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Spring 2023

Cover Story

On a mission to speed up innovation in health and care

By Kevin O'Sullivan

There are currently 625,000 people on a hospital waiting list in Scotland – the highest number on record. It is a sobering statistic, and the causes that lie behind it are complex and multi-factorial.  Inevitably, Covid gets the blame for a lot of it, but…

Read more

Digital evidence sharing capability project to be ‘backbone’ of move…

A new £20m project to create a shared portal for digital evidence in criminal cases is set to…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

CodeBase secures £3m tech grant alongside LegalGeek to boost UK’s…

CodeBase has been awarded a £3m UK Government contract to support the legal sector's tech transformation alongside events…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Forget the doom and gloom, ‘tenacious’ Scottish tech companies are…

Staring down the barrel of a recession while the earth burns and a war rages in Europe, it’s…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Scottish investment zone plans and boost for Glasgow following Budget

Scotland is set to benefit from an “investment zone” and a special fund to boost innovation and science…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Leading female business figures to discuss women in entrepreneurship report

A group of leading female business figures are to come together to discuss the findings of a new…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

It’s the little things that count 

As a global technology services company, Leidos has access to huge research and development capabilities. From artificial intelligence…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Time for change – over the years the patient journey…

Advances in medical science over the past 40 years have delivered a wealth of new investigations and treatments…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Inside the National Digital Platform for future health and care…

Christopher Wroath has worked in technology-focused roles within the NHS in Scotland since 2014. He recalls the “good…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Strategy puts data at heart of health and social care

A new health and data strategy for Scotland will build on the appetite of the public during the…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Boost for breast screening as research trials in Aberdeen show…

Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to slash the time it takes for women to receive a breast cancer…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Unified data powering Cancer Tracking and the National Treatment Centre…

With waiting lists across the UK at an all-time high, NHS Highland have taken major steps to ensure…

By Hannah Baxter

Read more

‘Wicked’ challenges need complex solutions

The ‘wicked’ challenges we face today – from climate change, to harnessing data for good, to addressing health…

By Hannah Baxter

Read more

Protecting the NHS from cyber harm. How a new security…

On a floor of the Annie Lamont building at the University of Abertay lies the ticking heartbeat of…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

New building puts Dundee on the map for cyber –…

Global cyberattacks have risen dramatically in recent years as online threats have evolved from email scams and malware…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Bearing down on international cybercrime: how the FBI is working…

It is all too easy to think the war against hackers and ransomware gangs is unwinnable. We have…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Basic cybersecurity hygiene measures could have helped prevent ransomware attack,…

Basic cybersecurity hygiene measures such as multi-factor authentication could have prevented a costly ransomware attack against the Edinburgh…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Power of partnerships

With organisations more digitally connected than ever and the threat of cyber attacks always looming, being prepared for…

By Hannah Baxter

Read more

Winter 2021

Cover Story

Changing lives in a click

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Founder of Danish IT firm, Netcompany, believes software can give everyone the opportunity of a good life Since the easing of international travel restrictions, André Rogaczewski has been spending an increasing amount of his time in the air. The roving tech boss – who runs…

Read more

SNP Government ‘dragging feet’ on smart ticketing scheme for Scotland

Scottish ministers have come under fire for "dragging their feet" on a single national smartcard for public transport…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Kate Forbes calls for greater political interest in national digital…

Scotland's finance secretary has called for a greater focus from all political parties on the role of the…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Hands-off approach for census

National Records of Scotland will introduce an online option in the delayed audit of the population Scotland’s delayed…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Cloud storage opens door to lighter carbon footprints

Research finds AWS infrastructure to be five times more energy efficient than the average European enterprise data centre…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Search for talent to put future stars centre stage

The hunt for ‘tech scalers’ is on. Mark Logan explains what these suppliers will need to offer new…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

What Cop26 means for climate tech

Was Glasgow all hot air? Or an important milestone on road to net zero? We look at the…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Tech startups accelerating net zero

The Net Zero Technology Centre is supporting the clean energy innovators who will be crucial to solving the…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Harness the momentum for climate change

Adding urgency to innovation, collaboration and change could well be the key to one planet prosperity and to…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Nurturing digital talent

There has never been a better time to take digital roles in the public sector Scotland is fast…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Citizens at heart of reimagined Social Security services

Sopra Steria sets out how it developed a platform for benefit applications The way people apply for their…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Boosting public IT services

Fujitsu has ambitions to strengthen its relationship with the Scottish Government as a digital transformation partner Now is…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Collaboration: Let’s move from conversation to action to drive place-based…

Is working together the key to creating thriving and resilient communities in Scotland? Hayden Edwards of BT highlights…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

One step beyond

Now we’re increasingly connected, the next part of the journey is to maximise the positive impact on people’s…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

What lessons can Scotland learn from the Danes?

