IFSC.ie IT Features

Four IT projects to prioritise

22/03/2017 - You want to update your IT systems, but you have limited budget and need to prioritise. Which are the IT projects you should look at implementing first?

5 reasons why you should migrate to Office 365 Exchange Online

01/03/2017 - Lots of companies still use outdated technology despite new solutions being a radical improvement. There can be a resistance to change, the belief that current systems are good enough and that the hassle won’t be worth it.

Have you tested your disaster recovery system?

01/02/2017 - Lost data and business downtime means lost money. In the event of a cyber-attack, natural disaster or other disruptive event, your business needs to be back up and running as quickly as possible.

GDPR and you - General Data Protection Regulation

05/01/2017 - The office of the Data Protection Commissioner Ireland has recently published a guidance note entitled “The GDPR and you – preparing for 2018.” It is the first in a series of documents to help alleviate concerns and facilitate a smooth transition to future data privacy standards.

Are you confident your data is fully protected and secure?

01/12/2016 - Financial Services organisations must implement appropriate security measures to protect personal data and have a clear data protection policy - particularly with the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) only 18 months away.

Why would your business need regular security audits?

01/12/2016 - Over half of Irish companies reported incidents in 2015 according to the Irish Independent. 55% said they had seen company data stolen, hacked or otherwise compromised and in many cases this was due to employee negligence.

How to promote a security culture in your business

04/10/2016 - There was a time when IT security was thought to be the responsibility of the CIO or IT department, now it is the responsibility of everyone.

How to stay protected against ransomware

01/07/2016 - Ransomware: malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.

BYOD security implications and how to overcome them

01/06/2016 - The shift from company owned devices to employees bringing their own is having a massive impact on security.

The benefits of migrating to Office 365

04/02/2016 - As increasing numbers of businesses look to cloud computing for IT cost reduction, flexibility in delivering the latest tools to staff, greater workforce productivity and collaboration, reduced infrastructure complexity and improved security.

6 reasons why IT reporting is important

04/12/2015 - Delivering reliable and uninterrupted IT services to your end users ultimately comes down to the status and performance of your IT environment.

How CIOs promote data security awareness in the work place

07/10/2015 - CIOs are not only challenged with protecting company assets but are also tasked with creating a security aware culture.

Cybersecurity Remains Area of Supervisory Priority for Central Bank

06/10/2015 - On 22 September 2015 the Central Bank of Ireland published an industry letter following its review of the management of operational risks around cybersecurity across investment firms, fund service providers and stockbrokers.

What Motivates IT Professionals to move jobs

09/06/2015 - The competition for IT staff (contract or permanent) across many Industries is extremely high. Simply offering a pot of money might work for some but undoubtedly will not work for all.

Upcoming EU Data Protection Regulation – Are YOU ready?

05/05/2015 - New Data Protection regulations are being finalised by the EU which will apply one consistent set of requirements for all organisations that hold data on European citizens.

Secure the IT role You want

14/04/2015 - 10 tips to help you focus and obtain your next IT role...

IT Contracting in Today’s Market

05/03/2015 - Why should I leave my permanent role for a contract IT position? With the constant flow of multinationals establishing their headquarters in Ireland, the contracting market can be a very lucrative choice for IT professionals.

5 Characteristics of a Great IT Contractor

11/02/2015 - In today’s IT market, it is important to possess the qualities that make you a great Contractor.

IT Infrastructure for financial services

03/02/2015 - The financial services industry today is dependent on intelligent software, with a growing need to address IT infrastructure to deal with a market that is constantly seeing change.

Data Warehousing and Operational Efficiency?

10/12/2014 - Data Warehouses are defined as central repositories of integrated data from one or more disparate sources