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Robots could affect 30% of UK jobs, says PwC

    Robots could affect 30% of UK jobs, says PwC

According to a study by PwC, robotics and artificial intelligence could affect almost a third of UK jobs by the 2030s. However, the report also predicted that the nature of some occupations would change rather than disappear and that automation could create more wealth and additional jobs elsewhere in the economy.
Jobs in manufacturing and retail […]

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Apple unveils new iPad and iPhones

    Apple unveils new iPad and iPhones

Apple has updated its iPad line and dropped the “Air” branding as it boosts the specs on its mid-tier product. More colours for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have also been launched along with the announcement of a new video app, Clips. The new iPad is not expected to be available in Ireland until […]

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Reluctance among asset management sector to adapt to technological advances

    Reluctance among asset management sector to adapt to technological advances

A new study from PwC has reported that Brexit and digital technology will reshape the asset and wealth management industry, although only 10% are investing in digital. Among global companies in Ireland, the value of the asset and wealth management industry is about to hit a high of $5 trillion. Despite this, only a few […]

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Tech firms unite to create €50m IT service operation

    Tech firms unite to create €50m IT service operation

Two Irish tech companies are joining forces to create a new €50m IT service operation. PlanNet21 Communications and Agile Networks have announced their plans to provide customers with a complete end-to-end portfolio of solutions including security, networks, wireless, unified communications and server storage. The move will be accompanied by a full-service offering ranging from Solution […]

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Apple Pay mobile payment service launches in Ireland

    Apple Pay mobile payment service launches in Ireland

Apple Pay allows people using certain Apple mobile devices to pay for goods and services in thousands of retail outlets around the country where contactless payments are accepted. They will also be able to use the system to pay for purchases on participating apps and websites. The Apple Pay Irish launch comes two-and-a-half years after […]

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Windows loses ground as Android OS battles for top spot

    Windows loses ground as Android OS battles for top spot

Windows might be the leading operating system around the world thanks to its presence on desktop PCs and laptops but it is increasingly being overshadowed by Google’s mobile OS. New data from webs analytics firm StatCounter shows Android’s global market share hit 37.4% last month, just behind Windows on 38.6%.
Launched in September 2008, Android now […]

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Smart Factory to Launch MES Data Entry Stations

    Smart Factory to Launch MES Data Entry Stations

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Smart Factory is to launch a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) range of mobile and fixed data entry stations with various screen options and full keyboard options during the first quarter of 2017 The stations are rated IP65, which means that they are protected against dust ingress and against low pressure water jets […]

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Ricoh Announces 110 Jobs and €6.5 Million Investment in New Irish HQ

    Ricoh Announces 110 Jobs and €6.5 Million Investment in New Irish HQ

Technology company Ricoh announced on Thursday plans to more than double Irish staff base to 190 in next three years. Ricoh currently employs 80 people in Ireland after creating 30 jobs here in the last 18 months.
Ricoh also announced the opening of its new Irish headquarters on the back of a €6.5 million investment.  The new […]

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Air Cleaners in Food Storage Warehouses – A New Sizing Tool

    Air Cleaners in Food Storage Warehouses – A New Sizing Tool

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Food Quality is of the utmost importance for Food and Beverage manufacturing. Ensuring that food is delivered to your customers to the highest standard is key for brand image and customer satisfaction.
Have you noticed dust build up in your storage warehouses? Are products being affected by Dust problems? Are vehicle exhausts entering your […]

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Curtiss-Wright Awarded €4.5 Million European Space Agency Contract

    Curtiss-Wright Awarded €4.5 Million European Space Agency Contract

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced on Wednesday that its Ireland-based facility has been selected by the prime contractor on the Vega-C Launcher System and GPM Development and Qualification Program for the European Space Agency (ESA), to provide a COTS-based telemetry data system for the new launcher.
At €4.5 million, this is the largest ESA related contract […]

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EVO Payments International to Create 50 Jobs as Part of €9.1 Million Investment

    EVO Payments International to Create 50 Jobs as Part of €9.1 Million Investment

Card payment service provider EVO Payments International plans to open a new Irish headquarters and create 50 new jobs as part of a €9.1 million investment in the Irish market, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation reported on Friday.
The new full-time positions, spanning sales and marketing, customer support and administration, will be based in the […]

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Sartorius Intec Rebrands as Minebea Intec

