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Technology
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 sobering note in terms of the increased risks in digital security. In December Meath County […]
Technology
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. Smart city solutions utilise complex, networked assemblages of digital technologies and ICT infrastructure to manage various
Technology Transport
 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. The imaginative public transport ideas of recent years, have gathered both interest and controversy.
Education Technology
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 public who fear libraries will become soulless repositories. Do we have a right to be […]
Technology
Vodafone and SIRO’s national Gigabit Hub Initiative has been launched today by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor. The new initiative aims to spark a digital transformation in 15 towns across Ireland. Modelled on the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen, the hubs will offer a 1 Gigabit broadband connection to qualifying business, technology […]
Technology
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 by Horizon 2020 and Enterprise Ireland with the aim of bringing 50 high-level research fellows to Ireland to work […]
Technology
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 robots? Just this week for example, Reform, a right-of-centre think tank, claimed machines would be more […]
Business Technology
New urban developments can easily be identified by their glassy exteriors and cold utilitarian spaces. However, gains in practical functionality of space can often be to the detriment of play and spontaneity. By Ekaterina Tikhoniouk When we think of play, we tend to think of children. Play is ‘an activity engaged in for enjoyment, especially […]
Technology
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, particularly in regard to social media. Let’s have a look at four straightforward tips that […]
Technology
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, or that cashless currency, bitcoin, but those aren’t the only reasons you should be taking note […]
Health Technology
The Innovation hub to address Ireland’s water infrastructure is located in the Nimbus Centre, Cork Institute of Technology.  The Water Systems and Services Innovation Centre (WSSIC) is a joint venture between Cork City Council, Cork County Council and the Nimbus Centre at Cork Institute of Technology. The WSSIC is tasked with modernising Ireland’s water infrastructure by
Business Technology
TDs will return to the Dáil to debate the European Commission’s 150-page ruling that Ireland granted Apple illegal State aid. The Dáil was recalled early for the debate after the Government said it would the appeal the ruling, which is confidential and TDs have not seen. Last night, they were given a 16-page Department of […]