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Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor Launches National Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition

Coalition aims to tackle Digital Skills GapJobs, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., today officially launched Ireland’s National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. The initiative forms part of the Skills Agenda for Europe which is being promoted across all EU Member States by the European Commission. It will be co-ordinated in Ireland by the Irish Computer Society Foundation, working ...

   Thursday, April 27th


Irish National Coalition to formally launch during IT Professionals Day

Technology has become a staple of everyday life for most people, whether it's for healthcare, finance, socialising, navigation and other activities. As indispensable as it has become, blind adoption of technology brings with it many risks and challenges. As we acquaint with our digital selves, we are moving further away from our physical ones. We are losing perspective on what can happen behind our ...

   Wednesday, April 12th


Data Protection Commissioner publishes Annual Report for 2016

Helen Dixon, The Data Protection Commissioner, has published her Annual Report for 2016, highlighting key developments and the activities of the Office for the last year. For a full version of the report, click here. Among the important details include:56% of complaints investigated pertained to subject access requestsValid data security breaches were 5% lower than the previous yearInvestigation of Yahoo!Inc. data breach incidentWhatsapp Terms of ...

   Tuesday, April 11th


European Certified Data Protection Officer Programme: FAQs

We've received a lot of interest regarding our recently launched European Certified Data Protection Officer (ECDPO) programme. To help, we've come up with the list below of FAQ's, please help us to keep this list as accurate as possible so please send us your questions and suggestions to training@ics.ie.1. Who is a Data Protection Officer?Under the European General Data Protection Regulation (...

   Thursday, April 6th


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


ICS shortlisted for Tech Excellence Awards

The Irish Computer Society are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for a Tech Excellence Award in the Professional Development category. This is a tremendous honour for the society and we are grateful that our efforts to upskill the IT profession through initiatives like the e-CF and CPD are being recognised by the wider IT community. Our Deputy CEO, Tom O'Sullivan, commented ...

   Friday, April 28th


Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor Launches National Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition

Coalition aims to tackle Digital Skills GapJobs, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., today officially launched Ireland’s National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. The initiative forms part of the Skills Agenda for Europe which is being promoted across all EU Member States by the European Commission. It will be co-ordinated in Ireland by the Irish Computer Society Foundation, working ...

   Thursday, April 27th


Ireland launches first ever patient experience survey

For the first time in Ireland, a new nationwide survey will ask patients for their views on hospital care. The National Patient Experience Survey, a joint initiative by HIQA, the HSE and the Department of Health, goes live on 1 May 2017. All adult patients who have spent a minimum of 24 hours in a public acute hospital and are discharged during the month of May will ...

  Friday, April 21st


ICS Fellow - Conor O'Brien

The Irish Computer Society would like to announce Conor O'Brien as a new ICS Fellow and offer him our congratulations. Conor was first introduced to computing in the early 1980s, and since then has worked in banking and insurance, telecommunications, and manufacturing - all related through his interest in middleware - what he sees as the "vital plumbing" connecting business critical applications written in ...

   Wednesday, April 19th


Irish National Coalition to formally launch during IT Professionals Day

Technology has become a staple of everyday life for most people, whether it's for healthcare, finance, socialising, navigation and other activities. As indispensable as it has become, blind adoption of technology brings with it many risks and challenges. As we acquaint with our digital selves, we are moving further away from our physical ones. We are losing perspective on what can happen behind our ...

   Wednesday, April 12th


Data Protection Commissioner publishes Annual Report for 2016

Helen Dixon, The Data Protection Commissioner, has published her Annual Report for 2016, highlighting key developments and the activities of the Office for the last year. For a full version of the report, click here. Among the important details include:56% of complaints investigated pertained to subject access requestsValid data security breaches were 5% lower than the previous yearInvestigation of Yahoo!Inc. data breach incidentWhatsapp Terms of ...

   Tuesday, April 11th


European Certified Data Protection Officer Programme: FAQs

We've received a lot of interest regarding our recently launched European Certified Data Protection Officer (ECDPO) programme. To help, we've come up with the list below of FAQ's, please help us to keep this list as accurate as possible so please send us your questions and suggestions to training@ics.ie.1. Who is a Data Protection Officer?Under the European General Data Protection Regulation (...

   Thursday, April 6th


NDA Research on CPD in Universal Design

The National Disability Authority has issued a request for tender for research to inform the development and delivery of Continuous Professional Development in Universal Design for IT Professionals, suitable for accreditation and promotion by the Irish Computer Society.The National Disability Authority is the independent state body providing expert advice on disability policy and practice to the Minister of Justice and Equality and promoting ...

   Thursday, April 6th