The Danish digital experience shows how standard solutions can speed and ease the transformation of essential services The…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Former Facebook chief embarks on new Scottish venture

When Varun Nair hopped on a plane from India to Scotland 10 years ago - he never knew…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Insights you can act on

Using data and emerging technology to improve citizen services and environmental sustainability is helping Scotland on its ‘smart…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Can risk models tackle Scotland’s drugs crisis?

Innovative ideas are required to lower grim drug death rate Drug-related deaths in Scotland are continuing to spiral…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Class act puts children at heart of policies

Lessons from data can help reduce impact of climate crisis on youngsters An eye-catching and worrying report at…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Work hard for a happy balance

Research reveals ways to help navigate the move from home office to hybrid working while retaining your workforce…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Defying the odds

Twenty-five women moving the needle in Scotland’s digital technologies sector The experience of women in tech has shifted…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Tech to tackle healthcare crisis

Health strategy seeks to connect and empower people in the age of digital care NHS backlogs and capacity…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Digital options can help deliver better outcomes

Refreshed health and care strategy has latest technology at its heart as Scotland recovers from Covid The refreshed…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

‘It was the worst day in my entire career’

How islands health chief turned to digital in a crisis “Cases went from two, three, four, five… and…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Rising to the 2045 challenge

SHIL’s call for innovative ideas can help Scottish healthcare take next steps in reducing carbon, costs and improving…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Next step for medicines management

The benefits for patients and clinicians will be in expanding the reach of e-prescriptions, says CMM chief executive…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

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…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Sharing valuable lessons after a cyberattack

Scotland’s environment protection agency is building back better after it was hit by a devastating ransomware incident last…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Building a security strategy fit for a new digital era

Prevention is better than cure, which is why it’s vital for organisations to build a proactive security strategy…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

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…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Ways to secure your hybrid workforce

Cisco shares five tips to enable resilience everywhere so you can empower work anywhere As the world transitions…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Adopting a secure, sustainable strategy for managing data growth

Much has been written about the accelerated digital transformation in the public sector because of the Covid-19 pandemic.…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Prison service dials up digital benefits

After Covid prompted the rollout of phones to prisoners, the bosses at Scotland’s jails are looking to unlock…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Clear case to improve prosecutions

Digital evidence can breathe life back into the criminal justice system and cut backlog, believes one of Scotland’s…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Evidence takes a digital-first approach

Scotland’s criminal justice system is being transformed by a management solution from Axon Wherever you are in the…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Critical connections on the beat

Smart use of digital technology by Connected Officers can contribute to better outcomes for both police and the…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Forging the links for digital economic growth

Huawei believes collaboration holds the key to giving individuals and businesses the tools and skills they need to…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Speeds accelerate as fibre spreads

Scotland’s connectivity will benefit from the investment and innovation which is unlocking the power of full fibre builds,…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Removing barriers with 5G

Scotland can be a beacon showcasing the transformational benefits of digital connectivity The rollout of 5G in Scotland…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

A helping hand for telecoms

Infralink brings operators and landlords together to grow network As we recognise and build on the strengths of…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Fibre optic network gears up for next milestone

Infrastructure which enables super-slick broadband speeds is spreading across Scotland as CityFibre expands When it comes to high-speed…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Sal Khan on how his YouTube channel became the biggest…

It has been 16 years since Sal Khan started a YouTube channel from his closet-turned-office in California in…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Autumn 2021

Cover Story

It might look grey, empty and forlorn. In green data terms it’s ‘a massive opportunity’

By Kevin O'Sullivan

How a former top secret military installation is among locations scouted for a legion of ‘green datacentres’ With underground bunkers, watchtowers and Europe’s longest runway, it’s little wonder why someonline forums describe it as Scotland’s version of Area 51. But the former RAF base Machrihanishin…

Read more

Can Scotland lead a ‘green travel revolution’?

