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IDA seeking new data centre locations across Ireland

June 27, 2017 |

Already home to at least 30 global data centres belonging to tech giants like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Vodafone, Interxion and Equinix, to name a few; the IDA is on the hunt for suitable locations for the next … Read More

Local Government Apps from Around the World

April 25, 2017 |

Apps have an amazing ability to put local government services at the fingertips of citizens, yet, so many fail due to poor design or limited functionality. Looking around the world, we’ve found some of the best examples of successful government … Read More

Cyber-Attack Prevention Must Begin with Staff Training

April 3, 2017 |

The biggest vulnerability any organisation has to cyber-attacks comes from neglecting to create efficient protocols at staff level. A few simple precautions could have prevented many of the “hacks” we saw in 2016.

The year 2016 ended on a very … Read More

How vulnerable are smart cities to cyber-attack?

April 3, 2017 |

As the ubiquity of technology infiltrates further into our cities’ infrastructure we are becoming more and more at risk of cyberattacks.  Professor Rob Kitchin discusses where the biggest fault lines are, and how we might avoid any possible disaster.

All Aboard the Self-Driving Bus: Is Full Automation in Public Transport Feasible?

April 3, 2017 |

 As cities expand and the pressure to create environmentally friendly transport systems increase there is a mounting urgency for our urban transport to adapt. But is it changing fast enough? Jonathan Wilkins discusses the potential benefits of automated public transport.

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Shhh! We Need to Talk About Libraries

April 3, 2017 |

The ‘open’ or ‘staffless’ library has completed its pilot stage and is now being rolled out in many libraries across the country. Yet, anger still rages amongst librarians who feel they are being viewed as obsolete, as well as the … Read More

Enterprise Ireland launch Career-FIT programme

February 16, 2017 |

With €5m in EU Horizon 2020 funding, Enterprise Ireland has launched a new programme called Career-FIT that will try to lure 50 international research experts to Irish tech centres.

Career-FIT is a postdoctoral fellowship programme, part-funded … Read More

The robots are coming

February 10, 2017 |

The future of work is always a hot topic, especially at the moment as AI and robotics are becoming more integrated into the workplace, and the first question on everyone’s mind is: is my job safe from being taken by … Read More

Four simple steps to managing your online reputation

January 4, 2017 |

Whether you’re working in corporate affairs or the press office, or you’re involved in any other department that may interface with the public, the value in protecting the online reputation of your organisation and its key personnel is increasingly important, … Read More

The New Technology that’s Changing Governance

January 4, 2017 |

Blockchain is moving beyond its buzzword status and gaining momentum across a number of sectors. It is already changing the face of finance; its next challenge will be government.

You might have heard the name in relation to fintech, … Read More

MIT shows off a smart tattoo that can turn your skin into a touchpad

August 22, 2016 |

With DuoSkin, wearables are no longer just an accessory. They become part of your skin.

The MIT Media Lab and Microsoft Research set out to create on-skin user interfaces using gold leaf, which is commonly found in craft stores, as … Read More