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Automatic compensation plan for poor broadband service

Customers who receive a poor service from their landline or broadband provider could be in line for automatic compensation as part of new proposals.

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Pinsent Masons' Luke Scanlon says banks and cloud providers can work together to understand their regulatory obligations. Picture: PA

Luke Scanlon: More clarity needed on cloud banking

Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan earlier this week described RBS as “more a financial services company with good technology” than a traditional bank.

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Nuria Oliver, head of research in data science at Vodafone, addresses the inaugural Data Summit at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. Picture: Simon Williams

How mobile phones could save lives in the developing world

Tech firms in Scotland have been challenged to help turn big data into a force for social good, writes Chris McCall

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With around 150 companies and a combined turnover of �1 billion, Scotland already has a vibrant and growing data sciences sector. Picture: John Devlin

David Smith: More support for Scotland’s growing data sector

A new programme of support will allow Scots firms to capitalise on data, writes David Smith

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David Ferguson, founder and CEO of Nucleus. Picture: Ditte Solgaard/First Light Photography

Nucleus boss in the running for DigiTech CEO award

David Ferguson, the founder and chief executive of financial wrap platform Nucleus, has been shortlisted in the CEO of the year category in the latest Digital Technology Awards.

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Craneware CEO and co-founder Keith Neilson. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh’s Craneware lands $5.2m US hospitals deal

Healthcare technology outfit Craneware has won a contract, worth $5.2 million (£4.2m), with a US hospital operator.

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Clear lines of accountability are vital in the fight against cyber-crime. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Clear command and control needed in cyber-crime war

With financial cyber-crime rising at alarming rates, Treasury committee chairman Andrew Tyrie believes greater focus is urgently needed.

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Skyscanner is a Scottish digital tech success story. The number of jobs in the wider sector could rise to 150,000 by 2021. Picture: Contributed

Digital strategy could lead to tech jobs boost in Scotland

The digital technology workforce in Scotland could rise to 150,000 by 2021 as ministers place the sector at the centre of the country’s economic future.

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Better to gain your stripes than chase chimeras, argues Jim Duffy. Picture: Ian Howarth

Jim Duffy: Do you want to be a zebra or a unicorn?

I recently met two “younger than me” entrepreneurs who are part of a group of millennials eager to start and grow businesses, but who do not want to be classed as “unicorns”.

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Dundee is home to video game companies including Minecraft developer 4J Studios. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Martin Flanagan: Dundee’s game for the digital challenge

More evidence today that down-with-the-kids Dundee continues to leave its historical roots of jam, jute and journalism firmly in the rear-view mirror.

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Dundee's digital economic output surged 171% in the four years to 2015. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Dundee’s digital sector growth outpaces rest of UK

Dundee’s pacy expansion as an IT and gaming hub is highlighted in a new report out today, showing the city’s digital economic output nearly trebled in the four years to 2015.

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SMS chief executive Alan Foy said the Glasgow firm has enjoyed a 'strong start' to 2017. Picture: Contributed

Glasgow smart meters firm hails ‘transformation’

Smart Metering Systems (SMS) today posted a 4 per cent rise in profits following a “year of transformation” for the Glasgow company.

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Companies in every sector rely on data to sell their products and services. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Hugh Aitken: EU data transfer deal crucial to Scots businesses

An EU data transfer deal is essential to Scottish business success, writes Hugh Aitken

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Beezer founder Brian Smillie, right, with Steve Ewing of Informatics Ventures. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Apps start-up Beezer heads to Berlin after pitch triumph

Beezer, an Edinburgh-based firm that lets users develop their own mobile apps, has secured a place at a European technology showcase after winning the top pitch award at an event in London.

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The Scottish Government has welcomed Openreach's recruitment drive. Picture: Iain MacDonald/PA Wire

Openreach recruiting 195 trainee engineers in Scotland

Broadband infrastructure business Openreach has announced plans to recruit more than 195 trainees from across Scotland.

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Altia-ABM has opened an office in Toronto. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Crime-fighting IT outfit Altia-ABM expands in Canada

A Glasgow firm whose specialist software is used by all police forces in the UK and many more globally today announced the major growth of its activities in Canada.

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Edesix counts police, fire and prison services among its clients. Picture: Contributed

Wearable camera outfit hails successful year of sales

Video technology outfit Edesix is cheering a successful year, with a host of large contract wins in the UK and abroad.

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Chief executive Stuart McLean said Zonal is unrecognisable from the business that was launched almost 40 years ago. Picture: Contributed

Zonal checks in with profit increase and contract wins

Till and point-of-sale specialist Zonal Retail Data Systems is on track for another year of profitable growth after securing accounts with big names including Pizza Express.

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A revolution comes for one-handed texting. Picture: Michael Gillen

SWiM: an evolution in one-handed texting

THE growing popularity of mobile devices with large screens – called “phablets” – and also small screen wearable devices, such as smartwatches, is making interacting with them with one hand increasingly difficult.

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The video game market grew in value by 1.2% in 2016. Picture: Jane Barlow

UK video games market now worth more than £4bn

Britain’s consumer games market reached a record of just over £4.3 billion last year, thanks in part to the roll-out of virtual reality (VR) technology.

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