    Sartorius Intec Rebrands as Minebea Intec

Leading supplier of industrial measuring and inspection technology, Sartorius Intec, will now be offering its products, solutions and services under the new Minebea Intec brand. This rebranding is the next logical step following Sartorius Intec’s move to Japanese group Minebea at the start of 2015. Minebea Intec’s product portfolio includes platform scales, process vessel and […]

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Enterprise Ireland Launch €750,000 Competitive Start Fund

    Enterprise Ireland Launch €750,000 Competitive Start Fund

Enterprise Ireland announced on Thursday a new Competitive Start Fund (CSF) of up to €750,000 to support start up activity in all sectors. The Fund which provides €50,000 in equity funding for each successful applicant will open for submissions on Wednesday, January 8 and will close at 3pm, Wednesday, February 8.
The Competitive Start Fund provides […]

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Contax to Exhibit Robots at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

    Contax to Exhibit Robots at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

Contax Production Automation Ltd. will be showing showing a Yamaha orbital scara robot, the fastest, most robust and accurate of its kind on the market, capable of transferring payloads up to 5KG with an accuracy of 0.01mm, at the the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition on January 31st. The use of a […]

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Omni Digital Microscope & Measurement System

    Omni Digital Microscope & Measurement System

The Omni is an integrated full HD (1080p) digital microscope and measurement system that operates without a PC. Omni’s custom platform incorporates a highly configurable and upgradeable set of inspection and measurement applications such as focus stacking, 2D measurement, side by side and overlay image comparison, custom on screen reticule/graticule and lens distortion correction.
The Omni […]

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Applications Sought to Suspend Import Duties

    Applications Sought to Suspend Import Duties

Manufacturers importing from outside the EU were asked to apply for a scheme that allows for tariffs to be dropped on raw materials, components and intermediate products that cannot be sourced in the EU, The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation announced on Sunday.
The tariff quota scheme is designed to address shortages in the availability […]

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Subsidized Starter Kits for mvBlueGEMINI Smart Camera

    Subsidized Starter Kits for mvBlueGEMINI Smart Camera

Following the introduction of the mvBlueGEMINI smart camera twinned with its intuitive and flexible mvIMPACT-CS software package MATRIX VISION has now added a starter kit to help new users take their first steps in smart camera machine vision. At the heart of the starter kit, which will be exhibited at the Manufacturing Exhibition Citywest on […]

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SOLAS Saves €60k Annually Following Ricoh-Managed Print Deal

    SOLAS Saves €60k Annually Following Ricoh-Managed Print Deal

A Ricoh-managed print deal has enabled SOLAS to make annual savings of approximately €60K, Ricoh announced on Thursday. Ricoh won the deal following a competitive tender process and installed multi-functional devices across four floors at SOLAS’ headquarters in Dublin’s Docklands.
Ricoh was commissioned by SOLAS to install Aficio MP C3003 printers in its Dublin offices, replacing […]

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BOIPA Partners With Licensed Vintners Association

    BOIPA Partners With Licensed Vintners Association

Card payment provider BOI Payment Acceptance (BOIPA) and the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) entered a partnership that will see BOIPA become the preferred payments platform for the LVA’s 600 Dublin pubs and bars ahead of the busy festive season., it was announced on Tuesday.
Cashless transactions in Ireland are currently valued at over €35 billion. Both […]

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UNIFI-IX Switches International Internet Exchange on in Dublin

    UNIFI-IX Switches International Internet Exchange on in Dublin

Internet exchange operator UNIFI-IX switched on a new international internet exchange in Dublin on Thursday, making Dublin the fourth city to be connected to its 100 gigabit network.
The opening of the internet exchange will see five jobs created in the first twelve months, as well as an investment of €600,000. This is expected to rise, […]

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Acacia Communications Establishes EMEA-APAC Headquarters in Limerick

    Acacia Communications Establishes EMEA-APAC Headquarters in Limerick

Acacia Communications, announced on Wednesday, November 7, that it has established headquarters in Limerick, Ireland, for its Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific (EMEA-APAC) operations. The company anticipates that its EMEA-APAC headquarters will create thirty new jobs in Limerick. The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through the Industrial Development […]

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‘Internet of Things’ Implementation Boosts Employee Production by Seven Hours Per Week – Survey

    ‘Internet of Things’ Implementation Boosts Employee Production by Seven Hours Per Week – Survey

A survey conducted by Equinix found that Irish companies that have utilised the “Internet of Things” (IoT) reported a boost in productivity of seven hours per week per employee. The report, released on Thursday, November 24, also found that 89% of financial services companies and 69% of government and public sector bodies do not deploy […]

