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Managing software licenses is one thing, managing contracts is another! Discover more at the ITAM Conference 2019.

Guy Tritton

What is contract management and what are the related risks and legal implications is not always so obvious. Our experts at the ITAM Conference 2019 will offer insights into this aspect of IT Asset Management. Guy Tritton is a barrister specialising in intellectual property, IT, tech and commercial law. With 25 years’ experience in these areas, he has won substantial recognition for his excellence and has ...

  Wednesday, February 27th

Technology Skills 2022: Ireland’s Third ICT Skills Action Plan Launched

A new government report has announced targets to deliver more than 47,000 graduates with high level ICT skills by 2022.Technology Skills 2022: Ireland’s Third ICT Skills Action Plan sets out priority actions to meet Ireland’s needs for graduates skilled in computing and electronic and electrical engineering to support and drive economic performance over the coming years.The plan is informed by research conducted by ...

  Friday, February 22nd

Meet the Keynote Speakers at the IT Asset Management Conference 2019

Join the Irish Computer Society and ITAMOrg for the IT Asset Management Conference. On 8th April the ICS will host a series of workshops at its headquarters on Pembroke Road. On 9th April the conference will take place at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.Meet the Keynote Speakers from the Conference Day!The ITAM 2019 Committee have carefully deliberated and together have selected the best speakers ...

  Friday, February 15th

New ICS president’s vision for a new IT community

At the Irish Computer Society AGM last month, Professor Mike Hinchey was elected as the new President of the Society.He is professor of Software Engineering at the University of Limerick and the former director of LERO – The Irish Software Research Centre. Prior to his time at LERO, Prof Hinchey was director of the Software Engineering Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in ...

  Friday, December 14th

30 European ICT Professional Role Profiles built on the e-CF

The European ICT Professional Role Profiles provide a Europe-agreed set of 30 typical profile descriptions from an ICT organisational viewpoint. They can be either directly adopted or used as an inspiration and sound starting point for the flexible creation of more context-specific profiles, based upon organisational roles or individual job descriptions from a broad variety of contexts.The 30 ICT Professional Role Profiles provide a generic ...

  Friday, October 26th

Conference presentations now available for members

Conference season is well and truly under way    ItSMF conference       The season kicked off with the IT Service Management conference on 11 September, with the theme of ‘Embracing the Future of Service Management’ hosted by itSMF Ireland. Sharing their visions of new developments in the coming years, our speakers included Frank Stapleton, IT Transition Analyst at AIB; Sameena Hassam, Principal Consultant at Capacitas; and Mark ...

  Tuesday, September 25th

itSMF 2018 Speaker Announcement: Mark Kane, Mainstream Renewable Power

Mark Kane heads up the Information Solutions practice at Mainstream Renewable Power, a global renewable energy group with operations on five continents. Having led Mainstream’s implementation of Microsoft’s Smart Energy Reference Architecture “SERA” and the subsequent transition to Microsoft’s cloud offerings, Mark now leads the organisation’s Digital Transformation journey, with a strong focus on the human side of digital transformation.  ...

  Tuesday, August 21st

IASA Conference 2018 - Agenda now available

We've announced the conference agenda for Iasa conference on 21 September, so have a look at our world-class speakers and book soon to avail of the early bird rate.

   Friday, August 10th

Google, Facebook & Twitter submit reports on progress against disinformation

The European Commission has published reports by Facebook, Google and Twitter covering the progress made in March 2019 to fight disinformation. The three online platforms are signatories to the Code of Practice against disinformation and have committed to report monthly on their actions ahead of the European Parliament elections in May 2019. Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender ...

   Tuesday, April 23rd

ADPO welcomes new committee member - Dominic Plant

ADPO would like to welcome its newest addition to the ADPO Member Committee, Dominic Plant.Dominic has over 27 years’ experience of working in IT, in various sectors including:, Colleges, Banking - Private and Regulatory and in a variety of companies such as Finol, UCD, Helaba Landesbank and DZ Bank.He is currently Project Implementation Manager and Data Protection Officer at RECI.Dominic holds various ...

  Thursday, April 18th

Can you take photos at school events?

Taking photos at school events – Where common sense comes into playThe introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has triggered a significant shift in people’s perception of data protection, and organisations across all types of sectors are contending with different challenges in terms of ensuring they are balancing their interests with the rights of individuals around their personal data. This blog post ...

   Wednesday, April 17th

How to make a subject access request under GDPR

Under Article 15 of the GDPR, you have the right to obtain the following from the data controller:1. Confirmation of whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed2. Where personal data concerning you is being processed, a copy of your personal information3. Where personal data concerning you is being processed, other additional information as follows:Purpose(s) of the processingCategories of personal dataAny ...

   Wednesday, April 17th

Digital Respect for Women

European Commissioners for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová and for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel launched today a campaign to raise awareness on violence that women face online every day. They said in a joint statement: "Dignity, respect and solidarity apply to all of us, also online. Yet, sadly, reality is far from this, especially for women and girls, who ...

   Wednesday, April 17th

IT Professionals' Day 2019

On the 13th of May 2019 we will celebrate the role and contribution IT professionals play in helping business and society.The IT Professionals' Day is an opportunity to applaud the heroes who work in technology and strive to make our everyday life easier and to present young people with the prospect of exciting, rewarding and worthwhile careers in IT.This year we will hold ...

  Tuesday, April 16th

Should robots pay taxes?

"Should robots pay taxes?" This question may initially sound ridiculous - but it is at the core of a key debate about the future of the tax and benefit systems. The advent of artificial intelligence could mean that radical measures are needed to keep public finances sustainable. Artificial intelligence (AI) will undoubtedly shape how we work in the future. It has the potential to ...

   Thursday, April 4th

Tech Week 2019 is almost here - get involved!

From 11 to 18 May 2019, ICS will run Tech Week, a week-long, nationwide festival on everything to do with technology.We are looking for people to run events for people in their local community, or even at home with their own children, in support of the festival's objectives to increase the level of interest and awareness in technology and STEM subjects. Find out more below.Tech ...

  Thursday, April 4th