• Siemens picks Accenture to run business Intelligence operations December 10, 2018
    Siemens AG has awarded Accenture a five-year technology and services contract to run and maintain several of its digital managed services for data analytics and business intelligence. The new project, part of a firm-wide digital and IT transformation effort at Siemens, represents a significant expansion of the ongoing collaboration between the two companies. Siemens is […]
  • Hands on: Google Pixel 3 XL pack December 10, 2018
    The Google Pixel series has taken the fine standard set by the Nexus line of devices and moved things on quite a bit. The latest edition, the Pixel 3 improves the hardware, but it is in the software where the real innovation lies. The pack on test here is the Pixel 3 XL 64GB version, […]
  • Businesses see no ill effects from GDPR – report December 10, 2018
    A report by Amarach conducted for customer engagement agency Dataconversion hsa found that 54% of marketers have seen ‘no impact’ of GDPR on their ability to reach their customers. Furthermore, 17% reported it as having a ‘positive’ or ‘very positive’ effect on their businesses. The survey also found that while there 96% of respondents said […]
  • MathWorks expands Irish presence with 85 new jobs in Galway December 10, 2018
    MathWorks, a developer of mathematical computing software, has announced plans to fill 85 jobs by the end of 2019 at its Galway office. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on Mathworks’ products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. Commenting on today’s announcement Martin […]
  • Corporate data in clouds to be a target in 2019 December 10, 2018
    Hackers will follow the data into cloud in 2019, with an expected rise in data exfiltration attacks, according to new report from McAfee. The annual Threat Predictions Report outlines predictions for the cybersecurity landscape in 2019, and expects a significant increase in data exfiltration attacks that target the cloud. With a 33% increase in users […]
  • Synology’s DiskStation DS1819+ and RackStation RS1619xs+ December 10, 2018
    Synology has launched the DiskStation DS1819+, an 8-bay desktop NAS and the RackStation RS1619xs+, a 1U 4-bay rackmount NAS. The DiskStation DS1819+ features an Intel C3538 quad-core, 2.1GHz processor with 4GB DDR4 pre-installed memory, upgradable up to 32GB. The 8-bay desktop NAS has up to 216TB raw capacity with two expansion units, and delivers sequential […]
  • Thousands of jobs at risk as digital transformation gathers pace December 7, 2018
    A new study on the impacts of the adoption of digital technologies over the years 2018 to 2023. According to a report by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs entitled Digital Transformation: Assessing the Impact of Digitalisation on Ireland’s Workforce one in three jobs in Ireland at high risk or being made obsolete. The report […]
  • SMEs bearing the weight of the recovery December 7, 2018
    There’s no doubt that SMEs are the foundation of the Irish business landscape. Indeed, dependent on the definition of SME, you could justifiably argue they make up the vast majority of businesses in Ireland. Elsewhere in these pages, you will find an article addressing the issue of whether a greater sense of optimism among Irish […]
  • Microsoft Edge officially embraces open source Chromium code December 7, 2018
    Microsoft is overhauling its struggling Edge browser in pretty much every way over the next year. The proprietary EdgeHTML engine underpinning the browser will be abandoned in favour of the Chromium code used by Google’s Chrome and several other browsers. After the shift, Microsoft plans to end Edge’s Windows 10 desktop exclusivity by bringing it […]
  • Choosing an SD-WAN managed service December 7, 2018
    For some enterprises whether to go with SD-WAN managed service is a relatively straightforward decision; for others the choice may require more deliberation. In either case, best-practice sourcing dictates that this decision be made up front – to achieve exceptional results, the sourcing strategy, approach and execution following must be tailored to the desired self-managed […]