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Irishwoman Ann-Marie Holmes appointed to senior Intel role

Irishwoman Ann-Marie Holmes has been appointed as vice president of Intel’s technology and manufacturing group. Ms Holmes, who is the factory manager of Intel’s Fab 24 facility in Leixlip, Co Kildare, is the third Irishwoman to be appointed to a

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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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Grainstore opens as Digital Hub continues expansion

The Digital Hub’s newly renovated Grainstore was officially opened today following a €4m refurbishment of the historic Dublin 8 building. Now consisting of seven new offices (on the back of five new businesses joining the fold recently) The Grainstore was

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Dell to put all bets on red with investment of US$125bn

Dell is attempting to make a massive push into the Chinese market after announcing that it intends to pump US$125bn into the country over the next five years. The announcement was made by none other than Dell’s chief executive, Michael

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Eircom back in black, confirms rebrand as Q4 revenues surge 5pc to €325m

Quadplay player Eircom has reported its first year-on-year growth in seven years, with revenues up 5pc to €325m. The company is also planning to rebrand for the first time in 16 years to reflect its growing ambitions as a fibre

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Cloud giant VMware names Irishman Ray O’Farrell its CTO and CDO

In the combined CTO and CDO roles O’Farrell will be responsible for orchestration across all of VMware’s R&D business units and he will lead VMware’s CTO team. Prior to this O’Farrell served as general manager of the Software-Defined Data Centre

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3 Ireland, Wandera provide mobile data security, optimisation

Wandera, provider of advanced mobile threat prevention and data usage optimization for enterprises, together with enterprise mobility specialist CWSI, has announced a strategic partnership with Three to deliver its secure mobile gateway services to business customers in Ireland. The integration

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Kelsius wins €2m wireless technology deal with Musgraves

A Donegal-based food technology company has landed a €2 million contract with Musgraves. The deal will see Kelsius’s wireless FoodCheck technology rolled out in SuperValu and Centra stores across the State. Between them, the two brand stores operate 680 outlets

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BT to cover 95pc of the UK with fibre broadband by end of 2017

We all know that the speed of light is particularly fast. However, do we know how slow it seems when travelling through our sparse solar system? Alphonse Swinehart has created an excellent visualisation to portray this, taking us from the

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Airspeed in €1.5m investment

Multi gigabit broadband is going to be made available across Ireland as part of a €1.5m investment by fibre and wireless communications player AirSpeed Telecom. As part of the rollout, AirSpeed has struck a deal with forestry organisation Coillte to

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