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BELLA: A new digital data highway between Europe and Latin America

Map showing route of pipeline and logos of signatories

Latin America and Europe have never been so close. The BELLA (Building Europe Link to Latin America) consortium, whose leading investor is the European Commission, has signed a contract agreement with EllaLink, a private consortium, to launch the deployment of an underwater fibre optic cable connecting Europe and Latin America. The cable will provide reliable high capacity connectivity that will boost business, scientific and ...

  Friday, August 17th


IASA Conference 2018 - Agenda now available

We've announced the conference agenda for Iasa conference on 21 September, so have a look at our world-class speakers and book soon to avail of the early bird rate.

   Friday, August 10th


Irish IT Profile 2018

Ireland has an international reputation as a centre of excellence in IT. Both multinationals and home-grown talent contribute to making technology one of the fastest growing industries in the country.This makes Ireland the second largest exporter of computer and IT services in the world, with over 97% of domestic production sold in international markets. The sector accounts for over €50 billion of exports from Ireland ...

  Friday, August 3rd


IASA 2018 Speaker Announcement: Clare Dillon, Technology Evangelist

With over 20 years' experience of leadership development, business strategy and technology evangelism, Clare helps organisations maximise the opportunities presented by the latest trends in technology, from AI to Virtual/Mixed Reality. Passionate about how technology is changing and shaping the world we live and work in, she regularly speaks on topics related to digital transformation and organisational change.

  Tuesday, July 24th


New innovative tool launches for IT architects and game designers

V4Design is an EU co-funded H2020 research and innovation project launched in January 2018 and coordinated by the Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece. The project aims to reuse and repurpose visual data and texts by developing novel approaches for visual analysis, 3D reconstruction, language understanding and generation of dynamic 3D objects that can be reused as basis for design.The final goal of ...

  Friday, July 20th


€20,000 Privacy by Design Contest

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has launched the EDPS-IPEN Privacy by Design contest for mobile Health (mHealth) applications. The initiative aims to promote privacy engineering through the demonstration of a mHealth application implementing the “privacy by design and by default” principles, in order to create best practices that may constitute a reference for privacy-friendly development of mobile apps. The challenge to solve The ...

   Friday, July 13th


Lero researchers at UCD announce programme with Microsoft to enable future communications between deaf and non-deaf people

SFI Research Centre aims to develop virtual Irish sign language interpreter using Microsoft technologiesLero, the SFI Irish Software Research Centre and University College Dublin (UCD) have announced a research initiative with Microsoft Skype designed to enable future communications between deaf and non-deaf people.The research project, which will develop a virtual Irish sign language interpreter, is backed by Science Foundation Ireland in collaboration with ...

  Friday, July 13th


Blockchain eCommerce: Building Chains of Trust

One aspect of e-commerce that is on the cusp of revolution is payments being made via blockchain technology. But can blockchain, which is at heart a distributed ledger system, itself be unchained from the volatile crypto-currency market in the public mind?

  Tuesday, July 3rd


Top 6 Characteristics of an effective Project Manager

Project Managers play a vital role in the success or failure of a project being the captain of the ship. Every organisation recognizes the importance of an effective project manager. What makes these project managers click?We have compiled a list of 6 characteristics of an effective project manager. The characteristics are not presented in any specific order.Follow the KISS principle“Keep it simple, ...

  Thursday, September 6th


Are business analysis and analytics the same thing?

Are business analysis and analytics the same or there is something common between them? In this post, I am going to examine the topic – business analysis vs business analytics. I will also examine if they have a symbiotic relationship with the help of a case study.Business Analysis is a discipline and encompasses wide range of activities. The primary objective of business analysis is ...

  Wednesday, September 5th


High Performance Computing for a better agriculture

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Using high performance computing resources, a team of researchers from Laboratoire de Chimie et Physique Quantiques de Toulouse aimed to understand the interactions between pesticides and a soil component. The results help us track pesticide levels in watercourses. Agriculture is the principal source of livelihood in many regions of the developing world, and the future of our world depends on sustainable agriculture on a ...

  Friday, August 24th


itSMF 2018 Speaker Announcement: Mark Kane, Mainstream Renewable Power

Mark Kane heads up the Information Solutions practice at Mainstream Renewable Power, a global renewable energy group with operations on five continents. Having led Mainstream’s implementation of Microsoft’s Smart Energy Reference Architecture “SERA” and the subsequent transition to Microsoft’s cloud offerings, Mark now leads the organisation’s Digital Transformation journey, with a strong focus on the human side of digital transformation.  ...

  Tuesday, August 21st


Meet Graham Quinn from DAQRI at the IASA Conference on 21st of September

Meet Graham Quinn from DAQRI (Augmented Reality hardware and software startup) at the IASA Conference on 21st of SeptemberGraham is Global Technology Leader working with indigenous and global companies for over 24 years, helping customers extract true business value from unproven and emerging trends in Technology innovation. Most recently helping DAQRI, an Augmented Reality hardware and software Silicon Valley funded startup, in his role as ...

  Monday, August 20th


Luno: cryptocurrency heavyweight reaches 2 million customers

August 17th 2018: Luno, a leading global cryptocurrency company, announced its two millionth customer today. Having recently launched in to the Irish market, they have seen huge interest locally in their cryptocurrency offering. Luno allows users to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. The company is committed to demystifying cryptocurrencies by educating their customers on the risks and benefits associated with ...

  Friday, August 17th


BELLA: A new digital data highway between Europe and Latin America

Map showing route of pipeline and logos of signatories

Latin America and Europe have never been so close. The BELLA (Building Europe Link to Latin America) consortium, whose leading investor is the European Commission, has signed a contract agreement with EllaLink, a private consortium, to launch the deployment of an underwater fibre optic cable connecting Europe and Latin America. The cable will provide reliable high capacity connectivity that will boost business, scientific and ...

  Friday, August 17th


IASA Conference 2018 - Agenda now available

We've announced the conference agenda for Iasa conference on 21 September, so have a look at our world-class speakers and book soon to avail of the early bird rate.

   Friday, August 10th