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US software company HubSpot to create 320 jobs

HubSpot the Massachusetts-based marketing software company has announced plans to create 320 jobs in Dublin over the next three years. The company already employs 200 people at its Europe, Middle East and Africa headquarters in Dublin.
The new jobs will be across its sales, engineering, marketing, support and services operations.
HubSpot is to officially open its new offices at One […]

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Dalatex reports 55% rise in profit

    Dalatex reports 55% rise in profit

Dalatex has reported a 55% rise in profit after tax on the back of strong growth in the company’s revenue. The Irish software company made a profit of $4.2m last year, while its revenue rose by 13% to $46.6m.
Datalex develops software for international travel companies to help them improve the amount they can earn […]

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Equifax announces 100 new jobs

    Equifax announces 100 new jobs

Equifax is to create 100 new jobs in Dublin.
Equifax said its IT talent centre, on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, will develop new solutions for its business around the world.
The recruitment process for the “highly skilled research and development roles in the company” is already under way.
Speaking on the announcement Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said […]

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DCU Alpha to support 800 jobs and 100 companies

    DCU Alpha to support 800 jobs and 100 companies

DCU Alpha, formerly known as DCU Innovation Campus, has announced that it plans to support 100 companies and 800 jobs over the next three years.
The innovation cluster, which houses over 30 companies and 350 jobs, has announced its new plan with a focus on Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
Irish start-up Neosfar has announced the creation […]

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Microsoft Office 365 goes down for users across Europe

    Microsoft Office 365 goes down for users across Europe

Microsoft’s Office 365 service has gone offline for many users in the UK and Europe on Thursday due to a problem with Microsoft’s cloud computing service, Azure.
The issue has now been resolved. A Microsoft spokesman said: “Some customers, particularly those in Europe and the UK, may have been unable to access services earlier today. Services are […]

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IEDR: Only 35% of Irish SMEs can process sales online

    IEDR: Only 35% of Irish SMEs can process sales online

Irish shoppers are expected to spend €100 million (or €4 million an hour) on Black Friday, but only 35% of Irish SMEs with a website can process payments online and only 42% can take sales orders online, according to new research undertaken by the IE Domain Registry (IEDR).
Black Friday is the day after the US […]

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Talent pool is praised as Google opens innovation lab in Belfast

    Talent pool is praised as Google opens innovation lab in Belfast

A partnership between Google and the professional services firm PwC is to establish an Innovation Lab or “hive”at PwC’s Northern Ireland headquarters in Belfast’s Waterfront Plaza, just 100 miles from Google’s European headquarters in Dublin.
Its activities will be similar to operations in New York and Sydney.
The companies formed the partnership last year, aimed at getting […]

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O’SHARE research project to end network overload at concerts and festivals

    O’SHARE research project to end network overload at concerts and festivals

Trinity College Dublin’s CONNECT Centre has signed a deal to begin a €1m telecoms research project, O’SHARE, to help people at large gatherings such as concerts and sporting events access consistent mobile internet and phone signal in the face of a surge in demand.
O’SHARE will be a four-year project and will be led by Dr Marco Ruffini, Assistant […]

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15 jobs for Ireland with IoT company Davra thanks to AIB funding

Dublin-based Davra, an internet of things (IoT) company has secured significant funding from AIB resulting in 15 jobs for Ireland.
Davra received the funding from a variety of investors through the AIB Seed Capital Fund, with The Irish Times reporting that a combination of Delta Partners and Investec Ventures were included in the deal.
“We’re helping customers connect […]

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Positive outlook among exhibitors at DataCentres Ireland 2015

DataCentres Ireland returned to the RDS this week for its fourth year.
Industry and Business Magazine were a media sponsor which meant we got the opportunity to chat with innovative exhibitors and expert speakers.
The event, which was held in the Industries Hall, had a great buzz right from the set-up. Exhibitors packed up their pull-up posters […]

