1 August
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West Cork fintech firm Global Shares creates 80 jobs in new expansion

Fintech firm Global Shares is planning a global expansion across its 10 offices, bringing staff numbers to more than 200. Following significant growth, Global Shares has announced that it plans to hire 80 staff in a major expansion at its offices in Clonakilty, Cork city, Dublin, London, Edinburgh, Portugal, Germany, New Jersey, California and Hong Kong. A spokesperson for the fintech software firm – which is…

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18 July

I'm standing tall amongst my IT colleagues now

Quoc Tran, one of our recent Java Programming graduates, about his Fitzwilliam Institute experience: "When I searched for “Java course” on Google, 51 million results were thrown back at me. Needless to say, I was a bit lost if not completely apprehensive. But I toughed it out and spent the next hour diving through the sea of Java courses. I'm not entirely sure why I selected…

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28 June
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I've already gotten an interview with a highly reputable company in the business!

Fitzwilliam Institute's Java Programming students love our practical skills courses. John Mitchell, one of our most recent Diploma in Java Programming graduates, said: "I recently completed the Diploma course in Java Programming. This course was perfect for me, as I could attend the evening classes after my working day and it didn't interfere with my current commitments. I've gained invaluable modern skills, and as a result…

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14 June
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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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8 June
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Online gift voucher firm Smartbox bringing 100 jobs to Dublin

Smartbox Group, a provider of online gift vouchers, has announced plans to hire 100 staff as part of a new office expansion in Dublin. Smartbox Group is one of the biggest online gift voucher firms in Europe, with €1bn worth of business created in 2016 and 6.5m gifts purchased across 10 countries. Now, with 2,000 sq ft added to its office in Dublin, Smartbox is set…

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2 June
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25 Amazing Tech Companies Hiring in Dublin

Dublin’s Silicon Docks is the centre of Ireland’s thriving tech scene, home to high-tech brands Google, Facebook, and Twitter, and waves of on-point startups. The city leads global innovation in embedded tech and was predicted by Intel to become the first “Internet of Things City.” Tech workers are drawn to Dublin’s triple threat: challenging tech projects, desirable lifestyle gains, and impactful innovation. Perhaps Dublin’s biggest draw…

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17 May
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NI software player First Derivatives to hire 400 graduates

First Derivatives embarks on largest graduate hiring spree on island of Ireland. AIM-listed fintech company First Derivatives is to take on 400 graduate recruits this year. The news comes as the company reported a 30pc increase in revenues for the year of £151.7m, and a profit of £12.5m, up 20pc on last year. Fintech revenue was up 28pc to £117.4m (from £91.9m in 2016), driven by contract…

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15 May
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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
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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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