Blog Posts

Humanity in the Future of Work

Guest Blog by: Pete Rawlinson, Chief Marketing Officer, Workvivo Prior to the recent pandemic, there was a gradual move to a more distributed workforce in industries where this was possible. There was also an increasing proportion of the workforce demanding optionality in where and how they work, even selecting their employer based on this criterion. Covid…

it@cork receives ESCA BRONZE Label “Striving for Cluster Excellence”

it@cork recognised with prestigious European quality standard and receives ESCA BRONZE Label “Striving for Cluster Excellence” it@cork are thrilled to announce that the organisation has been awarded with the prestigious European industrial cluster quality standard “BRONZE Label – Striving for Cluster Excellence” by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA). The accreditation is supported by DG Enterprise and…

Cybersecurity jobs in Ireland to double within 10 years

Congratulations to it@cork board member Donna O’Shea  who recently has been appointed chair of cybersecurity in Cork Institute of Technology and the newly formed Munster Technological University (MTU). In her recent interview with the Irish Examiner Donna stated that Cybersecurity jobs in Ireland are to double within 10 years from its current 6,000 jobs total to 12,000 which is extremely positive news…

Onboarding New Customers in “The New Normal”

Guest Blog by: Shane O’Neill, Principal Solutions Architect, Horizon8 As the corporate world embraces the new normal post-Covid 19, regulated entities are examining the challenges and opportunities that come from operating in an almost exclusively online environment. Businesses are re-evaluating their digital transformation strategies, and identifying ways to streamline revenues, improve client service, and offer greater…

Why you need an automation strategy today, don’t wait until tomorrow!

Guest blog by David O’Brien, Senior Manager, Technology Transformation at Dell Technologies.   Automation and A.I. have been on everyone’s lips for the last decade but where do you need to start? Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has been named by Gartner as the fastest growing enterprise software category with the market growing by 63% in 2018 alone….

Cork has been ranked 5th in top Tech Cities globally!

fDi Intelligence have recently released a report on Tech Cities of the future, Cork has been ranked number 5 in the top 10 Tech Cities for economic potential. Dublin and Galway have also been listed in the report. This is an amazing performance for the country while also showcasing the current Tech community in Ireland…

Update – COVID-19 and it@cork skillnet training schedule 

it@cork Skillnet is fully supportive of the Government’s efforts to effectively address and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the protection of public health and that of our stakeholders.    it@cork Skillnet management team are continuing to work and are available to discuss any queries that our businesses or trainees have regarding our scheduled…

Covid-19: Essential information for employer’s & employees

it@cork recognises the impact Covid-19 is having on our members, the business community and the general public at present. The following is an outline of government supports and advise available for both employers and employees at this very challenging time. Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection (DEASP) The Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection…

Tech Summit Cork – First Keynote Speaker Announced

it@cork is delighted to welcome back Tech Summit Cork which will now take place on the 16th September (rescheduled date) in Cork City Hall back for its 10th consecutive year, Tech Summit Cork has grown to become one of Irelands most popular tech conferences with +500 in attendance in 2019 and trending no.1 on twitter. We recently announced our…

Workvivo secures major investment from leading US Tech Entrepreneur

it@cork member company Workvivo has secured significant investment from one of the world’s leading tech entrepreneurs, Eric S. Yuan. Just two years old, Workvivo is already one of the world’s fastest growing providers of internal communications for companies worldwide. The company was also a recent winner of the Tech Start up of the Year Award at our it@cork…