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Business Unprepared For GDPR

    Business Unprepared For GDPR

ISME, the Irish SME Association has published the results of its General Data Protection Regulations survey (GDPR). The report gives a breakdown of GDPR compliance among SMEs and the actions taken to date on GDPR compliance. The survey focused on knowledge, compliance and actions to be taken in light of GDPR.

The General Data Protection Regulation […]

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Insight Centre for Data Analytics at UCD Announces New €4 Million AI Research Project

    Insight Centre for Data Analytics at UCD Announces New €4 Million AI Research Project

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Dublin (UCD), has announced the launch of a new and collaborative €4 million artificial intelligence (AI) research project with Samsung Electronics, the multinational electronics company headquartered in South Korea. The Insight Centre for Data Analytics is a joint initiative between researchers at UCD, NUI Galway, UCC, DCU, and other […]

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Novi Gives Expert Electrical the Edge With €200,00 IT Upgrade

    Novi Gives Expert Electrical the Edge With €200,00 IT Upgrade

Novi, the proactive managed services provider, has announced that it has completed a €200,000 upgrade of electrical retailer Expert Electrical’s IT infrastructure. The work will contribute to protecting Expert’s systems from cybercrime while improving performance and reliability.
Expert Electrical is Ireland’s largest electrical retailer, specialising in computers, smart devices and home appliances. Since launching in Ireland […]

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Fleetmatics Invests in New Office Space in Dublin to Facilitate Continued Growth

    Fleetmatics Invests in New Office Space in Dublin to Facilitate Continued Growth

Irish company Fleetmatics has announced plans to move its team into a state-of-the-art campus in Sandyford, Co. Dublin. The move facilitates the continued growth at the company which has already hired more than 100 people in the past year. This recent recruitment brings the total workforce in the rapidly growing company to about 250 people.
Fleetmatics […]

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Full-scale Cyber War to Break Out in 2018

    Full-scale Cyber War to Break Out in 2018

Ward Solutions, one of Ireland’s leading information security providers, has announces its cyber security predictions for 2018. Alongside warnings about the continuing arms race between Irish organisations and hackers, Ward forecasts that 2018 will be the year that a full-scale cyber war breaks out between countries. The provider also predicts that nation states and law […]

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TERMINALFOUR Secures €4.2 Million in New Business Wins in 2017

    TERMINALFOUR Secures €4.2 Million in New Business Wins in 2017

TERMINALFOUR, the leading provider of Digital Marketing and Web Content Management Solutions to higher education, won €4.2 million worth of new business globally in the past 12 months, with more than half of the deals done in North America. The US and Canadian markets now account for more than 50% of TERMINALFOUR’s global revenue.
To manage […]

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Wurkhouse to Create 30 Digital Jobs in Derry

    Wurkhouse to Create 30 Digital Jobs in Derry

Londonderry-based technology firm Wurkhouse is to create 30 digital marketing jobs as part of ambitious expansion plans to help it grow its export sales. Wurkhouse provides innovative marketing solutions to a wide range of clients based both locally and outside of Northern Ireland.
Welcoming the investment, Invest Northern Ireland’s Chief Executive, Alastair Hamilton said: “Wurkhouse is a […]

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Europe’s Largest Card Linked Offers Company Chooses Belfast

    Europe’s Largest Card Linked Offers Company Chooses Belfast

Reward, Europe’s largest Card Linked Offers and loyalty platform provider, is establishing a new software engineering team in Belfast, creating up to 60 new jobs. Working with some of the world’s largest retailers from Amazon to Waitrose, Reward is developing a cloud based platform that enables retailers to optimise their marketing spend by providing loyalty […]

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Equifax Announces 150 New Jobs For Dublin IT Centre

Equifax Inc., a global information solutions company headquarted at Atlanta in the US, has announced the creation of 150 new jobs in Dublin over the next 12 months, bringing its total Irish workforce to more than 350. Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen T.D, Mark […]

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Strencom to Invest €6 Million and Add 20 Employees

