• The ICT channel must adapt to business partnership model February 22, 2019
    The information and communications (ICT) channel must adapt to the new reality of business partnerships, if they are to meet the needs of today’s CIOs. That was a clear theme running through the presentations and CIO interviews at the TechLive Future Channel event in Croke Park. A range of vendors, distributors and CIOs all emphasised […]
  • Material developed by Irish scientists could increase smartphone battery life By 300% February 22, 2019
    Researchers from AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering, have developed of a material which has the potential to improve battery lifetime of rechargeable batteries while also ensuring they can become smaller without loss of performance. This ink-based nanomaterial, MXenes, will potentially enhance both the lifetime and energy storage capabilities […]
  • Marine Institute backs data collection, smart buoy companies February 22, 2019
    The national funding agency for marine research industry, the Marine Institute has awarded financial investments to two marine technology projects led by Irish companies XOcean and IDS Monitoring. Louth-based XOcean, has been awarded €199,739 in funding over two years to transform marine monitoring and data collection. The company uses innovative robotics, particularly unmanned vehicles, and […]
  • Renaissance becomes first distributor of Veracode platform in Ireland February 22, 2019
    Renaissance has entered an agreement to be the first distributor of the Veracode platform in Ireland. Veracode’s SaaS platform offers static and dynamic analysis, software composition analysis, and manual penetration testing, assist security teams and software developers with finding and fixing security-related defects throughout the software development lifecycle. This approach allows its more than 2,000 […]
  • Delays to be expected in moving ERP to cloud February 22, 2019
    Almost two-thirds of businesses are planning to migrate an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to the cloud or are already doing so, despite many of them having concerns about moving sensitive data, security and regulatory compliance. That is according to the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), which asked 200 businesses about ERP migration plans. They represent a small […]
  • Venture capital investment in Irish tech firms fell by a quarter in 2018 February 22, 2019
    Funding into Irish technology firms fell by 25% to €739 million in 2018 according to the Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey published in association with William Fry. The fourth quarter of 2018 showed a decline in funding of 35% to €115 million, continuing the trend of previous quarters. “The fourth quarter did contain some […]
  • Chief data officer role set to decline February 22, 2019
    By 2022, the chief digital officer (CDO) title will be in decline, as digital will have become fully embedded into business, while the CEO will take on a dual role of CEO and CDO, predicts IDC A/NZ market analyst Sean Ashari. Discussing the bold predictions, Ashari said the executives that lead digital growth will have […]
  • Iqvia announces 100 new jobs for Dublin February 22, 2019
    Iqvia a provider of information, technology solutions and contract research services, has announced plans to create 100 jobs at Dublin East Point Campus. The new positions will be predominantly in the areas of clinical project management, data management, drug safety, and biostatistics. Recruitment is underway and Iqvia expects the roles to be filled in the […]
  • Strencom to provide cloud, connectivity services to 140 credit unions February 22, 2019
    Strencom has signed cloud and connectivity deals totalling €2 million with 140 credit union branches across Ireland. The agreements will see Strencom host the credit unions’ valuable financial data and connect credit unions with multiple branches. The deals will also support the current wave of mergers and qcquisitions (M&A) activity in the credit union sector. […]
  • A new spin on ‘made to order’ with Dr Roisin Burke February 22, 2019
    This week Niall and Dusty pick through the details of Samsung’s new line of high-end smartphones. We also talk to Dr Roisin Burke from the School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology at from Technological University Dublin to talk about how 3D printing is making a meal out of cookery. To never miss an episode […]