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Discover the new ICS CareerPlus tool

CareerPlus is a complete solution to manage your career and skills development. It consists of a CPD recording system, and an online tool to assess your IT and business skills.Your IT skills will be assessed against the European standard, the e-Competence Framework, and your business skills are assessed against the ICS Transversal Skills Framework.Manage your career, manage your brand – benefits to individualsCareerPlus ...

  Monday, September 18th


ODPC Consultation on Transparency and International Data Transfers

The EU Article 29 Working Party (comprising the EU’s member state data protection authorities) (WP29) will be holding a third Fablab in Brussels on 18 October 2017 to consult with stakeholders on the topics of transparency and international data transfers under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The purpose of the Fablab is to seek the views of stakeholders in order to further inform (1) the preparation ...

   Thursday, September 7th


Brilliant Jerks – A curse or a blessing? - Guest Blog

I love the phrase “brilliant jerks” which first came into prominence as part of the much publicised quote from the Netflix culture slideshow, more recently replaced by the Netflix culture update. It brings two seemingly opposite words into focus in the same way that telling somebody that they are “brilliantly useless” might do and that may explain why it gets so much focus.On ...

  Thursday, August 31st


Who needs a Data Protection Officer?

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner recently shared its advice on who needs a Data Protection Officer, their role, responsibilities and obligations...The Data Protection Officer (DPO) role is an important GDPR innovation and a cornerstone of the GDPR’s accountability-based compliance framework. In addition to supporting an organisation’s compliance with the GDPR, DPOs will have an essential role in acting as ...

  Tuesday, August 29th


Dot ie domain policy changes - public consultation begins

The IE Domain Registry has ask us to inform members about a proposed policy change which aims to make dot ie domains easier and faster to register.The changeIf passed, the change will mean that you won’t need to provide a claim to register your dot ie domain name. This means that anybody with a connection to Ireland will be able register any ...

  Monday, August 28th


We want your Member Event Suggestions

We are always looking for new suggestions on what is important to you, our members. Tell us what you want to hear about or speak about. If you would like to suggest a topic or a speaker please contact us at memberservices@ics.ie we would love to hear from you.Over the last year we have had a great range of events, conferences ...

  Wednesday, August 23rd


ICT Professionalism, European Standards and the e-CF - have your say

Information session on EU professionalism developments, opportunities to contribute to European e-Competence Framework, and formation of TC 428 Mirror Committee.ICS and all its affiliated societies have been very active participants in the European Commission’s work on ICT professionalism, and all of its ramifications in education, professional development, career planning, e-leadership etc. Much of this work has centred on CEN, the European standards body, ...

   Thursday, July 13th


Here's to the next 50 years!

This is a very special year for ICS, where we celebrate our 50th year representing the IT profession in Ireland. And not only is it the 50th Anniversary of ICS but it’s also the 20th anniversary of ECDL in Ireland.To celebrate we have launched a 50th Anniversary micro-site to acknowledge the work of you, our members. If you have any suggestions for ...

   Wednesday, July 12th


Discover the new ICS CareerPlus tool

CareerPlus is a complete solution to manage your career and skills development. It consists of a CPD recording system, and an online tool to assess your IT and business skills.Your IT skills will be assessed against the European standard, the e-Competence Framework, and your business skills are assessed against the ICS Transversal Skills Framework.Manage your career, manage your brand – benefits to individualsCareerPlus ...

  Monday, September 18th


ODPC Consultation on Transparency and International Data Transfers

The EU Article 29 Working Party (comprising the EU’s member state data protection authorities) (WP29) will be holding a third Fablab in Brussels on 18 October 2017 to consult with stakeholders on the topics of transparency and international data transfers under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The purpose of the Fablab is to seek the views of stakeholders in order to further inform (1) the preparation ...

   Thursday, September 7th


Brilliant Jerks – A curse or a blessing? - Guest Blog

I love the phrase “brilliant jerks” which first came into prominence as part of the much publicised quote from the Netflix culture slideshow, more recently replaced by the Netflix culture update. It brings two seemingly opposite words into focus in the same way that telling somebody that they are “brilliantly useless” might do and that may explain why it gets so much focus.On ...

  Thursday, August 31st


Who needs a Data Protection Officer?

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner recently shared its advice on who needs a Data Protection Officer, their role, responsibilities and obligations...The Data Protection Officer (DPO) role is an important GDPR innovation and a cornerstone of the GDPR’s accountability-based compliance framework. In addition to supporting an organisation’s compliance with the GDPR, DPOs will have an essential role in acting as ...

  Tuesday, August 29th


Dot ie domain policy changes - public consultation begins

The IE Domain Registry has ask us to inform members about a proposed policy change which aims to make dot ie domains easier and faster to register.The changeIf passed, the change will mean that you won’t need to provide a claim to register your dot ie domain name. This means that anybody with a connection to Ireland will be able register any ...

  Monday, August 28th


Health IT groups want more clarity on EHR certification by 2019

Via Evan Sweeney at www.fiercehealthcare.comIn comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, health IT industry groups praised the agency for adding in more flexibility for EHR certification requirements into the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP). But those same groups also envision several different paths regarding certification in 2019 and beyond.Organizations like HIMSS, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the ...

   Thursday, August 24th


We want your Member Event Suggestions

We are always looking for new suggestions on what is important to you, our members. Tell us what you want to hear about or speak about. If you would like to suggest a topic or a speaker please contact us at memberservices@ics.ie we would love to hear from you.Over the last year we have had a great range of events, conferences ...

  Wednesday, August 23rd


MEDITECH’s Mobile Blood Bank Improves Speed, Safety of Donation Drives in Botswana

MEDITECH South Africa is improving safety and efficiency for Botswana’s blood donor drives by implementing a mobile laptop solution for blood bank.This offline technology helps support blood collection services across the region, where network connectivity is often scarce, and eliminates time spent processing unusable donated units based on ineligible donor status. It also enhances patient safety by preventing unusable blood from being ...

   Monday, July 24th