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

Our map this week is an interactive map of companies offering RFID and wearable technology products and services. We have 9 companies offering RFID products and services, and 12 offering some form of wearable technology. Two of the companies work with both RFID and wearables.

Interactive map of Wearable and RFID technologies

Read about Hazel Ewan of Tracker Environmental Software. She was one of the first women to 'go offshore' in the early stages of the oil industry in the 1970s.

Hazel Ewan of Tracker Environmental Softoware

Read about Martin Slowey of Kingman Lennox, along with his take on what a Sinclair ZX81 and Kylie Minogue have in common!

Kylie Minogue - One of the people Martin Slowey would like to meet

In last week’s blog I proposed greater collaboration between large and small companies so that each can benefit from the other. However these companies have fundamental differences. This week we are going to look at the potential benefit of a large company engaging with smaller companies and surmounting these differences.

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Come on IT Companies - Let's be disruptive! Why Use small Companies? Part three of the disruptive blog by Janice Grant Shaw

Did you know  that small companies have created 66% of the two million jobs in the economy since 2010?

 

JGS blog on SMEs and Public Procurement for TechUK

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,

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?

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