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Can mobile apps replace loyalty cards?

The relentless push for new customers can be incredibly tough. Many businesses find that focusing energy on retention and upsell with existing customers can actually generate more revenue than trying to find new ones. Some of the smartest of these … Continued
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Lab353 seeks the most promising tech…

Does your technology company have what it takes to join Lab353? Here’s what you need to know about the most exciting business accelerator program in Ireland. Established by Silicon Valley Global in partnership with eircom Business Solutions, Lab353 is a … Continued
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Why the cloud changes everything

I spend a lot of time talking to companies about cloud and when asked why I’m so enthusiastic about it, my answer is the same: it is exciting to be on the first step of something that is a complete … Continued
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What matters more than cost savings…

Ask a director of IT or finance about their technology investment, and they’ll say that nothing matters more than cost savings. But this month’s launch of eircom SIP Voice adds a new element to the mix, opening a new era … Continued
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Five steps to an enabling workplace…

Every organisation wants a positive, productive workplace where staff are happy in their jobs, but also adaptable and open to new ideas. But what are the tangible steps that can let organisations create this enabling culture? Dysfunctional workplace cultures are … Continued
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The answer is Yes, and the…

IT directors can feel the pressure when the CEO decides it’s time for an iPad. How can you balance security policy with the need to say yes to the boss? So you’re the IT director and you’re told you have … Continued
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5 Steps to Enable Workplace Culture

Every organisation wants a positive, productive workplace where staff are happy in their jobs, but also adaptable and open to new ideas. But what are the tangible steps that can let organisations create this enabling culture?
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Why Cloud Computing loves Ireland

Ireland is making serious progress in its bid to become the cloud centre of Europe. Here are some of the key success factors putting Ireland on every CTO's shortlist.
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Will smart cities make us happier?

As Ireland hosts its Third National Smart Cities Summit, I’ve been thinking about happiness, and whether smart cities can deliver it. A recent article in The Guardian, The secrets of the world’s happiest cities, noted research saying that a person … Continued
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The perils of networks that sprout

I’ve had a series of architecture meetings recently with a customer, looking at what their network – with data centre at the core – had organically grown into. It resembled something sprouting in the forgotten corner of a fridge. Every … Continued
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Making your business mobile (because customers…

Is your business losing out by not allowing more of your staff to have business mobiles? Unlimited plans make it easier to equip your whole team with highly productive smartphones, without breaking the bank. Let’s face it – the mobile … Continued