Technology

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

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.

Here's looking at you Newcastle and North East England

The tech industry in the North East is buzzing - loads of IT companies, a vibrant University community and organisations supporting tech initiatives.

Focus on IT in Edinburgh

Company Connecting to focus on IT in Edinburgh, publishing an infographic and artifcles with some interesting companies.

In the film ‘Back to the Future II’, Doc Brown tells our hero Marty McFly: “the justice system works swiftly in the future now that they've abolished all lawyers.” Doc was referencing an imagined 2015, but in 2016 lawyers are far from being abolished. The legal profession, traditionally slow to embrace technology, is now at least partly embracing the opportunities associated with algorithm driven computer technology. At either end of the opinion spectrum there are two main schools of thought: 1) AI spells the end of the legal profession versus 2) AI provides the profession with opportunities it should embrace.

Image of the connectivity of technology accompanying the article The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Law

James Holland interviewed Doug Sampson who is the Founder and CEO of Soteritech based in Virginia, USA. Doug is a graduate of Cornell University and is passionate about Cyber Security. He cites the recent hack of over 500 million Yahoo user accounts and the potentially damaging effects on the individuals as a major motivator in his work. 

Image of two screens of the data accompanying the interview on Cyber Security with Doug Samspon of Soteritech, Virginia, USA