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  • Sentiment split on impact of AI on network operations, adoption levels remain low
    by Niall Kitson on 04/10/2023 at 3:07 pm

    More than two-thirds (72%) of IT professionals are currently not using any form of artificial intelligence (AI) in their network operations and almost half (44%) have a negative view of AI as a supporting technology, according to the results of a TechBeat conducted in association with independent […]

  • Eir evo delivers wireless network across all Ulster University campuses following £6m investment
    by devensis on 04/10/2023 at 3:06 pm

    Ulster University has wrapped up a £6 million (€6.9 million) digital infrastructure upgrade across its four Northern Ireland campuses in partnership with local IT provider eir evo UK. Recognised as one of the top 30 UK universities in The Guardian University Guide, Ulster University now […]

  • Minister allocates €5m in funding for research in partnership with enterprises
    by devensis on 04/10/2023 at 3:04 pm

    Detecting ovarian cancer in its early stages; finding new treatments for preterm infants affected by retinal diseases, including blindness; and improving the sustainability of ‘smart’ medical device implants; and originating a set of nutritional guidelines for young GAA athletes are […]

  • Digital engineering company announces the creation of 30 jobs
    by Niall Kitson on 04/10/2023 at 3:02 pm

    Digital engineering company Tantek 4D is growing in workforce in their new headquarters in Sligo. The expansion will see the creation of 30 new jobs, with 20 of those based in Sligo and 10 in Dublin. The skill sets required will span across project management, geospatial surveying, BIM […]

  • More than half of firms now using generative AI
    by Niall Kitson on 03/10/2023 at 3:25 pm

    The number of organisations using generative AI tools has surged rapidly since March this year, with more than half now using the technology in pilot schemes or full production, according to an international survey. In the Gartner poll of more than 1,400 executive leaders exploring their […]

  • New EU vulnerability disclosure rules deemed an “unnecessary risk”
    by Niall Kitson on 03/10/2023 at 3:13 pm

    New vulnerability disclosure requirements in the EU’s Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) could create unnecessary risks for consumers and businesses, security experts have warned. In an open letter signed by senior figures at more than 50 organisations, experts said that aspects of Article 11 in the […]

  • Parental control platform to limit childrens’ exposure to harmful language
    by devensis on 03/10/2023 at 9:51 am

    An online platform which requests anonymous submissions from parents/guardians of examples of harmful online language experienced by children was launched today by Amárach Research, Cilter, the DCU Anti-Bullying Centre, and SFI (Science Foundation Ireland) funded ADAPT centre (“the […]

  • TechFire webinar to tackle developments in enterprise defence
    by Niall Kitson on 03/10/2023 at 9:34 am

    Is security automation the future of enterprise defence? This is the burning question that will be tackled at the next TechFire webinar in association with ManageEngine on 18 October. editor Niall Kitson will be joined by Anandh Palanisamy, cyber security expert, ManageEngine, and […]

  • Nostra plans 35 jobs for cyber security centre of excellence in Ballybrit
    by Niall Kitson on 02/10/2023 at 4:07 pm

    Nostra has announced the creation of 100 new jobs, 35 of which will be at a cyber security centre of excellence in Galway. Located in Ballybrit, the new office will be used to build out a cyber security centre of excellence as well as grow IT support, professional services and project management […]

  • Over-reliance on ChatGPT could harm worker performance
    by Niall Kitson on 02/10/2023 at 4:00 pm

    Workers who rely heavily on generative AI tools such as ChatGPT could inadvertently harm their performance levels, according to new research from Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In a study of worker productivity, the consultancy found that staff who used AI to support tasks “outside the […]

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise to add 150 jobs at global centre of excellence in Galway
    by Niall Kitson on 02/10/2023 at 3:28 pm

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced more than 150 new technical roles at its global centre of excellence for the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform in Galway. This project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. The new roles are in addition to 150 jobs announced in 2021 in a […]

  • EXL expands establishes international business headquarters in Dublin
    by Niall Kitson on 02/10/2023 at 11:50 am

    Data analytics and digital operations and solutions company EXL is opening a headquarters for international business in Dublin with plans to hire up to 200 AI and data engineers and other technology positions over the next three years. EXL’s employs more than 8,000 data scientists and 1,500 […]

  • Operational resilience: Changing practices and familiar themes as DORA looms
    by Niall Kitson on 02/10/2023 at 8:00 am

    Many organisations are preparing for the introduction of Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) which comes into effect on 17 January 2025. Ask any IT professional exactly what ‘operational resilience’ means and you may get differing answers depending on the underlying industry. […]

  • AWS teases AI features on the horizon, as Amazon Bedrock becomes generally available
    by Niall Kitson on 29/09/2023 at 1:55 pm

    AWS has announced the general availability of its AI platform Amazon Bedrock, allowing businesses to utilise a wide range of foundation models, alongside promises of more powerful models and code customisation in the coming weeks. Amazon Bedrock is AWS’ platform for scaling generative AI. […]

  • closes €1m funding round     
    by Niall Kitson on 29/09/2023 at 11:08 am, a supplier sourcing engine for supermarket buyers, has closed a funding round, with a €1 million investment round led by The Redesdale Food & Beverage Fund.  Cork-headquartered enables buyers to cut their sourcing times by 40% using its game-changing supplier […]

  • Managed services revenues tipped to exceed $472bn this year
    by Niall Kitson on 29/09/2023 at 10:32 am

    IT channel partners that provide managed services are expected to experience significant revenue growth from cyber security managed services this year, according to a global report from Cisco. The research, conducted by research firm Canalys, tips the sector to see growth of 12.7%, outstripping the […]

  • European Commission says plain old telephone service is plain out of date
    by Niall Kitson on 29/09/2023 at 10:07 am

    Internet connectivity has long been a contentious issue in Ireland, perhaps surprisingly for a country that prides itself on being Europe’s answer to Silicon Valley (or, less charitably, an overseas outpost of it). Slow speeds, high costs and patchy rural coverage long bedeviled the country, […]

  • Facebook’s latest attempt to make VR happen and Space Week previewed
    by Niall Kitson on 29/09/2023 at 9:46 am

    This week we look at Mark Zuckerberg’s latest plans to make the metaverse worth visiting, a record-breaking astronaut makes a belated arrival to Earth and we continue the cosmic theme with a preview of Space Week running from 4-10 October. To never miss an episode […]

  • Vodafone Foundation, Girl Guides partner to teach digital skills to older people
    by Niall Kitson on 29/09/2023 at 8:45 am

    Vodafone Foundation has begun a partnership with Irish Girl Guides to help close the digital divide between generations. The Guides have become a partner of Vodafone Foundation’s Hi Digital initiative, which brings digital skills, training and support directly to older people across the […]

  • The Green case for data centres doesn’t stack up
    by Niall Kitson on 28/09/2023 at 4:43 pm

    Just over a week ago, Fingal County Council decided that Ireland still didn’t have quite enough data centres and approved the building of three more by Amazon. And I have to admit, it would take a heart of stone to mock the council’s decision when you consider that poor Amazon only has […]

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