Awards are great for encouraging people and companies to push themselves, and think about achievement. Photograph: Thinkstock

Once upon a time, there were hardly any business awards competitions in Ireland. Now, there are so many – often in overlapping areas – that it can be (...)

The Irish Stock Exchange will host a breakfast briefing about its #IPOready initiative, which is aimed at companies on course for a stock market listing in the next five years. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

On Thursday, the Irish Stock Exchange will host a breakfast briefing about its #IPOready initiative, which is supported by Enterprise Ireland and Inve(...)

 Corkman Brian McCarthy lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is Accenture’s global lead for information and analytics strategy. He has advised Bank of America, Coca Cola, American Express and GE on how to get more out of their data. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

From the moment you wake your movements are under scrutiny. With the volume of data created by individuals growing at an unprecedented rate, leading c(...)

There is room for more growth, the Irish Software Association study argues, with only a few companies breaching the 100-employee mark or making more than €10 million in turnover.

Ireland’s technology sector is thriving, with exports, revenues and confidence climbing, but there are still threats posed by a lack of financing and(...)

John Purdy: I look for people who can understand and empathise with the customer

Headquartered in Dublin, Ergo offers IT solutions from cloud and managed services to software and infrastructure solutions. Having co-founded the comp(...)

Managing director of Trilogy Technologies, Edel Creely, who chairs the Irish Software Association, also involved in producing the report, argues that a number of tax measures could accelerate the growth.

Three out of four homegrown technology companies plan to hire more staff this year as they anticipate significant growth, a re(...)

When Brian Acton and Jan Koum incorporated WhatsApp in 2009, they probably didn’t give much thought to the future sale prospects of their compa(...)

ISME chief executive Mark Fielding said today’s budget would go some way towards helping Ireland to regain its competitiveness. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Reaction from the business community to today’s budget was mixed. The retention of the 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality sector was broadly welc(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton at an announcement in Dublin of a plan to provide an extra 2,000 ICT graduates.  Photograph: Bryan O'Brien/The Irish Times

Judith Crosbie The Government hopes to provide 2,000 people with jobs in the technology sector by attracting more foreign workers to Irel(...)