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Why learn SQL?

Learning SQL can be one of the best career decisions you will ever make. Importantly, there’s a high potential salary and you’ll be able to gain insights into the workings of your business. What is SQL? SQL stands for Structured Query Language. It’s a language for interacting with data and data structures within a relational database management system. There are four ...

  Wednesday, August 28th


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


The EU Cybersecurity Act brings a strong agency for cybersecurity and EU-wide rules on cybersecurity certification

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On 27 June the European Cybersecurity Act entered into force, setting the new mandate of ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, and establishing the European cybersecurity certification framework. With the entry into force of the Cybersecurity Act, a new course is starting for ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, which will enjoy a permanent mandate, increased responsibilities and resources. First example of its kind, the ...

  Tuesday, July 2nd


Global Centre for Business Agility launched as a new force for Digital Transformation

The Irish Computer Society is proud to welcome the Global Centre for Business Agility (GCBA) to its network of supported member bodies. The Global Centre for Business Agility is a non-profit member organisation for professionals who use agile techniques to deliver better business value.The association joins itSMF Ireland, HISI, Iasa Ireland, ADPO, BPI and the Business Analyst Association of Ireland to provide expert ...

  Thursday, June 13th


Behind the Scenes at ICS - Claudia Delaney – Head of Training and Certification

Many of you will know Claudia Delaney, our Head of Training and Certification, who has been with ICS for over 18 years. We’ve spoken to Claudia about her vision for supporting your professional development.Claudia started at ICS as ECDL Accreditation Coordinator. She honed her skills as a learning and development professional while looking after the IT skills needs of hundreds of schools and ...

  Thursday, June 13th


Why digital transformation fails and 14 things you can do to succeed

It is well documented that over 70% of digital transformation projects fail. At ICS we believe that this failure rate can be dramatically improved. In doing so, this will release resources and pressures on IT professionals who are often left to carry the can.The truth is, that despite digital transformation projects often sitting as the sole responsibility of the IT department, failure often occurs ...

  Tuesday, May 14th


IT Professionals' Day 2019

On the 13th of May 2019 we will celebrate the role and contribution IT professionals play in helping business and society.The IT Professionals' Day is an opportunity to applaud the heroes who work in technology and strive to make our everyday life easier and to present young people with the prospect of exciting, rewarding and worthwhile careers in IT.This year we will hold ...

  Tuesday, April 16th


Technology Skills 2022: Ireland’s Third ICT Skills Action Plan Launched

A new government report has announced targets to deliver more than 47,000 graduates with high level ICT skills by 2022.Technology Skills 2022: Ireland’s Third ICT Skills Action Plan sets out priority actions to meet Ireland’s needs for graduates skilled in computing and electronic and electrical engineering to support and drive economic performance over the coming years.The plan is informed by research conducted by ...

  Friday, February 22nd


Ireland’s IT Skills Recognised at WorldSkills Competition 2019

Team Ireland have returned home after a successful showing at the WorldSkills Competition in Russia. Ireland’s team brought the advantage of their good IT skills to win them one of the gold medals and the Best in Nation medal.At the WorldSkills Competition 2019, the Irish team, which was made up of 17 young apprentices, trainees and students took home 4 gold medals, 1 bronze medal, a ...

  Friday, September 13th


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