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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


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


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


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


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


ICS 50th Anniversary Series: Jim Friars on today's ICS

Irish Computer Society – Looking Back (50th Anniversary series) 2017 is a very special year for the Irish Computer Society for several reasons. First and foremost, the society turns 50 years old – quite the achievement! In addition, our flagship programme, ECDL, turns 20. Throughout the year, we will be celebrating these anniversaries through a series of interviews and events that speak directly to what ICS has achieved up ...

   Thursday, February 16th


What is Agile? - Overview and Course Information

Agile software development is a set of software development methods which focuses on adaptive thinking, teamwork, collaboration and cross-functionality. One of its core values is its ability to adapt and respond to change on a continual basis to better reach project goals. It was compressed into a set of principles in the Agile Manifesto in 2001, following a meeting of 17 prominent software engineers, including the ...

   Thursday, February 9th


MSc. in Applied IT Architecture accepting enrollment for 2017

The Masters in Applied IT Architecture is now accepting enrollment for the 2017 course this September. The programme was launched to meet emerging roles in software engineering has been launched by ICT Ireland Skillnet in collaboration with the Irish Computer Society (ICS), Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT) and the Irish chapter of Iasa Global. The new MSc in Applied IT Architecture was developed with the ...

  Tuesday, January 31st


Digital DNA Express June 2017 - Book your ticket/ seat now

Digital DNA 2017 is a conference on everything new in the world of technology, taking place on June 6th and 7th 2017 at St. George's Market, Belfast. "Digital DNA is Ireland’s leading business and technology event held in Belfast. We bring together all industries and sectors to realise the potential of digital technology in their organisation. Share knowledge, overcome challenges and discover opportunities to transform ...

   Monday, May 22nd


Register for Conference on Impact of IT Professionalism on the European Economy

The rapid and ever-progressing advancement of technology along with the current IT skills gap has been presenting one of the biggest challenges to both private and public sector organisations throughout Europe, with a huge impact on the European economy. Therefore, the eSkills Malta Foundation, in collaboration with the European Commission, Capgemini, the Irish Computer Society and CEPIS, is organising a conference on the impact ...

   Friday, May 19th


eHealth Ireland Ecosystem Agenda

The first eHealth Ireland Ecosystem of 2017 will take place on Wednesday 17th May from 08:30 - 17:00 at Radisson Blu St Helen's Stillorgan Road, Co. Dublin.

  Wednesday, May 10th


Minister Simon Harris's address at the INMO Annual Delegate Conference, May 5th 2017

Minister Simon Harris addresses delegates at the INMO's Annual Delegate Conference, May 5th, 2017President, Vice-Presidents, office-holders, members of staff of the INMO, members, colleagues, distinguished guests.First of all, I want to thank you for inviting me to speak at your 98th Annual Delegate Conference here in the Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford.  I know that the theme of this year’s conference is “Nurses ...

   Friday, May 5th


ICT in Education conference, LIT, May 6th

The ICT in Education conference will take place on the Thurles campus of LIT on Saturday 6th May.  The aim of the conference is to provide a space for like-minded teachers to learn from each other and share ideas around integrating technology in the classroom.  This event will be of interest to teachers who are hesitant in their use of technology as well as ...

   Tuesday, May 2nd


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