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From Alness to Darvel, we bring you a map of the Scottish IT companies working in the Aerospace and Defence Sector. The top locations for IT companies in this sector are Glasgow (10), Edinburgh (8) and Dunfermline (4).

We have started to load the information for the rest of the UK so there are a few companies from England on the map too.

MAp of our Map showing where Aerospace and Defence skills are in Scotland and the UK

Read all about Kenneth Petrie of Accelerate Corporation and his interests in tennis and all things Italian. His fascination with web publishing started with an Apple Macintosh.

Kenny Petrie's dream car - a Mercedes Benz 280 SL

In last week’s article I continued to explore the potential for large and small companies to work together for the greater good. In other words collaboration. I identified two of the issues i.e. finding the companies in the first place and then figuring out how to work together.

part 4 of the Blog by Janice Grant Shaw. Come on It Companies. Let's be disruptive.

Can there really be such a difference in the availability of Cyber Security skills in Scotland and England? 

Our current information suggests that about 1% of IT companies in Scotland offer Cyber Security skills and services and 11.5% in England.  Our data for England is incomplete but given that Cyber Security skills are very much in the public eye we felt it was worth publishing the map using all the information we have for the UK.


Interactive Map of Cyber Security Skills in the UK

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

There's an interesting distribution of Android skills in companies across Scotland. : Glasgow (19), Dundee (10), Edinburgh (9) 

Robot image accompanying the article Interactive map of Android Skills in Scotland

Read all about Bill Whibley of Aventa Systems, and his interests in Tesla cars, Choi Kwang Do as well as growing Aventa Systems into the US market. 

In a nutshell with Bill Whibley of Aventa Solutions

In last week’s blog I commented on how quickly things change, and used the example of the severe downturn in the Oil & Gas industry. The IT skills shortage is well documented, but are we doing anything different to address the skills issues? Is there a different way of working and using underutilised skills in small IT companies in various locations around the country?

In the words of a Twitter feed from an attendee at #DPSTech2015 ' If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always got'.

So let's look at things differently.



Blog from Janice Grant Shaw - Com On IT Companies - Let's be disruptive! Can we collaborate?

Earlier today we published a summarised map of the IT SMEs in Scotland. Here is our updated detailed map showing more precisely where these companies are located.