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Three-year plan aimed to increase uptake of STEM

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Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD has launched a new three year strategy for Science Foundation Ireland’s Smart Futures initiative, aimed at delivering a 10% increase in uptake of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects at second and third level by 2016.

    Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:19

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Symantec report claims data breaches have risen by 62%

 

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A new report from Symantec says that the number of data breaches rose by 62% in 2013, resulting in more than 552 million identities exposed.

    Tuesday, 22 April 2014 09:07

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Cork needs its own 'Digital Quarter', say tech leaders

The City of Cork, which has long standing history in the global technology industry, needs to create its own Digital Quarter in order to foster innovation and create jobs, according to industry experts.alt

The call for a Digital Quarter for Cork was led by Denis Collins of IBM, who is also chairman of the board of it@Cork and European Tech Cluster during a meeting of key leaders in the region, convened through the EU-funded BeWiser project.

The meeting was driven by the triple helix represented by Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), the South Western Regional Authority and the it@cork European Tech Cluster, which aims to advance the development of such an ICT cluster in the region.

    Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:42

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Computer threat 'Heartbleed' spreads to firewalls and beyond

According to security experts, hackers could crack email systems, security firewalls and possibly mobile phones through the "Heartbleed" computer bug, they also warned that the risks extended beyond just Internet Web servers.alt

The widespread bug appeared last week, when it was disclosed that a flaw in a widely used Web encryption program known as OpenSSL opened hundreds of thousands of websites to data theft. Developers rushed to fix affected web servers when they disclosed the problem, which affected companies from Amazon.com Inc and Google Inc to Yahoo Inc.

Yet vulnerable OpenSSL codes can still be found in plenty of other places, including email servers, ordinary PCs, phones and even security products such as firewalls. Developers of those products are scrambling to figure out whether they are vulnerable and patch them with updates to keep their users safe.

    Tuesday, 22 April 2014 00:00

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UCD Survey: Relationship between Irish IT Companies & Multinational Companies

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University College Dublin want your input in their Irish IT Businesses and Multi National Enterprise (MNE) Survey

UCD are examining the relationship between local Irish IT companies and multinational IT corporations. The research objectives are to determine the nature of these relationships and how they play a role in the shape of the IT sector in Ireland.

    Thursday, 17 April 2014 14:27

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