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Why teachers need to improve their ICT skills

As it’s almost Back to School time, parents will want their children’s digital skills to be up to scratch to keep up with their studies. But what about their teachers? A recent report in the UK highlighted the skills shortage that the IT sector was facing in the there. According to the report titled 'Digital Skills for Tomorrow's World': “a failure to ...

  Thursday, January 19th


2017 Turing Lecture coming to Dublin - Book now

We are happy to announce that the 2017 Turing Lecture series will be coming to Dublin Castle on February 22nd. Join Dr Guruduth S. Banavar, VP & Chief Science Officer, Cognitive Computing, IBM Research as he explores the future of AI and cognitive computing. The talk provides an overview of cognitive computing: • The technology breakthroughs that are enabling this trend• Practical applications for the real-world• Ethical ...

  Wednesday, January 18th


The IT Architect Job Description

IT architects, also known as network architects or engineers, assess system requirements in order to setup and maintain computer networks for organizations, companies and other users. IT architects may benefit from holding industry or vendor certifications in computer networking, operating systems, servers or other devices. They work in an office setting, monitoring system performance and addressing any networking or server-related issues. These professionals may ...

  Tuesday, January 17th


Upcoming CEN Workshop on Big Data will focus on innovation in Aquaculture

ICS has always promoted the importance of standards in the ICT sector, as the basis of quality, compatibility and  interoperability, enabling the development of more comprehensive and wider-reaching products and services. ICS has a track record in standards through its work with NSAI in Ireland and CEN and ISO at international level. Mary Cleary, Deputy CEO, is the current Chair of the CEN Workshop ...

   Friday, January 13th


National Data Protection Conference Free Ticket Winner

Congratulations to John Stafford of Arbelos Ltd who is our free ticket winner for this year's National Data Protection Conference.Almost 400 people took part in this year's survey from a wide cross-section of industry, thank you to everyone who took part.We are in the process of analysing the results which we will announce, as always, at the National Data Protection Conference.The programme ...

   Thursday, January 12th


Free Higher Diploma in Science in Computing!

Reboot your career with a Graduate Conversion programme - Full/Part Time Higher Diploma in Science in ComputingNo Fees for Eligible Candidates from both Public & Private Sectors.If you have an honours degree and are looking to re-boot your career there is a free Level 8 opportunity in IT Tallaght closing very soon. The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is a level 8 Graduate Conversion ...

  Thursday, January 12th


Upgrade to Multi-society Membership and see the benefits

The Irish Computer Society works proudly alongside five other membership organisations: BAAI, ADPO, HISI, Iasa and ITSMF. Membership in one of these societies entitles you to various benefits including: •    Networking opportunities with like-minded IT professionals at Members’ evenings, our Christmas Gathering, society conferences and other events;•    40+ free-to-attend ICS evening lectures every year;•    Up to 20% discount on training courses offered by your society;•    Access to ...

   Tuesday, January 10th


ICS Foundation to receive €90,000 in funding to provide digital skills training

Minister for Communication, Climate Action and the Environment Denis Naughten announced last month that he was awarding €2.2m to 15 not-for-profit organisations to provide basic digital skills training. The funding was sourced from the ongoing Digital Skills for Citizens grant scheme. Minister Naughten emphasises the importance of digital transformation, citing social, practical and commercial reasons. With so many communities unable to access or learn the ...

   Tuesday, January 10th


Why teachers need to improve their ICT skills

As it’s almost Back to School time, parents will want their children’s digital skills to be up to scratch to keep up with their studies. But what about their teachers? A recent report in the UK highlighted the skills shortage that the IT sector was facing in the there. According to the report titled 'Digital Skills for Tomorrow's World': “a failure to ...

  Thursday, January 19th


2017 Turing Lecture coming to Dublin - Book now

We are happy to announce that the 2017 Turing Lecture series will be coming to Dublin Castle on February 22nd. Join Dr Guruduth S. Banavar, VP & Chief Science Officer, Cognitive Computing, IBM Research as he explores the future of AI and cognitive computing. The talk provides an overview of cognitive computing: • The technology breakthroughs that are enabling this trend• Practical applications for the real-world• Ethical ...

  Wednesday, January 18th


The IT Architect Job Description

IT architects, also known as network architects or engineers, assess system requirements in order to setup and maintain computer networks for organizations, companies and other users. IT architects may benefit from holding industry or vendor certifications in computer networking, operating systems, servers or other devices. They work in an office setting, monitoring system performance and addressing any networking or server-related issues. These professionals may ...

  Tuesday, January 17th


Upcoming CEN Workshop on Big Data will focus on innovation in Aquaculture

ICS has always promoted the importance of standards in the ICT sector, as the basis of quality, compatibility and  interoperability, enabling the development of more comprehensive and wider-reaching products and services. ICS has a track record in standards through its work with NSAI in Ireland and CEN and ISO at international level. Mary Cleary, Deputy CEO, is the current Chair of the CEN Workshop ...

   Friday, January 13th


IMSTA Annual Conference - 22nd March 2017

The Irish Medical Surgical and Trade Association (IMSTA) will be running its annual half-day conference on Wednesday, 22nd march 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood, Santry. The conference will be focusing on 'Value-based healthcare strategies: Driving better outcomes'. The event serves as the annual conference for the medical technology and supply industry and is an important event for healthcare professionals. Registration for the event ...

  Friday, January 13th


National Data Protection Conference Free Ticket Winner

Congratulations to John Stafford of Arbelos Ltd who is our free ticket winner for this year's National Data Protection Conference.Almost 400 people took part in this year's survey from a wide cross-section of industry, thank you to everyone who took part.We are in the process of analysing the results which we will announce, as always, at the National Data Protection Conference.The programme ...

   Thursday, January 12th


Free Higher Diploma in Science in Computing!

Reboot your career with a Graduate Conversion programme - Full/Part Time Higher Diploma in Science in ComputingNo Fees for Eligible Candidates from both Public & Private Sectors.If you have an honours degree and are looking to re-boot your career there is a free Level 8 opportunity in IT Tallaght closing very soon. The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is a level 8 Graduate Conversion ...

  Thursday, January 12th


Turing Lecture Series coming to Dublin in 2017

The Irish Computer Society is delighted to announce that the renowned Turing Lecture series will be coming to Ireland in 2017.  ICS was successful in its bid to bring the lecture – now in its 22nd year – to Dublin to coincide with the Irish Computer Society’s 50th anniversary. The lecture series is a world leading event, presenting a topic from current research in computer science ...

   Tuesday, January 10th