Innovations in climate technology will be vital in the journey to decarbonise the transport network “We will lead…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Christie’s clarion call can’t wait another decade

Ten years ago, the Christie report set out an inspiring agenda for change that would put people at…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Council opts not to switch on live facial recognition on…

A local authority is upgrading its CCTV system with a new £1m network of state-of-the-art digital cameras -…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Building digital skills in a world beyond Covid

Collaboration tools open up online universe of blended working The need for digital skills in the workplace is…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Learning to drive a thriving digital nation

The Scottish Digital Academy is making sure education and talent support the tech ecosystem The Scottish Digital Academy…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

On the road to cutting emissions

Research at Edinburgh University looks at how net-zero targets for decarbonising vehicles could impact the haulage industry With…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Firm foundations to unlock digital estate

Data and technology will be key enablers of the enhanced performance of our built environment The United Nations…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Forget the elevator, it’s the second pitch that will help…

What you say to industry analysts makes the difference in growth The UK is one of the most…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

£1bn NHS recovery plan – what’s in store for digital?

Following a tech transformation across society over the past 18 months - the SNP Government has put digital…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Councils turn to tech in face of mental health crisis

Pressure is mounting on the Scottish Government to tackle Covid-related surge As Scots continue to relish the once-taken-for-granted…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Innovation call aims to help solve Scotland’s £1.7bn frailty problem

With an ageing population, it’s little wonder that frailty presents some big challenges for the long-term sustainability of…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Galvanizing a Net Zero nation through technology

Innovation is key to our response to the climate change emergency The climate emergency is real, and we’re…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

The smart piece of net zero jigsaw

Latest energy meters will drive decarbonisation and bring about a digital revolution to home-based services When smart meters…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Seizing the opportunities and accelerating the transition

University drives circular economy of the future The severity of the threat posed by climate change and the…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

5G dials up connected future

Enhanced connectivity can support Scotland’s objective to build a net-zero carbon nation Connecting communities using 5G-enabled technologies will…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

The green tech power list

Scottish startups driving digital solutions in the race to net zero   As humankind faces its greatest challenge yet - how to combat the devastating environmental impacts of climate change – the need for…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

International exposure puts green solutions in the picture

Climate tech companies to showcase their innovations at Cop26 A government technology “alliance” founded in Scotland has launched…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Businesses have their ‘heads in the sand’ as survey shows…

More than one in four Scottish firms have fallen prey to a cyber attack within the last three…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Is digital age in sight for Police Scotland?

Almost a decade since they were first used, the national rollout of body cameras could revolutionise policing The…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Learn with Linda: how Gaelic storytelling became an online hit…

“I'm not really technically-minded," says Linda Macleod - but this hasn’t stopped the rising TV star from delivering…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

‘It was our Apollo 13 moment’. How one Edinburgh primary…

The world of education is currently undergoing a transformation. Schools - buffeted by the cruel winds of covid…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Boom time for tech sector links with the US

SDI helps Scotland buck downward UK trend in inward investment Scotland appears to have bucked the downturn in…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Summer 2021

Spring 2023

Cover Story

On a mission to speed up innovation in health and care

By Kevin O'Sullivan

There are currently 625,000 people on a hospital waiting list in Scotland – the highest number on record. It is a sobering statistic, and the causes that lie behind it are complex and multi-factorial.  Inevitably, Covid gets the blame for a lot of it, but…

Read more

Digital evidence sharing capability project to be ‘backbone’ of move…

A new £20m project to create a shared portal for digital evidence in criminal cases is set to…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

CodeBase secures £3m tech grant alongside LegalGeek to boost UK’s…

CodeBase has been awarded a £3m UK Government contract to support the legal sector's tech transformation alongside events…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Forget the doom and gloom, ‘tenacious’ Scottish tech companies are…

Staring down the barrel of a recession while the earth burns and a war rages in Europe, it’s…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Scottish investment zone plans and boost for Glasgow following Budget

Scotland is set to benefit from an “investment zone” and a special fund to boost innovation and science…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Leading female business figures to discuss women in entrepreneurship report

A group of leading female business figures are to come together to discuss the findings of a new…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

It’s the little things that count 

As a global technology services company, Leidos has access to huge research and development capabilities. From artificial intelligence…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Time for change – over the years the patient journey…

Advances in medical science over the past 40 years have delivered a wealth of new investigations and treatments…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Inside the National Digital Platform for future health and care…

Christopher Wroath has worked in technology-focused roles within the NHS in Scotland since 2014. He recalls the “good…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Strategy puts data at heart of health and social care

A new health and data strategy for Scotland will build on the appetite of the public during the…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Boost for breast screening as research trials in Aberdeen show…

Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to slash the time it takes for women to receive a breast cancer…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Unified data powering Cancer Tracking and the National Treatment Centre…