    Strencom to Invest €6 Million and Add 20 Employees

Strencom, the Irish managed connectivity and cloud computing provider, has announced €6 million investment from reinvested profits and the addition of 20 employees to its current 28 people in its Dublin and Cork offices. The jobs are being created on the back of strong revenue growth of over the past three years. The company is […]

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MetaCompliance Plans to Double Workforce

    MetaCompliance Plans to Double Workforce

North West based technology firm MetaCompliance is recruiting 69 new jobs over the next three years to help develop its worldwide sales and market presence. The company develops software and creative content for the cyber security sector and is aiming to triple its turnover by capitalising on the demand for cloud based cyber security products.
To deliver on […]

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ProVision Secures a €1,000,000 Investment From Suir Valley Ventures

    ProVision Secures a €1,000,000 Investment From Suir Valley Ventures

Suir Valley Ventures, the entrepreneur-led venture capital fund, launched in February 2017, has, together with private investors, invested a combined total of €1,000,000 in ProVision Vehicle Cameras, a leading Internet of Things (‘IoT’) company focused on providing advanced fleet and driver management systems. This is Suir’s fourth investment and follows closely on the heels of […]

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MetLife Opens World-class Global Technology Campus in Galway

    MetLife Opens World-class Global Technology Campus in Galway

MetLife, which is one of  the world’s leading financial services companies, has officially celebrated the opening of a new Global Technology Campus in Galway. With plans to employ approximately 200 skilled IT professionals when at full capacity, the new campus represents a major investment in the digital initiatives that will help MetLife transform its customers’ […]

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AYLIEN to Invest €2 Million

    AYLIEN to Invest €2 Million

Deep Learning and advanced Natural Language Processing are the core technologies at AYLIEN, a start-up that has announced new investment totaling €2 million ($2.35 million) and the creation of 70 jobs. The investment round has been led by the Atlantic Bridge University Fund, which invests in companies built from world-class research, along with existing investors SOSV […]

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Novi Launches New ‘AirGap’ Data-recovery Service Following €120,000 Investment

    Novi Launches New ‘AirGap’ Data-recovery Service Following €120,000 Investment

Novi, the proactive managed service provider, has launched its new off-site data recovery service called AirGap following a €120,000 investment. The service will enable Novi’s customers to safeguard their data, providing them with business continuity back-up and ensuring against data compromise or loss. The investment includes development of new infrastructure and enhanced security.
Novi provides flexible […]

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Digital Transformation For Irish Greyhound Tracks

    Digital Transformation For Irish Greyhound Tracks

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has announced a five-year technology partnership for a digital transformation which will enhance the sport’s customer experience. The IGB has signed a contract with Innovate Business Technology for the delivery of cloud managed services which will bring greyhound racing much closer to its followers both on and off track.
Innovate, a leading […]

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Maxol Roll Out Irish Tech Solution Across 100 Stores Nationwide

    Maxol Roll Out Irish Tech Solution Across 100 Stores Nationwide

The Maxol Group, the country’s leading family owned forecourt convenience retailer has announced the roll out of a new series of online business continuity services for its company owned service station network developed by Irish firm vCloud.ie. The new programme will be implemented across 100 forecourt stores nationwide and will see the retail convenience provider increase operational […]

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TERMINALFOUR Survey Reveals Disparities in Digital Investment Among Higher Education Institutions

    TERMINALFOUR Survey Reveals Disparities in Digital Investment Among Higher Education Institutions

TERMINALFOUR, the digital marketing and web content management platform for higher education, has announced results of its Global Higher Education Survey which reveal large disparities in investment in digital by universities and colleges. These disparities are a source of frustration for web, marketing, recruitment and leadership professionals; more than one-quarter (26%) of respondents stated they […]

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Average Irish business to spend €455K on digital transformation in next 12 months

    Average Irish business to spend €455K on digital transformation in next 12 months

Comtrade Digital Services, the leading software engineering services and solutions provider, has announced the results of a survey, which found that the average Irish business will spend €455,000 on digital transformation projects over the next 12 months. The independent survey of 133 Irish IT decision-makers also found that 62% of businesses that have started their […]

