Increase in cloud implementation across organisations in Ireland – Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index

Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index

Increase in cloud implementation across organisations in Ireland – Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today joined Microsoft as part of National Cloud Week to launch the findings of the second annual Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index. The index focuses on tracking the adoption of cloud computing amongst organisations in both the public and private sector in Ireland. The second Microsoft/Amárach Cloud Index stands at 3.6 out of 10, up from 3.2 last year, which suggests a steady increase in cloud implementation across organisations in Ireland. Particularly pronounced is the increase in the average score among organisations with between five and 50 employees, which has moved…

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INM makes two senior appointments as part of ‘Digital First’ revamp

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Independent News & Media (INM) has appointed Claire Grady as editor of the Irish Independent and Ian Mallon as head of news across its three main print titles – the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent and the Herald, and of digital. Both executives will report to INM editor-in-chief Stephen Rae , who is reshaping the newsroom to deepen its relationship with readers in print and online. He said the appointments were part of the strategy to build a “digital-first, seven-day newsroom”. Grady is the first woman editor of the Irish Independent and previously served as a news editor of the Irish Independent before becoming opinion editor, executive editor and then editor on the…

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Wade Lombard – Leader of Square Cow Movers

As every great leader will share, the foundation of their leadership skills and vision was instilled in them at an early age. As was the case with Wade, his inspiration came from his father, he saw what his father built and wanted to be a part of it.

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FT and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Longlist Announced

FT and Goldman Sachs business book of the year longlist announced

Sixteen books have made it to the longlist for the 2012 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award from 262 entries. This is the eighth year of the award, which “aims to recognise the business book that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues”. The Financial Times described the longlist as a “reading list to reflect loss of faith in capitalism”, with the state of the US economic model dominating. The shortlist will be chosen at a judging session in September and the winner, who will receive £30,000, will be announced at an award dinner in New York on 1 November. The…

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Almost 70pc of jobseekers view emigration as a positive step – survey

Almost 70pc of jobseekers view emigration as a positive step

Almost 70pc of jobseekers view emigration as a positive step – survey A new survey commissioned by Jobs Expo 2013 has found that almost 70pc of active jobseekers view emigration as a positive step. The survey also found that over half of respondents believe the Government’s JobBridge scheme to be ineffective and a further 67pc have no confidence in the Government’s current job creation strategies. Jobs Expo 2013 is taking place in Croke Park in Dublin on Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 February. “The fact that the majority of jobseekers surveyed view emigration as a positive rather than a negative is indicative of the changing perception of emigration,” said Beth Rees,…

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Chambers ask for income tax details

Ireland ranked eighth in world in terms of openness to trade Ian Talbot

Ian Talbot, chief executive of Chambers Ireland The waiting period before the budget announcement is impeding both business and consumer sentiment, says Chambers Ireland , as it calls for immediate access to personal income tax changes. Chambers Ireland , which represents 13,000 Irish businesses, said today that if significant changes are to apply to levies and other taxes, then businesses should be informed now. Chief executive Ian Talbot said it is unreasonable to expect employers to wait until December 7 to assess and plan for revised payroll processes. “They need adequate time to test and implement payroll software solutions for these changes in a timely and cost effective manner,” he said. Commenting on the imminent Budget,…

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Cork school team wins national CanSat competition

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A team of students from Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál in Blarney, Co Cork have won the 2015 Esero Ireland – CEIA National CanSat competition and will go on to represent Ireland at the European CanSat final in Portugal in June of this year. Eight teams from schools across Ireland took part in this space project to create a CanSat – a simulation of a real satellite which fits into the volume of a soft drinks can. At the final in Birr, Co Offaly, teams launched their CanSats using a quadcopter and a rocket (built by the Irish Rocketry Society), which after release at high altitudes, returned to earth safely using…

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Paul Reid appointed MD of Pfizer Healthcare Ireland

Paul Reid appointed MD of Pfizer Healthcare

Paul Reid has been appointed as managing director of Pfizer Healthcare Ireland, which is responsible for commercialising medicines in the field of inflammation, oncology, vaccines, haemophilia, pain and infective diseases. Reid has over 18 years of pharmaceutical experience, 12 of these at Pfizer where he has held a number of different roles in sales and marketing, including sales director/head of learning and development and marketing director. Before joining Pfizer, he worked with Aventis Pharma, Nutricia Ireland and Rowa Pharmaceuticals. He has a bachelor of science (management) from Trinity College Dublin and a marketing degree from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). The pharmaceutical industry is facing a number of challenges and…

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CoderDojo announces winners of Coolest Project Awards 2014

Magnus Ternsjö, CEO of UPC Ireland

CoderDojo announces winners of Coolest Project Awards 2014Pictured: Magnus Ternsjö, CEO of UPC Ireland Coding whizzkids came in their droves to DCU over the weekend to demo an array of cool and imaginative coding ideas at the CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards 2014 ceremony. The top prizes were awarded to an e-car charger locator app, a wild western game, and Camera selfies, a website which allows you to share selfies at large events. The Coolest Projects Awards, now in their third year, were an opportunity for members of local coding clubs or dojos to showcase the application of the skills and knowledge they have gained from attending their weekly coding sessions. The event saw 250 projects being…

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