By making the internet more useful and usable through better identification and classification of its content society will benefit in many ways

NUI Galway’s Digital Enterprise Research Institute (Deri), set up in 2003 and funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), is a Centre for Science, Eng(...)

Outside Google’s offices on Barrow Street in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

On a grey misty morning in December 2010, I landed at Dublin Airport after a long flight from San Francisco via Heathrow. I was feeling great – the(...)

“If we want people in the future to be able to recreate what we are doing now, we are going to have to build the concept of preservation into the internet,” said Vin Cerf

Future historians will see the early 21st century as “an information black hole” unless “digital vellum” is introduced to preserve the content of the (...)

By 2019, 69 per cent of the world’s population, or 5.2 billion people, are expected to be mobile phone users. Photograph: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

If everybody has a smartphone, maybe we’ll soon just start calling them phones.Cisco Systems has published its annual multiyear forecast for global (...)

IBM posted a new 2015 profit target and quarterly revenue that both missed analysts’ estimates. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

IBM posted a new 2015 profit target and quarterly revenue that both missed analysts’ estimates, as the one-time world technology leader continues to (...)

Recent survey found 69 per cent of people were not aware of recent high-profile hackings

Almost 70 per cent of workers are not aware of recent high-profile security breaches such as Heartbleed, according to Cisco. A survey of 12,000 emplo(...)

 Visitors trying the  Panasonic  massage chairs during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

From self-driving cars to the selfie flash, the International CES has seen it all. But this year, connected devices really came to the fire, with the (...)

Les Byrne, CEO Asystec and Adam Grennan, Cisco (Ireland Manager)   pictured at the announcement that Cisco  is to invest €200,000 with Asystec in a big data venture.

PAMELA NEWENHAM Cisco is to invest €200,000 in a big data joint venture with Irish data management company Asystec. Asystec will deliver its expertise(...)

Microsoft is appealing a court order to hand over emails held on an Irish server. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

In a rare legal move, the Irish Government contributed a supporting legal brief in a significant US case, in which Microsoft is appealing a court ord(...)

Against the backdrop of Edward Snowden’s revelations of the UK’s GCHQ mass data-harvesting from cables linking Ireland to Britain and North America, t(...)