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  • Want to work in tech? Here are the most sought-after skills - Digital Times | Digital Times
    portfolio performance in terms that business leaders understand CIOs who can combine this with agility and align the desired talent can reshape how they run the business of IT Digital engagement Content and assets are increasingly digital with audio video and interactive elements and consumed across multiple channels including not only mobile social and the web but also in store on location or in the field Whether for customers employees or business partners digital engagement is about creating a consistent compelling and contextual way of personalising delivering and sometimes even monetising the user s overall experience especially as core products become augmented or replaced with digital intellectual property Wearables Wearable computing has many forms such as glasses watches smart badges and bracelets The potential is tremendous hands free heads up technology to reshape how work gets done how decisions are made and how you engage with employees customers and partners Wearables introduce technology to previously prohibitive scenarios where safety logistics or even etiquette constrained the usage of laptops and smartphones While consumer wearables are in the spotlight today we expect business to drive acceptance and transformative use cases Cloud orchestration Cloud adoption across the enterprise is a growing reality but much of the usage is in addition to on premises system not in replacement Tactical adoption of cloud is giving way to the need for a coordinated orchestrated strategy and for a new class of cloud offerings built around business outcomes Social activation Over the years the focus of social business has shifted from measuring volume to monitoring sentiment and now toward changing perceptions In today s recommendation economy organisations should focus on measuring the perception of their brand and then on changing how people feel share and evangelise Organisations can activate their audiences to drive their message outward handing

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  • Skills for Work Week 2015 to help unemployed young people | Digital Times
    in the food industry or elsewhere to help further reduce this figure Ireland s unemployment rate now stands at 10 4 The companies involved will provide services like free on site skills workshops and site visits The focus is on developing pre employment skills and will include advice on CVs interview training and behind the scenes tours of farms factories depots stores and offices Skills for Work Week 2015 Those taking part in activities at Keeling s Farm in north Dublin will experience A Day in the Life of a Strawberry looking at how strawberries make it from the ground to the shops while over at Kellogg s participants will look at The Journey of Cornflakes learning about how one of Ireland s favourite breakfast cereals is made Companies signed up for Skills for Work Week 2015 include BWG Foods Coca Cola Keelings Kellogg s Maxol Group Musgrave Group Nestlé P G Foods SHS Sales Marketing Tesco and Unilever As the largest private sector employer in Ireland we want to give young unemployed people an insight into the range of careers available in the Irish food industry with a particular focus on our retail and wholesale businesses We hope to inspire young people taking part in the initiative to pursue a career in the food sector says Adrian Grey Musgrave Group HR Director Related posts 30 of people in work are currently looking for a new job Engineers Week to host over 500 events nationwide Want to work in tech Here are the most sought after skills Games Fleadh 2015 to shine a lightsaber on the Irish gaming industry Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/skills-for-work-week-2015/ (2016-02-11)
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  • More Irish expect to work outside the office in the future - Digital Times | Digital Times
    one day a month feel that over the next five years the majority of business communications will be from home or outside the office Whether it is because workers are on the road visiting clients because they need space to think be creative or boost their productivity or because they would like achieve a better work life balance remote working is here to stay says Alan Brown business director O2 There are downsides A lack of direct interaction with colleagues was seen as the biggest disadvantage of working remotely This was followed by external distractions such as children or pets and not having access to the right technology People with kids however promote remote working the most 42 of those with children expect to be working more often outside the office compared to 29 of those with no children There are also chubby sides While working remotely may be good for your mental health three quarters of home workers admit to snacking more often 12 say they snack more all the time 30 say they eat more sometimes while 33 do so occasionally Ignite Research was commissioned by O2 Ireland to carry out this survey This was conducted through an Omnibus survey of 1 000 people age 18 A follow up survey of 300 people who currently work from home at least one day a month was also carried out Related posts Irish business leaders more digitally engaged than rest of population 99designs launches Irish site for affordable graphic design work Thinking Big UCD student forum discusses Ireland s future The top three latest mobile phone technologies for SMEs mobile o2 remote working survey work life balance Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy

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  • Google is the most desired place to work in Ireland - Digital Times | Digital Times
    potential employers We believe it is the future of how people will discover and apply for jobs says Stephen Quinn co founder and CEO of Jobbio Jobbio which launched in late 2013 has more than 50 000 registered Irish users and more than 290 companies on board including TripAdvisor Salesforce and The Bank of Ireland Most desired places to work To coincide with the iPhone app launch Jobbio commissioned a survey to find out where people would like to work and how many people search for a new job each year 34 of those surveyed said that Google is their dream work location followed by Apple at 13 and Microsoft at 10 Facebook and eBay ranked fourth and fifth respectively The survey also found that only 13 of us are working in our dream job and a staggering 83 of us search for a better job at least once a year 72 of those surveyed deemed it to be very important to be able to use a smartphone or tablet to search for and apply for jobs on the move The survey completed by Panel Edge polled 446 adults over the age of 18 made up of a representative sample of 300 Irish adults and supplemented by a sample of 146 respondents who were currently seeking a job Related posts Is Google really Ireland s third most popular social network More Irish expect to work outside the office in the future Irish business leaders more digitally engaged than rest of population An island of iPads and followers Google Ireland Jobbio jobfairy survey working Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow

