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Have your say on the e-Competence Framework

At ICS we know all IT professionals need to keep their skills up to date and track them throughout their career. We developed the CareerPlus tool to benchmark your skills against an international standard - the e-Competence Framework (eCF).The European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) provides a reference of 40 competences as applied at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workplace, using a common language for ...

   Wednesday, July 17th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Keith Baxter

ICS welcomes Keith Baxter as a new Fellow of the society.Keith Baxter is the Chief Information Officer for the Anthony Nicholas Group. The Group oversee several brands including Fields the Jeweller, Fraser Hart, Crouch, Bernstones and Lyons.Before joining The Anthony Nicholas Group in 2017, Keith was CEO of Niacon, and has worked for over 36 years in several senior management, technical and engineering roles ...

  Monday, July 15th


Ireland struggling in skills mismatch and productivity compared to EU

The latest EU report on 'Skills mismatch and productivity in the EU shows Ireland performing weakly in these areas. Additional challenges remain in terms of high-level skills demand (we know) and over-qualification in areas with where high-level skills are not needed pointing to a need for re-training or redeployment of these workers with potential to fill high-level skills gap areas.Read more here: https://...

   Monday, July 15th


ICS leading the way in EU Digiframe report

The report on “High-Tech Skills for Industry– Increasing the EU’s talent pool and promoting the highest quality standards in support of digital transformation” has been released by the European Commission. It was co-authored by Capgemini, IDC and empirica and provides an overview of the Digital Capability Reference Framework, or ‘Digiframe’, that was presented on November 15, 2018 in Brussels at the “European Skills Conference, Digital ...

   Thursday, July 11th


‘Digital Skills: New Professions’ pilot project final report now available

The European Commission has published the final report of the pilot project, “Digital Skills: New Professions, New Educational Methods, New jobs”. The main action of the project was to develop blueprints for training programmes that would help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to furnish their employees with the necessary digital competences.  The study has identified the most sought-after skills for SME employees, and consequently ...

   Thursday, July 11th


ICS CIO Profile - Colm Gartlan, Norbrook Laboratories

This month we take a look at one of the CIOs who volunteers at ICS to helps us find out what’s really going on for IT professionals on the ground. Gartlan is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society and is currently Chair of the ICS CIO Advisory Board. Name:  Colm Gartlan, IT Director, Norbrook Laboratories Limited Bio:  Gartlan joined Norbrook in April 2017 ...

  Tuesday, July 9th


What is a CMDB (Configuration Management Database)?

A configuration management database (CMDB) is a database of the relationships between all hardware and software components used in an organization's IT services. A CMDB provides an organised view of configuration data and a means of querying and tracking that data.How CMDBs work and why they're importantThe importance of tracking and understanding the information within the IT environment increases as IT systems become ...

   Tuesday, July 9th


HISI Conference 2019 - Call for Papers & Posters

The Health Informatics Society of Ireland invites you to become a HISI member (membership is free of charge to students) and submit your position papers, research findings, case experiences, challenges and factors thus contributing to a successful implementation of eGovernment, eHealth or eInclusion services in Ireland, Europe and beyond. HISI seeks high-quality paper and poster contributions for the 2019 HISI Annual Conference at Croke Park, ...

   Tuesday, May 29th


Have your say on the e-Competence Framework

At ICS we know all IT professionals need to keep their skills up to date and track them throughout their career. We developed the CareerPlus tool to benchmark your skills against an international standard - the e-Competence Framework (eCF).The European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) provides a reference of 40 competences as applied at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workplace, using a common language for ...

   Wednesday, July 17th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Keith Baxter

ICS welcomes Keith Baxter as a new Fellow of the society.Keith Baxter is the Chief Information Officer for the Anthony Nicholas Group. The Group oversee several brands including Fields the Jeweller, Fraser Hart, Crouch, Bernstones and Lyons.Before joining The Anthony Nicholas Group in 2017, Keith was CEO of Niacon, and has worked for over 36 years in several senior management, technical and engineering roles ...

  Monday, July 15th


Ireland struggling in skills mismatch and productivity compared to EU

The latest EU report on 'Skills mismatch and productivity in the EU shows Ireland performing weakly in these areas. Additional challenges remain in terms of high-level skills demand (we know) and over-qualification in areas with where high-level skills are not needed pointing to a need for re-training or redeployment of these workers with potential to fill high-level skills gap areas.Read more here: https://...

   Monday, July 15th


ICS leading the way in EU Digiframe report

The report on “High-Tech Skills for Industry– Increasing the EU’s talent pool and promoting the highest quality standards in support of digital transformation” has been released by the European Commission. It was co-authored by Capgemini, IDC and empirica and provides an overview of the Digital Capability Reference Framework, or ‘Digiframe’, that was presented on November 15, 2018 in Brussels at the “European Skills Conference, Digital ...

   Thursday, July 11th


ICS CIO Profile - Colm Gartlan, Norbrook Laboratories

This month we take a look at one of the CIOs who volunteers at ICS to helps us find out what’s really going on for IT professionals on the ground. Gartlan is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society and is currently Chair of the ICS CIO Advisory Board. Name:  Colm Gartlan, IT Director, Norbrook Laboratories Limited Bio:  Gartlan joined Norbrook in April 2017 ...

  Tuesday, July 9th


HISI Conference 2019 - Call for Papers & Posters

The Health Informatics Society of Ireland invites you to become a HISI member (membership is free of charge to students) and submit your position papers, research findings, case experiences, challenges and factors thus contributing to a successful implementation of eGovernment, eHealth or eInclusion services in Ireland, Europe and beyond. HISI seeks high-quality paper and poster contributions for the 2019 HISI Annual Conference at Croke Park, ...

   Tuesday, May 29th


Transforming the Art of IT Leadership

Finally the day has come where we recognise that those who shout loudest don’t always get heard – that should make for a more comfortable working environment for most. Recognising that soft skills are what is needed in the changing pace of office structure is leading to a whole new skills gap of its own.Ireland is viewed as a highly viable option for ...

   Thursday, July 4th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Gerry Quinn

ICS welcomes Gerry Quinn as a new Fellow.Gerry is the Chief Operations Officer of the Central Bank of Ireland reporting directly to the Governor. In this role Gerry has responsibility for Human Resources, Finance, Procurement, Information Technology,  Programme Management Office, Facilities Management, Regulatory Transactions and Currency Operations.  Gerry joined the Bank in 2010 as CIO before taking on the newly created COO role in 2011. ...

  Thursday, July 4th