Technology is the collection of techniques, methods or processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation. Technology can be the knowledge of techniques, processes, etc. or it can be embedded in machines, computers, devices and factories, which can be operated by individuals without detailed knowledge of the workings of such things. We frequently refer to tech companies which can be in different areas e.g. infotech, meditech, pharmatech and so on

David Massey introduces us to the Apprentice Store based in Inverness. The Apprentice Store was created in 2016 in response to a shortage of people working in the IT sector across the UK. 

Image accompanying the article Increasing IT Skills in the Scottish Highlands with the Apprentice Store

Company Connecting: Making a Difference

Information Technology and everything associated with IT covers a huge range of disciplines and sectors. Every company makes use of technology in some way. It is interesting to hear other peoples views of companies and people that work in the tech sector. Technology is not just about geeks...

Meet the Italians: Cristian Ranallo of siHealth

 “In a Nutshell” series where we ask entrepreneurs and business people a series of questions to get an idea of what makes them tick.

Our focus this week is on 'The Italians' - we have set up an Italian page to help connect Scottish and Italian companies. We feature Cristian Ranallo, the...

Glasgow IT Companies: The Company Connecting 4000 infographic series

This week our infographic summarises the skills, sectors, size etc. of IT companies registered or with a base in Glasgow. Last week we took a look at all the 4,000 IT companies – which sets a benchmark to compare the Glasgow data against.

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A short video from Company Connecting on its Define Search Match service which helps match any company up with the right IT company to provide tech products and services

Picture accompanying the Company Connecting video for the Define Search Match service

Matthew Dickinson provides some valuable insights to life as an apprentice, working towards a diploma in technology and telecommunications. His final words in the article will ring a chord with many "... young people just need a chance...".

Photograph of Matthew Dickinson, accompanying the article "Matthew Dickinson: Life as an Apprentice in Technology and Telecoms"

Matthew Dickinson: Life as an Apprentice in Technology and Telecoms

We interviewed Matthew Dickinson, a young chap who left school in 2015 with no qualifications. He is now an apprentice with The Apprentice Store based in Inverness. Via the Shirlie project, he had three placements, and his placement within the NHS IT department convinced him that IT was where...

Are you a student, apprentice, intern or recent graduate?

The ability to use and work with technology is becoming more and more important. It’s important to attract young people into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and also provide flexibility within education to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to think about...

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

When do you know if you have an IT problem?

The key for any small business is to reduce the risk of experiencing an IT problem that impacts its business.