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In the world of tech startups, we often hear founders saying “I want to make the world a better place”, in fact, we hear it so much that it can be difficult not to hear it with a sense of cynicism. TV series “Silicon Valley” illustrates this trend quite well.

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Social media is a great way for start-ups to communicate and engage with their customers. As a start-up, you have to make sure your social media game is on point, and most importantly in line with your audience.

All successful startups have one thing in common: they all started with a great idea. An idea that made people’s lives easier, solved people’s problems and/or brought them joy.  Everyone thinks their ideas are great and this is largely due to confirmation bias.

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Continuing our series on the Internet of Things our guest author takes a bit of an alternative view!

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the use of intelligently connected devices and systems to leverage data gathered by embedded sensors and actuators in machines and other physical objects? That's a mouthful, right? Well basically, IoT's can be called to any of the physical objects connected with the network.  So, if you want to succeed in this field, keep reading to find out 8 things you should stop doing immediately!

Image of an octopus with different types of IoT connectors accompany the Company Connecting article Success in IoT - 8 Things to Stop Doing Right now!

Did you know that any company that is striving to take its products and methods above and beyond existing technology is probably doing R&D and may be eligible for R&D tax relief.

In software development the buzz this year is all about AI: 

• The UK government has recently announced an AI Sector Deal

• The EU is throwing its weight behind a similar initiative

Picture of a female robot accompanying the article Jumpstart talks about Artificial Intelligence and R&D Tax Relief

The infographic covers 196 tech companies that work With IoT (internet of things) i.e. 7% of the IT and telecoms companies in Scotland. Company Connecting has detailed information on 4,450 tech companies of which almost 2,800 are in Scotland.

Snapshot of part of the infographic for the Company Connecting article "Infographic of Scottish companies with  IoT (Internet of Things) and IoT related skills"

The Internet of things (IoT) is the connection via the Internet, of physical objects or ‘things’, i.e., any devices with embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. Each ‘thing’ is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to inter-operate within the existing Internet infrastructure. It is a domain where devices communicate, swap data and respond as they have been programmed to do, largely without human interaction or intervention.

Picture of the words IoT and Internet of Things accompanying the article "What is the Internet of Things - an introduction to IoT"

Company Connecting registered users can use the search facility. Our 30 second video shows users how to login, and then use the search facility. The company names are anonymised - so if you want any help or more information please contact us at support@companyconnecting.com

Image of connected devices and the the letters IoT accompanying the article How to search for information on IoT (Internet of Things) skills

Company Connecting has published a number of articles and videos on Cyber Security which reflect the many different facets of security today.

Our infographic provides a summary of the type of information we hold at Company Connecting. The infographic compares IT companies providing Cyber Security products and services with all the IT & telecoms companies in Scotland.

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This week’s Company Connecting infographic compares  the skills, sectors, age, size, and business focus areas of 289 Scottish IT companies working in the financial / fintech sector with those of the 2,763 Scottish IT companies. IT companies providing services and products into the financial services sector make up 9.5% of the Scottish IT companies.

 

Image of infographic included in article 2018 Infographic on Financial Services Companies Compared to Scottish IT Companies