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  • Hack the Beef set for DCU | Digital Times
    beef hackathon from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March at its Innovation Campus The event is sponsored by ABP Food Group and Intel and the idea is to embrace the Internet of Things IOT with a view to further enhancing the quality and reputation of Irish beef Pardon The emergence of the Internet of Things has the potential to impact positively on how we work and operate as a business and an industry says Paul Finnerty CEO ABP Food Group Through this beef hackathon we want to explore the connection between the Internet of Things and key themes within our industry including nutrition grass fed beef tenderness and consistency as well as processes and farm efficiency We are looking for opportunities that could further improve the quality of beef in a sustainable way So it s about finding ways to create beef in a more sustainable way using apps and robots Hack the Beef Participants in the hackathon have the opportunity to win a 1st place prize of 10 000 2nd place prize of 5 000 or 3rd place prize of 2 500 The additional Intel Galileo award of 5 000 goes to the best solution that uses an Intel Galileo board in the prototype and is sponsored by Intel Quark Solutions Group Related posts Ireland s first Hardware Hackathon Weekend Pharmalytics is the winner of Ireland s first Hardware Hackathon Cash up wins design and hardware PCH hackathon Ireland s first design and hardware Hackathon at DCU DCU food tech innovation Intel 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 us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/hack-the-beef-dcu/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Google's next big SEO change is all about the truth | Digital Times
    its search engine When people search for something on Google the sites that understand how to rank highly with Google receive the most visitors The problem with this is that Google is just a robot and doesn t understand if a site is telling the truth or not The result is thousands of sites that are good at SEO but maybe not so good on the truth The result of this is the spread of vast amounts of misinformation online Google knows this is a problem and is constantly changing its search engine algorithm to improve how it ranks its search results Google s next big SEO change Google s next big step is to try and teach its algorithm how to estimate the trustworthiness of websites You can read what Google researchers have to say about it here While Google won t role out these changes in one big announcement anytime soon it is interesting to see the search giant attempt to clean up the web by giving its robot fact checking skills The Google algorithm robot is a very clever piece of artificial intelligence but not clever enough it seems Mind you the world s most used search engine is still just 16 years old So it s pretty smart for a teenager Related posts Get ready Google search will reward mobile friendly sites Yahoo eats into Google s search dominance thanks to Firefox 21 000 Irish businesses are not online says OnlinePages ie Badder Bing or better Bing 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 us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/googles-next-big-seo-change/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Over 30% of visits to youth websites come from mobile devices - Digital Times | Digital Times
    January 2012 and June 2013 to see which devices were being used to access the content Tablets accounted for almost one in every eight visits 12 in the first half of 2013 Smartphones accounted for 19 percent for visits to these sites Apple s iPad accounts for 91 percent of tablet visits to these sites followed by Samsung s Galaxy Tab 2 9 Amazon s Kindle 2 8 and Google s Nexus 1 8 Apple accounted for 70 percent of smartphone visits in the first half of 2013 down six percentage points on 2012 all of which was eaten up by Android up six points to 25 Other devices including Blackberry and Windows account for just 5 percent of smartphone visits to these type of sites What this research shows is that Apple devices lead the way when it comes to young people accessing content on their mobile devices and that publishers and advertisers must use responsive design sites that automatically display content in the most appropriate way for whichever device a consumer is using says Dan McDevitt managing director of w00t Media The sites measured were visited by almost 9 4 million unique people in the UK Visits from tablets jumps 320 in first half of 2013 compared to whole of 2012 Apple accounts for 91 of tablet visits and 70 of smartphone visits Related posts Instagram video generates six times more mobile traffic than Vine An island of iPads and followers iPad sales 145 million and counting but Jobs thought it would fail Apple s demise begins in earnest with new iPhones iPads mobile smartphones tablets youth marketing 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/over-30-of-visits-to-youth-websites-come-from-mobile-devices/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Encrypt your site and make Google happy - Digital Times | Digital Times
    recently suggested at a conference in the U S that the Google is considering an algorithmic boost for websites that encrypt data Encrypting data simply means it is harder for online spies to gather data as it travels from the website publisher to the end user If Google goes ahead with its plans to reward encrypted sites it will in the medium to long term prove to be a very lucrative new arena for web developers After all most developers design websites in accordance with Google s best practices and if Google says jump developers often ask how high Hider By the way there are apps that encrypt data Check out Hider 2 It lets you hide stuff on your Mac It looks like the age of privacy is coming soon and with it the era of encryption Ka ching Related posts 99designs launches Irish site for affordable graphic design work Google s plan to get more Irish retailers online Google and Facebook designer Paul Adams to speak at NCAD conference Can Google properly ignite the smart watch sector data encrypted sites Google hacking web development Emma Read more by Emma Follow Emma on Follow Emma on twitter Follow Emma