With waiting lists across the UK at an all-time high, NHS Highland have taken major steps to ensure…

By Hannah Baxter

Read more

‘Wicked’ challenges need complex solutions

The ‘wicked’ challenges we face today – from climate change, to harnessing data for good, to addressing health…

By Hannah Baxter

Read more

Protecting the NHS from cyber harm. How a new security…

On a floor of the Annie Lamont building at the University of Abertay lies the ticking heartbeat of…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

New building puts Dundee on the map for cyber –…

Global cyberattacks have risen dramatically in recent years as online threats have evolved from email scams and malware…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Bearing down on international cybercrime: how the FBI is working…

It is all too easy to think the war against hackers and ransomware gangs is unwinnable. We have…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Basic cybersecurity hygiene measures could have helped prevent ransomware attack,…

Basic cybersecurity hygiene measures such as multi-factor authentication could have prevented a costly ransomware attack against the Edinburgh…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Power of partnerships

With organisations more digitally connected than ever and the threat of cyber attacks always looming, being prepared for…

By Hannah Baxter

Read more

Winter 2021

Cover Story

Changing lives in a click

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Founder of Danish IT firm, Netcompany, believes software can give everyone the opportunity of a good life Since the easing of international travel restrictions, André Rogaczewski has been spending an increasing amount of his time in the air. The roving tech boss – who runs…

Read more

SNP Government ‘dragging feet’ on smart ticketing scheme for Scotland

Scottish ministers have come under fire for "dragging their feet" on a single national smartcard for public transport…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Kate Forbes calls for greater political interest in national digital…

Scotland's finance secretary has called for a greater focus from all political parties on the role of the…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Hands-off approach for census

National Records of Scotland will introduce an online option in the delayed audit of the population Scotland’s delayed…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Cloud storage opens door to lighter carbon footprints

Research finds AWS infrastructure to be five times more energy efficient than the average European enterprise data centre…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Search for talent to put future stars centre stage

The hunt for ‘tech scalers’ is on. Mark Logan explains what these suppliers will need to offer new…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

What Cop26 means for climate tech

Was Glasgow all hot air? Or an important milestone on road to net zero? We look at the…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Tech startups accelerating net zero

The Net Zero Technology Centre is supporting the clean energy innovators who will be crucial to solving the…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Harness the momentum for climate change

Adding urgency to innovation, collaboration and change could well be the key to one planet prosperity and to…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Nurturing digital talent

There has never been a better time to take digital roles in the public sector Scotland is fast…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Citizens at heart of reimagined Social Security services

Sopra Steria sets out how it developed a platform for benefit applications The way people apply for their…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Boosting public IT services

Fujitsu has ambitions to strengthen its relationship with the Scottish Government as a digital transformation partner Now is…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Collaboration: Let’s move from conversation to action to drive place-based…

Is working together the key to creating thriving and resilient communities in Scotland? Hayden Edwards of BT highlights…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

One step beyond

Now we’re increasingly connected, the next part of the journey is to maximise the positive impact on people’s…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

What lessons can Scotland learn from the Danes?

The Danish digital experience shows how standard solutions can speed and ease the transformation of essential services The…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Former Facebook chief embarks on new Scottish venture

When Varun Nair hopped on a plane from India to Scotland 10 years ago - he never knew…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Insights you can act on

Using data and emerging technology to improve citizen services and environmental sustainability is helping Scotland on its ‘smart…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Can risk models tackle Scotland’s drugs crisis?

Innovative ideas are required to lower grim drug death rate Drug-related deaths in Scotland are continuing to spiral…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Class act puts children at heart of policies

Lessons from data can help reduce impact of climate crisis on youngsters An eye-catching and worrying report at…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Work hard for a happy balance

Research reveals ways to help navigate the move from home office to hybrid working while retaining your workforce…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Defying the odds

Twenty-five women moving the needle in Scotland’s digital technologies sector The experience of women in tech has shifted…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Tech to tackle healthcare crisis

Health strategy seeks to connect and empower people in the age of digital care NHS backlogs and capacity…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Digital options can help deliver better outcomes

Refreshed health and care strategy has latest technology at its heart as Scotland recovers from Covid The refreshed…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

‘It was the worst day in my entire career’

How islands health chief turned to digital in a crisis “Cases went from two, three, four, five… and…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Rising to the 2045 challenge

SHIL’s call for innovative ideas can help Scottish healthcare take next steps in reducing carbon, costs and improving…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Next step for medicines management

