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  NEWS

IASA Conference 2018 - Agenda now available

We've announced the conference agenda for Iasa conference on 21 September, so have a look at our world-class speakers and book soon to avail of the early bird rate.

   Friday, August 10th


ePrivacy Regulation & GDPR

While organisations are only acclimatising to the impacts of GDPR, a new set of regulations focussing on ensuring individual privacy with regard to electronic communications are on the way in the form of the ePrivacy Regulation (ePR).  As the ePrivacy Regulation governs the specific handling of an individual's data with regards to electronic communications, it could override GDPR in some cases.What is the ...

  Thursday, August 2nd


itSMF 2018: A chance to win with our Early-Bird offer!

REGISTER NOW to attend the itSMF Conference, taking place 11th September 2018, for a 20% discount and chance to win an overnight stay for two incl. breakfast at the wonderful 4 star Croke Park Hotel, Dublin. The prize also includes a Croke Park Ericsson Skyline Tour.Simply register to attend the itSMF Conference before Monday 13th August to be in with a chance of winning!

  Monday, July 30th


€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


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


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


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


IASA Conference 2018 - Agenda now available

We've announced the conference agenda for Iasa conference on 21 September, so have a look at our world-class speakers and book soon to avail of the early bird rate.

   Friday, August 10th


itSMF 2018 Speaker Announcement: Simone Jo Moore, Industry Thought Leader & Senior Consultant

Thought provoking, interesting and relevant, Simone is a Service Management Mixologist who probes the hearts and minds of what makes business and IT tick and jumpstart people’s thinking to evolve behaviour and actions at any level. People connected, knowledge shared, possibilities discovered and potential realised are her active values. A recognised industry Top 25 Thought Leader, Simone is a Senior Consultant, master trainer, course ...

  Tuesday, August 7th


Free GDPR Event for Fellows

Fellows of the Irish Computer Society are invited to a free evening seminar on 6 September 2018 which will cover the basics of the new GDPR legislation that came into effect recently.GDPR significantly changes data protection law across Europe, strengthening the rights of individuals but also increasing the obligations on organisations and their management teams. GDPR introduces new elements and significant enhancements on top of ...

   Tuesday, August 7th


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


ePrivacy Regulation & GDPR

While organisations are only acclimatising to the impacts of GDPR, a new set of regulations focussing on ensuring individual privacy with regard to electronic communications are on the way in the form of the ePrivacy Regulation (ePR).  As the ePrivacy Regulation governs the specific handling of an individual's data with regards to electronic communications, it could override GDPR in some cases.What is the ...

  Thursday, August 2nd


Obituary: Diarmuid UaConaill - HISI's first chair

HISI and the Irish Computer Society are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Diarmuid UaConaill who died peacefully on July 2, 2018. Our condolences are with his family.Diarmuid (pictured far-right at the 2009 IMIA Board Meeting in Hiroshima) was one of a handful of people who began the establishment of the Health Informatics profession in Ireland. Diarmuid was the Irish representative to IMIA for 30 ...

  Thursday, August 2nd