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/will-encrypted-sites-be-the-next-big-boon-in-web-development/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Call for Irish firms to invest more in cyber security - Digital Times | Digital Times
    while 24 say they will increase their online security budget over next 12 months Cyber crime is going to get worse before it gets better It is no longer a question of if but when a company will be the target of cyber attacks says Ivan O Brien director at EY Advisory Services According to the survey Irish organisations are not making the same level of investment in cyber security as their global peers with just 24 of Irish companies expected to increase their security budget by 5 or more over the next 12 months compared to 49 globally This presents a risk for firms and also for Ireland Inc to be regarded as a safe place to do business says Hugh Callaghan director EY EMEIA Financial Services Advisory To download the 2013 report visit www ey com GISS Related posts Call for shoppers to support Irish sites on Cyber Monday Irish SMEs see significant increase in VC funding Last call for The Appys 2013 cyber crime EY hacking online security 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/call-for-irish-firms-to-invest-more-in-cyber-security/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Money available to get Irish businesses online | Digital Times
    still remain offline Their absence from the Internet means that they are missing out on a share of the 6 billion spent online by Irish consumers annually over 60 of which goes to businesses abroad says David Curtin chief executive of the IEDR Money available to get Irish businesses online Now in its fifth year OPTIMISE is evolving too and we are excited to extend our support to offline businesses for the first time I d strongly encourage SMEs to take a leap of faith apply for a place and let IEDR help them to realise their online potential this year says Curtin The application process for IEDR s 2015 OPTIMISE Fund will start on 2nd March 2015 For more information go HERE or follow IEDR dot ie on Twitter for updates The Government is taking action to increase the number of companies trading online and to increase the share of online retail spend that goes to Irish businesses Last year my Department launched a national Trading Online Voucher Scheme says Alex White Minister for Communications The scheme is an initiative under the Government s National Digital Strategy and is included in the Action Plan for Jobs Working in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Office network the Scheme aims to get 2 000 small businesses trading online by the end of this year So there is money out there there is a desire from Government to see more businesses selling online what have you got to lose Related posts Apply to OPTIMISE to help grow your online sales A new tool to get Irish businesses online 21 000 Irish businesses are not online says OnlinePages ie 8 5 million a day spent online with retailers abroad ecommerce IEDR money Oprimise fund selling online Stephen Conmy Editor writer

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/money-available-to-get-irish-businesses-online/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Marketo launches lead generation guide for marketers - Digital Times | Digital Times
    people on how to generate leads and improve earnings The 160 page Definitive Guide to Lead Generation shows ways to generate leads and turn them into customers It also advises marketers how to enhance their value as part of the revenue team Lead generation strategies that are discussed in the guide include Content marketing and blogging Website and Search Engine Optimisation Social media Pay per click advertising Content syndication Direct mail Telesales Email marketing Lead nurturing and lead scoring Testing and optimization Lead generation metrics Related posts DMI launches autumn marketing campaign The Irish generation lost to the power of advertising 89 of Irish smartphone users browse their phone watching TV HeyStaks announces 800 000 funding and launches developer programme cloud Growing your business guide marketo sales 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 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 ie for your

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/marketo-launches-lead-generation-guide-for-marketers/ (2016-02-11)
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  • One million cyber security specialists needed to tackle world's hackers - Digital Times | Digital Times
    attacks by hackers and cyber criminals Threats designed to take advantage of users trust in systems applications and personal networks have reached startling levels says Cisco Simple attacks have given way to organised cybercrime operations that are sophisticated well funded and capable of significant economic and reputational damage to public and private sector victims Cisco says overall vulnerabilities and threats in 2013 reached the highest level since initial tracking began in May 2000 Key findings from the report say Increased complexity of threats and solutions are due to rapid growth in smartphones and tablets and due especially to people who bring their own mobile devices to work The report indicates a shortage of more than a million security professionals across the globe in 2014 One hundred percent of a sample of 30 of the world s largest multinational company networks generated visitor traffic to websites that host malware Multipurpose Trojans counted as the most frequently encountered web delivered malware at 27 percent of total encounters in 2013 Java continues to be the most frequently exploited programming language targeted by online criminals Ninety nine percent of all mobile malware targeted Android devices In 2012 and 2013 there was remarkable growth in malware encounters for the agriculture and mining industry formerly a relatively low risk sector Malware encounters also continued to rise in the energy oil and gas sectors Related posts Call for Irish firms to invest more in cyber security Instagram video generates six times more mobile traffic than Vine Call for shoppers to support Irish sites on Cyber Monday Over 30 of visits to youth websites come from mobile devices Cisco Annual Security Report cyber security hackers malware Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/one-million-online-security-specialists-needed-to-tackle-hackers/ (2016-02-11)
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