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Dublin could become part of Europe’s Big 4

Third party data centre projects are expected to deliver capital expenditures in excess of €740m by 2020, making Ireland one of the business data centre destinations in Europe. The accelerated growth of the Irish data centre market and more specifically

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IT Sligo in collaboration with tech giants

IT Sligo has launched the first ever degree programme in data centre facilities engineering, aimed at servicing Europe’s growing and highly specialised data centre sector with skilled graduates. The introduction of the Bachelor’s Degree – BEng. in Data Centre Facilities Engineering

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Latest innovations in UPS battery technology and how to prolong the life of your batteries

The life expectancy of lead acid batteries fluctuates significantly depending on their external environment. Increases in temperature is a significant factor, therefore, cooling systems must be applied, whilst also maintenance and monitoring of batteries are essential in conjunction with regular

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Uber to buy self-driving truck start-up Otto for $680m

Not satisfied with developing its own fleet of autonomous cars, Uber is now looking to move into the autonomous trucking business too, with news that it has bid $680m for the start-up Otto. With Uber starting to roll out its

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Firms need more focus on detecting IT attacks, event hears

The biggest information technology security challenge for companies is detecting and responding to threats, according to Rob Sadowski, director of marketing at security company RSA. However, many businesses are still wrongly focused on outdated IT security tactics, trying to prevent attacks

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Data breach ‘more dangerous than CEO departure’

A data breach is more damaging to an organisation than the departure of its chief executive, a profit warning or a product recall, according to a new survey of senior Irish IT leaders. The research shows that 67 per cent

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Has your mouse been hacked?

Wireless mice and keyboards are prime for hacking, with a “massive vulnerability” leaving “billions” of devices at risk, according to a new report. US cybersecurity company Bastille claims to have found the issue, calling it MouseJack, which sounds pretty cool,

Posted in Cloud Computing, Data Centres

National Broadband Plan: At least 10 firms bid to end Ireland’s digital divide

The Irish Government’s long overdue intervention to bring 750,000 postal addresses into the 21st century is gaining impetus after it emerged that at least 10 players have bid for two State broadband contracts valued at between €300m and €500m. The

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New INEX internet exchange to open in Cork to boost region

Ireland’s Internet Neutral Exchange Association (INEX) is to open its first regional internet exchange point in Cork to help facilitate faster internet in the region. Founded in 1996, INEX has been providing IP peering facilities to more than 100 members,

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New INEX internet exchange to open in Cork to boost region

Ireland’s Internet Neutral Exchange Association (INEX) is to open its first regional internet exchange point in Cork to help facilitate faster internet in the region. Founded in 1996, INEX has been providing IP peering facilities to more than 100 members,

Posted in Data Centres