9 August

Trainee Software Developer

Vantage Point is looking for a Trainee Software Developer from a relevant academic technology background for a role as a Junior Software Developer in the Financial Services sector. You will to gain excellent exposure to software development in the financial world and kick-start a rewarding career within the world’s leading banks. Requirements: Excellent software design, coding documentation and analysis skills. University degree in Computer Science, Software…

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3 August

ICT sector will see pay increases and bonuses this year

The ICT sector is looking fruitful for those with the right skills, but the talent gap is still causing huge problems within the industry. We’ve been talking about the ICT skills gap for a while now, and for good reason. The demand for ICT professionals is continuing to soar while the talent is only starting to catch up with the skills needed. According to the latest salary…

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2 August

Brexit sees more than a dozen financial services firms enter Ireland

With 15 of the world’s top banks now operating in Ireland, Brexit could turn out to be an Irish blessing, rather than a curse. The Brexit vote, and subsequent signing of Article 50 by the reigning government in the UK, will have knock-on effects for every single industry, given the interconnected world of trade. The fastest-moving of these, it seems, is financial services. Several major banks…

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31 July

Twitter is testing a subscription-style ad program. See how much it costs

For a monthly fee, Twitter would promote up to 10 tweets a day in addition to running month-long Promoted Account ads. With its ad revenue in decline, Twitter needs to explore ways to boost its business. And it really is. Twitter is testing a subscription-style ad program that would have businesses pay $99 a month for their accounts and some of their tweets to be automatically…

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14 June

Over one million new Mobile Internet users added per day

A new Ericsson Mobility report foresees continued rapid growth of mobile connectivity as global mobile data traffic increases to eight times its current level by 2022. This traffic is the equivalent of: – The population of Spain streaming HD video 24 hours per day for a month – A single subscriber streaming HD video continuously for 3.55 million years – 31 billion hours of continuous HD…

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9 June

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A new commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—look unstoppable. They are the five most valuable…

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18 May

Our Event Management students love our courses. See it for yourself!

“The Event Management and PR Diploma Course is a must for anyone in or interested in a career in the industry.  The course delivers; it does what it says on the tin with excellent. Lecturers, all leaders in their sectors, each of them enthusiastic teachers. I would wholeheartedly endorse the course”   Niall Browne, Thermo Air Ireland | Diploma in Event Management   “I have enroled…

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15 May

Irish tech firms raise €247m in first quarter 2017

Irish tech SMEs raised €247 million in the first quarter of 2017, up 4% up on the same period last year according to the Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey, published in association with William Fry. “In the light of Brexit and other uncertainties it is positive to see investment being maintained especially as last year was a bumper one with the first quarter 2016 nearly…

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15 May

AlienVault expands in Cork

Unified security management company AlienVault has opened a new EMEA Sales and Technical Support Centre in Cork, where it plans to add up to 50 highly skilled roles in the next two years. The company is supported by the Dept of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland. President and CEO of AlienVault Barmak Meftah was joined by Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government Simon…

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3 May

5 Tricks for Growing Your Audience and Business on LinkedIn

Though social media has become a competition of virality, there are still a few sacred places that can be used for professional growth. Building a strong brand on Twitter and Facebook can do a lot for your personal network, but your brand on LinkedIn actually means business (pun intended). LinkedIn is less about choosing the right selfie or mastering disappearing stories and more about using content…

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