SME - 7 articles

September 27, 2022
Infographic of 90 technology companies based in the Scottish Highlands Highland Council is the focus of the seventh infographic in the Company Connecting 2019-2020 series.  This infographic features 90 IT/Tech companies based in the Highland Council area. the Highlands has a strong SME industry with over 29% of it’s IT companies working in this sector. Healthcare and digital ... Read more
September 27, 2022
Company Connecting is a platform dedicated to sourcing and connecting talented IT companies and professionals with those searching for IT skills. At present, we have ‘hand-researched’ all of Scotland’s IT companies, and now we’re meticulously expanding into the rest of the UK. So how do we actually connect IT talent? There are several possibilities. Connecting ... Read more
September 27, 2022
The series of infographics Company Connecting have put together recently has developed an overview of Scotland’s progress in some of the biggest IT and tech industries. This week the CC blog features an infographic looking at Scottish Financial Technology, or FinTech. The infographic is based entirely on Company Connecting data, the authoritative source of information ... Read more
September 27, 2022
Our infographic on Scottish IT companies has attracted a lot of attention. Questions were raised about our information and how it may compare with other views of the Scottish IT industry.  One area of interest was that our stats show the IT sector as the biggest customer sector for IT companies. We have taken a ... Read more
September 27, 2022
Why do start- ups go bust and how can we try to avoid it happening?There are a myriad of straws that can break the back of a start-up. Usually these boil down to time and money or more specifically timing and lack of money.  Compounding issues of gaps in the management’s business skill set often ... Read more
September 27, 2022
In previous articles I considered the possibility of larger companies engaging with smaller SMEs to address the current shortage in IT skills rather than direct recruitment.  I also covered the difficulties a larger company may experience and the need to consider the management of projects involving multiple companies; something which is common place in large ... Read more
September 27, 2022
The government definition of a Small to Medium Size Enterprise (SME) is a company of less than 250 people. In Scotland any company of 250 people is huge. Given that only 2% of IT companies registered in Scotland have more than 200 employees then fulfilling the Government requirement that 33% of Public Procurement spending must ... Read more