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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


Ireland fastest growing digital economy in Europe

Over the past year, all EU countries improved their digital performance in the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). DESI is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States in digital competitiveness.Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands scored the highest ratings in DESI 2020 and are among the global leaders in digitalisation. ...

  Thursday, June 18th


2020 Cedefop skills forecast: challenges and opportunities in the coronavirus era

The 2020 Cedefop skills forecast update was developed before the coronavirus pandemic. The short-term economic impact of the lockdown in many countries is uncertain; the current short-term forecast is therefore likely to be over-optimistic. However, the key long-term factors (such as the ageing population, increasing use of automation/artificial intelligence, globalisation, resource scarcity and move towards a carbon neutral economy) will still hold as the ...

  Tuesday, June 9th


We will never go back to the way we worked before - say Ireland’s IT leaders

‘We will never go back to the way worked before’, is the message from Ireland’s top CIOs who met remotely at the Irish Computer Society to discuss their concerns and share insight on the prospect of remote working becoming the new normal for Irish workers.So, how have Ireland’s CIOs and their teams coped with the overnight move of entire organisations to ...

   Tuesday, June 9th


Let’s hear from you: share news with the membership

Your membership body is for you, the members. So we’d love to hear what has sparked your imagination and you have been up to. If you have exciting news or if you’ve seen an interesting publication, thought piece or research online that you think is worth sharing with the wider membership, don’t keep it to yourself.Especially while we are still ...

   Friday, May 29th


Train online with ICS: all professional development courses available to book

Behind the scenes at ICS we have been working hard to ensure your professional development needs can continue to be met. We are pleased to announce that member events, CPD and training are now fully available online.“Businesses across the country are dealing with new requirements and changing circumstances,” said Claudia Delaney, our Head of Training. “Your staff may need training in new methods ...

  Monday, May 25th


Updated cancellation policy to help members during Covid-19 emergency

We would like to reassure members and students regarding our policy on refunds, cancellations, transfers and substitutions during the current crisis.Behind the scenes at ICS we have been working hard to ensure your professional development needs can continue to be met. We are pleased to announce that member events, CPD and training are now fully available online.We have been contacted by many ...

   Thursday, April 23rd


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