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Hands-off approach for census 

National Records of Scotland will introduce an online option in the delayed audit of the population Scotland’s delayed census will be carried out in March “primarily digitally” for the first…

Kate Forbes calls for greater political interest in national digital plans 
Scotland’s largest public sector IT conference set for EICC  
Business & Economy
IT consulting firm to expand Scottish workforce 

Scotland is set to benefit from a leading professional services company’s plans to boost its UK workforce by 3,000 over the next three years. Ireland-based Accenture, which specialises in IT…

Collaboration: Let’s move from conversation to action to drive place-based outcomes 
Child disability payments can now be accessed online in Scotland in ‘UK first’ 
Digital Transformation
Hands-off approach for census 

National Records of Scotland will introduce an online option in the delayed audit of the population Scotland’s delayed census will be carried out in March “primarily digitally” for the first…

Kate Forbes calls for greater political interest in national digital plans 
Scotland’s largest public sector IT conference set for EICC  
Business & Economy
IT consulting firm to expand Scottish workforce 

Scotland is set to benefit from a leading professional services company’s plans to boost its UK workforce by 3,000 over the next three years. Ireland-based Accenture, which specialises in IT…

Collaboration: Let’s move from conversation to action to drive place-based outcomes 
Child disability payments can now be accessed online in Scotland in ‘UK first’ 
Health & Care
Falkirk Council telecare project wins digital transformation award 

Falkirk Council has won a top award for its technology-enabled care service which has helped thousands of vulnerable people live independently at home during the pandemic. The local authority’s Analogue…

New partnership to transform Edinburgh into world-leading ‘smart city’ 
Young people to lead the way on cutting carbon in Aberdeenshire schools 
Business & Economy
Dundee esports league to spark gaming revolution in Scotland 

Dundee is set to further cement its place as Europe’s gaming capital by hosting a “groundbreaking” event which will offer a glimpse of a “new era” of sports entertainment.  Next…

Final push for points as Renfrewshire Beat the Street draws to a close 
Council to install GPS signage by riverside after death of teenage boy 
Health & Care
Falkirk Council telecare project wins digital transformation award 

Falkirk Council has won a top award for its technology-enabled care service which has helped thousands of vulnerable people live independently at home during the pandemic. The local authority’s Analogue…

New partnership to transform Edinburgh into world-leading ‘smart city’ 
Young people to lead the way on cutting carbon in Aberdeenshire schools 
Business & Economy
Dundee esports league to spark gaming revolution in Scotland 

Dundee is set to further cement its place as Europe’s gaming capital by hosting a “groundbreaking” event which will offer a glimpse of a “new era” of sports entertainment.  Next…

Final push for points as Renfrewshire Beat the Street draws to a close 
Council to install GPS signage by riverside after death of teenage boy 

Health & Care

Cyber
SBRC launches new ‘Exercise in a Box’ session 

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is helping to combat the rise in cybercrime by offering companies access to a workshop from the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) ‘Exercise in…

SEPA CEO recognised for ‘honesty and openness’ at Scottish Cyber Awards 
Staff at Glasgow-based Student Loans Company fired for computer misuse 
Cyber
One in five hacking incidents targeting healthcare sector, says NCSC 

One in five hacking incidents in the last 12 months were targeted against healthcare organisations according to the National Cyber Security Centre’s annual review. The organisations, which is a part…

Edinburgh cyrpto startup decarbonises Bitcoin 
Cyber
SBRC launches new ‘Exercise in a Box’ session 

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is helping to combat the rise in cybercrime by offering companies access to a workshop from the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) ‘Exercise in…

SEPA CEO recognised for ‘honesty and openness’ at Scottish Cyber Awards 
Staff at Glasgow-based Student Loans Company fired for computer misuse 
Cyber
One in five hacking incidents targeting healthcare sector, says NCSC 

One in five hacking incidents in the last 12 months were targeted against healthcare organisations according to the National Cyber Security Centre’s annual review. The organisations, which is a part…

Edinburgh cyrpto startup decarbonises Bitcoin 

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Not a drop wasted: digital cask filling can save the whisky industry millions 

Scotland’s food and drink sector is central to the country’s economy. Bringing in around £14 billion every year, it employs more than 115,000 people and accounts for one in five manufacturing…

The value of engineering in the curriculum 

If you were to look back at the greatest discoveries in science and technology over the past 30 years, you would soon notice that engineering is a key catalyst for…

Glasgow Council leads the way in digital learning 

In 2017, we at Glasgow City Council took the opportunity to overhaul our digital approach to education and redefine learning, keeping in mind the core aim of reducing the impact…

Why data is the new oil 

In 2006, British mathematician Clive Humby coined the phrase, “Data is the new oil”. This analogy has been proven correct as data now powers entire industries and holds tremendous value…

Global Entrepreneurship Week offers chance to reset aspirations amid new innovation landscape 

With the advent of Global Entrepreneurship Week, it is an opportunity for us to celebrate the innovators, the grassroots risk takers who drive the economy, and those who invest in…

Aberdeenshire leads the way in work-based learning 

There has long been debate about the distinction to be drawn between vocational and academic learning. However, in Aberdeenshire Council the focus is on what is best for our learners;…

5G connectivity can ’empower people to restore our planet’ 

Six years on from the Paris Climate Accords and the world is still getting warmer. We are now seeing first-hand the impact of climate change – the floods and fires…

Cracking the code to offline computational thinking 

In our digitally connected world, it can be argued that coding and especially computational thinking have become essential parts of a new ‘computing literacy’ to support traditional literacy. These computational…

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CodeClan partners with Skyscanner and Fanduel after graduate milestone 

Scotland’s digital skills academy has forged connections with a number of leading corporate and public sector organisations including Skyscanner and Fanduel after producing over 2,000 graduates. CodeClan‘s new array of…

Online course helps tourism and hospitality firms use latest tech 
Edinburgh cyrpto startup decarbonises Bitcoin 
Business & Economy
IT consulting firm to expand Scottish workforce 

Scotland is set to benefit from a leading professional services company’s plans to boost its UK workforce by 3,000 over the next three years. Ireland-based Accenture, which specialises in IT…

FanDuel co-founder secures largest UK seed funding round for startup venture 
Scotland’s tech trade body makes five appointments to board 
Business & Economy
CodeClan partners with Skyscanner and Fanduel after graduate milestone 

Scotland’s digital skills academy has forged connections with a number of leading corporate and public sector organisations including Skyscanner and Fanduel after producing over 2,000 graduates. CodeClan‘s new array of…

Online course helps tourism and hospitality firms use latest tech 
Edinburgh cyrpto startup decarbonises Bitcoin 
Business & Economy
IT consulting firm to expand Scottish workforce 

Scotland is set to benefit from a leading professional services company’s plans to boost its UK workforce by 3,000 over the next three years. Ireland-based Accenture, which specialises in IT…

FanDuel co-founder secures largest UK seed funding round for startup venture 
Scotland’s tech trade body makes five appointments to board