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  • AWS teases AI features on the horizon, as Amazon Bedrock becomes generally available September 29, 2023
    AWS has announced the general availability of its AI platform Amazon Bedrock, allowing businesses to utilise a wide range of foundation models, alongside promises of more powerful models and code customisation in the coming weeks. Amazon Bedrock is AWS’ platform for scaling generative AI. Customers can pick and choose the best models for their use […]
  • closes €1m funding round      September 29, 2023, a supplier sourcing engine for supermarket buyers, has closed a funding round, with a €1 million investment round led by The Redesdale Food & Beverage Fund.  Cork-headquartered enables buyers to cut their sourcing times by 40% using its game-changing supplier sourcing technology, achieving in minutes what previously took months.  The company was founded […]
  • Managed services revenues tipped to exceed $472bn this year September 29, 2023
    IT channel partners that provide managed services are expected to experience significant revenue growth from cyber security managed services this year, according to a global report from Cisco. The research, conducted by research firm Canalys, tips the sector to see growth of 12.7%, outstripping the 3.5% increase predicted for spending across the overall IT industry. […]
  • European Commission says plain old telephone service is plain out of date September 29, 2023
    Internet connectivity has long been a contentious issue in Ireland, perhaps surprisingly for a country that prides itself on being Europe’s answer to Silicon Valley (or, less charitably, an overseas outpost of it). Slow speeds, high costs and patchy rural coverage long bedeviled the country, resulting in the deployment of all sorts of fringe technologies […]
  • Facebook’s latest attempt to make VR happen and Space Week previewed September 29, 2023
    This week we look at Mark Zuckerberg’s latest plans to make the metaverse worth visiting, a record-breaking astronaut makes a belated arrival to Earth and we continue the cosmic theme with a preview of Space Week running from 4-10 October. To never miss an episode of TechRadio subscribe, comment and rate us on iTunes, Soundcloud and Spotify or find us via RSS and Tech […]
  • Vodafone Foundation, Girl Guides partner to teach digital skills to older people September 29, 2023
    Vodafone Foundation has begun a partnership with Irish Girl Guides to help close the digital divide between generations. The Guides have become a partner of Vodafone Foundation’s Hi Digital initiative, which brings digital skills, training and support directly to older people across the country. More than 800 Girl Guides will be trained as ‘digital champions’ […]
  • The Green case for data centres doesn’t stack up September 28, 2023
    Just over a week ago, Fingal County Council decided that Ireland still didn’t have quite enough data centres and approved the building of three more by Amazon. And I have to admit, it would take a heart of stone to mock the council’s decision when you consider that poor Amazon only has a measly three […]
  • Google officially opens first phase of Bolands Mills development September 28, 2023
    An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar today joined head of Google Ireland Adaire Fox-Martin and global chief marketing officer Lorraine Twohill to officially open the first phase of the Bolands Mills development and announce a new €1.5 million scholarship fund for students from under-represented communities in the area of AI. With grant support from’s fund, the Insight SFI […]
  • What ChatGPT’s latest updates mean for business users September 28, 2023
    ChatGPT can now access live information on the internet, answer queries based on image content, and interface with users via speech, after a busy week of updates from OpenAI. Those on a ChatGPT Plus or Business subscription are now able to draw on live data from the Internet, with a link to sources, through an […]
  • Servecentric saves equivalent of 13 tonnes of CO2 through IT refurbishment September 28, 2023
    Servecentric has announced the saving of the equivalent of 13 tonnes worth of CO2 (CO2e) by following a deal with secure IT recycling company Vyta Group. The partnership enabled Vyta to return €77,000 in revenues to Servecentric. Vyta collects, refurbishes, recycles, and resells retired IT equipment while ensuring that any data contained is destroyed in […]