Public Procurement for IT SMEs – How easy is it?

The government definition of a Small to Medium Size Enterprise (SME) is a company of less than 250 people. In Scotland any company of 250 people is huge. Given that only 2% of IT companies registered in Scotland have more than 200 employees then fulfilling the Government requirement that 33% of Public Procurement spending must … Read more

It’s easy to find a company you know about!

It’s easy to find an IT company you know about – but how do you find one you don’t know? It seems that things are changing rapidly. The word digital is all around us. We need to work in the cloud. Our websites need to be mobile friendly. We need to consider digital marketing, content marketing … Read more

In a Nutshell with Suzanne Bergfeldt of Rennie Communications

Main Focus of the BusinessWe are the Global specialists in Vantage POB Consultancy and Training. What do you do now?I manage Rennie Communications Limited (RCL), and deliver consultancy and training courses globally. At RCL we provide off the shelf training courses as well as training tailored to our clients needs. Our main speciality is training in Vantage POB at all … Read more

In a Nutshell with Ann Marie Shillito of Anarkik3D

Main Focus of the BusinessAnarkik3D is a software development company specialising in 3D haptics (virtual touch) which is the main focus of the business. Our first branded product is Anarkik3D Design, a haptic 3D modelling package for applied artists, designer makers, etc, which enables many to access 3D printing technologies. We now have a second … Read more

In a Nutshell with Mike Watson of Scottish Business News Network (SBNN)

Main Focus of the BusinessPublishing more Scottish Business news than anyone else on a daily basis. What do you do now?We collect, edit and post business news stories. We develop our commercial strategy and work on new content ideas with our editorial team. What was your very first job?Picking tatties probably, but my first regular … Read more

Company Connecting – Internet Dating for Companies

Janice Grant-Shaw has a natural skill in finding the patterns hidden within big data. “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 … Read more

Big Data: Just because you can doesn’t mean you should!

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? The Wikipedia definition is ‘…data sets so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate.’  … Read more

In a Nutshell with Mike Plested of Chanonry Consulting

Main Focus of the BusinessI come from a big company background of Services and Training. Building on this experience Chanonry offers channel strategy, sales enablement, and business development to vendors and resellers. What do you do now?I am an enabler – helping IT businesses bridge the gap between vision and execution. What was your very … Read more

Paralysed by Choice – getting help with SEO

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. Ultimately I will want to engage a company to help with SEO – and will obviously use … Read more

What Chance does a small IT technology company have with Public Procurement Contracts?

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, a company of … Read more