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IBM selects Dublin as a base for new project

Software company IBM has announced Dublin and Hursley as two new bases for its ‘studio’ project.
The studio consists of designers, strategists and coders to develop products and digital marketing services around cloud, analytics, and IBM’s supercomputer- Watson.
Both Dublin’s and Hursley’s studio will focus on designing IBM products and user experiences around Watson, security, collaboration and IoT.
Studio […]

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Everything you need to know about Data Centres at the DataCentres Ireland Conference

Ireland hosts nine of the top ten world leading IT companies. Companies such as Google, LinkedIn, Apple and Facebook have recently selected Ireland as their base for data centres.
Data centres are commonly run by large companies or government agencies. However, they are also increasingly used to provide a fast-growing cloud solution service for all types […]

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Glassdoor to create 100 jobs for Dublin in new European base

100 positions are to be created in Dublin by US jobs and recruitment website Glassdoor.
Glassdoor allows employees to post reviews of their employer which can then be examined by jobseekers.
The company, which plans to open an office here in January, is also launching an Irish version of the site for jobseekers here.
Glassdoor International head Diarmuid Russell […]

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Brothers behind Stripe named as EY Entrepreneur of the year

Limerick brothers John and Patrick Collison are founders of Stripe
The two founders of Stripe, brothers John and Patrick Collison, were named as the EY Entrepreneur of the year in Dublin last night.
Over 1,500 business leaders from throughout Ireland and the world were in attendance at the awards event.
The competition’s 24 finalists collectively employ over 5,000 people […]

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Irish consultancy firm E-MIT Solutions triumphs at Dell global awards

Aongus Hegarty, president of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Dell; with Eamon Moore, founder and managing director, E-MIT Solutions
E-MIT Solutions has been awarded ‘Social Media Partner of the Year’ at the annual global Dell Partner of the Year Awards. Dell recognised E-MIT’s ability to collaborate and engage audiences with Dell in the social space, […]

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Join over 2,000 delegates at the National Sustainability Summit

The National Sustainability Summit will take place for the first time on 3 November in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
The event will provide a timely platform to discuss and debate the parameters for COP21/CMP11 Conference of the Parties to the United Nationas Framework Convention on Climate Change (Paris 2015) that is fast approaching on 30 November, […]

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Galway rewarded 10 new jobs as IT company TitanHq expands

    Galway rewarded 10 new jobs as IT company TitanHq expands

TitanHq has announced it is expanding it’s business in Galway by creating 10 new jobs, this news comes a month after the company rebranded itself from SpamTitan.
TitanHq the email and web security firm, has had huge success since opening in 1999 and has grown significantly in recent years.
“TitanHQ has pursued very rapid growth […]

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Pivotal to create 130 jobs in Dublin and Cork

Pivotal, the company accelerating digital transformation for enterprises, today announced the creation of 130 new jobs and an investment of approximately €100 million in Ireland over the next five years, rapidly expanding the company’s presence in the Irish market. Silicon Valley-head-quartered Pivotal is partially owned by EMC Corporation and VMware, Inc. with General Electric becoming […]

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35 new jobs for Dublin with Fijitsu Ireland

Fujitsu Ireland is looking to recruit 35 new employees over the next six months at its offices in Swords, Co Dublin.
The IT solutions provider already filled 30 roles earlier this year in Ireland and has a workforce here of around 350.
The new jobs cover a variety of technical and business roles including project management, Java […]

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SITA moves to new state-of-the-art facility

    SITA moves to new state-of-the-art facility

SITA, the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions, has moved to new state-of-the-art premises in Letterkenny. A team of 148 employees work at SITA in Letterkenny delivering technology that is used by the global air transport industry. Almost every airline and airport in the world is a SITA customer and nearly […]

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Donohoe defends Govt’s engagement with Web Summit

