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Have your say on the e-Competence Framework

At ICS we know all IT professionals need to keep their skills up to date and track them throughout their career. We developed the CareerPlus tool to benchmark your skills against an international standard - the e-Competence Framework (eCF).The European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) provides a reference of 40 competences as applied at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workplace, using a common language for ...

   Wednesday, July 17th

Report details experiences of GDPR since implementation

Earlier this year, the European Commission surveyed members of the GDPR Multistakeholder group on their experience, and/or the experience of their own members, on the application of GDPR since 25 May 2018.The Commission received contributions from a wide range of stakeholders, including from ADPO via CEDPO and the STARII meetings.A report of the findings has been published and can be found here. The ...

   Thursday, June 13th

The EU Cybersecurity Act brings a strong agency for cybersecurity and EU-wide rules on cybersecurity certification

picture evoking cybersecurity

On 27 June the European Cybersecurity Act entered into force, setting the new mandate of ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, and establishing the European cybersecurity certification framework. With the entry into force of the Cybersecurity Act, a new course is starting for ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, which will enjoy a permanent mandate, increased responsibilities and resources. First example of its kind, the ...

  Tuesday, July 2nd

Global Centre for Business Agility launched as a new force for Digital Transformation

The Irish Computer Society is proud to welcome the Global Centre for Business Agility (GCBA) to its network of supported member bodies. The Global Centre for Business Agility is a non-profit member organisation for professionals who use agile techniques to deliver better business value.The association joins itSMF Ireland, HISI, Iasa Ireland, ADPO, BPI and the Business Analyst Association of Ireland to provide expert ...

  Thursday, June 13th

Behind the Scenes at ICS - Claudia Delaney – Head of Training and Certification

Many of you will know Claudia Delaney, our Head of Training and Certification, who has been with ICS for over 18 years. We’ve spoken to Claudia about her vision for supporting your professional development.Claudia started at ICS as ECDL Accreditation Coordinator. She honed her skills as a learning and development professional while looking after the IT skills needs of hundreds of schools and ...

  Thursday, June 13th

DCU’s New Graduates to Help Business Thrive Under EU’s Data Protection Rules

DCU has launched a new taught Masters program in data protection and privacy law that is jointly hosted in the School of Computing and the School of Law and GovernmentThe EU’s world-leading data protection rules, the General Data Protection Regulation, has created 1000 posts as Data Protection Officers in Ireland. Companies are seeking graduates that have the skills to help them comply and build ...

  Tuesday, June 11th

Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon has been reappointed for a second five-year term

Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon has been reappointed for a second five-year term. The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner regulates Irish based bodies with regard to data protection and privacy. This includes the many global tech giants who base their European operations in Ireland making the ODPC one of the lead regulators with regard to data privacy and most recently the implementation of ...

  Thursday, May 30th

Data Protection Commission reflects on the first year of the GDPR

Commissioner for Data Protection, Helen Dixon, marked the first anniversary of the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by acknowledging the strong engagement across the board with the new law.The GDPR, which applied from 25 May 2018, has marked the start of a new era in data protection standards in the EU and significantly strengthens the rights of individuals as well as increases ...

  Thursday, May 30th

itSMF 2019 Speaker Announcement: Mark O'Loughlin to address the question "Hey, where has all our IT gone?"

Organisations are continuing to move more and more of their IT services into the cloud, shifting various elements of their backend IT infrastructure, systems, applications and IT services. In simplistic terms, cloud computing and cloud-based services are just another form of outsourcing with a shift in the current IT supply chain model.With the increase in outsourcing to the cloud, is it likely that ...

  Tuesday, August 13th

ICS welcomes new Fellow Fiona Taaffe

ICS welcomes Fiona Taaffe as a new Fellow of the society.An experienced executive level leader, Fiona has worked in manufacturing, financial services and aviation, and is currently CIO with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, a top tier aircraft lessor, based in their Dublin office.Her experience includes green field setup, strategy, MA&D, business transformation and leading industry changing initiatives through technology enablement.Fiona has ...

  Friday, August 9th

Funding available for research on ICT leadership and ethics

Funding is now available to form two teams of paid experts to draft input material into the consensus processes of CEN/TC 428 "ICT professionalism and digital competences".Project team for e-competence and digital leadershipThe aim of the project team will be to gather input and draft a technical report on the development of a CEN/TR on ICT curricula for e-competence and digital leadership, ...

   Thursday, August 8th

Marking one year of eHealth action

The 3rd Joint Action supporting the eHealth Network has marked a year of improvements in digital health.eHAction is co-financed by the EU's 3rd Health Programme – 2018/2021. This joint action is a collaborative project between EU member states and other European countries who are committed to deliver sustainable, economic and social benefits for European eHealth systems and services.Based on interoperable applications, the main purpose ...

  Tuesday, August 6th

Combatting youth unemployment in Europe together

The official launch of the Youth Employment Magazine was announced on the UN International Day of Friendship. Nearly 200 institutions from 26 European countries implementing projects financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway unite to share results of their initiatives aimed at combatting youth unemployment in Europe.Launched on July 30, the Youth Employment Magazine will function as a content resource for all projects implemented under the EEA ...

   Tuesday, August 6th

Ireland making progress in Digital Economy & Society Index 2019

Graph showing how the countries are ranking in DESI 2019 Index

DESI 2019 Over the past year, all EU countries improved their digital performance. Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Denmark scored the highest ratings in DESI 2019 and are among the global leaders in digitalisation. These countries are followed by the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Ireland, Estonia, and Belgium. Some other countries however still have a long way to go, and the EU as a whole needs improvement ...

  Friday, July 26th

ICS welcomes new Fellow John Shaw