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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Smyths Toys makes €50K savings following €150K deal with Fastcom

Seamus Hogan, IT Network and Infrastructure Manager, Smyths Toys and Ross Palmer, MD, Fastcom in Smyths Toys, Headford Road, Galway. Pic. Michael Dillon
Fastcom, the leading network management company, has helped Smyths Toys reduce its IT costs by €50,000 following a €150,000 deal. Over a three-year period, Fastcom will provide Smyths with a complete network management […]

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Aspira aquires B-TEC Solutions and creates 50 jobs

Aspira, the Irish-owned enterprise IT project specialists, has announced it is to create 50 new jobs as well as to acquire IT services firm, B-TEC Solutions.
Most of new positions will be based at the headquarters of IT project specialists Aspira in Cork, with some at the company’s Dublin office.
They will be rolled out over the […]

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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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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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TCS to create a further 80 jobs in Ireland

Leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today announced the creation of over 80 new positions in Ireland.
TCS established its Dublin office in 2001 and now operates with in excess of 100 consultants in Ireland.
Key areas of business focus for TCS in Ireland include education, supply chain, enterprise solutions, […]

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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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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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Life sciences drive job availability up 10 percent

    Life sciences drive job availability up 10 percent

A triumvirate of financial services, professional services and life sciences have helped push the number of jobs available in Ireland up 10 percent with areas outside of Dublin feeling the benefit.
That 10 percent rise is comparing September 2015 to 2014, with the number of professionals entering the jobs market up a massive 20 percent on […]

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Twitter to cut 8 percent of worldwide workforce

    Twitter to cut 8 percent of worldwide workforce

Twitter is making rather significant cuts to its employee numbers after confirming it is to shed 8 percent of its staff. This is approximately 336 people and is part of its efforts to streamline its engineering team.
This development at Twitter was only revealed yesterday, with reports that sources within the company said the cuts were […]

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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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