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What's Happening in ICS - August 30th

Hi all, The schools are back, which means we'll all be battling the morning traffic again. But more importantly, it means that classrooms in more than 400 schools will be beginning - and continuing - their journey with ECDL. This is an exciting time for students, as they'll get the chance to learn crucial IT skills that will benefit them for their entire school lives (...

  Monday, August 29th


Eddy Pauwels speaking at National IT Service Managers Conference - #itsmfie16

Eddy Pauwels, Lean IT Trainer, Clarive Software, will be speaking at this year's National IT Service Manager's Conference on October 13th. Eddy Pauwels (ITIL Master, Lean IT trainer, CSM, CSPO) is an experienced IT professional and excellent speaker. Eddy has a masters degree in computer science from the University of Brussels. During the past 25 years he specialized in Application and Service Lifecycle Management. As ...

  Friday, August 26th


Essential Guide to Dealing with a Data Breach

For many organisations, a data breach is their biggest fear. Stories about them are scarcely out of the news, with SMEs and multinationals alike being targeted by hacks, DDoS attacks, ransomware, etc. In most instances, our fears are justified. The impact and frequency of breaches are increasing due to an over-reliance on cloud-based technology to serve our needs, to name one example. The diversity ...

  Thursday, August 25th


National IT Service Managers Conference Programme available - #itsmfie16

The programme for the 2016 National IT Service Managers Conference hosted by itSMF Ireland is now available to view below. The conference will be taking place on October 13th at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin 8. This year's theme will be 'Change & Collaboration', emphasising the importance of adapting to the constant pressures to change in the face of digital transformation, while breaking down silos and ...

  Wednesday, August 24th


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, August 23rd


Bridging the gap between Finance & IT

Interdepartmental collaboration is becoming more common in the digital era, with project teams often coming from several departments. However, problems still arise as each department makes its case. Let's take the example of a new piece of internal software. For someone working in IT, the objectives will be mainly related to programming and design. Once compiled, they will then approach the finance team, who ...

  Tuesday, August 23rd


GovCampConnect taking place on September 24th.

On September 24th, Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint will host a cross-border digital government event called GovCampConnect. GovCampConnect is a user-generated unconference - meaning anyone can pitch a session on the day. GovCamps have been a feature of the international digital government community for years, but GovCampConnect will be the first event of its kind on the island of Ireland. We’ve chosen a scenic ...

  Monday, August 22nd


Will Fitzgerald discusses the importance of ECDL for the Defence Forces

Keeping your IT skills up to date is important for all IT professionals, regardless of the industry where those skills are put to use. Flight Sergeant Will Fitzgerald, Chief Information Technologies Instructor at the Defence Forces, has offered some thoughts on the integration of ECDL into the Irish Defence Forces and how important it is for their personal development. According to Flight Sgt. Fitzgerald, "...

  Wednesday, August 17th


What's Happening in ICS - August 30th

Hi all, The schools are back, which means we'll all be battling the morning traffic again. But more importantly, it means that classrooms in more than 400 schools will be beginning - and continuing - their journey with ECDL. This is an exciting time for students, as they'll get the chance to learn crucial IT skills that will benefit them for their entire school lives (...

  Monday, August 29th


Eddy Pauwels speaking at National IT Service Managers Conference - #itsmfie16

Eddy Pauwels, Lean IT Trainer, Clarive Software, will be speaking at this year's National IT Service Manager's Conference on October 13th. Eddy Pauwels (ITIL Master, Lean IT trainer, CSM, CSPO) is an experienced IT professional and excellent speaker. Eddy has a masters degree in computer science from the University of Brussels. During the past 25 years he specialized in Application and Service Lifecycle Management. As ...

  Friday, August 26th


National Electronic Referral Programme - Waiting List Solution

Background In January 2011, a National Electronic General GP Referral Pilot Project was established to achieve an electronic referral pathway between GPs and seven pilot hospitals. The Cork and Kerry Reconfiguration Team managed the pilot on behalf of the Clinical Programmes and Strategy Directorate (CPSD) Primary Care Programme. The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, incorporating the National Children’s Hospital (now Tallaght Hospital, Dublin) was included ...

  Thursday, August 25th


Essential Guide to Dealing with a Data Breach

For many organisations, a data breach is their biggest fear. Stories about them are scarcely out of the news, with SMEs and multinationals alike being targeted by hacks, DDoS attacks, ransomware, etc. In most instances, our fears are justified. The impact and frequency of breaches are increasing due to an over-reliance on cloud-based technology to serve our needs, to name one example. The diversity ...

  Thursday, August 25th


Dr. Saif Abed: NHS Must Empower CCIOs and Security Leads to Tackle New Data Threats

Dr Saif Abed, Medical Director at Triangle, will be speaking at this year's HISI Conference & Scientific Symposium. Below he offers his opinions on the empowerment of CCIOs when handling potential data/ security threats. Take the perfect recipe for a new model of care. A well thought out local digital roadmap to improve efficiency through IT, a forward thinking acute trust, collaborative partners across care ...

   Wednesday, August 24th


National IT Service Managers Conference Programme available - #itsmfie16

The programme for the 2016 National IT Service Managers Conference hosted by itSMF Ireland is now available to view below. The conference will be taking place on October 13th at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin 8. This year's theme will be 'Change & Collaboration', emphasising the importance of adapting to the constant pressures to change in the face of digital transformation, while breaking down silos and ...

  Wednesday, August 24th


Architecting the ecosystem of Big Data to Actionable Insight

Original source (Iasa Global): http://iasaglobal.org/architecting-the-ecosystem-of-big-data-to-actionable-insight/ Published by Paul Preiss. *** I have been asked to share my thoughts on Big Data and Information Architecture in an internal group of Chief Architects by Iasa Global.  As I gear up to deliver this session, I think about the critical need for an effective ecosystem where Big Data can enjoy a healthy existence – and the ...

  Tuesday, August 23rd


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, August 23rd