    Donohoe defends Govt’s engagement with Web Summit

Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe has said engagement did take place and efforts were made by the Department of the Taoiseach to keep the Web Summit in Ireland.
Yesterday, the event organisers published correspondence between them and senior Government officials, showing how relationships deteriorated significantly in the four weeks prior to the announcement that […]

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Find out the latest technology trends at the SolutionsPT Roadshow

Industrial IT solutions provider, SolutionsPT, is hosting a special event in Ireland focusing on ‘The Evolution of Industrial IT’.
Taking place on Wednesday 4th November at the K Club in Kildare, the Irish leg of the roadshow will provide best practice guidance for designing industrial IT infrastructures, with topics covering resilience, security and system flexibility.
This year, […]

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UCD spinout company Logentries bought for almost €60m

    UCD spinout company Logentries bought for almost €60m

University College Dublin spinout company Logentries has been bought by US based security data and analytics software firm Rapid7 in a deal worth almost €60 million.
Logentries makes cloud-based log management software for collecting and analysing huge quantities of log event data and making that data easily accessible to improve IT and business operations.
It was co-founded in […]

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Applications now open for Accenture’s FinTech Lab

Today during the Startup Gathering it was announced that applications are now open for Accenture’s latest Fintech Innovation Lab.
The Lab is supported by key players in the finance industry such as Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, Citi, Fexco, State Street, Realex Payments, Ulster Bank and Credit Suisse, as well as tech giant Google.
Irish start-ups, in […]

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Workday announces 200 highly-skilled jobs for Dublin

Workday a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced the opening of its new European headquarters office in Dublin 7, in the heart of the north inner city, as well as plans to create another 200 highly-skilled jobs for the city over the next three years.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and […]

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Ward Solutions invests €1.2m in Dublin operations centre

    Ward Solutions invests €1.2m in Dublin operations centre

Ward Solutions has invested €1.2 million in an operations centre aimed at expanding its managed information security services offering to customers throughout Ireland, with a launch in Britain planned for 2017.
To house the facility, the company acquired a new 5,000sq ft building at Citywest in Dublin, adjacent to its current offices. The security operations centre […]

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IT Alliance Group creating 25 new jobs

    IT Alliance Group creating 25 new jobs

Irish-owned IT outsourcing and cloud support company IT Alliance is to create 25 new jobs by the end of the year as it expands its project management operations.
The company said its revenues from project management services alone are on course to reach €10m this year. It already employs 50 project management staff across its divisions […]

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AirSpeed Telecom signs €250,000 deal with William Fry

    AirSpeed Telecom signs €250,000 deal with William Fry

AirSpeed Telecom has signed a three-year deal worth €250,000 with law firm William Fry.
Headquartered in Dublin, William Fry completed one of the largest office relocations in the capital in recent months, moving over 420 staff from Fitzwilton House to its new premises in Grand Canal Square.
AirSpeed Telecom successfully deployed a temporary network, connecting the old […]

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Eircom gives digital boost to 10 firms with €100,000 awarded under scheme

    Eircom gives digital boost to 10 firms with €100,000 awarded under scheme

The initiative aims to offer help in business mobility, digital training, sales, marketing and business productivity for companies within the SME community.
The Little Milk Company, based in Dungarvan, Co Waterford, was one of the businesses to benefit from the scheme.
It was awarded over €10,600 in digital solutions which saw staff receive a Google Export Markets […]

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Sedicii’s technology: Taking control of data stored online

    Sedicii’s technology: Taking control of data stored online

Creating game-changing technology, which will give consumers control over the personal data stored by online companies, is the goal of Waterford startup Sedicii.
The multi-award winning company is already trialling software which allows the identity of online shoppers to be authenticated without the need for a password to be exchanged and which thus reduces the amount […]

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Vodafone investing €7m in data centre services

    Vodafone investing €7m in data centre services

Vodafone Ireland is investing €7 million as it seeks to bring new data-centre services to customers. The move is part of Vodafone’s plan to beef up its cloud and hosting business in Europe.
The new services will include everything from co-location, managed hosting, private cloud and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). The firm said it is […]