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  • At last - Irish secondary schools online | Digital Times
    the Government by HEAnet Ireland s National Education and Research Network This means 780 schools including all post primary schools as well as special and hospital schools are now connected to the Internet HEAnet says every school has 100 Mbps broadband connections Surprisingly for Ireland the broadband programme was delivered within budget and within the three year schedule It was completed in collaboration with the Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources and the Department of Education and Skills Delivering high speed broadband to every post primary school in the country has involved digging streets laying fibre cable erecting masts and radio dishes and installing network equipment across the length and breadth of the country says John Boland HEAnet chief executive Related posts Digital Schools of Distinction 2014 eircom Junior Spider Awards open for entries eircom connects one million premises to 100Mb broadband 70 of Irish consumers don t know what 4G is Mark Read more by Mark Follow Mark on Follow Mark on twitter Follow Mark on facebook Follow Mark on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/schools-online/ (2016-02-11)
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  • eircom Gigabit broadband speeds announced | Digital Times
    000 megabits per second connectivity in 66 communities across the country But don t hold your breath eircom Gigabit broadband Work will commence next month on the first three locations Cavan Town Kilkenny City and Letterkenny Town says eircom The construction phase for each location is expected to take approximately six months The planned footprint includes areas of all five major cities major regional centres and every county town in Ireland Detailed rollout plans for each community will be announced in due course eircom also estimates it will complete the rollout of its fibre network to 1 6 million homes and businesses by the middle of 2016 High speed broadband takes a very long time to arrive it seems But then this is Ireland sure it ll be grand Related posts eircom connects one million premises to 100Mb broadband UPC takes top prize at the uSwitch ie Broadband Awards uSwitch ie launches Irish broadband awards eircom rolls out 4G to Dublin Carlow and Athlone broadband eircom Gigabit Mark Read more by Mark Follow Mark on Follow Mark on twitter Follow Mark on facebook Follow Mark on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/eircom-gigabit-broadband/ (2016-02-11)
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  • 3 great podcasts for e-commerce entrepreneurs - Digital Times | Digital Times
    your business online and start selling online There are so many great resources out there that can advise Podcasts are a great way to learn on the go or while you are traveling or just sitting on a beach dreaming up your next big move Below are three great podcasts created by U S e commerce entrepreneurs that we found to be informative and entertaining Mixergy Podcast Andrew Warner founded his first successful online business while in his 20s and using just what he had left on his credit cards There are over 1 000 interviews with successful entrepreneurs on Warner s Mixergy Podcast including with Neil Patel Quick Sprout Tony Hsieh Zappos Tim Ferriss The Four Hour Work Week Noah Kagan AppSumo Andrew Mason Groupon and Pat Flynn Smart Passive Income Build my online store podcast Terry Lin is also an e commerce entrepreneur His 100 or so podcasts cover everything from setting up an online business to growing it with all the useful tools available My wife quit her job podcast We love the name of Steve Chou s podcast He built the successful Bumble Bee Linens online store and now offers great advice and time saving tips on how to get online and selling Related posts Aspiring entrepreneurs invited to NDRC LaunchPad open day Kite surfing tech entrepreneurs and investors converge on Achill 200 000 awarded to three Irish social entrepreneurs Dragons Den 2014 seeks entrepreneurs and inventors ecommerce online selling podcasts Mark Read more by Mark Follow Mark on Follow Mark on twitter Follow Mark on facebook Follow Mark on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to ThinkBusiness

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/3-great-podcasts-for-e-commerce-entrepreneurs/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Why Stripe is a great payment option for online sellers - Digital Times | Digital Times
    your payment processor and merchant bank account you can sell your products through a simple buy button on your site or through a full fledged shopping cart Stripe s payment forms are self hosted which means that the checkout process takes place on your own site rather than sending your customer off to Stripe com to pay PayPal charges an extra monthly fee to do this which is one reason why Stripe is the better value Stripe also deposits your money into an outside bank account automatically so you don t have to manually do transfers One downside about Stripe is that you have to wait seven days after purchase before you can take out your money All in all Stripe is a very good payment processor It s very easy to integrate with most websites it s simple to understand and it can only get better Related posts Stripe is now open to 139 currencies Google s plan to get more Irish retailers online New Irish crowdfunding platform iCrowdFund ie launches Would you trust the Bank of Facebook e tailing online payments stripe Mark Read more by Mark Follow Mark on Follow Mark on twitter Follow Mark on facebook

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