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DiskShred returning in excess of €250,000 to clients in next 12 months

    DiskShred returning in excess of €250,000 to clients in next 12 months

DiskShred, Ireland’s leading on-site hard drive and media shredding provider, has announced the launch of a new service to help companies recover the value of their retired IT equipment. The company expects to return in excess of €250,000 to clients in the next 12 months.
DiskShred specialises in providing secure on-site shredding services to the most […]

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23% of Irish companies would be forced to cease trading if found liable to GDPR fines – DataSolutions survey

    23% of Irish companies would be forced to cease trading if found liable to GDPR fines – DataSolutions survey

Almost one quarter (23%) of Irish organisations would be forced to close if they were found to be liable to fines under impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation, according to the results of a commissioned by specialist IT solutions distributor DataSolutions. The survey was carried out among more than 100 senior IT decision makers […]

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Data Solutions’ 5th annual Secure Computing Forum

    Data Solutions’ 5th annual Secure Computing Forum

DataSolutions, the specialist IT solutions distributor, is set to host its fifth annual Secure Computing Forum in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Thursday, 21st September. The Secure Computing Forum is one of Ireland’s largest dedicated information security events, and more than 300 IT and business professionals are expected to attend this year.
New additions to the […]

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47% of Irish businesses don’t engage with quality assurance from product conception

    47% of Irish businesses don’t engage with quality assurance from product conception

Comtrade Digital Services has announced the results of a survey which has found that 47% of Irish businesses that develop software don’t engage with testers or quality assurance from conception of a product. The independent survey of 133 IT decision-makers in Irish-based medium to large enterprises also found that one-in-five only bring testers or quality assurance […]

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Pure Telecom parents survey: Almost half of children being held back by poor school broadband

    Pure Telecom parents survey: Almost half of children being held back by poor school broadband

Pure Telecom has announced the results of a survey, which shows that 46% of Irish children are being held back in their educational achievement due to poor internet at school, according to parents. The online research, carried out by Censuswide on behalf of Pure Telecom, surveyed parents of primary and secondary school children from a group of […]

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Top tech players invest €40m in Cubic Telecom

    Top tech players invest €40m in Cubic Telecom

Cubic Telecom, a global Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity platform company, has announced the close of a €40m Series C investment round. The new investment, which brings the total funding to €75m, is funded by four participants including previous investors Qualcomm Incorporated and Audi Electronics Venture GmbH, a subsidiary of AUDI AG. New investors include Valid Soluciones Tecnologicas SAU and Ireland Strategic […]

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Private data exchange between businesses forecasted to be six times volume of public internet by 2020 – Equinix

    Private data exchange between businesses forecasted to be six times volume of public internet by 2020 – Equinix

Equinix, Inc., the global Interconnection and data centre company, has announced that Bandwidth used in private data exchange between businesses is expected to be six times that of the public internet by 2020. The insights come from the Global Interconnection Index, a new market study published by Equinix. The Index found that Interconnection Bandwidth is outpacing growth of the public […]

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Ward Solutions invests €300,000 to launch new GDPR consultancy service

    Ward Solutions invests €300,000 to launch new GDPR consultancy service

Leading information security provider, Ward Solutions, has announces that it has invested €300,000 to launch a new GDPR consultancy service for Irish businesses. The new service will help organisations around Ireland to achieve and demonstrate compliance with incoming General Data Protection Regulation, due to come into force on 25th May next year. Ward has established a […]

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Irish companies exposing themselves to huge GDPR fines

    Irish companies exposing themselves to huge GDPR fines

AMI, one of Ireland’s leading secure IT retirement company, has revealed the results of a survey of senior IT decision-makers in Ireland, which found that almost one-third (32%) of organisations that use third-party IT retirement companies may be exposed to huge fines under the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. The companies admitted that […]

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UK top destination for professionals leaving Ireland