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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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Google to build second data centre in Dublin

    Google to build second data centre in Dublin

Google is building a new data centre in Ireland and investing €150 million in the project.
The centre will be its second owned and operated data facility in Ireland; it leases a third.
There had been speculation last year that Google planned to open a new facility in west Dublin – following a planning application – to […]

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6D Global Technologies to create jobs in Dublin

    6D Global Technologies to create jobs in Dublin

Digital business company 6D Global Technologies is to open an office in Ireland, creating 60 jobs over three years.
The Nasdaq-listed firm, which offers business intelligence, web content management, digital creative, mobile apps and digital publishing, is targeting the European market for expansion. The Dublin office will serve customers of 6D Global outside the US, as […]

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New mobile network set to enter Irish market

    New mobile network set to enter Irish market

New network iD is set to shake up the Irish mobile market, with individually tailored plans it hopes will be popular with consumers.
The mobile phone network, which is owned by Dixons Carphone, claims it can save consumers an average of €166 per year with a flexibility that will allow personalised plans that can be changed […]

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Effective Software plans to expand with help of €1m

    Effective Software plans to expand with help of €1m

Irish technology company Effective Software is planning to expand following a successful funding round in which it raised €1 million.
The company, which specialises in health and safety, and compliance software-as-service, plans to increase its staff count from 16 to 35 in the next two years. Recruitment is already under way for eight positions.
Enterprise Ireland
The funding […]

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Nokia prepares for mobile comeback

    Nokia prepares for mobile comeback

Nokia is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return to the mobile phone and consumer tech arena it abandoned with the sale of its handset business.
Once the world’s biggest maker of mobile phones, the Finnish firm was wrongfooted by the rise of smartphones and eclipsed by Apple […]

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Kingspan boss Murtagh invests €400,000 in smarthome firm

    Kingspan boss Murtagh invests €400,000 in smarthome firm

Kingspan boss Gene Murtagh has taken a stake in Dundalk-based smarthome heating firm Climote.
And it’s understood that the valuation placed on Climote has doubled in the past two years.
Mr Murtagh is the latest heavy-hitter from the energy sector to invest in the business.
Last year, former Bord Gais chief executive John Mullins took a stake in […]

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Facebook says drone ready for real-world testing later this year

    Facebook says drone ready for real-world testing later this year

The company said it will test it in the United States later this year.
The plane will weigh about 880 pounds (400 kg), said Yael Maguire, the company’s engineering director of connectivity. It will hover between 60,000 feet and 90,000 feet (20 and 30 km), above the altitude of commercial airplanes, so that it is not […]

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Facebook plan for Meath data centre ‘very encouraging’

    Facebook plan for Meath data centre ‘very encouraging’

Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy has said Facebook’s plans to build a European data centre in Co Meath are “very encouraging.”
The social network will today submit a planning application for €200 million new data centre in Clonee. The investment in the data centre will bring Facebook’s Irish staff numbers to over 1,000. Hundreds of […]

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Agency to target new sectors and convergence opportunities driven by technology

    Agency to target new sectors and convergence opportunities driven by technology

(February 25 – 2015) IDA IRELAND, the government agency responsible for attracting inward investment, has announced ambitious targets to boost Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Ireland by over 40%, creating 80,000 new jobs in the economy over the next five years.
The ambitious targets will bring total direct employment by overseas companies in Ireland to 209,000 […]

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Two IADT students making low phone battery a thing of the past with WattSpot

    Two IADT students making low phone battery a thing of the past with WattSpot

The innovative new phone charging service, WattSpot, is quickly making a name for itself as its services are spreading across Ireland.
The new start-up based in the Media Cube at IADT, Dun Laoghaire is launching its services across the country as it can now be found in college campuses across the country, Topaz Energy service stations […]

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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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