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Fujitsu to focus on big data for big clients

Japanese technology giant Fujitsu unveiled a shake-up for its 80th birthday, spinning off its computer and tech products into subsidiaries and focusing on delivering connected services to big clients. Tatsuya Tanaka, president of the conglomerate since June, said the plan

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Chinese ICT firm Huawei to create over 50 R&D jobs

Mobile telecoms equipment maker Huawei has opened a new research and development centre in Dublin that is expected to create 50 jobs by 2016. The move is part of the company’s investment in R&D in Ireland, which will total €35 million

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Michael Dell excited about sealing world’s biggest tech merger

“This is fun for me,” Michael Dell says. “If you told me I couldn’t do this, I’d be depressed.” The head of one the biggest technology companies in the world is candid about his motivation for growing the company he

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Kefron snaps up Evolution and Lightspeed, with jobs on the way

Irish cloud and information management company Kefron has invested €1m in acquiring both Evolution and Lightspeed, with plans to expand the overall workforce by the end of the year. The staff at both Lightspeed and Evolution will be retained, which

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Dublin ranks 8th in European Digital City Index

A new European Digital City Index compiled by the Nesta foundation has ranked Dublin eighth out of 35 European cities that are considered attractive cities to establish a start-up, with London ranked No 1. The European Digital City Index (EDCI) covers all

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Virgin Media is ready to launch its mobile service in Ireland

Virgin Media, formerly known as UPC, is to launch its new Virgin Mobile brand in Ireland on Monday 5 October with unlimited data, voice and texts for €25 a month, the CEO of Virgin Media in Ireland Magnus Ternsjö told

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Dublin to become Europe’s tech capital

Home to the international headquarters of the biggest tech companies on the planet and a vibrant community of promising start-ups, Dublin needs to remind the world it wears Europe’s digital crown. But it has work to do first, writes John

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Ratheniska chosen for SIRO broadband

Ratheniska in Laois has been picked as the pilot point for SIRO’s rural broadband programme, with 17 premises connected to the network. Ratheniska is, of course, currently hosting the National Ploughing Championships so, in purely promotional terms, SIRO could not

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ISO 27018, the cloud computing privacy standard

Following the first anniversary of the publication of ISO 27018 – an international privacy standard governing the processing of personal data in the cloud — Mason Hayes & Curran looks at how successful the new standard has been and the

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Eircom reveals new logo as part of €16m rebranding as eir

The company also announced that it’s rolling out home broadband services with download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second in 15 communities around the country. 23,000 premises will have access to the eir ‘Fibre Extreme’ product immediately, which

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