Shannon Chamber has teamed up with Supply Network Shannon and Enterprise Ireland to deliver a half-day seminar on the practical benefits of accessing and utilising national and EU research and development (R&D) funding for product, process and/or technology development. The seminar, which takes place at Intel Shannon on Wednesday, 23 March from 8.30am to 12.15pm, includes an impressive line-up of national and international contributors.
HeyStaks Technologies (www.heystaks.com), the social web-search start-up company with offices in NovaUCD and San Francisco, has launched its initial products in the US market. The launch took place earlier this week at the annual DEMO Spring 2011 conference held in Palm Desert, California. HeyStaks is a new social web search service that allows you to collaborate anonymously with friends and people of like minded interest as you search, to get better, more relevant results recommended by people you trust around topics that matter to you. HeyStaks works with your favourite search engine so you continue searching as normal.
The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the managed registry for Ireland’s official internet address .ie, has reported that the total number of .ie domains grew by 12.9% net in 2010 to 153,419 at 31st December 2010. New registrations for the final quarter of 2010 were marginally up by 0.7% on the same period in the previous year to 8,593 bringing total new .ie registrations for the year to 36,587, making it the strongest performing Q4 in the IEDR’s ten year history.
Social media techniques should be used to help transform the public sector and deliver the savings promised by the Croke Park agreement, according to an IT industry boss. Declan Kavanagh, CEO of IT services company, Sogeti Ireland says that social media and collaboration technologies can for the first time harness in a cost effective manner the ideas and recommendations of public sector employees who are on the front line.
For large organisations, outsourcing companies and freelancers, one of the problems has always been communication between the remote worker and their managers. RWorks is a cloud based workforce management system that automatically tracks progress on tasks and projects, and facilitates inclusive communication in an outsourced or remote workforce. RWorks also allows freelancers and self-employed individuals to track billable hours on tasks.