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I enjoy silence, in fact I love silence, it is calming and a break from the over stimulation that comes with so many aspects of modern life.  I have always had an appreciation of solo activities, such as walking, swimming and just being out in nature. However, I reached a real awareness of the power of silence about eight months ago.  It started with my radio breaking.

Woman holding her finger to her lips to express silence accompanying the article "The Sound of Silence - Can you bear it? Startup series part 12"

The Company Connecting Events Directory: Over the past few years, Laurent Mélin-Quinn has built and maintained a list of business and technology events in Scotland. His research contains loads of information i.e. the event title, date, skills, location and sector, from 2016 to 2018. He has very kindly passed this information onto Company Connecting, to continue to develop and publicise the directory.

Picture of a crowd of people accompanying the infographic and article "2018 Scottish Business and Tech Events": The Company Connecting Business and Technology events directory

Company Connecting has researched thousands of tech companies and so far has identified 4,400 companies which provide tech, IT and telecoms products and services.

In a recent review of the current companies, and companies formed in the past three years, there appeared to be a disproportionate number of companies working in ‘Digital Marketing; which had been created or dissolved

Graph of the top 15 skills for Scottish Digital Marketing Companies accompanying the article "Scottish Digital Marketing Companies: A Company Connecting Infographic

Where does Social Media and raising awareness of your fledgling business fit in? The importance and the use of social media will vary according to your business. A business to business startup (B2B) may have very different requirements from a business to consumer startup. Nevertheless, they will both need a web presence and a means of communicating what they do to potential customers, partners, and other businesses, people and organisations.

Image of social media Icons and the words " When should you start thinking about social media' accompanying the article When should you start thinking about Social Media? Company Connecting Startup series Part 11

Company Connecting is researching companies in the North East of England, and companies in the area have registered and updated their Company Connecting profiles.

The North East of England is one of the 9 official regions of England and covers Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and part of North Yorkshire. We have used the DH, DL, NE, SR and TS post codes to identify the companies to include from our database in this infographic. So far, we have information on 182 IT and telecom companies in the NE of England. We expect this number to increase substantially.

Word Cloud of the towns and cities int he NE of England with IT and telecoms companies. Accompanying the article IT and Telecoms companies infographic: North East England

Company Connecting has details of 4,400 IT and telecoms companies, 2,700 of which are in Scotland. The remainder are spread across the UK, with pockets in Cambridgeshire and the North East of England. We also have companies in other countries – the main hotspot is Estonia.

Map of the UK accompanying the article and infographic"Map of the UK IT and Telecoms companies on the Company Connecting "

Company Connecting has recently carried out a major review of its data. 

Company Connecting is increasing its geographical range, and as can be seen from the word cloud in the infgographic below, we now have a significant number of companies in the UK and overseas. The North East of England features particularly strongly and future infographics will concentrate on the Newcastle, Sunderland and Gateshead area which has a vibrant IT industry.

A word cloud of the Company Connecting IT and telecom companies by country from the infographic for "2018 IT Companies Infographic of skills, sectors, size and location"

Continuing our 'Making a Difference' series, Scott Petrie of Analysis Logic describes the help he provides to a company which resulted in reducing costs and streamlining the technology structure.

At the start of this “Making a Difference” series of articles, Janice asked whether commercial concerns and ‘making a difference’ are compatible or mutually exclusive.  I think they are compatible and believe the best results always come from those who think about the bigger picture, and not the immediate gain.

Picture of money and the word 'costts' accompanying the article: The Reality of Making a Difference - it can reduce costs and increase efficiency. Continuing our 'Making a Difference' series, Scott Petrie of Analysis Logic describes the help he provide to a company which resulted in reducing costs and streamlinign the technology structure.    At the start of this “Making a Difference” series of articles, Janice asked whether commercial concerns and ‘making a difference’ are compatible or mutually exclusive

Our guest author this week, Dave Kelly of 2i Testing, looks at what it means to be agile. Are you really as agile as you think you are?

So, you think you’re agile?  It always surprises us the number of companies that claim they’re ‘agile’ when the facts suggest otherwise. 

Image of laptop and process accompanying the article So, you think you’re agile?  It always surprises us the number of companies that claim they’re ‘agile’ when the facts suggest otherwise. They claim to be agile without fully achieving the benefits. Its not even clear if their implementation of agile is understood and has all the foundations in place.

Companiy Connecting has 78 Scottish IT companies on its database working within or providing products and services to the Games Sector in Scotland.

Dundee City has the largest number of games companies with 23% of the companies based in the council area. Dundee City accounts 2.74% of the Scottish populations, so there is a high density of games based companies.

Picture accompanying the article Scottish Games Companies: Company Connecting Infographic. Companies Connecting has 78 IT companies on its database working within or providing products and services to the Games Sector in Scotland.  Dundee City has the largest number of games companies with 23% of the companies based in the council area. Dundee City accounts 2.74% of the Scottish populations, so there is a high density of games based companies.