Category Archives: Culture

Startups need….

I’ve been ruminating this blog post over the weekend and then an article on Techcrunch just spurred me to put the thoughts into electrons. I’ve been guilty of using the words “startups need” many times. There’s always something they need whether it is access to better talent, better markets, better funding alternatives. A startup is […]

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Why are games different?

Compared to ten years ago, we are in the start of a renaissance in games development. While some courses have fallen away, games support (from our local development agency, NI Screen, has never been better. If you want more information, come and ask….

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The Digital Skills Crisis

There’s no doubt that we have a crisis in Skills in the Digital and ICT sector. We’ve had conversations with big IT employers in Northern Ireland and they’ve stated categorically they would hire 100 people tomorrow if they could find them. The skills selection pressure in Northern Ireland is driving salaries up (good for short […]

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The First Week of Digital Circle …

Just after re-launching Digital Circle as part of the Raise family, we didn’t let the grass grow under our heels as we headed straight into a Roundtable with the Department of the Economy about the excessive disparity between the demand for digital skills and the supply. The consultation, being hosted by the CBI, recognises that […]

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Announcing Digital Circle….

In 2007, industry, academia and government worked together to produce the Northern Ireland Digital Content Strategy – a timely document that paved the way to the Digital Circle collaborative network and several years of rapid growth in our local industry. Timely because it arrived just before a sea change in the market – the advent […]

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