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Over half of Ireland have insufficient digital skills, European index reports

According to the latest European Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), Ireland's performance with regard to digital skills is 11% below the EU average. Only 44% of the Irish population have sufficient digital skills, compared with a 55% EU average. The DESI measures the performance of EU member states in relation to technology and digital skills. Ireland is currently above the EU average in many areas but ...

   Tuesday, March 7th


What is DevOps?

For many who work in IT, the term DevOps is difficult to define. This article aims to clarify what DevOps is, how it developed and its use in a modern IT environment. DevOps Foundation Certification - View upcoming courses What is DevOps? The term 'DevOps' is a mix of the words 'Development' and 'Operations'. It is seen as a culture, movement, or practice within ...

   Tuesday, March 7th


eHealth and Informatics in Ireland conference

The Health Services Executive and University College Cork will be running an 'eHealth and Informatics in Ireland' conference on March 30th 2017. The conference is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. The event will focus on where healthcare informatics has come in recent times and what developments it hopes to make. Topics for the conference will include eHealth strategy in Ireland, Clinical Management Systems ...

   Monday, March 6th


Do you have the right Data Protection Officer skills? - Take the Survey

In the article below, attorney Thomas Shaw writes on the essential job skills of DPOs under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  He lists the job skills required and suggests the types of professionals best suited to fulfil the DPO role under the GDPR.  Please complete this brief survey, ideally after reading the article below.Based on surveying data protection officer job postings, companies ...

   Friday, March 3rd


Starting your CPD Journey with the Irish Computer Society

in 2015, the Irish Computer Society launched its CPD programme to help align with European objectives around e-competency with IT. CPD is a points-based system that allows you to track, record and share your achievements with your peers and fellow professionals. Along with the e-competence framework, it allows someone to track their career progress and match their needs with those of their organisation. CPD is ...

   Wednesday, March 1st


Sharing & Reuse Conference - 29 March 2017

Sharing & Reuse Conference 2017

The Irish Computer Society would like to announce an upcoming conference in the Public Sector IT space, the Sharing & Reuse Conference, taking place on March 29th in Lisbon, Portugal. Sharing & Reuse Conference 2017 organised under the umbrella of the ISA² Programme by the ISA Unit of Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) of the European Commission on 29 March in Lisbon, will bring together representatives from public administrations: ...

  Monday, February 27th


ICS Member Event - The Role of the DPO under GDPR

The Irish Computer Society, The Association of Data Protection Officers, ECDL Ireland & IT@Cork will host simultaneous Data Protection events, specifically about GDPR, at The Republic of Work, Cork & at ICS HQ, Dublin 4 on Monday, 13th March.  How will GDPR change the role of DPOs in the short term and in the coming years?Given the IT Security ramifications of the new legislation, how ...

   Friday, February 24th


TIGER EU/US eHealth Work Project - Survey

In partnership with TIGER and the HIMSS Foundation, the EU*US eHealth Work Project is surveying to identify global health IT/eHealth workforce development needs, trends and gaps. We need your feedback to create the big picture, and to enable a highly skilled workforce across borders and on a global scale. The survey will capture information about your heatlh IT skillset; available curriculum and/...

   Thursday, February 23rd


Report from Patient Workshop on eHealth Records at HISI 2016

IPPOSI organised a patient-led workshop on electronic health records at the HISI Annual Conference for 2016 on November 16th. The workshop title was ‘In Electronic Health Records we Trust?’ and participants broke into six facilitated groups to discuss:Data sharing and usePatient-clinician relationshipsBoth HISI and IPPOSI would like to thank all participants and most especially the volunteer chairs and rapporteurs who facilitated the working groups....

   Wednesday, March 15th


€210 million Digital Strategy ICT Infrastructure grant for Schools Announced

Irish Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, recently announced he is investing €30m in ICT infrastructure grants for primary and post-primary schools. This announcement markets the start of the €210 million Digital Strategy for Schools. Minister Bruton was delighted to confirm that the Digital Strategy ICT Infrastructure grant would be worth approximately €4000 for every 100 pupils and around €11,000 for 500 pupils at primary level. At post-primary ...

   Thursday, March 9th


Over half of Ireland have insufficient digital skills, European index reports

According to the latest European Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), Ireland's performance with regard to digital skills is 11% below the EU average. Only 44% of the Irish population have sufficient digital skills, compared with a 55% EU average. The DESI measures the performance of EU member states in relation to technology and digital skills. Ireland is currently above the EU average in many areas but ...

   Tuesday, March 7th


What is DevOps?

For many who work in IT, the term DevOps is difficult to define. This article aims to clarify what DevOps is, how it developed and its use in a modern IT environment. DevOps Foundation Certification - View upcoming courses What is DevOps? The term 'DevOps' is a mix of the words 'Development' and 'Operations'. It is seen as a culture, movement, or practice within ...

   Tuesday, March 7th


eHealth and Informatics in Ireland conference

The Health Services Executive and University College Cork will be running an 'eHealth and Informatics in Ireland' conference on March 30th 2017. The conference is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. The event will focus on where healthcare informatics has come in recent times and what developments it hopes to make. Topics for the conference will include eHealth strategy in Ireland, Clinical Management Systems ...

   Monday, March 6th


Do you have the right Data Protection Officer skills? - Take the Survey

In the article below, attorney Thomas Shaw writes on the essential job skills of DPOs under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  He lists the job skills required and suggests the types of professionals best suited to fulfil the DPO role under the GDPR.  Please complete this brief survey, ideally after reading the article below.Based on surveying data protection officer job postings, companies ...

   Friday, March 3rd


Starting your CPD Journey with the Irish Computer Society

in 2015, the Irish Computer Society launched its CPD programme to help align with European objectives around e-competency with IT. CPD is a points-based system that allows you to track, record and share your achievements with your peers and fellow professionals. Along with the e-competence framework, it allows someone to track their career progress and match their needs with those of their organisation. CPD is ...

   Wednesday, March 1st


Sharing & Reuse Conference - 29 March 2017

Sharing & Reuse Conference 2017

The Irish Computer Society would like to announce an upcoming conference in the Public Sector IT space, the Sharing & Reuse Conference, taking place on March 29th in Lisbon, Portugal. Sharing & Reuse Conference 2017 organised under the umbrella of the ISA² Programme by the ISA Unit of Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) of the European Commission on 29 March in Lisbon, will bring together representatives from public administrations: ...

  Monday, February 27th