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Over the next few weeks we will be publishing a new set of infographics based on the 4,000 IT companies we have researched. Previously we have published information mainly related to Scotland.

 

An image of the Skills infographic accompanying the article and set of infographics: 4000 IT Companies: Company Connecting Infographic

Company Connecting is a platform dedicated to sourcing and connecting talented IT companies and professionals with those searching for IT skills. At present, we have ‘hand-researched’ all of Scotland’s IT companies, and now we’re meticulously expanding into the rest of the UK.

Company Connecting: What do we do? Connecting IT - image is word cloud of IT skills accompanying the article

In the third in our series from security experts, Anthony McMenzie of Forfusion provides practical advice on Wi-Fi  Security.

Earlier this week we learnt that the security protocol used to protect the vast majority of Wi-Fi connections had been broken, potentially exposing wireless internet traffic to malicious eavesdroppers and attacks.

 

Picture of a lit fuse accompanying the article by Forfusion "Wi-Fi Security – How to protect your "

The Software Testing dilemma: What do you want? Speed or quality? The two are not mutually exclusive, however, they do have an impact on each other, so a balance must be struck

Image of a 'bug' accompanying the article Why we Test : Risk Management and Software Testing

This weeks guest article was written by 2i's  test consultancy team with input from Dave Kelly and provides an insight into selecting your supplier and ensuring that testing is an integral part of your project from the start.

“We need an app/website/Internet of Thingamajigs Alexa VR experience!” was the cry from the board room. And so, your organisation starts its journey towards establishing your digital presence. 

Things to think about accompanying the  article Idea to Reality: Engage with suppliers and test, test, test

In the second of the Forfusion articles, Lewis Stewart provides some sound advice on the human element of IT security - engaging with staff rather thab 'telling'.

"The human element is the most common vector for an attacker, an educated or trained end-user is an asset to any organisation when he or she takes proactive steps to alert security personnel." (Hummel.R, 2017)

Matrix image accompanying the article Understanding the Human Firewall: IT Security

Anthony McMenzie of Forfusion provides a pragmatic approach to the General Data Protection  Regulation (GDPR). He takes a look at what an organisation that’s in good shape might look like

Forfusion GDPR image accompanying GDPR article

Continuing our student and graduate series: this week we talk with Denise Arkley of Hatstand Nelly. Denise undertook an Access course last year and is now studying a diploma in computing via Open University.

Company Connecting student and graduate series: Denise Arkley

Mark Gillanders of Kingman Lennox is the author of 'Creating the Value Proposition'. The article complements our current series on the startup phase of a company. Mark’s article explains the Value Proposition in a down to earth manner and provides a link to a ‘Value Proposition Builder’ which you can download. He has used his own company as an example in building up the value proposition.

Photograph of Mark Gillanders, Director of Kingman Lennox , author of the article

A general introduction to the potential of e-learning. Future articles will examine specific areas of technology in education e.g. e-learning, use of augmented reality, STEM, distance learning.

e-learning image. This article is a general introduction to technology and e-learning.