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Deloitte to Open Blockchain Lab in Dublin

    Deloitte to Open Blockchain Lab in Dublin

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 […]

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InsideSales to Open Ireland Offices, Creating More Than 120 Jobs

    InsideSales to Open Ireland Offices, Creating More Than 120 Jobs

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 […]

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Nostra Unveils New Facility, Announces 50 New Jobs

    Nostra Unveils New Facility, Announces 50 New Jobs

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 […]

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SilverCloud Health Raises $8.1 million in Series A Funding

    SilverCloud Health Raises $8.1 million in Series A Funding

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, […]

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Tech Mahindra Opens Centre in Dublin

    Tech Mahindra Opens Centre in Dublin

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 […]

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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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GDPR Seminar to be Held in Dublin

    GDPR Seminar to be Held in Dublin

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 […]

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Is your head in the cloud?

    Is your head in the cloud?

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 […]

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Is EPR Still Hot?

    Is EPR Still Hot?

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 […]

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Pure Telecom Increases Customer Base by 25%

    Pure Telecom Increases Customer Base by 25%

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 […]

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Lean Changeover in Biopharm Facilities: Using a Data Driven Paperless System

    Lean Changeover in Biopharm Facilities: Using a Data Driven Paperless System

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 […]

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Cyber Criminals Predicted to Change Tactics in 2017

    Cyber Criminals Predicted to Change Tactics in 2017

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 […]

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Social Media Use by Irish Enterprises Second-Highest in the EU

    Social Media Use by Irish Enterprises Second-Highest in the EU

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 […]

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Most CFOs Confident About Economic Prospects – PwC

    Most CFOs Confident About Economic Prospects – PwC

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 […]

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SIRO to Invest €150 Million in 2017, Supporting 400 Subcontractor Jobs

    SIRO to Invest €150 Million in 2017, Supporting 400 Subcontractor Jobs

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 […]

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LinkedIn Announces 200 New Jobs in Dublin

    LinkedIn Announces 200 New Jobs in Dublin

Career and business social network LinkedIn announced on Tuesday, November 29, that the company will create an additional 200 jobs in Dublin. The announcement coincided with the visit of the company’s CEO, Jeff Weiner, to LinkedIn’s EMEA headquarters where he met with Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
“At LinkedIn, we’re continuing to invest in the people and infrastructure […]

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor Supports EU Proposal to Prevent Geo-Blocking

    Minister Mitchell O’Connor Supports EU Proposal to Prevent Geo-Blocking

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 […]

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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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Google Adopt A Startup Programme Looks For Irish Entrepreneurs

    Google Adopt A Startup Programme Looks For Irish Entrepreneurs

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 […]

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India Trade Mission Sees Partnerships Signed

    India Trade Mission Sees Partnerships Signed

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 […]

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CFO Survey Says 69% are Unaware of Key Data Regulations

    CFO Survey Says 69% are Unaware of Key Data Regulations

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 […]

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Galway Technology Campus to Create 200 IT Jobs

    Galway Technology Campus to Create 200 IT Jobs

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 […]

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Data Business Survey Says 96% View Ireland Favourably as Investment Destination

    Data Business Survey Says 96% View Ireland Favourably as Investment Destination

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 […]

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Dublin-based SaaS company gets snapped up for $13 million

    Dublin-based SaaS company gets snapped up for $13 million

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 […]

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Interview: “Cloud architecture is where the industry is heading in the coming years”

    Interview: “Cloud architecture is where the industry is heading in the coming years”

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; […]

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Irish Cyber Security firm announces 150 new jobs for Dublin

    Irish Cyber Security firm announces 150 new jobs for Dublin

Irish Cyber Security firm Integrity360 has announced the creation of 150 new jobs at its HQ in Sandyford, Dublin, in response to strong growth for its services in Ireland and internationally. Recruitment for 50 new positions, with the support of Enterprise Ireland will be completed by the end of this year. In addition the company […]

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NetNeutrals EU announces 20 new jobs for Dublin

    NetNeutrals EU announces 20 new jobs for Dublin

Online dispute resolutions platform NetNeutrals EU has announced that Dublin is set to house its European headquarters, creating 20 jobs over the next three years.
Its office in Dublin 2 will house 20 employees who will handle key functions such as management, sales and marketing support, programme administration, and finance.
The company’s platform offers a single point […]

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Growth at AMI brings 15 new jobs and €1.1 million investment

    Growth at AMI brings 15 new jobs and €1.1 million investment

IT retirement company AMI has announced an investment of €1.1 million that will see the creation of 15 new jobs as it expands its Irish operations.
With locations North and South of the border, AMI specialises in the secure, safe disposal of IT assets that can generate revenue back for their customers.
According to the Asset Disposal […]

