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5 best Business Analyst Blogs to follow in 2018

A while back, we published our guide to the 5 best business analyst blogs to follow. While these blogs are all still brilliant resources, the online world moves so fast. There are new blogs popping up daily, and so here’s five of the best BA blogs in 2018:Bob the BA from Bob PrentissThe name may make you giggle, but Bob the BA is seriously ...

   Thursday, July 5th


What is Software Asset Management?

Software asset management has started to become noticed in recent years as research from Gartner has shown that organisations can use it to cut spending on software by as much as 30 percent. But what does software asset management, or SAM, actually entail? Most people would think of SAM as simply the administration of software licenses. However, it’s much more than that. It’s ...

   Friday, June 22nd


Bridging the gap between Finance & IT

Finance For IT Professionals Tutor Comac Lucey

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 ...

  Thursday, June 21st


European Commission - Press release EU budget: Commission proposes €9.2 billion investment in first ever digital programme

The European Commission is today proposing to create the first ever Digital Europe programme and invest €9.2 billion to align the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027 with increasing digital challenges. With the Digital Single Market strategy we have established a regulatory framework that is fit for the digital age. This needs to be matched with equally ambitious funding and investments in the Digital Europe programme ...

   Thursday, June 21st


EU budget for the future

Digital Single Market

The EU has announced over €120 billion in funding to support Digital Transformation and Research & Innovation. Digital TransformationDigital transformation holds the key to unlocking future growth in Europe. Through dedicated programmes and targeted financial support, the future long-term budget of the EU will help to bridge the EU’s digital investment gap, including in remote and rural areas. It will tackle digital challenges, from artificial ...

  Wednesday, May 30th


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


€20,000 Privacy by Design Contest

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has launched the EDPS-IPEN Privacy by Design contest for mobile Health (mHealth) applications. The initiative aims to promote privacy engineering through the demonstration of a mHealth application implementing the “privacy by design and by default” principles, in order to create best practices that may constitute a reference for privacy-friendly development of mobile apps. The challenge to solve The ...

   Friday, July 13th


Lero researchers at UCD announce programme with Microsoft to enable future communications between deaf and non-deaf people

SFI Research Centre aims to develop virtual Irish sign language interpreter using Microsoft technologiesLero, the SFI Irish Software Research Centre and University College Dublin (UCD) have announced a research initiative with Microsoft Skype designed to enable future communications between deaf and non-deaf people.The research project, which will develop a virtual Irish sign language interpreter, is backed by Science Foundation Ireland in collaboration with ...

  Friday, July 13th


5 best Business Analyst Blogs to follow in 2018

A while back, we published our guide to the 5 best business analyst blogs to follow. While these blogs are all still brilliant resources, the online world moves so fast. There are new blogs popping up daily, and so here’s five of the best BA blogs in 2018:Bob the BA from Bob PrentissThe name may make you giggle, but Bob the BA is seriously ...

   Thursday, July 5th


Blockchain eCommerce: Building Chains of Trust

One aspect of e-commerce that is on the cusp of revolution is payments being made via blockchain technology. But can blockchain, which is at heart a distributed ledger system, itself be unchained from the volatile crypto-currency market in the public mind?

  Tuesday, July 3rd


What is Software Asset Management?

Software asset management has started to become noticed in recent years as research from Gartner has shown that organisations can use it to cut spending on software by as much as 30 percent. But what does software asset management, or SAM, actually entail? Most people would think of SAM as simply the administration of software licenses. However, it’s much more than that. It’s ...

   Friday, June 22nd


Bridging the gap between Finance & IT

Finance For IT Professionals Tutor Comac Lucey

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 ...

  Thursday, June 21st


CEPIS Calls for Best Practice Framework for National Cybersecurity Strategies

CEPIS’ Legal and Security Issues Special Interest Network (LSI SIN) has published a new paper, Best Practices for a Journey Towards Secure Cyberspace, which evaluates the approach of different National Cybersecurity Strategies (NCSS) within the EU.The paper calls for a common European evaluation framework to help ensure a long-term strategy for reducing risks to cybersecurity between EU Member States.By comparing a selection ...

   Thursday, June 21st


European Commission - Press release EU budget: Commission proposes €9.2 billion investment in first ever digital programme

The European Commission is today proposing to create the first ever Digital Europe programme and invest €9.2 billion to align the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027 with increasing digital challenges. With the Digital Single Market strategy we have established a regulatory framework that is fit for the digital age. This needs to be matched with equally ambitious funding and investments in the Digital Europe programme ...

   Thursday, June 21st