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Web Accessibility Directive Series Update

The Irish Computer Society (ICS) in partnership with the National Disability Authority (NDA) have been holding a series of information seminars and training webinars on the new EU Web Accessibility Directive, which was signed into Irish law on 23 September 2020. The directive requires that public bodies ensure their websites and mobile apps comply with internationally recognised accessibility standards. Over 270 people joined the first information seminar ...

   Friday, October 22nd

Web Accessibility Directive Training Series

The EU Web Accessibility Directive was signed into Irish law on 23 September 2020 and requires that public bodies ensure their websites and mobile apps comply with internationally recognised accessibility standards.The Irish Computer Society (ICS), in partnership with the National Disability Authority (NDA), is holding a series of 3 information seminars and 3 follow up training webinars on the Directive. The series is relevant to all public ...

   Monday, September 20th

Notice from AXELOS Global Best Practice regarding the retirement of ITIL® V3

If you are ITIL® V3 qualified, either at Foundation, Intermediate or Expert level, please take care to read the recent notice from AXELOS Global Best Practice regarding the retirement of ITIL® V3. This will be of particular interest to:    • ITIL® V3 Experts or individuals with at least 17 credits (explanation below) who may wish to keep their qualifications 'current'.• Individuals with a number of ITIL® ...

  Wednesday, March 10th

Women4IT Hiring Solutions

Women4IT aims to improve diversity in the digital sector and at the same time to provide opportunities for young women in Ireland to gain employment in entry-level IT/Digital roles.We are looking for companies and employers who are interested in hiring skilled young women for the below roles. The programme can be adjusted to answer the needs of your company.• Data Analyst• ...

  Thursday, December 3rd

New Report Highlights Weaknesses in Cyber Resilience at Board Level

A new report from the Irish Computer Society highlights a real gap in Irish Boards’ oversight of cyber resilience in their organisations.    The report identifies three key areas:Capability & Confidence 1 in 5 report that they are either not discussing Cyber Resilience at all,  or are not being briefed about ongoing developments 4 in 5 have not participated in any testing of cyber incident response plans in the ...

  Monday, November 9th

New Secretary General at the Irish Computer Society

The Irish Computer Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Cleary to the position of ICS Secretary General.Mary brings valued expertise and experience of representing the IT profession in Ireland, particularly at a European level. Mary is Chair of the CEN standardisation committee, Digital Competences and IT Professionalism, and Chair of the Irish National Coalition of the European Commission’s Digital ...

  Wednesday, October 28th

Obituary: Colm O'Shea, itSMF Ireland

ItSMF Ireland and the Irish Computer Society are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Colm O'Shea on September 24th 2020. Our condolences are with his family.Until recently, Colm was Chair to itSMF Ireland and his contribution to the society and the IT Service Management community will be sorely missed."Colm’s contribution to the itSMF and service management has been immense. He ...

  Wednesday, September 30th

Reskill as a business analyst with funded places on the Certificate in Business Analysis, thanks to Springboard+ and HCI

The Certificate in Business Analysis QQI Level 8 is for all those who wish to advance and certify their skills in this important and growing area. This year everyone can avail of funding that will reduce the course cost by 90 or 100%, for the course starting in November. (The October date is now closed for applications). The course is currently being run completely online - meaning ...

  Thursday, September 3rd

2021 Message from ICS

As 2021 draws to a close, we hope for a brighter new year for all of our members. None of us had thought that Covid-19 would have lasted so long or affected society or our industry so deeply. But IT professionals are resilient, and the ICS has continued to support, collaborate with and speak on behalf of our members during 2021. IT professionals have had a ...

   Friday, December 17th

Bebras 2021 Success