate and engage with their customers. As a start-up, you have to make sure your social media game is on point, and most importantly in line with your audience.

All successful startups have one thing in common: they all started with a great idea. An idea that made people’s lives easier, solved people’s problems and/or brought them joy.  Everyone thinks their ideas are great and this is largely due to confirmation bias.

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Continuing our series on the Internet of Things our guest author takes a bit of an alternative view!

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the use of intelligently connected devices and systems to leverage data gathered by embedded sensors and actuators in machines and other physical objects? That's a mouthful, right?  So, if you want to succeed in this field, keep reading to find out 8 things you should stop doing immediately!

Image of an octopus with different types of IoT connectors accompany the Company Connecting article Success in IoT - 8 Things to Stop Doing Right now!

Did you know that any company that is striving to take its products and methods above and beyond existing technology is probably doing R&D and may be eligible for R&D tax relief.

In software development the buzz this year is all about AI: 

• The UK government has recently announced an AI Sector Deal

• The EU is throwing its weight behind a similar initiative

Picture of a female robot accompanying the article Jumpstart talks about Artificial Intelligence and R&D Tax Relief