Five steps to an enabling

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
The answer is Yes

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. Jason O'Conaill looks at the key success factors putting Ireland on every CTO's shortlist.
will smart cities make us happier

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
Why managed services partners must offer more than technology

Why managed services partners must offer…

Choosing an IT managed services provider isn’t just about technical capability. Part 2 of my guidance on selecting a provider looks at the crucial issue of culture and mindset, and at the importance of certifications. In my previous blog, Four … Continued
Four questions to ask your IT managed services partner

Four questions to ask your IT…

For IT managers looking to partner with managed service providers, it can be unsettling to know their whole resource pool is no longer internal. Here’s how to help ensure you get the best from a managed services partnership, without introducing … Continued
Tommorow's network speeds today

Tomorrow’s network speeds today

eircom’s eFibre launch got me thinking about the ideal technologies: where reliability and performance are so good, they can routinely be taken for granted. As my neighbours drove away from their house recently, the two year old strapped in the … Continued