IT

Information technology (IT) is the application of computers, digital media and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve,integrate, transmit and manipulate data.

Many industries are associated with information technology, including computer hardware, software, electronics, semiconductors, internet, telecom equipment, e-commerce and computer services

Scott Petrie started his journey in IT with the school computing society where he had the opportunity to tinker with a number of early computers e.g. ZX81 and the Apple II. Through his company Analysis Logic, he now provides a variety of services.

Scott Petrie of Analysis Logic was hooked on Computing by a ZX81,

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?

What is Big Data - and can technologists rise t the challenge

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. 

Picture of variations on the word Possibility accompanying the article Paralysed by Choice - getting help with SEO

In a Nutshell is a lighthearted look at a person involved in IT. We kick off with Janice Grant Shaw the founder of Company Connecting. Next week we will be hearing from  Mike Plested of Chanonry Consulting.

Alfa Romeo 4c - Janice Grant Shaw's dream car

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, this would be a pretty sizeable company. Currently Company Connecting only has detailed figures for Scotland and our figures show that 97% of IT tech companies registered in Scotland have less than 250 employees.

 

How can IT micro SMEs get contracts in the public sector?

Company Connecting helps tech business’ connect AND be found by any company interested in tech skills.

We have reviewed thousands of companies. How does the Web Development or IT Support company with growth ambitions differentiate itself from the other pebbles on the beach?

 

How do Web Development or IT Support companies differentiate themselves:

Company Connecting Launches A Platform For B2B To Source Professional IT Companies

The comprehensive ecosystem and directory of IT tech companies with Company Connecting costs nothing to register, manage company details or to carry out searches.

Company Connecting Launches A Platform For B2B To Source Professional IT Companies

In the early 80s I started my career in IT as a trainee programmer working in a software bureau where the proportion of men and women were more or less equal. In fact, my second boss was female. In these early days we did everything. We wrote code,   we managed what was then a complicated process of printing and distributing reports, and we could re generate the whole computer from a cold start.

 

Women working in IT and with DEC  (Digital) PDP 11/70 in the 1980s