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Why digital transformation fails and 14 things you can do to succeed

It is well documented that over 70% of digital transformation projects fail. At ICS we believe that this failure rate can be dramatically improved. In doing so, this will release resources and pressures on IT professionals who are often left to carry the can.The truth is, that despite digital transformation projects often sitting as the sole responsibility of the IT department, failure often occurs ...

  Tuesday, May 14th


Why IT architecture is vital to digital transformation

Digital transformation is an important process to redefine your business and propel you into the digital age. But why is IT architecture important to digital transformation?Digital transformation is the transformation of an entire business, including their activities, processes and models, to take advantage of new technologies, with present and future shifts in mind.Digital transformation can be a challenge for any size of ...

  Tuesday, April 30th


Meet the Speakers from the IASA Conference 2019

Join us for the IT Architects Conference which is set to take place on 14 June 2019 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin.We are delighted to announce David Curran from OpenJaw Technologies and Coman Fullard from Continuum for this year's conference. Read on to find out more about their presentations and the conference topics of the day.Register on the IASA Conference website ...

  Friday, April 26th


Lighting up imaginations and shining a light on STEM: Tech Week 2019

Ireland’s national festival of technology is back from 11-18 May with events taking place right across the country throughout the week.Tech Week aims to light up young imaginations, spark an interest in technology and related study and shine a light on future careers in STEM. Tech Week is sponsored by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is supported by the SFI (Science Foundation ...

  Friday, April 26th


Google, Facebook & Twitter submit reports on progress against disinformation

The European Commission has published reports by Facebook, Google and Twitter covering the progress made in March 2019 to fight disinformation. The three online platforms are signatories to the Code of Practice against disinformation and have committed to report monthly on their actions ahead of the European Parliament elections in May 2019. Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender ...

   Tuesday, April 23rd


IT Professionals' Day 2019

On the 13th of May 2019 we will celebrate the role and contribution IT professionals play in helping business and society.The IT Professionals' Day is an opportunity to applaud the heroes who work in technology and strive to make our everyday life easier and to present young people with the prospect of exciting, rewarding and worthwhile careers in IT.This year we will hold ...

  Tuesday, April 16th


Should robots pay taxes?

"Should robots pay taxes?" This question may initially sound ridiculous - but it is at the core of a key debate about the future of the tax and benefit systems. The advent of artificial intelligence could mean that radical measures are needed to keep public finances sustainable. Artificial intelligence (AI) will undoubtedly shape how we work in the future. It has the potential to ...

   Thursday, April 4th


Tech Week 2019 is almost here - get involved!

From 11 to 18 May 2019, ICS will run Tech Week, a week-long, nationwide festival on everything to do with technology.We are looking for people to run events for people in their local community, or even at home with their own children, in support of the festival's objectives to increase the level of interest and awareness in technology and STEM subjects. Find out more below.Tech ...

  Thursday, April 4th


CEPIS celebrates 30 years as principal network for ICT professionals in Europe

CEPIS marked its 30th anniversary on 10 May, bringing members and stakeholders together for an event in the Hilton Brussels Grand Place hotel dedicated to best practices in digital skills development in Europe. The session was co-hosted with digital skills certification body, ECDL Foundation, which launched its new brand identity ‘ICDL’ in Europe, as well as a new programme structure.Representatives from the European Commission ...

  Tuesday, May 14th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Fran Davern

ICS welcomes Fran Davern as a new Fellow.Fran is a consultant with BlackStill Consulting Services Ltd who provide services in IT governance, information security, IT service management and quality management.He is an experienced IT professional having managed different aspects of Ulster Bank Group's IT Services for over 18 years before moving into consulting in 2003.He has extensive IT governance and organisational change experience ...

  Tuesday, May 14th


Why digital transformation fails and 14 things you can do to succeed

It is well documented that over 70% of digital transformation projects fail. At ICS we believe that this failure rate can be dramatically improved. In doing so, this will release resources and pressures on IT professionals who are often left to carry the can.The truth is, that despite digital transformation projects often sitting as the sole responsibility of the IT department, failure often occurs ...

  Tuesday, May 14th


ICDL digital skills certification programme launched to equip workers with skills for today and tomorrow

ECDL Foundation is launching a refreshed digital skills certification and brand identity that will help meet the digital skills needs of students, workers and professionals across Europe at a time when technologies are developing faster than ever before. ICDL, the new name for the programme will be launched at an event in Brussels on 10 May.ICDL is a leading global digital skills certification that ...

  Friday, May 10th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Billy Huggard