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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


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, January 31st


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


Cedefop Publishes Report on National Qualification Frameworks

Cedefop, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, has released its 2016 European Inventory on National Qualifications Frameworks. The latest edition of the document highlights that the benefits and added value of national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) become more visible as those frameworks develop and are implemented. 21 countries have used NQF levels on their qualification documents and in databases of qualifications, with the European ...

   Wednesday, April 5th


EU Announces Major Digital Work Experience Project

5,000 to 6,000 graduate students will have the opportunity to participate in paid 4 to 5 month internships in the digital field between 2018 and 2020 under a new pilot project announced by the European Commission.The project was announced in the context of high levels of youth unemployment and a dangerous digital skills gap. It will be open to students from all disciplines. Skills mismatches are a serious issue ...

   Wednesday, April 5th