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Who are you calling unprofessional?

People tend to get a little defensive when asked about their professionalism. It may feel that something is implied - that you don't know your job, or as the dictionary defines it 'not exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, or generally businesslike manner in the workplace'. So to clarify a little about what we mean when we say professionalism and what it means to be an ...

   Thursday, November 1st


30 European ICT Professional Role Profiles built on the e-CF

The European ICT Professional Role Profiles provide a Europe-agreed set of 30 typical profile descriptions from an ICT organisational viewpoint. They can be either directly adopted or used as an inspiration and sound starting point for the flexible creation of more context-specific profiles, based upon organisational roles or individual job descriptions from a broad variety of contexts.The 30 ICT Professional Role Profiles provide a generic ...

  Friday, October 26th


Research or study in the U.S.: Fulbright Awards now open for applications

The Fulbright Irish Awards provide grants for Irish citizens, and E.U. citizens resident in Ireland for at least three years, to research, study or lecture in the U.S. The application period is open until 6 November 2018.This year there is a new grant available for those who want to do research in the technology field: a new TechImpact Scholar award.Fulbright Irish Student ...

  Tuesday, September 25th


Luno: cryptocurrency heavyweight reaches 2 million customers

August 17th 2018: Luno, a leading global cryptocurrency company, announced its two millionth customer today. Having recently launched in to the Irish market, they have seen huge interest locally in their cryptocurrency offering. Luno allows users to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. The company is committed to demystifying cryptocurrencies by educating their customers on the risks and benefits associated with ...

  Friday, August 17th


BELLA: A new digital data highway between Europe and Latin America

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Latin America and Europe have never been so close. The BELLA (Building Europe Link to Latin America) consortium, whose leading investor is the European Commission, has signed a contract agreement with EllaLink, a private consortium, to launch the deployment of an underwater fibre optic cable connecting Europe and Latin America. The cable will provide reliable high capacity connectivity that will boost business, scientific and ...

  Friday, August 17th


Irish IT Profile 2018

Ireland has an international reputation as a centre of excellence in IT. Both multinationals and home-grown talent contribute to making technology one of the fastest growing industries in the country.This makes Ireland the second largest exporter of computer and IT services in the world, with over 97% of domestic production sold in international markets. The sector accounts for over €50 billion of exports from Ireland ...

  Friday, August 3rd


Ireland joins European Blockchain Partnership

While many individual countries are way ahead in terms of having established their own blockchain associations, this is the first tentative step towards a harmonised and unified approach as too how the technology can be utilised in the private and public sectors across the single digital marketplace.Early adoption of the technology is sweeping financial markets and this will pave the way for government ...

   Tuesday, July 17th


€20,000 Privacy by Design Contest

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has launched the EDPS-IPEN Privacy by Design contest for mobile Health (mHealth) applications. The initiative aims to promote privacy engineering through the demonstration of a mHealth application implementing the “privacy by design and by default” principles, in order to create best practices that may constitute a reference for privacy-friendly development of mobile apps. The challenge to solve The ...

   Friday, July 13th


Could you help us plan our business analysis events?

If you think you could help us plan our business analyst member event schedule or conferences programmes we would love to hear from you.One of our biggest challenges is finding out which subjects, you - our members, would like to see at our events and next year's conference.We think one of the most valuable parts of being a member is that you ...

  Thursday, November 8th


The business case for more women in Tech'

At a recent debate on Gender in Tech, organised by the European Internet Forum participants emphasised the need for role models, awareness-raising and policies to improve work conditions and promotion prospects for women. The European Parliament representative stressed that more women professionals in the ICT sector, especially in top positions, would also be very beneficial to the European economy, since it is proven that ...

  Thursday, November 1st


Who are you calling unprofessional?

People tend to get a little defensive when asked about their professionalism. It may feel that something is implied - that you don't know your job, or as the dictionary defines it 'not exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, or generally businesslike manner in the workplace'. So to clarify a little about what we mean when we say professionalism and what it means to be an ...

   Thursday, November 1st


30 European ICT Professional Role Profiles built on the e-CF

The European ICT Professional Role Profiles provide a Europe-agreed set of 30 typical profile descriptions from an ICT organisational viewpoint. They can be either directly adopted or used as an inspiration and sound starting point for the flexible creation of more context-specific profiles, based upon organisational roles or individual job descriptions from a broad variety of contexts.The 30 ICT Professional Role Profiles provide a generic ...

  Friday, October 26th


EIB to provide €225m loan to support rollout of eHealth

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The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide €225 million to support the roll-out of Ireland’s transformational eHealth programme. The new nationwide electronic health and information programme is expected to improve delivery of health services for the entire population of Ireland over the next decade.The 20 year European Investment Bank loan was signed in Dublin by Andrew McDowell, European Investment Bank Vice President and ...

  Wednesday, October 17th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Anne Cullen

ICS welcomes Anne Cullen, Vice President, Client Project Delivery - Omnipay as a new Fellow of the Society.Anne joined First Data in 2002 and is responsible for client delivery on the acquiring platform of choice, OmniPay, based in Dublin.Anne has launched many multi-national acquiring clients for First Data, including PayPal and Amazon, and has extensive business knowledge and experience in the payments space.  ...

  Tuesday, October 16th


CEDPO side event at the ICDPPC in Brussels on 25 October

CEDPO is organising a side event at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners on 25 October in Brussels.This side event, entitled "DPOs: Navigators for implementing the GDPR", will cover different aspects of the DPO's role in the GDPR, from being entrusted with a strategic role for the implementation of legal requirements, to hands-on activities such as designing a compliance programme ...

  Tuesday, October 16th


ICS and SureSkills tackle the ICT skills shortage

SureSkills and the Irish Computer Society have joined as national partners for ICDL Workforce.Technology is changing the workplace at an ever faster pace. Existing jobs are evolving and new ones are appearing. One thing is certain: digital skills are vital in the workforce.Maintaining Ireland’s competitive edge on a global scale and improving the future of education across the country is essential.“...

  Thursday, October 11th