• Passwords could become a thing of the past

    Passwords could become a thing of the past

    Are passwords a thing of the past? For 200 IT decision makers in the US, they could be. According to a survey by Wakefield Research, 69% of respondents said they will likely do away with passwords within the next five years. This is due to the security risk that this level of protection carries. Password […]

  • e-Skills for Jobs Conference 2016

    e-Skills for Jobs Conference 2016

    The European Commission’s e-Skills awareness raising campaigns, launched in 2010, have contributed to reduce the gap in the European Union between demand and supply of digital skills jobs. The predicted shortfall of IT specialists in 2020 has been reduced from 1m in 2010 to 756,000 in 2015. ICS Foundation Deputy CEO Mary Cleary attended the […]

  • Is Coding the Solution to the Bus Wait-Time Dilemma?

    Is Coding the Solution to the Bus Wait-Time Dilemma?

    Via Siliconrepublic Waiting for a bus is the bain of many peoples lives! They wonder when the next bus is due, is it already full and what time will it get them to work. To address the issue, three teenagers; Akhil Voorakkara (CEO), Jack Lane (CFO) and Steven Harris (chief design officer) created ‘LifeStats’, a […]

  • EU Code Week Taking Place from 15th – 23rd October

    EU Code Week Taking Place from 15th – 23rd October

    EU Code Week is back again! Taking place from 15th – 23rd October. First launched in 2013 by the European Commission, the initiative aims to make programming more visible, to show young, adults and elderly how you bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills and bring motivated people together to learn.

  • l-r: Dudley Dolan, Declan Brady, Eiji Hayashiguchi, Linda Keane, Osamu Endo

    International IT Skills Frameworks – a Japanese and European perspective

    The Irish Computer Society was delighted to host a Japanese delegation on Monday 10th October in order to explore European and Japanese competence frameworks.  Mr. Eiji Hayashiguchi, Chief Advisory and Mr. Osamu Endo, Group Leader, represented the Information-technology Promotion Agency of Japan (IPA), an organisation affiliated organization to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).  […]

  • ICS Foundation Introduces ‘The Bebras® Computing Challenge’

    ICS Foundation Introduces ‘The Bebras® Computing Challenge’

    We are delighted to announce a new component under our education initiatives; The Bebras® Computing Challenge! The Bebras® Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking and computer science to students, by allowing them to solve interactive tasks online. Taking place every November and run in over 30 countries, the aim of Bebras is to get students all over the world […]

Following on from a series of awareness raising initiatives; starting at eHealth Week in 2013 and culminating at the Health Informatics Society of Ireland Annual Conference in November 2015, the Department of Health in partnership with the HSE has chosen the Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) and the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) to facilitate the external support of the Ecosystem by bringing together stakeholders from across the eHealth spectrum.
Tech Week is Ireland’s nationwide festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public. It provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life ... Education, health, environment, social interaction, leisure, citizenship ... the list never ends and the pace of change never stops. Visit techweek.ie for more information
The BenefIT 4 Programme is a grant initiative by the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources which supports community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations to provide basic digital literacy training. Since the BenefIT programme began in 2008, over 129,000 training places have been taken up in over 700 locations countrywide. We have trained over 6,700 of these under our funding.