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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


Lighting up imaginations and shining a light on STEM: Tech Week 2019

Ireland’s national festival of technology is back from 11-18 May with events taking place right across the country throughout the week.Tech Week aims to light up young imaginations, spark an interest in technology and related study and shine a light on future careers in STEM. Tech Week is sponsored by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is supported by the SFI (Science Foundation ...

  Friday, April 26th


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


Tech Week 2019 is almost here - get involved!

From 11 to 18 May 2019, ICS will run Tech Week, a week-long, nationwide festival on everything to do with technology.We are looking for people to run events for people in their local community, or even at home with their own children, in support of the festival's objectives to increase the level of interest and awareness in technology and STEM subjects. Find out more below.Tech ...

  Thursday, April 4th


Managing software licenses is one thing, managing contracts is another! Discover more at the ITAM Conference 2019.

Guy Tritton

What is contract management and what are the related risks and legal implications is not always so obvious. Our experts at the ITAM Conference 2019 will offer insights into this aspect of IT Asset Management. Guy Tritton is a barrister specialising in intellectual property, IT, tech and commercial law. With 25 years’ experience in these areas, he has won substantial recognition for his excellence and has ...

  Wednesday, February 27th


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


Meet the Keynote Speakers at the IT Asset Management Conference 2019

Join the Irish Computer Society and ITAMOrg for the IT Asset Management Conference. On 8th April the ICS will host a series of workshops at its headquarters on Pembroke Road. On 9th April the conference will take place at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.Meet the Keynote Speakers from the Conference Day!The ITAM 2019 Committee have carefully deliberated and together have selected the best speakers ...

  Friday, February 15th


Every job will be a digital job.

‘Soon every job will be a digital job,” said Linda Keane, strategy and operations manager at the Irish Computer Society (ICS).It’s a stark message and one that feels intuitively right - which of us does not use a computer every day, after all - but Keane said she can back up her claim with research. “The European Commission has predicted that 90 per ...

  Tuesday, January 22nd


Funding available for research on ICT professionalism and digital competences

Funding is now available to form two teams of paid experts to draft input material into the consensus processes of CEN/TC 428 "ICT professionalism and digital competences". Applications are open until 19 June 2019.Project team for e-compentence performanceThe aim of the project team will be to gather input and draft a technical report on the development of a CEN/TR on e-competence performance indicators and ...

   Wednesday, May 22nd


CEPIS celebrates 30 years as principal network for ICT professionals in Europe

CEPIS marked its 30th anniversary on 10 May, bringing members and stakeholders together for an event in the Hilton Brussels Grand Place hotel dedicated to best practices in digital skills development in Europe. The session was co-hosted with digital skills certification body, ECDL Foundation, which launched its new brand identity ‘ICDL’ in Europe, as well as a new programme structure.Representatives from the European Commission ...

  Tuesday, May 14th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Fran Davern

ICS welcomes Fran Davern as a new Fellow.Fran is a consultant with BlackStill Consulting Services Ltd who provide services in IT governance, information security, IT service management and quality management.He is an experienced IT professional having managed different aspects of Ulster Bank Group's IT Services for over 18 years before moving into consulting in 2003.He has extensive IT governance and organisational change experience ...

  Tuesday, May 14th


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


ICDL digital skills certification programme launched to equip workers with skills for today and tomorrow

ECDL Foundation is launching a refreshed digital skills certification and brand identity that will help meet the digital skills needs of students, workers and professionals across Europe at a time when technologies are developing faster than ever before. ICDL, the new name for the programme will be launched at an event in Brussels on 10 May.ICDL is a leading global digital skills certification that ...

  Friday, May 10th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Billy Huggard