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  NEWS

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


itSMF 2018 Speaker Announcement: Simone Jo Moore, Industry Thought Leader & Senior Consultant

Thought provoking, interesting and relevant, Simone is a Service Management Mixologist who probes the hearts and minds of what makes business and IT tick and jumpstart people’s thinking to evolve behaviour and actions at any level. People connected, knowledge shared, possibilities discovered and potential realised are her active values. A recognised industry Top 25 Thought Leader, Simone is a Senior Consultant, master trainer, course ...

  Tuesday, August 7th


itSMF 2018: A chance to win with our Early-Bird offer!

REGISTER NOW to attend the itSMF Conference, taking place 11th September 2018, for a 20% discount and chance to win an overnight stay for two incl. breakfast at the wonderful 4 star Croke Park Hotel, Dublin. The prize also includes a Croke Park Ericsson Skyline Tour.Simply register to attend the itSMF Conference before Monday 13th August to be in with a chance of winning!

  Monday, July 30th


itSMF 2018 Speaker Announcement: Andy Jenner, ESP

Andy Jenners' career spans over 30 years in operational management of IT services in customer facing and commercial roles within the digital pre-press, IT, air transport and technology markets. In the past he has worked for companies such as The Telegraph Newspaper, Compel (now part of SCC), SITA and a&o Systems and Services before joining ESP Global Services in 2011.Since joining ESP in 2011 he ...

  Tuesday, July 24th


itSMF 2018 Speaker Announcement: Barclay Rae, itSMF UK

We are delighted to announce Barclay Rae, Director of EssentialSM and itSMF UK, of which he was CEO from 2015 - 2018, as a speaker at this year's IT Service Management Forum Conference.Barclay is an associate of SDI and has worked for a number of ITSM organisations, and he delivers strategic ITSM consultancy, as well as media analyst services to the ITSM industry.

  Monday, July 9th


What is Software Asset Management?

Software asset management has started to become noticed in recent years as research from Gartner has shown that organisations can use it to cut spending on software by as much as 30 percent. But what does software asset management, or SAM, actually entail? Most people would think of SAM as simply the administration of software licenses. However, it’s much more than that. It’s ...

   Friday, June 22nd


New course in Software Asset Management (SAM) helps companies in the license jungle

Purchasing and managing software licenses in large IT environments is no longer a simple task. That's why ICS and itSMF Ireland have partnered with ITAMOrg's to offer certified Software Asset Management (SAM) training for the first time in Ireland.The course, which is the first of its kind in Europe, helps the participants to deal with the pitfalls and issues they face when handling ...

   Friday, June 8th


EU budget for the future

Digital Single Market

The EU has announced over €120 billion in funding to support Digital Transformation and Research & Innovation. Digital TransformationDigital transformation holds the key to unlocking future growth in Europe. Through dedicated programmes and targeted financial support, the future long-term budget of the EU will help to bridge the EU’s digital investment gap, including in remote and rural areas. It will tackle digital challenges, from artificial ...

  Wednesday, May 30th


Luno: cryptocurrency heavyweight reaches 2 million customers

August 17th 2018: Luno, a leading global cryptocurrency company, announced its two millionth customer today. Having recently launched in to the Irish market, they have seen huge interest locally in their cryptocurrency offering. Luno allows users to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. The company is committed to demystifying cryptocurrencies by educating their customers on the risks and benefits associated with ...

  Friday, August 17th


BELLA: A new digital data highway between Europe and Latin America

Map showing route of pipeline and logos of signatories

Latin America and Europe have never been so close. The BELLA (Building Europe Link to Latin America) consortium, whose leading investor is the European Commission, has signed a contract agreement with EllaLink, a private consortium, to launch the deployment of an underwater fibre optic cable connecting Europe and Latin America. The cable will provide reliable high capacity connectivity that will boost business, scientific and ...

  Friday, August 17th


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


itSMF 2018 Speaker Announcement: Simone Jo Moore, Industry Thought Leader & Senior Consultant

Thought provoking, interesting and relevant, Simone is a Service Management Mixologist who probes the hearts and minds of what makes business and IT tick and jumpstart people’s thinking to evolve behaviour and actions at any level. People connected, knowledge shared, possibilities discovered and potential realised are her active values. A recognised industry Top 25 Thought Leader, Simone is a Senior Consultant, master trainer, course ...

  Tuesday, August 7th


Free GDPR Event for Fellows

Fellows of the Irish Computer Society are invited to a free evening seminar on 6 September 2018 which will cover the basics of the new GDPR legislation that came into effect recently.GDPR significantly changes data protection law across Europe, strengthening the rights of individuals but also increasing the obligations on organisations and their management teams. GDPR introduces new elements and significant enhancements on top of ...

   Tuesday, August 7th


Irish IT Profile 2018

Ireland has an international reputation as a centre of excellence in IT. Both multinationals and home-grown talent contribute to making technology one of the fastest growing industries in the country.This makes Ireland the second largest exporter of computer and IT services in the world, with over 97% of domestic production sold in international markets. The sector accounts for over €50 billion of exports from Ireland ...

  Friday, August 3rd


ePrivacy Regulation & GDPR

While organisations are only acclimatising to the impacts of GDPR, a new set of regulations focussing on ensuring individual privacy with regard to electronic communications are on the way in the form of the ePrivacy Regulation (ePR).  As the ePrivacy Regulation governs the specific handling of an individual's data with regards to electronic communications, it could override GDPR in some cases.What is the ...

  Thursday, August 2nd


Obituary: Diarmuid UaConaill - HISI's first chair

HISI and the Irish Computer Society are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Diarmuid UaConaill who died peacefully on July 2, 2018. Our condolences are with his family.Diarmuid (pictured far-right at the 2009 IMIA Board Meeting in Hiroshima) was one of a handful of people who began the establishment of the Health Informatics profession in Ireland. Diarmuid was the Irish representative to IMIA for 30 ...

  Thursday, August 2nd