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Noonan hails IT company as it brings 40 new jobs to Limerick

    Noonan hails IT company as it brings 40 new jobs to Limerick

Irish IT services and software company Redfaire has announced the creation of forty new jobs to in Limerick.
Local TD and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan welcomed the news, calling Redfaire “a great example of how Irish companies are connecting to the wider world and growing the tech sector in Ireland.”
The company helps clients to leverage […]

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Minister launches new Design+ Technology Gateway initiative

    Minister launches new Design+ Technology Gateway initiative

A new initiative designed to help developing businesses in the engineering, ICT & software and biosciences sectors has been launched by Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen.
The Design+ Technology Gateway was announced at the Institute of Technology, Carlow, and will help to leverage the industry focused expertise within the college and […]

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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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Trusource Labs create 134 jobs in Limerick

    Trusource Labs create 134 jobs in Limerick

Technical support services company Trusource Labs have announced the establishment of an international operations centre in Limerick, which is set to create 134 jobs over three years.
Trusource will be based on the site of the old Anglo Irish Bank on Henry Street, near the centre of Limerick city. Co-founder Alton Martin indicated that the presence […]

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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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Salesforce calls for EU probe into Microsoft’s €23 billion bid for LinkedIn

    Salesforce calls for EU probe into Microsoft’s €23 billion bid for LinkedIn

US software giant Salesforce has urged EU regulators to launch a rigorous antitrust probe into Microsoft’s $26 (€23.4) billion bid for professional networking site, LinkedIn.
Salesforce had originally pursued the social network themselves, but Microsoft now intend to seek antitrust clearance from the EU in the coming weeks to close its largest ever deal. As it’s now […]

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Skills gap remains an issue despite positive economic outlook

    Skills gap remains an issue despite positive economic outlook

A new report compiled by Hays has found that while Ireland’s overall economic outlook is positive, a growing skills gap in industries such as tech and construction is an important issue.
Economic growth in Ireland has been on a steady upward curve, with unemployment down from 9.4% last year to 7.8% this year. The report found […]

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Irish business waiting 40 hours to retrieve essential data, says new survey

    Irish business waiting 40 hours to retrieve essential data, says new survey

A survey conducted by ICT solutions provider Datapac has revealed that Irish businesses expect to wait an average of 40 hours to recover mission critical data that has been lost.
Amid the increasing demands placed on businesses’ technology infrastructures, the survey of 163 IT professionals found that the amount of data stored by organisations has increased […]

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Medical software certification sees Comtrade target 25% growth

    Medical software certification sees Comtrade target 25% growth

Software engineering and solutions provider Comtrade are targeting 25% year-on-year growth between now and 2020, after the company announced that its Digital Services division has received ISO certification as a developer of medical software solutions.
The medtech industry is undergoing a relative boom in Ireland, with the export market for medical devices and diagnostic products worth […]

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Banks fear fintech’s disruptive potential, says new report

    Banks fear fintech’s disruptive potential, says new report

More than three quarters of banks from around the world fear the impact that fintech could have on their business, according to a new report published by PwC.
The report highlights that as many as 76% of banking respondents included in the report believe that sections of their business may be at risk due to fintech. […]

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Datalex sees double-digit revenue growth

Software company Datalex has seen its revenue grow 17% in for the six months to the end of June, as it took revenue of $24.4m (€21.8m).
The Irish company, which provides technology used primarily by airlines in their e-commerce and retail operations, attributed first half growth to new business wins, including several in China.
The software provider also […]

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Software firm creating 20 jobs

Dublin-headquartered company Exaxe has announced that it will be creating 20 jobs over the next two years following a significant rise in sales.
The software firm, which specialises in software as a service product for life and pensions companies, has reported a 44% rise in revenue for 2015 after securing contracts with a number of companies […]

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EMIT helps Depaul increase network security and save money

Pictured at the announcement that EMIT has implemented a comprehensive managed IT security service for Depaul, powered by Dell SonicWALL, are (L-R): Eamon Moore, managing director, EMIT; Niamh Townsend, general manager, Dell Ireland; and Aoife Watters, director of finance and corporate services, Depaul.
EMIT, a leading Irish business productivity and technology firm, today announces its implementation […]

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Kaseya opens new EMEA headquarters in Dublin creating 10 jobs

Enterprise software player Kaseya, has opened a new Dublin based EMEA headquarters, employing 10 more tech jobs.
The bigger office at Custom House Plaza in Dublin will house 40 employees, with room to expand to a staff of 70, reflecting Kaseya’s consistently growing presence throughout Europe.
Miguel Lopez, general manager of Kaseya said,“We’re committed to our customers and want […]

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Join over 1000 delegates at the annual IT Food and Drink Summit in Birmingham

The Food and Drink IT Summit’s annual gathering will be taking place on July 5th in the Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.
The Summit will provide a timely platform to discuss and debate how Food and Drink companies are increasingly making the move towards creating a smarter business. More and more data is available throughout the food factory and across the whole […]

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e ShopWorld Creates Jobs in Dublin

e ShopWorld recently announced that they will be creating over 60 jobs in Ireland.