The benefits for patients and clinicians will be in expanding the reach of e-prescriptions, says CMM chief executive…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

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…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Sharing valuable lessons after a cyberattack

Scotland’s environment protection agency is building back better after it was hit by a devastating ransomware incident last…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Building a security strategy fit for a new digital era

Prevention is better than cure, which is why it’s vital for organisations to build a proactive security strategy…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

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…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Ways to secure your hybrid workforce

Cisco shares five tips to enable resilience everywhere so you can empower work anywhere As the world transitions…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Adopting a secure, sustainable strategy for managing data growth

Much has been written about the accelerated digital transformation in the public sector because of the Covid-19 pandemic.…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Prison service dials up digital benefits

After Covid prompted the rollout of phones to prisoners, the bosses at Scotland’s jails are looking to unlock…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Clear case to improve prosecutions

Digital evidence can breathe life back into the criminal justice system and cut backlog, believes one of Scotland’s…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Evidence takes a digital-first approach

Scotland’s criminal justice system is being transformed by a management solution from Axon Wherever you are in the…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Critical connections on the beat

Smart use of digital technology by Connected Officers can contribute to better outcomes for both police and the…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Forging the links for digital economic growth

Huawei believes collaboration holds the key to giving individuals and businesses the tools and skills they need to…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Speeds accelerate as fibre spreads

Scotland’s connectivity will benefit from the investment and innovation which is unlocking the power of full fibre builds,…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Removing barriers with 5G

Scotland can be a beacon showcasing the transformational benefits of digital connectivity The rollout of 5G in Scotland…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

A helping hand for telecoms

Infralink brings operators and landlords together to grow network As we recognise and build on the strengths of…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Fibre optic network gears up for next milestone

Infrastructure which enables super-slick broadband speeds is spreading across Scotland as CityFibre expands When it comes to high-speed…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Sal Khan on how his YouTube channel became the biggest…

It has been 16 years since Sal Khan started a YouTube channel from his closet-turned-office in California in…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Autumn 2021

Cover Story

It might look grey, empty and forlorn. In green data terms it’s ‘a massive opportunity’

By Kevin O'Sullivan

How a former top secret military installation is among locations scouted for a legion of ‘green datacentres’ With underground bunkers, watchtowers and Europe’s longest runway, it’s little wonder why someonline forums describe it as Scotland’s version of Area 51. But the former RAF base Machrihanishin…

Read more

Can Scotland lead a ‘green travel revolution’?

Innovations in climate technology will be vital in the journey to decarbonise the transport network “We will lead…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Christie’s clarion call can’t wait another decade

Ten years ago, the Christie report set out an inspiring agenda for change that would put people at…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Council opts not to switch on live facial recognition on…

A local authority is upgrading its CCTV system with a new £1m network of state-of-the-art digital cameras -…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Building digital skills in a world beyond Covid

Collaboration tools open up online universe of blended working The need for digital skills in the workplace is…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Learning to drive a thriving digital nation

The Scottish Digital Academy is making sure education and talent support the tech ecosystem The Scottish Digital Academy…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

On the road to cutting emissions

Research at Edinburgh University looks at how net-zero targets for decarbonising vehicles could impact the haulage industry With…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Firm foundations to unlock digital estate

Data and technology will be key enablers of the enhanced performance of our built environment The United Nations…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Forget the elevator, it’s the second pitch that will help…

What you say to industry analysts makes the difference in growth The UK is one of the most…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

£1bn NHS recovery plan – what’s in store for digital?

Following a tech transformation across society over the past 18 months - the SNP Government has put digital…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Councils turn to tech in face of mental health crisis

Pressure is mounting on the Scottish Government to tackle Covid-related surge As Scots continue to relish the once-taken-for-granted…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Innovation call aims to help solve Scotland’s £1.7bn frailty problem

With an ageing population, it’s little wonder that frailty presents some big challenges for the long-term sustainability of…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Galvanizing a Net Zero nation through technology

Innovation is key to our response to the climate change emergency The climate emergency is real, and we’re…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

The smart piece of net zero jigsaw

Latest energy meters will drive decarbonisation and bring about a digital revolution to home-based services When smart meters…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Seizing the opportunities and accelerating the transition

University drives circular economy of the future The severity of the threat posed by climate change and the…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

5G dials up connected future

Enhanced connectivity can support Scotland’s objective to build a net-zero carbon nation Connecting communities using 5G-enabled technologies will…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

The green tech power list

Scottish startups driving digital solutions in the race to net zero   As humankind faces its greatest challenge yet - how to combat the devastating environmental impacts of climate change – the need for…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

International exposure puts green solutions in the picture

Climate tech companies to showcase their innovations at Cop26 A government technology “alliance” founded in Scotland has launched…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Businesses have their ‘heads in the sand’ as survey shows…

More than one in four Scottish firms have fallen prey to a cyber attack within the last three…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Read more

Is digital age in sight for Police Scotland?

