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WORLD STANDARDS DAY 2020: STANDARDS ARE ESSENTIAL TO PROTECT THE PLANET

On 14 October 2020, CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, the three official European Standardization Organizations, join the international standardization community in celebrating World Standards Day. By focusing on the environment, this year’s edition aims to raise awareness on the potential of standards to help tackle the climate crisis.Standards play a great role in boosting the ecological transition. They can make home appliances, devices and infrastructures ...

   Thursday, October 15th


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


Looking to kickstart your career? Women4IT can get you ready for a digital job

ICS is a partner in an innovative and ambitious project to develop the digital competences of young women who are at risk of exclusion from the labour market, by improving their employability.  “Women4IT” is a multi-stakeholder partnership funded by the EEA Grants and the Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. We aim to select and train 120 young women in Ireland to do real ...

   Monday, August 31st


itSMF Ireland members get exclusive access to IT Governance materials to help navigate 2020’s complex IT environment

itSMF Ireland members get exclusive access to IT Governance materials to help navigate 2020’s complex IT environmentMembers will receive a 25% discount on a range of publications including ITIL, ITSM, project management, COBIT and IT governance books guidesTo help IT professionals keep the momentum of activities going in today’s complex and unpredictable environment, IT Governance Europe has rolled out an exclusive deal for all ...

   Thursday, August 20th


ICS welcomes Fellow Michelle Kearns

ICS welcomes Michelle Kearns as a Fellow of the society.Michelle is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Caredoc, a not-for-profit organisation delivering healthcare services in Ireland. Throughout her time in Caredoc, Michelle has been instrumental in developing the Caredoc eHealth ecosystem and using technology to support patients and clinicians in the provision of integrated healthcare services. Michelle was named CIO of the Year ...

  Thursday, August 20th


HISI Conference 2020 - Call for Papers & Posters

The Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) invites you to become a member (student membership is free) and submit high-quality paper and poster contributions for the HISI Annual Conference which will be hosted online, on November 18th/19th and 25th/ 26th. Your position papers, research findings, case experiences will contribute to the successful implementation of eGovernment, eHealth or eInclusion services in Ireland, Europe and ...

   Monday, August 17th


ICS joins forces with First Tech Credit Union - Join today!

Given the ICS’ mission to support IT professionals we are partnering with First Tech to help members take advantage of the free financial advice and preferential loans for IT workers.First Tech Credit Union is Ireland's only credit union dedicated to the information, communication and technology sector.Being an ICS member entitles you to membership of First Tech Credit Union the credit union for ...

  Tuesday, June 30th


Covid Tracker app launches, DPIA and source code published

Ireland's Covid Tracker App has now launched. Find out more on the Covid Tracker website here.The Department of Health and the Health Service Executive have published several important documents as part of their ongoing commitment to openness and transparency in the development of the Covid Tracker App for Ireland.The Data Protection Impact Assessment, the source code, the Product Explainer for the Covid ...

  Friday, June 26th


WORLD STANDARDS DAY 2020: STANDARDS ARE ESSENTIAL TO PROTECT THE PLANET

On 14 October 2020, CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, the three official European Standardization Organizations, join the international standardization community in celebrating World Standards Day. By focusing on the environment, this year’s edition aims to raise awareness on the potential of standards to help tackle the climate crisis.Standards play a great role in boosting the ecological transition. They can make home appliances, devices and infrastructures ...

   Thursday, October 15th


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


Processing Customer Data for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

The Data Protection Commission published new guidelines on the processing of customer data for Covid-19 contact tracing purposes.As we move forward in the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, one of the recommended measures is for certain businesses to take contact details from customers and retain them for one month in the event that someone becomes ill and contact tracing by the health authorities is ...

   Tuesday, September 15th


BCS published guidelines for tech businesses affected by EU-US privacy shield ruling