How can Scotland’s economy thrive in the Digital era?

Here’s a question: Could we create a more collaborative, cohesive and joined-up Scotland where we help each other in trade and commerce; with real partnerships, with measurable outcomes creating new supply chains and an enhanced indigenous marketplace? Not in place of internalisation but alongside it: effectively developing our own eco-market? We could start in the […]


Don’t be afraid of embracing “The Cloud”

Current Cloud climate A wealth of off-the-shelf solutions and components are now available, and the selection is ever growing. Almost any functionality required can be purchased as a virtual machine image or as-a-service.  Public Cloud solutions can now also cope with higher performance and scale requirements than ever before – for example Cloud instances to […]


Cloud and DevOps – delivering real business agility

To achieve this objective many organisations have adopted an Agile-based development process. However, this in itself does not deliver the desired goal of business agility or responsiveness. The adoption of Cloud infrastructure and the implementation of a DevOps process for software development, testing and deployment are now considered essential if an organisation is to become […]


Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

 Category 1 – Intelligent Technologies AI Foundation The ability to automate business practices and utilise Artificial Intelligence in business decision making will be a key consideration for CEOs in 2018. Creating added value for customers is at the forefront of digital transformation programs. For an organisation to harness the potential benefits of AI it must […]


PSD2 – Brexit, disruption and you.

What is PSD2? The Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is a fundamental new piece of payments-related legislation in Europe and is the biggest disruption the banking industry has seen in decades. EU regulation – law from January 2018 – looks to shake up the banks’ exclusive rights to customer data and open it up to more […]