IT Companies

Companies involved in Information technology can specialise in a single area of technology or supply a range of products and services.

We have information of 2,700+ IT companies in the UK. We hold details for almost 2,300 Scottish IT companies and just over 400 in the rest of the UK.The map shows the hotspots.

Company Connecting - Heat Map - State of the Digital Nation

In Scotland we have companies working in the healthcare sector from Portree in the Isle of Skye to Lauder in the Scottish Borders. 

You will see from the map that we have included the rest of the UK too. We are currently working on the data for English IT companies.

Interactive MAP of IT companies working in the Healthcare Sector in Scotland and England

This week we are publishing two infographics showing the sectors that IT companies are working within. 

The Top 3 sectors for English IT companies are: Healthcare (15%), Government (7%) and Financial Services  (6%)

Top 10 sectors for IT Companies in England

In last week’s article I considered two of the main difficulties for large and small companies to work together i.e. having the desire to make it work, and finding a means of managing the cross company teams. So, if these difficulties seem insurmountable then the option to get the skills you need (other than company acquisition) is recruitment. How easy is it to recruit the people you need and how sure can you be they will fit into the team?

Janice Grant Shaw author of Come on IT Companies – Let’s be disruptive! Recruit or use a 3rd party?

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.

There are companies looking for skills and experience and there are companies that want to grow and can provide services and skills. Why can’t we match them up? Why can’t we collaborate with one another?

This is the first in a series of articles from Janice Grant Shaw on IT skills and doing things differently. Next week's blog considers the potential for building a collaborative ecosystem of IT companies and why we may want to change our approach.

A blog from Janice Grant Shaw - Come on IT companies - let's be disruptive

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