Prof Linda Doyle: “There are seven billion people  and an average of seven connected things per person – that’s 50 billion things.” Photograph: Paul Sharp/SHARPPIX

The Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)-funded Connect Research Centre is working on solutions for a world where almost everything is connected. Headquar(...)

Kerry Group rose 2.3% to €84.05 after French food company Danone reported first-quarter results showing a 3.5% increase in like-for-like sales

European shares climbed to a three-month high as oil rose to more than $40 a barrel, and a number of corporate results for the first quarter beat pro(...)

“Defining an integrated data technology and analytics strategy is a critical business driver to delivering newer and faster insights into the critical information which really matters”

A recent survey of 161 senior information security and technology professionals, by technology recruitment firm Harvey Nash, found a quarter of organi(...)

The story of Apple and Steve Jobs functions as a convenient narrative shorthand for the wider understanding of the history of modern technology. That narrative is an important one, of course, but it is misleading in many crucial ways.

Apple has turned 40. There’s something incongruous about the landmark, as if technology companies are not, really, supposed to reach middle age. That(...)

The world’s top Go player Lee Sedol (right) plays against Google’s artificial intelligence programme AlphaGo as Google DeepMind’s lead programmer Aja Huang (left) looks on during the fourth match of Google DeepMind Challenge Match in Seoul, South Korea recently. Photograph: REUTERS/Korea Baduk Association/Yonhap

Can machines think? Well, what does it mean “to think”? Thinking about thought is a journey into philosophy. Instead Alan Turing asked a different que(...)

The Accenture stand at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The group has been raising its digital profile. Photograph: Reuters

Accenture raised its full-year net revenue forecast well above analysts’ expectations and reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, (...)

Andy Grove pictured in California in 2004. Grove, the former Intel chief executive whose youth under Nazi occupation and escape from the Iron Curtain inspired an “only the paranoid survive” management philosophy that saved the chip maker from financial ruin in the 1980s, has died. Intel said Grove died on Monday, March 21, 2016. He was 79. (Photograph: Paul Sakuma/AP)

Andy Grove, the Silicon Valley elder statesman who made Intel into the world’s top chipmaker and helped usher in the personal computer age, died on T(...)

Derilinx was co-founded by Deirdre Lee: “It has been said that data is the new oil: it is valuable and can fuel innovation. But just like oil it can be hard to source. It also needs to be of high quality to be useful. This is where Derilinx comes in.” Photograph: Seán McCarthy
New innovators: Derilinx

Making data meaningful has become an industry in itself and Dublin-based start-up, Derilinx, spotted a niche in the market for a data management platf(...)

Shellshocked: Lee Sedol reviews the match after losing the Google DeepMind Challenge series 4-1

Perhaps not since Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon has one person been so vested with the responsibility of representing all of humanity. But inste(...)

South Korean professional Go player Lee Sedol reviews the board after his fourth match against Google’s artificial intelligence programme AlphaGo in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Google via Getty Images

South Korean Lee Sedol has won his first match against a computer programme developed by a Google subsidiary in the ancient board game Go, denying a c(...)