Category Archives: Digital

Delivering benefits from competition

Kevin O’Brien, Commissioner with the Commission for Communications Regulation, outlines its work on delivering next generation networks and the need for consumers to benefit from a changing and increasingly competitive market. Our...

Digital for everyone?

Richard Halleron considers the Government’s National Broadband Plan and the critique from rural dwellers who doubt whether the roll-out will be nation-wide. How can every Irish citizen and business benefit from digital?...

Q&A: Bill McCluggage

Bill McCluggage, newly appointed Government Chief Information Officer, answers our questions about his role and priorities for e-government and cloud strategies across government. Outline your role as Chief Information Officer. My role...

ICT sector dominates Irish exports

The Irish Exporters Association’s annual report shows that ICT, pharma and life science sectors dominated Irish exports last year. The long term stalwart of the ICT sector in Ireland, Microsoft, led the...

Spatial data drives better decisions

Geography matters in decision-making. Colin Bray, Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey Ireland, explains the practical relevance of the OSi Prime2 spatial database and Geoportal.ie to the State. As Ireland’s national mapping agency,...

GeoDirectory: Better data for bigger markets

Dara Keogh points out how GeoDirectory’s services release the power of data, providing companies with reliable intelligence to gain efficiencies and search out new business. From the daily post to your home’s...

Norway’s Green Mountain data centre

The Green Mountain data centre in Norway lays claim to being the world’s greenest data centre. Green Mountain’s Jonathan Evans, on a recent visit to Dublin, talked to Owen McQuade about what...

Ireland as a data hub

Ireland is considered an ideal location for data centres due to its cool climate, improving technological infrastructure and government initiatives. eolas reports. Data centre services are increasingly being located in Ireland, mainly...

McKinsey’s lessons in data analytics

Data, models and transformation are the key factors for successfully exploiting data analytics, according to McKinsey. From his Dallas office, David Court leads McKinsey’s advanced analytic practice and has observed the changing...