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itSMF 2019 Speaker Announcement: Mark O'Loughlin to address the question "Hey, where has all our IT gone?"

Organisations are continuing to move more and more of their IT services into the cloud, shifting various elements of their backend IT infrastructure, systems, applications and IT services. In simplistic terms, cloud computing and cloud-based services are just another form of outsourcing with a shift in the current IT supply chain model.With the increase in outsourcing to the cloud, is it likely that ...

  Tuesday, August 13th


The EU Cybersecurity Act brings a strong agency for cybersecurity and EU-wide rules on cybersecurity certification

picture evoking cybersecurity

On 27 June the European Cybersecurity Act entered into force, setting the new mandate of ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, and establishing the European cybersecurity certification framework. With the entry into force of the Cybersecurity Act, a new course is starting for ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, which will enjoy a permanent mandate, increased responsibilities and resources. First example of its kind, the ...

  Tuesday, July 2nd


Behind the Scenes at ICS - Claudia Delaney – Head of Training and Certification

Many of you will know Claudia Delaney, our Head of Training and Certification, who has been with ICS for over 18 years. We’ve spoken to Claudia about her vision for supporting your professional development.Claudia started at ICS as ECDL Accreditation Coordinator. She honed her skills as a learning and development professional while looking after the IT skills needs of hundreds of schools and ...

  Thursday, June 13th


Why digital transformation fails and 14 things you can do to succeed

It is well documented that over 70% of digital transformation projects fail. At ICS we believe that this failure rate can be dramatically improved. In doing so, this will release resources and pressures on IT professionals who are often left to carry the can.The truth is, that despite digital transformation projects often sitting as the sole responsibility of the IT department, failure often occurs ...

  Tuesday, May 14th


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


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 2019 Speaker Announcement: Mark O'Loughlin to address the question "Hey, where has all our IT gone?"

Organisations are continuing to move more and more of their IT services into the cloud, shifting various elements of their backend IT infrastructure, systems, applications and IT services. In simplistic terms, cloud computing and cloud-based services are just another form of outsourcing with a shift in the current IT supply chain model.With the increase in outsourcing to the cloud, is it likely that ...

  Tuesday, August 13th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Fiona Taaffe

ICS welcomes Fiona Taaffe as a new Fellow of the society.An experienced executive level leader, Fiona has worked in manufacturing, financial services and aviation, and is currently CIO with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, a top tier aircraft lessor, based in their Dublin office.Her experience includes green field setup, strategy, MA&D, business transformation and leading industry changing initiatives through technology enablement.Fiona has ...

  Friday, August 9th


Funding available for research on ICT leadership and ethics

Funding is now available to form two teams of paid experts to draft input material into the consensus processes of CEN/TC 428 "ICT professionalism and digital competences".Project team for e-competence and digital leadershipThe aim of the project team will be to gather input and draft a technical report on the development of a CEN/TR on ICT curricula for e-competence and digital leadership, ...

   Thursday, August 8th


Marking one year of eHealth action

The 3rd Joint Action supporting the eHealth Network has marked a year of improvements in digital health.eHAction is co-financed by the EU's 3rd Health Programme – 2018/2021. This joint action is a collaborative project between EU member states and other European countries who are committed to deliver sustainable, economic and social benefits for European eHealth systems and services.Based on interoperable applications, the main purpose ...

  Tuesday, August 6th


Combatting youth unemployment in Europe together

The official launch of the Youth Employment Magazine was announced on the UN International Day of Friendship. Nearly 200 institutions from 26 European countries implementing projects financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway unite to share results of their initiatives aimed at combatting youth unemployment in Europe.Launched on July 30, the Youth Employment Magazine will function as a content resource for all projects implemented under the EEA ...

   Tuesday, August 6th


Ireland making progress in Digital Economy & Society Index 2019

Graph showing how the countries are ranking in DESI 2019 Index

DESI 2019 Over the past year, all EU countries improved their digital performance. Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Denmark scored the highest ratings in DESI 2019 and are among the global leaders in digitalisation. These countries are followed by the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Ireland, Estonia, and Belgium. Some other countries however still have a long way to go, and the EU as a whole needs improvement ...

  Friday, July 26th


ICS welcomes new Fellow John Shaw