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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


Blockchain eCommerce: Building Chains of Trust

One aspect of e-commerce that is on the cusp of revolution is payments being made via blockchain technology. But can blockchain, which is at heart a distributed ledger system, itself be unchained from the volatile crypto-currency market in the public mind?

  Tuesday, July 3rd


European Commission - Press release EU budget: Commission proposes €9.2 billion investment in first ever digital programme

The European Commission is today proposing to create the first ever Digital Europe programme and invest €9.2 billion to align the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027 with increasing digital challenges. With the Digital Single Market strategy we have established a regulatory framework that is fit for the digital age. This needs to be matched with equally ambitious funding and investments in the Digital Europe programme ...

   Thursday, June 21st


EU budget for the future

Digital Single Market

The EU has announced over €120 billion in funding to support Digital Transformation and Research & Innovation. Digital TransformationDigital transformation holds the key to unlocking future growth in Europe. Through dedicated programmes and targeted financial support, the future long-term budget of the EU will help to bridge the EU’s digital investment gap, including in remote and rural areas. It will tackle digital challenges, from artificial ...

  Wednesday, May 30th


Mingo cited by Irish government in discussion paper on DLT and blockchain

The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Pascal Donohoe (TD) yesterday published a discussion paper on virtual currencies and blockchain technology and announced the creation of an internal working group to monitor developments in the area.While Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and blockchain are garnering the world’s attention, Ireland is perfectly placed to become a predictable and open ecosystem for the technology ...

   Monday, March 26th


Blockchain: looking beyond the hype

Businesses would be forgiven for not quite understanding blockchain, but the Irish Computer Society (ICS) is hoping to get them on the right track early.It’s hard to escape the hype that surrounds blockchain. While it’s true that its potential is significant, the real benefits can get lost in the bluster surrounding it. Businesses themselves may want to know what it’s ...

  Monday, February 26th


Blockchain Ireland joins forces with the Irish Computer Society

The Irish Computer Society is proud to welcome the Blockchain Association of Ireland to its network of supported member bodies. The Association joins itSMF Ireland, HISI, Iasa Ireland, ADPO and the Business Analyst Association of Ireland to provide expert knowledge on blockchain technologies to its members.Membership of Blockchain Ireland is free to existing members of ICS and all of its supported member bodies ...

  Monday, February 19th


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


Lero researchers at UCD announce programme with Microsoft to enable future communications between deaf and non-deaf people

SFI Research Centre aims to develop virtual Irish sign language interpreter using Microsoft technologiesLero, the SFI Irish Software Research Centre and University College Dublin (UCD) have announced a research initiative with Microsoft Skype designed to enable future communications between deaf and non-deaf people.The research project, which will develop a virtual Irish sign language interpreter, is backed by Science Foundation Ireland in collaboration with ...

  Friday, July 13th


5 best Business Analyst Blogs to follow in 2018

A while back, we published our guide to the 5 best business analyst blogs to follow. While these blogs are all still brilliant resources, the online world moves so fast. There are new blogs popping up daily, and so here’s five of the best BA blogs in 2018:Bob the BA from Bob PrentissThe name may make you giggle, but Bob the BA is seriously ...

   Thursday, July 5th


Blockchain eCommerce: Building Chains of Trust

One aspect of e-commerce that is on the cusp of revolution is payments being made via blockchain technology. But can blockchain, which is at heart a distributed ledger system, itself be unchained from the volatile crypto-currency market in the public mind?

  Tuesday, July 3rd


What is Software Asset Management?

Software asset management has started to become noticed in recent years as research from Gartner has shown that organisations can use it to cut spending on software by as much as 30 percent. But what does software asset management, or SAM, actually entail? Most people would think of SAM as simply the administration of software licenses. However, it’s much more than that. It’s ...

   Friday, June 22nd


Bridging the gap between Finance & IT

Finance For IT Professionals Tutor Comac Lucey

Interdepartmental collaboration is becoming more common in the digital era, with project teams often coming from several departments. However, problems still arise as each department makes its case. Let's take the example of a new piece of internal software. For someone working in IT, the objectives will be mainly related to programming and design. Once compiled, they will then approach the finance team, who ...

  Thursday, June 21st


CEPIS Calls for Best Practice Framework for National Cybersecurity Strategies

CEPIS’ Legal and Security Issues Special Interest Network (LSI SIN) has published a new paper, Best Practices for a Journey Towards Secure Cyberspace, which evaluates the approach of different National Cybersecurity Strategies (NCSS) within the EU.The paper calls for a common European evaluation framework to help ensure a long-term strategy for reducing risks to cybersecurity between EU Member States.By comparing a selection ...

   Thursday, June 21st