    UK top destination for professionals leaving Ireland

According to new data released by LinkedIn, the UK remains the top destination for professionals leaving Ireland, despite the country’s intention to leave the European Union. The level of movement between both countries did fall, however, with approximately 26% of all talent leaving Ireland opting for the UK between October 2016 and April 2017, compared […]

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Zendesk plans to expand team to 500 staff in Ireland

    Zendesk plans to expand team to 500 staff in Ireland

Zendesk has announced that it is looking to hire an additional 300 staff and has agreed a lease to expand into 55 Charlemont Place in 2018, taking over 58,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space in Dublin for its EMEA HQ following a significant growth of the local team. The announcement is supported by […]

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Novi helps O’Brien’s bring home the bacon with €450,000 IT investment

    Novi helps O’Brien’s bring home the bacon with €450,000 IT investment

Novi, the proactive managed services provider, has announced that it has designed and implemented an all new IT infrastructure for O’Brien Fine Foods in a €450,000 deal. The new infrastructure is designed to enable mobile working for employees as well as increased security, reliability and performance. Novi will monitor and manage the infrastructure.
O’Brien Fine Foods […]

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DataSolutions’ 5th Annual Secure Computing Forum

    DataSolutions’ 5th Annual Secure Computing Forum

Specialist IT solutions distributor DataSolutions will host its fifth annual Secure Computing Forum in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Thursday, 21st September this year. More than 300 IT and business professionals are expected to attend one of Ireland’s largest IT security events.
Keynote speakers at this year’s event include:
David Blunkett, former UK Government Home Secretary […]

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One in five Irish businesses held to ransom in past 12 months

    One in five Irish businesses held to ransom in past 12 months

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 […]

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25 new software and tech jobs for Drogheda

    25 new software and tech jobs for Drogheda

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 […]

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Irish businesses will spend average of €190K on cloud in next year

    Irish businesses will spend average of €190K on cloud in next year

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 […]

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First Derivatives to hire 400 graduates

    First Derivatives to hire 400 graduates

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 […]

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Ibec calls for response to cyber attacks

    Ibec calls for response to cyber attacks

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 […]

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Secure websites a cyber security risk for Irish businesses

    Secure websites a cyber security risk for Irish businesses

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 […]

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Leading privacy lawyer joins FP Logue

    Leading privacy lawyer joins FP Logue

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 […]

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New appointment at Comtrade Digital Services

    New appointment at Comtrade Digital Services

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 […]

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Novi invests €510,000 in proactive service centre

    Novi invests €510,000 in proactive service centre

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 […]

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Irish IT services firm EMIT acquires Softech

    Irish IT services firm EMIT acquires Softech

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 […]

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New cloud exchange solution brings Equinix’s investment in Ireland to over €18.5m

    New cloud exchange solution brings Equinix’s investment in Ireland to over €18.5m

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 […]

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365 jobs announced at Version 1

    365 jobs announced at Version 1

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 […]

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Nutanix Cloud improves Vhi’s IT flexibility and performance

    Nutanix Cloud improves Vhi’s IT flexibility and performance

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 […]

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FinTech company to create 200 jobs in Dublin

    FinTech company to create 200 jobs in Dublin

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 […]

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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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Dell is best place to work, says Irish employees

    Dell is best place to work, says Irish employees

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 […]

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Plans to transform Abbeyfeale convent into business hub

    Plans to transform Abbeyfeale convent into business hub

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 […]

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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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R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box: An insight into Ireland’s ICT Sector

    R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box: An insight into Ireland’s ICT Sector

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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 […]

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Irish Companies to Showcase at Mobile World Congress 2017

    Irish Companies to Showcase at Mobile World Congress 2017

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 […]

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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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153 Dublin Jobs Announced in Four Companies

    153 Dublin Jobs Announced in Four Companies

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, […]

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Microsoft to Hire 600 People in Dublin

    Microsoft to Hire 600 People in Dublin

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 […]

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Phase Two Extension of ‘The Mill’ Enterprise Hub Opens in Drogheda

    Phase Two Extension of ‘The Mill’ Enterprise Hub Opens in Drogheda

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 […]

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