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Have your say on the e-Competence Framework

At ICS we know all IT professionals need to keep their skills up to date and track them throughout their career. We developed the CareerPlus tool to benchmark your skills against an international standard - the e-Competence Framework (eCF).The European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) provides a reference of 40 competences as applied at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workplace, using a common language for ...

   Wednesday, July 17th


The EU Cybersecurity Act brings a strong agency for cybersecurity and EU-wide rules on cybersecurity certification

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On 27 June the European Cybersecurity Act entered into force, setting the new mandate of ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, and establishing the European cybersecurity certification framework. With the entry into force of the Cybersecurity Act, a new course is starting for ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, which will enjoy a permanent mandate, increased responsibilities and resources. First example of its kind, the ...

  Tuesday, July 2nd


Global Centre for Business Agility launched as a new force for Digital Transformation

The Irish Computer Society is proud to welcome the Global Centre for Business Agility (GCBA) to its network of supported member bodies. The Global Centre for Business Agility is a non-profit member organisation for professionals who use agile techniques to deliver better business value.The association joins itSMF Ireland, HISI, Iasa Ireland, ADPO, BPI and the Business Analyst Association of Ireland to provide expert ...

  Thursday, June 13th


Behind the Scenes at ICS - Claudia Delaney – Head of Training and Certification

Many of you will know Claudia Delaney, our Head of Training and Certification, who has been with ICS for over 18 years. We’ve spoken to Claudia about her vision for supporting your professional development.Claudia started at ICS as ECDL Accreditation Coordinator. She honed her skills as a learning and development professional while looking after the IT skills needs of hundreds of schools and ...

  Thursday, June 13th


The Blockchain ball is in developers hands

Demand seems to be trending in the ICT skills sphere and, for a change, we are not talking about the skills shortage: the demands are coming from the candidates. If you are a skilled IT professional then it would appear that your wish is their command, provided they want you enough.Another ‘want’ trending at the moment is more education around blockchain, its uses ...

  Monday, December 3rd


IT Professionals' Day 2019

On the 13th of May 2019 we will celebrate the role and contribution IT professionals play in helping business and society.The IT Professionals' Day is an opportunity to applaud the heroes who work in technology and strive to make our everyday life easier and to present young people with the prospect of exciting, rewarding and worthwhile careers in IT.This year we will hold ...

  Tuesday, April 16th


Technology Skills 2022: Ireland’s Third ICT Skills Action Plan Launched

A new government report has announced targets to deliver more than 47,000 graduates with high level ICT skills by 2022.Technology Skills 2022: Ireland’s Third ICT Skills Action Plan sets out priority actions to meet Ireland’s needs for graduates skilled in computing and electronic and electrical engineering to support and drive economic performance over the coming years.The plan is informed by research conducted by ...

  Friday, February 22nd


Every job will be a digital job.

‘Soon every job will be a digital job,” said Linda Keane, strategy and operations manager at the Irish Computer Society (ICS).It’s a stark message and one that feels intuitively right - which of us does not use a computer every day, after all - but Keane said she can back up her claim with research. “The European Commission has predicted that 90 per ...

  Tuesday, January 22nd


Have your say on the e-Competence Framework

At ICS we know all IT professionals need to keep their skills up to date and track them throughout their career. We developed the CareerPlus tool to benchmark your skills against an international standard - the e-Competence Framework (eCF).The European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) provides a reference of 40 competences as applied at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workplace, using a common language for ...

   Wednesday, July 17th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Keith Baxter

ICS welcomes Keith Baxter as a new Fellow of the society.Keith Baxter is the Chief Information Officer for the Anthony Nicholas Group. The Group oversee several brands including Fields the Jeweller, Fraser Hart, Crouch, Bernstones and Lyons.Before joining The Anthony Nicholas Group in 2017, Keith was CEO of Niacon, and has worked for over 36 years in several senior management, technical and engineering roles ...

  Monday, July 15th


Ireland struggling in skills mismatch and productivity compared to EU

The latest EU report on 'Skills mismatch and productivity in the EU shows Ireland performing weakly in these areas. Additional challenges remain in terms of high-level skills demand (we know) and over-qualification in areas with where high-level skills are not needed pointing to a need for re-training or redeployment of these workers with potential to fill high-level skills gap areas.Read more here: https://...

   Monday, July 15th


ICS leading the way in EU Digiframe report

The report on “High-Tech Skills for Industry– Increasing the EU’s talent pool and promoting the highest quality standards in support of digital transformation” has been released by the European Commission. It was co-authored by Capgemini, IDC and empirica and provides an overview of the Digital Capability Reference Framework, or ‘Digiframe’, that was presented on November 15, 2018 in Brussels at the “European Skills Conference, Digital ...

   Thursday, July 11th


ICS CIO Profile - Colm Gartlan, Norbrook Laboratories

This month we take a look at one of the CIOs who volunteers at ICS to helps us find out what’s really going on for IT professionals on the ground. Gartlan is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society and is currently Chair of the ICS CIO Advisory Board. Name:  Colm Gartlan, IT Director, Norbrook Laboratories Limited Bio:  Gartlan joined Norbrook in April 2017 ...

  Tuesday, July 9th


HISI Conference 2019 - Call for Papers & Posters

The Health Informatics Society of Ireland invites you to become a HISI member (membership is free of charge to students) and submit your position papers, research findings, case experiences, challenges and factors thus contributing to a successful implementation of eGovernment, eHealth or eInclusion services in Ireland, Europe and beyond. HISI seeks high-quality paper and poster contributions for the 2019 HISI Annual Conference at Croke Park, ...

   Tuesday, May 29th


Transforming the Art of IT Leadership

Finally the day has come where we recognise that those who shout loudest don’t always get heard – that should make for a more comfortable working environment for most. Recognising that soft skills are what is needed in the changing pace of office structure is leading to a whole new skills gap of its own.Ireland is viewed as a highly viable option for ...

   Thursday, July 4th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Gerry Quinn