Almost a decade since they were first used, the national rollout of body cameras could revolutionise policing The…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

Learn with Linda: how Gaelic storytelling became an online hit…

“I'm not really technically-minded," says Linda Macleod - but this hasn’t stopped the rising TV star from delivering…

By Poppy Watson

Read more

‘It was our Apollo 13 moment’. How one Edinburgh primary…

The world of education is currently undergoing a transformation. Schools - buffeted by the cruel winds of covid…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

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Boom time for tech sector links with the US

SDI helps Scotland buck downward UK trend in inward investment Scotland appears to have bucked the downturn in…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

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Summer 2021

Spring 2023

Cover Story

On a mission to speed up innovation in health and care

By Kevin O'Sullivan

There are currently 625,000 people on a hospital waiting list in Scotland – the highest number on record. It is a sobering statistic, and the causes that lie behind it are complex and multi-factorial.  Inevitably, Covid gets the blame for a lot of it, but…

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Digital evidence sharing capability project to be ‘backbone’ of move…

A new £20m project to create a shared portal for digital evidence in criminal cases is set to…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

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CodeBase secures £3m tech grant alongside LegalGeek to boost UK’s…

CodeBase has been awarded a £3m UK Government contract to support the legal sector's tech transformation alongside events…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

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Forget the doom and gloom, ‘tenacious’ Scottish tech companies are…

Staring down the barrel of a recession while the earth burns and a war rages in Europe, it’s…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

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Scottish investment zone plans and boost for Glasgow following Budget

Scotland is set to benefit from an “investment zone” and a special fund to boost innovation and science…

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Leading female business figures to discuss women in entrepreneurship report

A group of leading female business figures are to come together to discuss the findings of a new…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

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It’s the little things that count 

As a global technology services company, Leidos has access to huge research and development capabilities. From artificial intelligence…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

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Time for change – over the years the patient journey…

Advances in medical science over the past 40 years have delivered a wealth of new investigations and treatments…

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Inside the National Digital Platform for future health and care…

Christopher Wroath has worked in technology-focused roles within the NHS in Scotland since 2014. He recalls the “good…

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Strategy puts data at heart of health and social care

A new health and data strategy for Scotland will build on the appetite of the public during the…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

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Boost for breast screening as research trials in Aberdeen show…

Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to slash the time it takes for women to receive a breast cancer…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

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Unified data powering Cancer Tracking and the National Treatment Centre…

With waiting lists across the UK at an all-time high, NHS Highland have taken major steps to ensure…

By Hannah Baxter

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‘Wicked’ challenges need complex solutions

The ‘wicked’ challenges we face today – from climate change, to harnessing data for good, to addressing health…

By Hannah Baxter

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Protecting the NHS from cyber harm. How a new security…

On a floor of the Annie Lamont building at the University of Abertay lies the ticking heartbeat of…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

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New building puts Dundee on the map for cyber –…

Global cyberattacks have risen dramatically in recent years as online threats have evolved from email scams and malware…

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Bearing down on international cybercrime: how the FBI is working…

It is all too easy to think the war against hackers and ransomware gangs is unwinnable. We have…

By Kevin O'Sullivan

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Basic cybersecurity hygiene measures could have helped prevent ransomware attack,…

Basic cybersecurity hygiene measures such as multi-factor authentication could have prevented a costly ransomware attack against the Edinburgh…

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Power of partnerships

With organisations more digitally connected than ever and the threat of cyber attacks always looming, being prepared for…

By Hannah Baxter

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Winter 2021

Cover Story

Changing lives in a click

By Kevin O'Sullivan

Founder of Danish IT firm, Netcompany, believes software can give everyone the opportunity of a good life Since the easing of international travel restrictions, André Rogaczewski has been spending an increasing amount of his time in the air. The roving tech boss – who runs…

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SNP Government ‘dragging feet’ on smart ticketing scheme for Scotland

Scottish ministers have come under fire for "dragging their feet" on a single national smartcard for public transport…

By Poppy Watson

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