One-fifth of Irish businesses were held to ransom by cybercriminals in the past 12 months, according to the results of a recent survey commissioned by information security company Ward Solutions. The survey was carried out among 170 senior IT professionals and decision makers in Ireland just prior to the recent WannaCry attacks, and highlights the […]
Fintech software company Aphix Software has announced the creation of 25 new jobs at its Drogheda base. The new positions, supported by the Department of Jobs, through Enterprise Ireland are across many areas of the business to include customer success, software engineering and development. Recruitment has begun with all positions to be filled over the […]
Interconnection and data centre company Equinix has announced the results of an independent survey of senior IT decision-makers in Ireland, which found that the typical medium to large enterprise will spend on average €190,000 on cloud technology and services in the next 12 months. The survey shows that about 85% of businesses are currently deploying […]
Fintech company First Derivatives is to take on 400 graduate recruits this year and has also reported a 30% increase in revenues for the year of £151.7 million. The company also reported a profit of £12.5 million, up 20% on last year.
First Derivatives employs 1,750 people worldwide at offices in Newry, London, New York, Stockholm […]
Commenting on last weekend’s unprecedented international cyber attacks, Ibec’s Head of Digital Policy, Erik O’Donovan said: “While Ireland appears to have been spared so far in the wave of cyber attacks currently affecting many countries, Ibec is liaising with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment to monitor the situation for Irish businesses.
“We advise […]
Secure websites present one of the biggest headaches for Irish companies looking to protect themselves from potentially crippling online attacks, a top cyber security expert has claimed. “Most traditional firewalls allow all traffic coming from secure websites straight into your network, presenting a huge opportunity for cyber criminals,” said cyber security expert James Canty of […]
FP Logue Solicitors has announced that Dr TJ McIntyre has joined the firm as a consultant. TJ is a solicitor and a lecturer in law at University College Dublin specialising in information technology and privacy issues. Recognised as one of Ireland’s leading experts in his field, TJ has advised a range of public and private […]
Software engineering services and solutions provider Comtrade Digital Services has announced the appointment of Žarko Kostić as business development manager. The role reflects Comtrade Digital Services’ growth plans as it looks to continue expanding its service offerings and position in the Irish and UK markets.
A certified accountant, Žarko has a passion for business growth and […]
Managed services provider Novi has invested €510,000 in a new Proactive Service Centre in Naas, Co, Kildare. The investment includes the fit-out of a dedicated suite to accommodate the Proactive Service Centre at Novi’s headquarters. It will also invest in new technology and tools, including advanced reporting and predictive analytics, which automate its service capability […]
IT services firm EMIT has announced it has acquired the manage services business and customer base of Irish IT service provider, Softech. The deal will enable EMIT to grow its managed services business and it is forecasting that the acquisition will add a further €2 million in revenue over the next three years.
Founded in 2003 […]
Equinix, Inc, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced that its total investment in Ireland now surpasses €18.5 million with the launch of Equinix Cloud Exchange. The interconnection solution will provide customers with direct access to the biggest global cloud service providers, including Microsoft Azure and Office 365.
The service is designed for businesses […]
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced today that IT services company, Version 1, will be creating 365 IT services jobs over the next three years at its base in Dublin’s city centre. The jobs will be in the areas of ERP, systems integration, cloud and data analytics. Version 1 is aiming to fill 100 positions […]
Enterprise cloud computing firm Nutanix has announced the implementation of its enterprise cloud solution for insurance provider, Vhi Group. Currently supporting more than 100 developers and testers, the new platform is designed to increase efficiencies and reduce Vhi’s IT costs. According to Nutanix, it has already led to time savings for the company’s IT department […]
Fenergo, a provider of Client Lifecycle Management software solutions for investment, corporate and private banks, has announced the creation of 200 new jobs, bringing its total global employee base to 500.
The new positions, supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland, are across many areas of the business and will begin immediately with all […]
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 […]
Job site Indeed has compiled a list of 25 companies to feature in ‘Best Places to Work in the Private Sector in Ireland’, with tech giant Dell coming out on top. The list was determined from the input of thousands of employee reviews. According to Marie Moynihan, Senior Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition at […]
Abbeyfeale Community Council plans to transform the convent into a hub for new businesses and job creation, a community events hall and a visitor and heritage centre. If the community council’s plans go ahead, it could create a significant number of new jobs in the town as well as boosting Abbeyfeale’s attraction for tourism.
