New digital jobs coming to Glasgow

New investment is set to create 48 new jobs over the next 12 months in Glasgow with digital technology services business, Incremental Group.

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Neil Logan, CEO and co-founder of Incremental Group

With jobs from software engineers, data scientists, infrastructure engineers to project managers, this is the first step in Incremental Group’s ambitious three year expansion plan.

Incremental Group CEO and co-founder, Neil Logan, said: “The Regional Selective Assistance support will really help us accelerate our plans to build a new kind of digital technology business that the government and industry trust to help them evolve. I know we will only achieve this if we employ brilliant people and Glasgow is a great place to be for digital talent.”

The company plans to expand over the next three years to employ 180 people, generating annual revenues approaching £20m across the UK. Currently based in Aberdeen and Glasgow, Incremental Group employs 40 digital specialists, with plans to grow this team in Aberdeen and Glasgow, with a London office scheduled to open in April.

The investment of £500,000 comes as part of the Regional Selective Assistance support from Scottish Enterprise, a grant available for businesses who want to develop a project in Scotland.

Adrian Gillespie, managing director of growth companies, innovation and infrastructure at Scottish Enterprise said: “The 48 jobs this move will create are a welcome boost to the local economy and underline the huge contribution that our digital sector makes to sustainable economic growth.”

The business works with the government and industry to deliver the digital enterprise, with current clients including Aberdeen City Council, and Highlands and Islands Airports.

Minister of business, innovation and energy, Paul Wheelhouse, said: “48 new jobs is a welcome investment for Glasgow’s technology service industry, harnessing the undoubted talent that is to be found within the city.”

Sky announce revolutionary new set top box

Sky unveiled their new premium entertainment service Sky Q today, which they claim will allow customers to consume content on their own terms.

Sky Q is a range of set-top boxes, hubs and apps that combine streaming and television into one simple package that will stand up to its  rivals Netflix and Amazon Video.

Much like the existing Sky+ box, the new Sky Q Silver allows you to record four shows at once while you record a fifth onto its 2TB hard drive. Sky have also confirmed the device to be ultra HD ready, meaning viewers will be able to stream in 4k.

The Sky Q Silver will work in conjunction with the Sky Q Mini, a wireless plug in and play box which can be connected to any room in your home, and doesn’t require a satellite dish to work.

The company also introduced the concept of Fluid Viewing, which will allow users to pause a show in one room and continue watching in another.

Sky Q is a cross-platform app, which will allow users to view and download recorded content on their mobile devices and tablets, as well as stream it.

The service will be available to customers in the UK and Ireland in 2016, with details of the exact date and pricing revealed closer to the time.

Andrew Olson is the group’s head of product development talking about the new service:

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