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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

Map showing route of pipeline and logos of signatories

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


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


Disruption from within: How Piprate is bringing Blockchain to the insurance industry

How a chance meeting at the Blockchain Association of Ireland led to a collaboration that aims to disrupt the insurance industry in the right way...From the early days, when the Blockchain Association of Ireland was a just a group of a few enthusiasts meeting in a pub once a month, the technology and the ecosystem has grown to include thousands of professionals working ...

   Monday, July 2nd


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


Conference presentations now available for members

Conference season is well and truly under wayItSMF conferenceThe season kicked off with the IT Service Management conference on 11 September, with the theme of ‘embracing the future of service management’ hosted by itSMF Ireland. Sharing their visions of new developments in the coming years, our speakers included Frank Stapleton, IT Transition Analyst at AIB; Sameena Hassam, Principal Consultant at Capacitas; and Mark Kane, Head ...

  Tuesday, September 25th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Maurice Hennessey

ICS welcomes Maurice Hennessy as a new Fellow of the society. Maurice holds the position of Chief Information & Security Operations Officer in daa. Key responsibilities include developing and implementing the Group information technology strategy along with responsibility for all security planning and operations functions for Dublin Airport. Maurice is also responsible for delivery of the North Runway Project, including construction and safeguarding the operational ...

  Tuesday, September 25th


Top 6 Characteristics of an effective Project Manager

Project Managers play a vital role in the success or failure of a project being the captain of the ship. Every organisation recognizes the importance of an effective project manager. What makes these project managers click?We have compiled a list of 6 characteristics of an effective project manager. The characteristics are not presented in any specific order.Follow the KISS principle“Keep it simple, ...

  Thursday, September 6th


Are business analysis and analytics the same thing?