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

Here's looking at you Newcastle and North East England

The tech industry in the North East is buzzing - loads of IT companies, a vibrant University community and organisations supporting tech initiatives.

Focus on IT in Edinburgh

Company Connecting to focus on IT in Edinburgh, publishing an infographic and artifcles with some interesting companies.

In the film ‘Back to the Future II’, Doc Brown tells our hero Marty McFly: “the justice system works swiftly in the future now that they've abolished all lawyers.” Doc was referencing an imagined 2015, but in 2016 lawyers are far from being abolished. The legal profession, traditionally slow to embrace technology, is now at least partly embracing the opportunities associated with algorithm driven computer technology. At either end of the opinion spectrum there are two main schools of thought: 1) AI spells the end of the legal profession versus 2) AI provides the profession with opportunities it should embrace.

Image of the connectivity of technology accompanying the article The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Law

James Holland interviewed Doug Sampson who is the Founder and CEO of Soteritech based in Virginia, USA. Doug is a graduate of Cornell University and is passionate about Cyber Security. He cites the recent hack of over 500 million Yahoo user accounts and the potentially damaging effects on the individuals as a major motivator in his work. 

Image of two screens of the data accompanying the interview on Cyber Security with Doug Samspon of Soteritech, Virginia, USA

Throughout October Company Connecting is publishing a number of articles, videos and infographics on Cyber security.

Watch our 50 second introduction to Cyber Security.

 

The first slide in our anaimated introduction to the Company Connecting introduction to Cyber Security

‘Various studies over the past decade have demonstrated that many people could easily be manipulated to reveal their password in exchange for something as simple as a bar of chocolate.’

Turning our attention this month to cyber security we interviewed Michelle Govan on what we can expect from this sector.

picture of a lock accompanying the article Cyber Security and Education: an interview with Michelle Govan of University of the West of Scotland

What is Augmented Reality and how does it differ from Virtual reality? Simplistically Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer generated simulation of something real which the user is immersed in. Augmented Reality (AR) is exactly what it says, it’s computer generated enhancements layered on top of the real world.

Spacecraft 3D image accompanying the Company Connecting article on Augmented Reality. NASA's Spacecraft 3D is an augmented reality (AR) application that lets you learn about and interact with a variety of spacecraf

We completed our research on IT companies registered in the Cambridge / ‘CB’ post code in June 2016.  We have 521 companies in the area on Company Connecting. . The area around Cambridge is sometimes known as Silicon Fen because of the number of companies working in technology.

Word Cloud of IT skills of companies in the Cambridge Area,Silicon Fen accompanying our infographic

Company Connecting Insights: News from Silicon Fen

We interviewed Finn Grimwood to get an idea of IT in Cambridge and the Silicon Fen area.

Silicon Fen is the area around Cambridge which has a cluster of high tech businesses. In our accompanying infographic we provide insights into the 521 IT companies we have on our database in the ‘...

We interviewed Finn Grimwood to get an idea of  what's happeinng with IT in Cambridge and the Silicon Fen area.

Silicon Fen is the area around Cambridge which has a cluster of high tech businesses. In our accompanying infographic which we will publish later this week we provide insights into the 521 IT companies we have on our database in the ‘Silicon Fen’ area. ARM is one of the massive success stories from the Cambridge area having created IP which 60% of the people in the world  come into contact with on a daily basis.

Image of SIlicon Fen to accompany the Company Connecting Article from Silicon Fen