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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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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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