Digital Economy

Bridging the gap in Scotland’s Rural, Tourism and Digital Economies

"Smart Village Scotland is fuelled by passion, enthusiasm and a vision to help Scotland achieve all it aspires to be as a successful Digital Nation."

The Cloud – Accelerating Digital Transformation for Scotland’s Small Businesses

As this IOD article describes, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recognizes businesses are the lifeblood of Scotland’s success. She also identifies international growth as the key to their success, but that less than 10% export internationally. Also Nicola says: “By focusing on our innovative abilities, we can develop ground-breaking technologies and return an immense boost for our economy.” Boosting Productivity through Technology Innovation However the challenge is many small businesses aren’t capitalizing on technology as much as they could be, and consequently not developing the required world-class innovations. In Scotland we can see the whole picture of the impact of this when you consider Scotland’s primary economic challenge: Stalled productivity. The Dav...