The community […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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Ireland has one of the highest concentrations of digital technology activity and employment within the OECD which is primarily due to a highly skilled workforce, high education standards, competitive corporate tax rates, political stability, geographic advantages, EU membership and a proven track record of business development. As a country, Ireland is emerging […]
Fourteen client companies will showcase their communications technology solutions on the Ireland Pavilion at Mobile World Congress which takes places in Barcelona from the 27 February to 2 March 2017, Enterprise Ireland announced on Thursday.
The 14 exhibitors on the Ireland Pavilion comprise of three High Potential Start-Up companies and 11 established companies showcasing in areas […]
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 […]
The creation of 153 new jobs for Dublin from four North American and European high-growth companies was announced on Wednesday by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor. The new jobs are being created by technology companies working in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) area across a range of activities such as software engineering, R&D, […]
Microsoft announced on Friday plans to hire 600 people, according to IDA Ireland. Following the selection of Dublin as the location for one of four global Inside Sales Centres, 500 new roles have been created with immediate effect.
The Company also announced that it is recruiting a further 100 people across its existing operations in Ireland […]
The Minister for Small Business, Pat Breen, officially opened the Phase two extension of The Mill in Drogheda, County Louth, on Thursday. The Enterprise Hub was named The ‘Mill’ in recognition of Drogheda’s proud commercial and industrial heritage dating back to the early 1800’s, but is now staking it’s claim as one of the leading […]
Job website Indeed announced on Wednesday expansion plans for its Dublin-based headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), adding 500 new employees over the next two years.
The company has already started recruiting for sales, client services, HR, business development, marketing, finance, strategy and operations roles, which will help companies across EMEA to maximise […]
Web server developer NGINX, Inc. announced on Monday plans to establish a new headquarters for EMEA in Cork, creating 100 tech jobs over the next three years in specialties including sales, marketing, finance, business development, software architecture, engineering, and research and development.
“By launching our EMEA headquarters in Cork we’ll be able to better serve our customers […]
Mobile and web testing platform BrowserStack has operationalized its devise Mobile Data Center in Dublin, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor announced on Tuesday. Mitchell O’Connor also announced that BrowserStack will expand its Dublin operations and plans to employ world class talent to lead the development of the next generation of mobile and web […]
Shard Capital Partners LLP announcesd on Thursday the launch and first closing of the Suir Valley Venture Fund of Suir Valley Funds ICAV, the first Irish focused venture capital fund in Ireland that uses a regulated fund with a fully regulated Alternative Investment Fund Manager. The Fund invests in early stage software companies in the […]
Open source software company, Red Hat, plans to invest €12.7 million in a new project, creating up to 60 jobs in Waterford over four years, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Minister of State for Training, Skills & Innovation John Halligan announced on Monday.
Red Hat’s Waterford office was established in 2014 following […]
Irish online automotive parts retailer MicksGarage.com announced on Sunday the completion of a €1.5 million funding round to support further growth in the UK market. This latest fundraising for the Irish owned e-commerce business, which provides car parts and accessories to both do-it-yourself motoring enthusiasts and garages, was founded by brothers Ciaran and Michael Crean.
Professional services firm Deloitte opened its EMEA blockchain lab at Whitaker Court in Dublin’s “Silicon Docks” district on Monday.
The bespoke-designed lab builds on Deloitte’s global fintech and innovation practice which involves a network of labs around the world including a major lab on Wall Street. Blockchain is an evolving database technology which has the capacity to […]
Predictive sales acceleration platform InsideSales is expanding into Ireland, the company announced on Wednesday. InsideSales also announced a new growth equity round of investment that included the participation of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, and signed a new partnership with Ireland’s Insight Centre for Data Analytics.
InsideSales is also looking to grow its presence in Ireland […]
Lucan-based ICT comapny, Nostra, an independent, announced 50 new jobs on Wednesday. The company was established by Laois natives, Kevin and Barry O’Loughlin along with Gary Byrne and Senan Finucane in 2006 and has grown rapidly in the last number of years. The business has grown from just four staff in 2006 to 75 people […]
Digital company SilverCloud Health raised $8.1 million in Series A funding, the Department of Jobs announced on Thursday. Venture capital firm B Capital Group, founded by Raj Ganguly and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, led the investment round with significant participation from ACT Venture Capital and returning investors, Investec Ventures and AIB Seed Capital Fund managed by DBIC, […]
Tech Mahindra, a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering, opened a Centre of Excellence in Dublin on Monday. The Centre, to be operational in the first quarter of 2017 will be central to Tech Mahindra’s operations in the country and will focus on emerging technologies such as Robotics and Automation, Business Analytics, Cloud […]
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 […]
Following the success of their Belfast seminar ‘Will GDPR drive your security strategy in 2017?’ IBM and Ward Solutions will co-host a similar event on Friday, February 10 in the Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, aimed at setting Irish organisations on the right path towards compliance.
