Business, or more particularly the markets, have featured in this newspaper from its earliest days. Back in 1860, the paper carried a Market & Com(...)

Manufacturing Technicians at Intel’s Clean Room in Fab 24. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In the late 1980s, when Intel indicated it was interested in establishing a plant in Ireland, with the likelihood of employing thousands of skilled te(...)

Larry Ellison, chief executive officer of Oracle, 2nd right, listens to a presentation during the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, at which  Mr le Guisquet was speaking. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Karlin Lillington in San FranciscoThe sovereign debt crisis in Europe has not noticeably damaged revenue at technology giant Oracle -- at least, not f(...)

Google HQ in Dublin: “We take our users’ privacy and security very seriously; recent reports claiming otherwise are simply untrue.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

How private do you expect your emails to be? Most of us would surely insist they should be completely private, the contents visible only to the sender(...)

Sequencing a single genome these days means analysing half a terabyte of data – very Big Data indeed

We’ve had a week of looking at the implications of “Big Data” here at The Irish Times , star(...)

Graphic: Dearbhla Kelly/ITPM. Sources: Peter Sondergaard/Gartner, EMC and IDC

The friendly face of big data lives in upstate New York and is named Watson. It is an IBM computer, the size of a room, that beat two champion (...)

I admit it. I am suffering from multiple social media personality disorder (MSMPD). This increasingly common problem – which still too often go(...)

Louise Phelan of Paypal: “A number of graduates don’t seem to understand how to carry themselves in a workplace, but more importantly don’t show an interest in learning how to do it”

The head of PayPal Ireland, Louise Phelan, caused quite a stir a few weeks ago when she said she finds many of the recent crop of Irish graduat(...)

Vivek Wadhwa: “We’ve messed up the magic formula. It used to be that you could get a green card [in the US] within 18 months. Now it takes about 15 years.”

In just a few years, successful entrepreneur-turned-academic Vivek Wadhwa has become the go-to guy in the United States for research into a phe(...)

What worries the US most, of all the elements in the proposed data protection regulation from Brussels? There must be plenty of concern: (...)