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Top 6 Characteristics of an effective Project Manager

Project Managers play a vital role in the success or failure of a project being the captain of the ship. Every organisation recognizes the importance of an effective project manager. What makes these project managers click?We have compiled a list of 6 characteristics of an effective project manager. The characteristics are not presented in any specific order.Follow the KISS principle“Keep it simple, ...

  Thursday, September 6th


Are business analysis and analytics the same thing?

Are business analysis and analytics the same or there is something common between them? In this post, I am going to examine the topic – business analysis vs business analytics. I will also examine if they have a symbiotic relationship with the help of a case study.Business Analysis is a discipline and encompasses wide range of activities. The primary objective of business analysis is ...

  Wednesday, September 5th


IASA Conference 2018 - Agenda now available

We've announced the conference agenda for Iasa conference on 21 September, so have a look at our world-class speakers and book soon to avail of the early bird rate.

   Friday, August 10th


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


Top 6 Characteristics of an effective Project Manager

Project Managers play a vital role in the success or failure of a project being the captain of the ship. Every organisation recognizes the importance of an effective project manager. What makes these project managers click?We have compiled a list of 6 characteristics of an effective project manager. The characteristics are not presented in any specific order.Follow the KISS principle“Keep it simple, ...

  Thursday, September 6th


Are business analysis and analytics the same thing?

Are business analysis and analytics the same or there is something common between them? In this post, I am going to examine the topic – business analysis vs business analytics. I will also examine if they have a symbiotic relationship with the help of a case study.Business Analysis is a discipline and encompasses wide range of activities. The primary objective of business analysis is ...

  Wednesday, September 5th


High Performance Computing for a better agriculture

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Using high performance computing resources, a team of researchers from Laboratoire de Chimie et Physique Quantiques de Toulouse aimed to understand the interactions between pesticides and a soil component. The results help us track pesticide levels in watercourses. Agriculture is the principal source of livelihood in many regions of the developing world, and the future of our world depends on sustainable agriculture on a ...

  Friday, August 24th


itSMF 2018 Speaker Announcement: Mark Kane, Mainstream Renewable Power

Mark Kane heads up the Information Solutions practice at Mainstream Renewable Power, a global renewable energy group with operations on five continents. Having led Mainstream’s implementation of Microsoft’s Smart Energy Reference Architecture “SERA” and the subsequent transition to Microsoft’s cloud offerings, Mark now leads the organisation’s Digital Transformation journey, with a strong focus on the human side of digital transformation.  ...

  Tuesday, August 21st


Meet Graham Quinn from DAQRI at the IASA Conference on 21st of September

Meet Graham Quinn from DAQRI (Augmented Reality hardware and software startup) at the IASA Conference on 21st of SeptemberGraham is Global Technology Leader working with indigenous and global companies for over 24 years, helping customers extract true business value from unproven and emerging trends in Technology innovation. Most recently helping DAQRI, an Augmented Reality hardware and software Silicon Valley funded startup, in his role as ...

  Monday, August 20th


Luno: cryptocurrency heavyweight reaches 2 million customers

August 17th 2018: Luno, a leading global cryptocurrency company, announced its two millionth customer today. Having recently launched in to the Irish market, they have seen huge interest locally in their cryptocurrency offering. Luno allows users to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. The company is committed to demystifying cryptocurrencies by educating their customers on the risks and benefits associated with ...

  Friday, August 17th


BELLA: A new digital data highway between Europe and Latin America

Map showing route of pipeline and logos of signatories

Latin America and Europe have never been so close. The BELLA (Building Europe Link to Latin America) consortium, whose leading investor is the European Commission, has signed a contract agreement with EllaLink, a private consortium, to launch the deployment of an underwater fibre optic cable connecting Europe and Latin America. The cable will provide reliable high capacity connectivity that will boost business, scientific and ...

  Friday, August 17th


IASA Conference 2018 - Agenda now available

We've announced the conference agenda for Iasa conference on 21 September, so have a look at our world-class speakers and book soon to avail of the early bird rate.

   Friday, August 10th