Technology

7 Apr 2015 09:30

Digital revolution may not benefit all taxpayers

IN last month’s Budget speech, George Osborne announced the Government will abolish the annual tax return in favour of a new digital tax account.

7 Apr 2015 06:30

Poor internet connections costing UK economy £11 billion a year

• Workers lose 38 hours every year due to slow internet access • 39 per cent of employees say internet at home is faster than at work • 1 in 10 workers look for other jobs during periods of IT downtime

30 Mar 2015 09:30

IT employability programme 1,000 placements closer to redressing Scotland’s skills shortage

AN employability programme introduced to tackle the IT skills gap in Scotland has reached a major milestone after securing its 1,000th paid student placement.

16 Mar 2015 09:30

"We need more people to join our industry"

CODEBASE founder Jamie Coleman speaks out about the digital skills shortage and challenges of sourcing investment capital.

23 Feb 2015 07:30

IT support for Fife businesses

ARE you a Fife business looking to improve your use of IT?

20 Feb 2015 08:30

Smart documents: How businesses can use the latest cloud and productivity software to boost profits

By John O’Keeffe - DESPITE the relatively buoyant performance of the economy recently, there’s no scope for businesses, big or small, to rest on their laurels.

17 Feb 2015 09:30

Why better connectivity signals more business benefits

AS one of the registered suppliers for the UK Government’s Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme, 9 Dots Consulting says it has experienced a 500 per cent increase in demand for high-end connectivity in the last three months.

3 Feb 2015 21:00

Scottish athlete sports new social media site

A new multi-platform social networking site has been launched by former Scottish athlete Brian Whittle.

3 Feb 2015 07:30

Academic know-how is boosting business turnover, figures show

NEW figures show that a growing number of businesses are benefiting from collaborating with Scotland’s Higher Education Institutions.

7 Jan 2015 09:30

University-Genzyme collaboration to boost brain damage drug discovery research to help MS sufferers

UNIVERSITY of Edinburgh scientists are set to work with a leading biotechnology company to carry out drug discovery research which could reduce neuron damage in the brain.

23 Sep 2014 03:30

Dunfermline firm shortlisted as the UK’s self-build architect of the year

A Fife architecture firm is in the running for two major industry awards after being shortlisted as the UK’s Best Self-Build Architect and in the Best Eco Home category of the Build It Awards 2014.

16 Sep 2014 09:30

Edinburgh Festival Fringe joins the Supreme Cloud

EDINBURGH Festival Fringe Society has recruited a Nottingham-based cloud hosting specialist to help deliver its ‘Edfringeware’ portal.

13 Sep 2014 10:00

Connected Voucher Scheme: Free grant funding to boost business connectivity

BUSINESSES in Edinburgh and Fife are being urged to take advantage of a £100 million UK Government initiative to improve their broadband and internet services.

3 Sep 2014 05:30

Edinburgh acquisition heralds Alzheimer’s treatment on the horizon

SCOTLAND could be one step closer to the long-awaited treatment for Alzheimer’s disease now that an Australian biotechnology firm has acquired Edinburgh BioQuarter spin-out Corticrine Ltd.

15 Aug 2014 09:30

What you need to know about intellectual property rights

HAVING a powerful and vibrant website is a given for businesses wanting to engage with existing and potential customers. However, whether operating an e-commerce site, offering a service or providing advice, there are potential threats and pitfalls for all companies operating online - particularly when it comes to protecting their intellectual property (IP).

15 Aug 2014 09:30

New industry links with West Africa

SCOTTISH businesses look set to benefit from new Commonwealth links with West Africa now that Scottish Development International (SDI) has opened an office in Ghana.

9 Jul 2014 09:30

Are you prepared for the new digital download rules?

WITH just six months to go before in the introduction of new rules regarding the taxation of digital downloads, such as music, e-books or software, accountancy firm Baker Tilly, which has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Grangemouth and Lerwick, is warning that many businesses in Scotland may be unprepared and risk facing penalties.

9 Jul 2014 09:30

Looking after the digital tourist: Fife Tourism Partnership's success with new digital kiosks

DIGITAL information kiosks positioned around Fife are proving popular with visitors. A pilot project using six digital, interactive screens for visitors to search for places to eat, things to do and attractions to visit has been very successful with more than 86,000 “hits” recorded in the past 10 months.

9 Jul 2014 09:30

Superfast broadband to hit Falkland

FIFERS are being given the chance to find out more about superfast broadband – and how it can benefit their lives – at a special event in Falkland Library on July 15.

2 Jul 2014 09:30

Dunfermline nursery first to iConnect

HAVING made an investment of £20,873.00, a forward-thinking Dunfermline Nursery is the first in Scotland to embrace innovative technology which will revolutionise the way its staff record observations about the daily activities and achievements of the children in its care.

2 Jul 2014 09:30

Dunfermline technology firm goes transatlantic with new deal

DUNFERMLINE firm eCom Scotland has announced a new business partnership in North America.

1 Jul 2014 09:30

South Queensferry-based enquiry hub smashes £1 million milestone

ONE of the UK’s largest hospitality and dining giants has reached a major milestone after its new service helped secure more than £1,000,000 revenue in just six months.

1 Jul 2014 09:30

Edinburgh-borne technology helps secure murder conviction

A new 360-degree camera developed in Edinburgh has helped jurors to solve a murder case in Birmingham.

20 May 2014 09:30

Rosyth firm's £400k investment deal could save eyesight of millions

A £400k investment deal struck by Rosyth-based Epipole could help to save the eyesight of millions of diabetes sufferers.

25 Apr 2014 09:30

University of Edinburgh invests £1.2 million in cutting edge molecular science technology

The University of Edinburgh has invested £1.2 million in some of the world's most advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Mass Spectroscopy instrumentation to help bolster its position as a 'centre of excellence' in cutting-edge molecular science.

21 Apr 2014 09:30

High-speed broadband may never reach Fife business parks, warns Council

Fife Council has warned that super-fast fibre broadband may never reach some of Fife’s business parks if BT doesn’t boost provision as part of its commercially funded £2.5 billion upgrade programme.

17 Apr 2014 09:30

Ground-breaking group Adrok expands into Canada

An Edinburgh firm which has developed a pioneering deep subsurface scanner to identify energy resources and minerals without the need for exploratory drilling is set to conquer the North American market.

17 Apr 2014 09:30

Courses in quality

A Fife IT firm has launched a series of quality-focused courses for manufacturers and businesses looking to achieve ISO9001 certification.

11 Mar 2014 09:30

Free Employment Law app for HR specialists

Morton Fraser has launched a new, enhanced free Employment Law iPhone app for employers and human resource specialists.

18 Dec 2013 09:30

Edinburgh tech firm launches graduate scheme

A global technology company based in Edinburgh is to launch a new recruitment scheme for high-flying graduates.