Rab McNeil's Week I like to keep abreast of developments at the old Scotsman building on Edinburgh’s North Bridge, where I spent many years in grinding toil leavened by moral relativism and existential doubt. Here, I first discovered that there was no god. All that aside, we read on this very website that the old dame is to get a £10 million revamp by new owner G1, which will involve relocating some facilities. Talk of The Scotsman building’s relocated facilities brings back a painful … [Read more...] about How I lost my way in the corridors of power
A new line in sponsorship It's been more than 30 years since a little-known double glazing company pulled off what turned out to be a pioneering deal that helped change the commercialisation of football. The 1983-84 Scottish season was the last full campaign that either Rangers or Celtic wore kits without the name of a sponsor. In September 1984, CR Smith announced a shirt sponsorship deal with both clubs and the brand appeared on their jerseys for the first time on the 29th of that … [Read more...] about Interview: Gerard Eadie, CR Smith
Fostering the fintech challenge: It's been a life lived by numbers and in David Ferguson's case the one that matters just now is the £13 billion in assets his company is administering. He raises his eyebrows and scratches the back of his head as if disbelieving the growth achieved by Nucleus which launched amid some scepticism just over a decade ago. He and his then business partner Philip Martin set out to break the mould of how intermediaries handled personal wealth and in the process … [Read more...] about Interview: David Ferguson, Nucleus
Ignoring the risks and challenges posed by a lack of understanding of the practical implications of using OSS can lead to difficulties in future, says Anoop Joshi OSS: Interacting with Open Source Software (OSS) is a mainstay of modern software development and is encountered by software developers and users on a daily basis. To make the most of the advantages, we have to embrace working with OSS by understanding its role in software and product development. All code is subject to … [Read more...] about Do you have Open Source in your Tech Stack?
Data science: New government money being made available to Edinburgh and South-East Scotland has given fresh impetus to building the region's position as a centre for innovation. The City Deal is being described as a one-off opportunity to capitalise on huge opportunities and to set new goals, not least to turn Scotland into the data capital of Europe by 2025. Edinburgh University says its role in the £1 billion package announced last week "will be unique, challenging and … [Read more...] about City Deal provides the plug for the new economy