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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


Play by the rules to gain an advantage

With GDPR on our doorstep, much has been made of the potential for large fines, potential new staff required and ‘red tape’ around the new data protection regulations. However, many organisations are surprised to learn that there are real advantages to be gained by complying with GDPR.A significant proportion of organisations are still under prepared for the new laws. If you’re one ...

  Thursday, May 17th


Who watches the Watchmen?

Most people know about ethics in healthcare. The idea of the Hippocratic Oath to ‘do no harm’ is well established and is one of the reasons we allow doctors, surgeons and nurses the freedom to perform invasive surgery or to tell us what medication to take. If we don’t have paragons such as Hippocrates or philosophers of ethics for the tech industry can ...

  Thursday, May 3rd


Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom: €29 million to support trusted cross-border digital services

The European Commission has published two calls for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme to stimulate and sustain the deployment of European Digital Services (DSIs). Up to €29 million will be made available to meet the needs of public administrations, businesses and citizens in their cross-border activities. Interested applicants from all EU Member States, as well as Iceland and Norway, are invited to ...

   Wednesday, May 9th


Data in the EU: Commission steps up efforts to increase availability and boost healthcare data sharing

Brussels, 25 April 2018 Today, the European Commission is putting forward a set of measures to increase the availability of data in the EU, building on previous initiatives to boost the free flow of non-personal data in the Digital Single Market. Data-driven innovation is a key enabler of market growth, job creation, particularly for SMEs and startups, and the development of new technologies. It allows citizens ...

   Wednesday, April 25th


ENISA publishes the first comprehensive study on cyber Threat Intelligence Platforms

ENISA has released the first comprehensive study on cyber Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIPs) focused on the needs of consumers, users, developers, vendors and the security research community. The study channels its efforts into identifying some of the key opportunities and limitations of existing platforms and solutions, since information exchange formats and tools remain central items on the agenda of the cybersecurity community in general, ...

   Monday, April 9th


Take part in IT Pro Day 2018!

IT Professionals’ Day is a special day to act as a platform to raise awareness of the IT profession, the potential within the profession, the need for continued professionalism and contribution to society. On this day we are asking everyone to celebrate the contribution of IT professionals in using their talents and innovation to advance society for everyone’s benefit. 1-2-3 ways to ...

  Wednesday, April 4th


EU Network and Information Security directive - 9th May

NIS directive

As part of the EU Cybersecurity strategy the European Commission proposed the EU Network and Information Security directive. The NIS Directive (see EU 2016/1148) is the first piece of EU-wide cybersecurity legislation. The goal is to enhance cybersecurity across the EU. The NIS directive was adopted in 2016 and subsequently, because it is an EU directive, every EU member state has started to adopt national legislation, ...

  Tuesday, April 3rd


New course in Software Asset Management (SAM) helps companies in the license jungle

Purchasing and managing software licenses in large IT environments is no longer a simple task. That's why ICS and itSMF Ireland have partnered with ITAMOrg's to offer certified Software Asset Management (SAM) training for the first time in Ireland.The course, which is the first of its kind in Europe, helps the participants to deal with the pitfalls and issues they face when handling ...

   Friday, June 8th


Help shape the future of web accessibility

We’re teaming up with the National Disability Authority to assist in compliance with a new EU directive on web accessibility. We need your help by completing our survey so we can find out what IT professionals know about universal design of IT and web accessibility.We’ll use the results to develop training programmes and upskill professionals, help organisations to comply with the ...

   Wednesday, June 6th


EU Commission to double funding for Erasmus programme

The Erasmus programme already enables millions of young Europeans to study, train or learn abroad while broadening their experience and awareness of Europe, and increasing their future chances on the job market. With doubled funding, this programme will be even more effective in supporting key political objectives such as building a European Education Area by 2025, empowering young people and promoting a European identity through ...

  Friday, June 1st


Limerick & Clare lead the way in modern Office Admin' qualifications

Limerick & Clare ETB are leading the way in providing triple certified training for those looking for a qualification in Office Administration with their QQI Level 5 Major Award in Office Administration with Digital Marketing and ECDL.The main focus of the course is employability and the ETB are using the ECDL brand as it is so recognised by employers.  Digitally competent employees add value to ...

  Wednesday, May 30th


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


HISI Conference 2018 - Call for Papers & Posters

The Health Informatics Society of Ireland invites you to become a HISI member (membership is free of charge to students) and submit your position papers, research findings, case experiences, challenges and factors thus contributing to a successful implementation of eGovernment, eHealth or eInclusion services in Ireland, Europe and beyond. HISI seeks high-quality paper and poster contributions for the 2018 HISI Annual Conference at Croke Park, ...

   Tuesday, May 29th


MSc in Applied IT Architecture wins Tech Excellence Award.

The MSc in Applied IT Architecture developed by the Technology Ireland Skillnet, IT Tallaght and Iasa Ireland won the 'Professional Development award at the 2018 Tech Excellence Awards held last night at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.This award recognises organisations who have provided the framework and supports to allow people to not only reach their personal goals, but set new standards for professional development.  ...

  Friday, May 25th


Ireland's brightest young researchers set to meet Nobel Laureates

Researchers ShuaiShuai Hu, David Burns and Emer Duffy have been selected to represent Ireland at the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting later this summer. Supported by the Irish Research Council, the three researchers will meet with 41 Nobel Laureates at the prestigious meeting in Lindau. They will be among 600 other scientists from 84 different countries across the world. The researchers went through a highly competitive multi-stage, ...

   Thursday, May 24th