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WORLD STANDARDS DAY 2020: STANDARDS ARE ESSENTIAL TO PROTECT THE PLANET

On 14 October 2020, CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, the three official European Standardization Organizations, join the international standardization community in celebrating World Standards Day. By focusing on the environment, this year’s edition aims to raise awareness on the potential of standards to help tackle the climate crisis.Standards play a great role in boosting the ecological transition. They can make home appliances, devices and infrastructures ...

   Thursday, October 15th


Reskill as a business analyst with funded places on the Certificate in Business Analysis, thanks to Springboard+ and HCI

The Certificate in Business Analysis QQI Level 8 is for all those who wish to advance and certify their skills in this important and growing area. This year everyone can avail of funding that will reduce the course cost by 90 or 100%, for the course starting in November. (The October date is now closed for applications). The course is currently being run completely online - meaning ...

  Thursday, September 3rd


Looking to kickstart your career? Women4IT can get you ready for a digital job

ICS is a partner in an innovative and ambitious project to develop the digital competences of young women who are at risk of exclusion from the labour market, by improving their employability.  “Women4IT” is a multi-stakeholder partnership funded by the EEA Grants and the Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. We aim to select and train 120 young women in Ireland to do real ...

   Monday, August 31st


itSMF Ireland members get exclusive access to IT Governance materials to help navigate 2020’s complex IT environment

itSMF Ireland members get exclusive access to IT Governance materials to help navigate 2020’s complex IT environmentMembers will receive a 25% discount on a range of publications including ITIL, ITSM, project management, COBIT and IT governance books guidesTo help IT professionals keep the momentum of activities going in today’s complex and unpredictable environment, IT Governance Europe has rolled out an exclusive deal for all ...

   Thursday, August 20th


ICS joins forces with First Tech Credit Union - Join today!

Given the ICS’ mission to support IT professionals we are partnering with First Tech to help members take advantage of the free financial advice and preferential loans for IT workers.First Tech Credit Union is Ireland's only credit union dedicated to the information, communication and technology sector.Being an ICS member entitles you to membership of First Tech Credit Union the credit union for ...

  Tuesday, June 30th


Ireland fastest growing digital economy in Europe

Over the past year, all EU countries improved their digital performance in the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). DESI is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States in digital competitiveness.Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands scored the highest ratings in DESI 2020 and are among the global leaders in digitalisation. ...

  Thursday, June 18th


2020 Cedefop skills forecast: challenges and opportunities in the coronavirus era

The 2020 Cedefop skills forecast update was developed before the coronavirus pandemic. The short-term economic impact of the lockdown in many countries is uncertain; the current short-term forecast is therefore likely to be over-optimistic. However, the key long-term factors (such as the ageing population, increasing use of automation/artificial intelligence, globalisation, resource scarcity and move towards a carbon neutral economy) will still hold as the ...

  Tuesday, June 9th


We will never go back to the way we worked before - say Ireland’s IT leaders

‘We will never go back to the way worked before’, is the message from Ireland’s top CIOs who met remotely at the Irish Computer Society to discuss their concerns and share insight on the prospect of remote working becoming the new normal for Irish workers.So, how have Ireland’s CIOs and their teams coped with the overnight move of entire organisations to ...

   Tuesday, June 9th


WORLD STANDARDS DAY 2020: STANDARDS ARE ESSENTIAL TO PROTECT THE PLANET

On 14 October 2020, CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, the three official European Standardization Organizations, join the international standardization community in celebrating World Standards Day. By focusing on the environment, this year’s edition aims to raise awareness on the potential of standards to help tackle the climate crisis.Standards play a great role in boosting the ecological transition. They can make home appliances, devices and infrastructures ...

   Thursday, October 15th


Obituary: Colm O'Shea, itSMF Ireland

ItSMF Ireland and the Irish Computer Society are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Colm O'Shea on September 24th 2020. Our condolences are with his family.Until recently, Colm was Chair to itSMF Ireland and his contribution to the society and the IT Service Management community will be sorely missed."Colm’s contribution to the itSMF and service management has been immense. He ...

  Wednesday, September 30th


Processing Customer Data for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

The Data Protection Commission published new guidelines on the processing of customer data for Covid-19 contact tracing purposes.As we move forward in the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, one of the recommended measures is for certain businesses to take contact details from customers and retain them for one month in the event that someone becomes ill and contact tracing by the health authorities is ...

   Tuesday, September 15th


BCS published guidelines for tech businesses affected by EU-US privacy shield ruling