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Who watches the Watchmen?

Most people know about ethics in healthcare. The idea of the Hippocratic Oath to ‘do no harm’ is well established and is one of the reasons we allow doctors, surgeons and nurses the freedom to perform invasive surgery or to tell us what medication to take. If we don’t have paragons such as Hippocrates or philosophers of ethics for the tech industry can ...

  Thursday, May 3rd


Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom: €29 million to support trusted cross-border digital services

The European Commission has published two calls for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme to stimulate and sustain the deployment of European Digital Services (DSIs). Up to €29 million will be made available to meet the needs of public administrations, businesses and citizens in their cross-border activities. Interested applicants from all EU Member States, as well as Iceland and Norway, are invited to ...

   Wednesday, May 9th


Take part in IT Pro Day 2018!

IT Professionals’ Day is a special day to act as a platform to raise awareness of the IT profession, the potential within the profession, the need for continued professionalism and contribution to society. On this day we are asking everyone to celebrate the contribution of IT professionals in using their talents and innovation to advance society for everyone’s benefit. 1-2-3 ways to ...

  Wednesday, April 4th


Help us improve your member services now

We've created a survey to help serve you, our members, better. We'd like to hear your honest opinions on the services we provide to members, what you like best and least about your membership, and any ideas you have for the future so we can continue to improve. The survey should take less than 8 minutes of your time, and is completely anonymous. We won't ...

   Tuesday, March 27th


Tech Excellence Awards call for entries

Iasa Ireland and the Irish Computer Society in association with CPL, will once again support the IT Architect of the Year award at this year's Tech Excellence Awards on the 24th May 2018 at Citywest Hotel, Dublin.If you have a story to tell about a project, initiative, or outstanding team or professional, the independent panel of judges at this year's Tech Excellence Awards are ...

  Friday, March 23rd


Get involved in Tech Week 2018: Ireland's Technology Festival

From 22 to 28 April, the Irish Computer Society will be running Tech Week, a week-long, nationwide festival on everything to do with technology, aimed at students, parents and the public.From coding to gaming, the Internet of Things to drones, Tech Week is a wide-ranging initiative. Activities include nationwide competitions, local events, school tech projects, engagement and awareness raising activities. Now in its fifth year, ...

  Tuesday, March 6th


Blockchain: looking beyond the hype

Businesses would be forgiven for not quite understanding blockchain, but the Irish Computer Society (ICS) is hoping to get them on the right track early.It’s hard to escape the hype that surrounds blockchain. While it’s true that its potential is significant, the real benefits can get lost in the bluster surrounding it. Businesses themselves may want to know what it’s ...

  Monday, February 26th


Blockchain Ireland joins forces with the Irish Computer Society

The Irish Computer Society is proud to welcome the Blockchain Association of Ireland to its network of supported member bodies. The Association joins itSMF Ireland, HISI, Iasa Ireland, ADPO and the Business Analyst Association of Ireland to provide expert knowledge on blockchain technologies to its members.Membership of Blockchain Ireland is free to existing members of ICS and all of its supported member bodies ...

  Monday, February 19th


Play by the rules to gain an advantage

With GDPR on our doorstep, much has been made of the potential for large fines, potential new staff required and ‘red tape’ around the new data protection regulations. However, many organisations are surprised to learn that there are real advantages to be gained by complying with GDPR.A significant proportion of organisations are still under prepared for the new laws. If you’re one ...

  Thursday, May 17th


What ICT skills for the future?

The development of the “ICT Skills Action Plan, 2014‐2018” predicted demand for ICT to grow at 7.2% over the period. As Ireland makes a strong recovery from recession it is fair to expect the ICT skills gap to widen in the coming years. But what skills do we need? Are they the same as a few years ago? Four years is a long time in tech....

  Thursday, May 3rd


Who watches the Watchmen?

Most people know about ethics in healthcare. The idea of the Hippocratic Oath to ‘do no harm’ is well established and is one of the reasons we allow doctors, surgeons and nurses the freedom to perform invasive surgery or to tell us what medication to take. If we don’t have paragons such as Hippocrates or philosophers of ethics for the tech industry can ...

  Thursday, May 3rd


Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom: €29 million to support trusted cross-border digital services

The European Commission has published two calls for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme to stimulate and sustain the deployment of European Digital Services (DSIs). Up to €29 million will be made available to meet the needs of public administrations, businesses and citizens in their cross-border activities. Interested applicants from all EU Member States, as well as Iceland and Norway, are invited to ...

   Wednesday, May 9th


Digital Skills for Citizens project wins first place in the ECDL and ICDL in Society category

At the ECDL Foundation Forum 2018, held in Prague, the entry submitted by ECDL Ireland was voted to be an outstanding example of best practice in the ECDL and ICDL in Society category.ECDL Foundation, an international organisation dedicated to raising digital competence standards in the workforce, education and society, established the Best Practice Awards to acknowledge and credit initiatives and projects that are considered ...

  Wednesday, May 2nd


Students embrace the future as Minister praises Tech Week

Ireland’s national festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public took place last week.Organised by the ICS Foundation, the social enterprise arm of the Irish Computer Society, and supported by Science Foundation Ireland, ECDL Ireland and Amazon Web Services, Tech Week 2018 saw over 120,000 students take part in a range of fun activities including the finals of several national events.Among ...

  Wednesday, May 2nd


Data in the EU: Commission steps up efforts to increase availability and boost healthcare data sharing

Brussels, 25 April 2018 Today, the European Commission is putting forward a set of measures to increase the availability of data in the EU, building on previous initiatives to boost the free flow of non-personal data in the Digital Single Market. Data-driven innovation is a key enabler of market growth, job creation, particularly for SMEs and startups, and the development of new technologies. It allows citizens ...

   Wednesday, April 25th


Lero wins the TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award

Congratulations to Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, who have been awarded the 2018 TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE).Lero was nominated by the Irish Computer Society, so we are proud that they have been awarded the prize.The TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award is presented annually to a team for outstanding and/or sustained contributions ...

   Friday, April 13th