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87% of Ireland would share personal data to stop Coronavirus

New research indicates that the majority of Irish people would be willing to share their personal data if it meant a quicker way to defeat the Covid-19 outbreak. The research compiled by the Irish Computer Society indicates a massive 87pc of Irish people would be willing to share their personal data and medical records if it helped to solve a global pandemic like Covid-19. ...

  Wednesday, April 1st


ICS CEO thanks the IT community for their tireless work keeping Ireland connected

ICS CEO Jim Friars today urges the Irish public to think about the dedication of IT workers across the country who are keeping us all connected.Mr Friars began, “The world is coming to terms with a new reality, as country borders are closed and unprecedented peace-time measures are enacted by governments across the globe during this Covid-19 pandemic.“Healthcare and other frontline workers ...

   Monday, March 23rd


Internet of Things: your input is needed

The European Commission is committed to the development of the Internet of Things for the advancement of the economy and society of Europe. However, there is a clear lack of awareness of the possible impact of IoT on peoples lives and broad economic sectors. Research needs to be done on the what aspects of IoT need to be explained and elaborated for individuals, workers ...

   Friday, March 13th


Women4IT - 6 profiles to increase employability for young women

The Women4IT project is seeking employers, training partners and prospective students to increase employability for young women through free training for six digital job profiles including: Digital Media Specialists, Data Analysts, Web Developers, Graphic Designers, Quality Assurance Testers and Customer Service Representatives.Women4IT is a multi-stakeholder partnership funded by the EEA Grants and the Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The project ...

  Thursday, February 6th


Recent Women in IT Stream events

Aileen Wynne, ICS Fellow has recently organised a number of events for Women in IT. Here she shares her experiences of these events for those who did not attend. Thank you Aileen for sharing.This year that “Dock into the Dark Side” GSE UK conference was held from the 5th - 7th November in Whittlebury Hall, Towcester.  This is the largest mainframe conference in ...

  Thursday, November 28th


ICS Deputy CEO Mary Cleary awarded inaugural David O'Leary Award

Mary Cleary, Deputy CEO of the Irish Computer Society, has been awarded the inaugural David O’Leary Award for her contributions to the development of IT Professionalism.Mary Cleary was presented with the award at the IFIP General Assembly in Kiev this week.Receiving the inaugural award demonstrates Mary’s continuing commitment to raising standards of professionalism in IT across Ireland and internationally. She ...

  Thursday, October 17th


A new declaration on IT Professionalism

A new declaration on IT Professionalism was made by the ICS CIO Advisory board on behalf of the ICS CIO Forum at the recent ICS Leaders Conference.It is no secret that almost 40% of companies trying to recruit IT professionals in Europe report difficulties in finding skilled workers. Clearly, we have to create the right framework to attract fresh talent to the IT sector, ...

  Thursday, October 17th


October is European Cybersecurity Month

On the 1st of October the European Cybersecurity Month was launched in all Member States to raise awareness about cybersecurity threats as well as promote cybersecurity among citizens and organisations through education and sharing of good practices. This year, in particular, European Cybersecurity Month will focus on raising awareness about the good cybersecurity practices that should be a part of everyone’s daily routine, ...

   Tuesday, October 8th


Digital skills in an uncertain world

Life has changed suddenly and the skills we need to cope with this new reality have changed too.By Mary Cleary, the deputy chief executive of the Irish Computer Society, which runs Tech Week.We often talk about life skills and in “normal” times, there is little disagreement on what those are.Apart from specific job-related skills, literacy, numeracy and digital skills are key, ...

  Wednesday, April 1st


87% of Ireland would share personal data to stop Coronavirus

New research indicates that the majority of Irish people would be willing to share their personal data if it meant a quicker way to defeat the Covid-19 outbreak. The research compiled by the Irish Computer Society indicates a massive 87pc of Irish people would be willing to share their personal data and medical records if it helped to solve a global pandemic like Covid-19. ...

  Wednesday, April 1st


ICS welcomes Fellow Dr Tim McCarthy