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Half a million new Scots jobs expected from automation

More than half a million jobs will be created in Scotland over the next two decades with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) driving greater automation and robotics, new research indicates.

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Efficiency in UK offshore industry improves for fifth consecutive year

Efficiency in the UK offshore industry has improved for a fifth consecutive year, according to a report.

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Wood gets connected with new CTO position

Wood gets connected with new CTO position

Energy and engineering services giant Wood Group has appointed Darren Martin to the new role of chief technology officer as the firm looks to ramp up its digital offering.

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Elaine Van Der Berg. Picture: submitted

Brightsolid chief executive leaves business after six months

The chief executive of cloud computing specialist Brightsolid has left the business after six months in the role.

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CEO Angus MacSween welcomed the appointment. Picture: Contributed

New finance boss for cloud computing firm Iomart

Iomart, the Glasgow-based cloud computing and web hosting group, has announced a change of finance director.

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The SEC already holds the SEC Centre, the SEC Armadillo and The SSE Hydro - major purpose-built spaces for exhibitions, conferences and live entertainment. Bosses say they now want to add a new conference centre and extend the exhibition space, warning that "standing still is not an option" in the competitive conference market. Picture: PA

Glasgow’s SEC reveals £150m expansion plan

One of the UK’s largest events hubs has revealed plans for a £150 million expansion.

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Kenny Millar. Picture: submitted

East Kilbride tech firm Traveltek makes top hire as it embarks on growth

Traveltek, the East Kilbride-headquartered travel technology specialist, has unveiled a key hire as it looks to scale-up the business.

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Google opens Edinburgh training centre

Google has opened Scotland’s first ‘Digital Garage’ today and launched a new training programme in Glasgow.

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DNA clinic used by Jeremy Kyle Show opens in Glasgow

DNA clinic used by Jeremy Kyle Show opens in Glasgow

A DNA testing lab which conducts relationship tests for the Jeremy Kyle Show has opened its first “walk-in clinic” in Scotland.

Companies
Staff on the RBS mobile bank were unable to provide printed bank statements or other information when the signal failed. Picture: James Allan/Geograph

Mobile bank cashiers used post-it notes for customers

Cashiers at an RBS mobile bank scribbled customers’ transaction details on Post-It notes – after the internet signal failed.

Financial
The John Muir Way takes in some of Scotland's most iconic landmarks. Picture: Becky Duncan

John Muir Way is put on map

One of Scotland’s leading walking trails has received a boost that will benefit local businesses and tourist destinations across the Capital.

Business
Age Scotland warned that the 'overwhelming majority' of companies do not have an age strategy and said older workers faced 'unfair bias'. Picture: TSPL

MPs blame age discrimination for ‘wasted talents’ of more than 1m over 50s

The talents of more than one million unemployed over-50s are being wasted because “too little” is being done to enforce age discrimination laws, a cross party group of MPs has warned.

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Edinburgh Airport was not a pleasant experience for one passenger, Sebastian Allaby. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Sebastian Allaby: Edinburgh Airport’s level of service shames Scotland

Despite a positive CAA report about Edinburgh Airport last week, Sebastian Allaby describes his unhappiness with service provide by staff and how he was “herded” through security amid belligerent shouts.

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Companies need to find places for older people in their workforce

Leader comment: Ageism makes no sense as we all live longer

For the sake of the nation, employers need to abandon ageist attitudes to their workforce.

Opinion

Alex Salmond RT show found in breach of Ofcom rules

Alex Salmond is facing fresh calls to quit his TV chat show on Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT after it was found to have “misled” viewers and breached UK broadcasting rules.

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Theresa May has urged Tory rebels to back her Brexit plan or face no Brexit at all (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Paris Gourtsoyannis: May’s Brexit plan is dead on arrival

With Brexiteers pulling the strings again, hope of getting any deal through parliament is fading, says Paris Gourtsoyannis.

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Five Scottish fintech companies to watch in 2018

Scotland's fintech sector is thriving with new start-ups growing in stature each year.

Tech
Part of the interior of 1 St Andrew Square. Picture: Contributed

South side of Edinburgh’s St Andrew Sq hits milestone

Aberdeen Standard Investments has declared the regeneration of the south side of Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square a success after striking a deal for the remaining office space.

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Iris Woestenburg and Paulina Wawrzyczek are studying for the MSc in business events. Picture: contributed.

Napier sees course get trade body green light

A masters degree in business event management from Napier has become the first programme in Scotland to gain membership of a prestigious event industry association.

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