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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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Poor Broadband Harms Small Buisnesses

According to a recent survey, nearly 1/5th of small enterprises in Ireland do not have an online presence.

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Fleetmatics Creates Dublin Based Jobs

Fleetmatics has recently announced that they plan to create 75 jobs based in Dublin by 2018.

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Experis Ireland launches ‘No Craic Like Home’ campaign to entice expats to return home to take up skilled roles

Experis Ireland, which specialises in IT, Engineering and Science recruitment, has launched a new campaign aimed at enticing Irish expats to come back to Ireland to take up roles in the IT, Engineering and Science sectors. Entitled “No Craic Like Home”, the campaign is highlighting the economic recovery in Ireland and that it is the […]

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60% of Irish-based businesses do not understand data regulations – Equinix survey

Maurice Mortell, Managing Director of Ireland and Emerging Markets, Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company, today announced results of a survey of senior IT decision-makers based in Ireland, which found that 60% of them are unsure about current data regulations. The results were announced at the official Equinix Lands in […]

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CS and STEM learning in schools hampered due to lack of resources

Fundamental reform in Ireland’s education system is needed if the digital skills gap evident in Irish society is to be met, a senior academic from Trinity College Dublin said today.
Brendan Tangney, Professor in Computer Science & Statistics,Trinity College Dublin said that teachers need comprehensive resources, whole school supports, training and technology available in the classrooms […]

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Irish companies not providing adequate cyber security training – new research from Data Solutions

Pictured at the announcement of the 2016 Data Solutions survey results are: (l-r) Michael O’Hara, managing director, Data Solutions, and David Keating, security sales manager, Data Solutions.
More than half of Irish companies don’t provide regular cyber security training to staff, a new survey commissioned by Data Solutions has found1. The leading Irish IT solutions distributor […]

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Intel’s Irish workforce to be affected by job cuts

Intel is set to cut hundreds of jobs from its Irish workforce as part of a global restructuring by the computer chip giant. A week ago the company announced that it would be reducing its 100,000-strong workforce around the world by 12,000.
Staff are now awaiting details of an offer of voluntary redundancy, which the company said […]

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Tech Connect Live, Ireland’s Largest Technology Event

Tech Connect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event takes place in the RDS in Dublin on Wednesday the 25th of May. Visitors to the 2016 Conference will get the chance to enjoy powerful keynote talks from leading Irish and global corporations, technology companies , entrepreneurs and investors, plus start up pitches  from the hottest startups,  all […]

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Microsoft reports poor results

Microsoft has reported results that fell short of analysts’ expectations, showing its high-profile cloud business cannot quite make up for a slowing personal-computer market.
Shares fell 5% in after hours’ trade to $52.92.
Two of Microsoft’s three major businesses showed lower operating profits, led by what Microsoft calls its intelligent cloud division, which includes its Azure cloud-services […]

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Ralph Lauren to establish new eCommerce hub with the creation of 8 jobs

Ralph Lauren Corporation, one of the world’s most widely recognised families of premium lifestyle brands, announced today the establishment of an eCommerce hub in Dublin, Ireland.
Ralph Lauren Corporation is locating in Ireland with the intention of building a Global eCommerce Center to support the company’s omni-channel businesses. The company’s new Dublin office, located in the […]

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Search Optics creating 100 new jobs for Dublin

Search Optics will create over 100 jobs in its new Dublin HQ over the next two years through the establishment of its EMEA headquarters in the capital.
The US Digital Marketing firm will open its new European, Middle Eastern and African HQ in Dublin today on Fumbally Square.
The announcement is supported by IDA Ireland and the Department of Jobs, […]

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38% increase in IT security breaches in 12 months

Research conducted by Experis, the company which specialises in IT, Engineering and Science recruitment, shows that IT security breaches have increased by 38% in just 12 months. This upsurge occurred between 2014 and 2015 and is predicted to grow even more this year.
 
The global research also shows that businesses are currently ill-equipped to deal with […]

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Slack to create 80 jobs at new Dublin hub

Slack is to create 80 jobs in Dublin over the next two years, bringing its workforce to 180 employed in Dublin. The company is set to move to a bigger office in the capital.
The new roles will be in customer experience and account management.
Slack announced last May that it was opening its European headquarters in Dublin, and would […]

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