Ward Solutions recently revealed its 2017 cyber […]
Rising material costs, extended supply chains and stricter regulatory controls and food safety standards have put ever increasing demands on the food and beverage industry.
You may begin to wonder what the way forward could be for a food and beverage business looking to keep up with customer satisfaction and regulatory demands, as their business continues […]
Business software, accounting, workflow, process management and MRP. There was a time when we’d shout it from the rooftops, but nowadays, we’re less inclined to make that much noise. For some of us, these terms, albeit, part of our lexicon, are enough to make us dizzy, or perhaps even put us to sleep.
It was probably […]
Pure Telecom surpassed the 40,000 customer mark, after adding more than 10,000 new customers in 2016, the company announced on Thursday. The Irish-owned telecoms provider now has 42,500 customers and is aiming to acquire a customer base of 100,000 in the next three years.
The company’s intends to grow through acquisition of other telecommunications companies, competitive […]
The trend in Biopharmaceutical manufacturing is shifting away from large, single-product facilities to smaller-scale, flexible, multiproduct facilities. This in turn is leading to greater equipment changeover efforts between campaigns/batches and associated GMP documentation efforts required to manage and record that all activities have been completed successfully in compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements.
Manufacturers employ various […]
Cyber criminals will change their tactics in 2017 to exploit growing fears of brand damage and escalating fines, according to Ward Solutions, which announced its 2017 cyber security predictions on Tuesday. Criminals are expected to change their ransomware attacks to focus increasingly on acquiring customer data held by organisations and then threatening to disclose these […]
Ireland were recorded as the second-highest users of social media by enterprises in 2016, according to a report released by the CSO on Tuesday. 67% of Irish enterprises employing 10 or more people used some type of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube compared with an EU-28 average of 45%. The use of […]
Eight out of ten CFOs were confident about prospects for the economy in the year ahead, according to a survey executed in Summer 2016 by PwC. The survey report, released on Wednesday, shows that Irish financial leaders expressed concern about maintaining margins (69%), controlling costs, especially labour costs (44%) and the lack of skilled employees […]
SIRO officially opened new offices in Carrickmines, Co. Dublin, on Monday. The ceremony was attended by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, who welcomed the creation of 60 new jobs by the company over the past 12 months. The company also announced that it will invest €150 million in its network rollout […]
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor attended a day-long meeting of EU Single Market Ministers in Brussels on Monday, November 28, to support the proposal for an EU Regulation to prevent geo-blocking, the practice whereby consumers are charged different prices on websites based on their nationality or the location from which they […]
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 […]
Google began accepting applications from Irish entrepreneurs for its Adopt A Startup programme on Monday, November 21. The Adopt A Startup programme sees small businesses paired up with Google support teams who will work with them from Google’s Irish headquarters to accelerate their growth. Each Startup will receive 12 weeks hands-on mentoring, access to exclusive […]
Enterprise Ireland’s Trade Mission to India, led by the Minister of State for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen, concluded on Sunday, 20th November 2016, having seen multiple partnerships signed between Irish and indian companies. Thirteen Irish companies traveled on the mission to the cities of Mumbai, Bengaluru and New Delhi.
During the mission, Dublin company […]
A research survey conducted by Amárach Research on behalf of BT Ireland found that 69% of CFOs say they are unfamiliar with Privacy Shield, while 63% are oblivious to the requirements or penalties of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.
This is in spite of another finding by the same survey that 45% of CFOs say […]
US insurance company MetLife announced on Wednesday, November 16, that it would expand its Irish operations by opening a Global Technology Campus in Galway. The Campus, which is expected to open in the first half of 2017, will support 200 skilled IT jobs, according to IDA Ireland.
“Ireland is uniquely positioned to become a leading global […]
A report released by Irish law firm William Fry on Wednesday, 16 November, shows that 96% of survey respondents have a favorable view of Ireland as a data-related investment destination, with 45% of them describing it as excellent. The Europe for Big Data report, created in association with Forbes insights, also said that the European […]
CallidusCloud has announced that it has acquired Datahug Limited, a SaaS predictive forecasting and sales analytics company.
“There are more than 50 million companies in the world. They all want better sales forecasting. Datahug’s unique, patented technology delivers rich, predictive analysis of sales pipelines in a visually stunning way. Being able to better predict the outcomes of […]
IndustryandBusiness.ie sat down with Alexander Janssens, head of group cloud propositions at Damovo, to talk about how they’re bringing their IT solutions together in the cloud.
You’ve recently announced that all or some of your most important solutions will all be integrated into the cloud. Why have you chosen to do this?
Damovo is a very customer-centric company; […]