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Irish jobs in danger as Hewlett Packard announces up to 4,000 job cuts worldwide

    Irish jobs in danger as Hewlett Packard announces up to 4,000 job cuts worldwide

Worrying reports have emerged for the tech sector as Hewlett Packard has announced plans to cut its global workforce by 3,000 to 4,000 over the next three years.
The company are a major employer in Ireland, with around 4,000 employees around the country in manufacturing, R&D, customer software support, marketing, sales and services. Its main Irish […]

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Vodafone to increase Irish workforce to 2,000 in latest recruitment drive

    Vodafone to increase Irish workforce to 2,000 in latest recruitment drive

Vodafone Ireland has announced the creation of 60 new technology and digital specialist positions over the next year to 18 months, bringing their total number of employees in Ireland to 2,000.
Already, 25 of these new roles have been filled this year to date following significant investment from the company in its IT infrastructure and customer […]

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A New Supercomputer is Created in Ireland

Ireland has a new fastest supercomputer, owned by an unnamed software company. The computer was made by Hewlett-Packard and it runs at about 365.9 Teraflops per second.

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CoderDojo Hosts Coolest Projects Awards at the RDS

This past weekend, the RDChosted the fifth CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards.

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Netflix Raises Fees for Irish Users

    Netflix Raises Fees for Irish Users

As Netflix provides online video streaming to about 200,00 Irish viewers, the company has decided to implement higher prices in order to pay for new content.

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Nokia gains control of Alcatel-Lucent

    Nokia gains control of Alcatel-Lucent

Nokia Corp. has secured the authorization from France’s securities watchdog for its 15.6 billion euro takeover offer for Alcatel-Lucent SA, clearing the way for the integration of the two telecom-equipment suppliers.
Nokia said that the French stock market authority has declared the offer successful, with interim results showing that Nokia would hold around 79pc of Alcatel shares.
“The […]

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Denso scanners in use at Musgraves saves time by half

The Denso BHT-1100 scanner has recently been introduced in the Musgrave NI stores, SuperValu and Centra. The Denso BHT-1100 has proven to be highly reliable and accurate and the feedback by managers and employees has been thoroughly positive.
“Our experience with the Denso scanners has been outstanding. We can use them in the sales area, store rooms […]

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Google to open €150m data centre in West Dublin

    Google to open €150m data centre in West Dublin

Google plans to invest €150 million in a new data centre in Dublin.

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INDUSTRY GIANT RECOGNISES SOLUTIONSPT FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING

    INDUSTRY GIANT RECOGNISES SOLUTIONSPT FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING

SolutionsPT named ACP’s International Partner of the Year
ACP launches ThinManager 8
 Industrial IT solutions provider, SolutionsPT has been honoured by industry giant, Automation Control Products (ACP). ACP is a global leader in the automation industry, providing full-feature centralised thin client and terminal server management software.
SolutionsPT has been named as ACP’s International Partner of the Year for […]

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Identity and data protection specialists will safeguard Irish businesses from emerging cyber-threats

    Identity and data protection specialists will safeguard Irish businesses from emerging cyber-threats

23rd March 2015 – Galway: IDT911™, a leader in identity theft and data risk management services, today announced its intention to hire an additional 60 new staff during the next five years. The company has selected Ireland for its base of European operations as it looks to extend into this new market.
Making the announcement in […]

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Ireland to be fastest growing economy in Europe

    Ireland to be fastest growing economy in Europe

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today said that despite disappointing preliminary growth figures for the third quarter, the economy will significantly outperform the rest of Europe and grow by a spectacular 5.7% this year. In 2014 the recovery finally reached the domestic economy. Unemployment is falling, investment is on the rise and the […]

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Dublin medical tech player secures CE mark for tinnitus device

    Dublin medical tech player secures CE mark for tinnitus device

University College Dublin (UCD) spinout Neuromod Devices has secured the CE mark of regulatory approval for its multi-sensory medical device Mutebutton which is used to treat tinnitus.

The company plans to launch the device in Ireland in December ahead of a wider European launch in early 2015.
Tinnitus affects 10pc of the UK population, according to the […]

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Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition is Major Success

    Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition is Major Success

450 delegates from food and drink businesses across the UK and Ireland attended the inaugural Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition, which was held at the Motor Cycle Museum, Birmingham on Thursday, 23rd of October 2014.
In line with the event’s theme of ‘sustainable growth for sustainable profits’, the speakers at the Conference were […]

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