Founded in 2002 by former employees at Digital Equipment, NetFort currently employs 16 people at its headquarters in Galway Technology Park

NetFort, a Galway-based developer of network traffic and security monitoring software, has been acquired by the Nasdaq-listed company Rapid7. No fin(...)

Brendan Hannigan, co-founder of Sonraí Security,  has worked for a number of well-known corporates including Q1 Labs and IBM

An Irish co-founded cybersecurity company has raised $18.5 million in funding to coincide with its official launch. New York-headquartered Sonraí Sec(...)

“The decision to develop the Galway Technology Centre was very forward thinking at the time,” says Niamh Costello, who has been the centre’s general manager for the past four years

Back in 1992 innovation centres were not really part of the start-up landscape they are today. There were only a handful of units thinly spread across(...)

The big venture capital firms of Silicon Valley have been cultivating disruption for decades, but in the past few years, they in turn have been disrup(...)

Michael O’Dwyer: chief executive of TyreCheck, a supplier of business automation, fleet and tyre management, customer relationship management and tyre sales solutions to the global tyre market

Michael O’Dwyer is the chief executive of TyreCheck, a supplier of business automation, fleet and tyre management, customer relationship management an(...)

Google’s offices on Barrow Street in Dublin:  Irish multinational subsidiaries and technology start-ups live in parallel universes. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There was a technology industry here before the current explosion of start-ups. Apple, DEC, Intel, Nortel and others set up subsidiaries that employed(...)

 Kevin Melia at an Iona AGM in 2007. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

I hadn’t “seen the movie before”. None of us had. I was a rookie chief executive, straight out of academia with our spin-out company Iona. My co-found(...)

Long gone logos (from top): Digital Equipment Corporation; Sun; Silicon Graphics; Netscape; Burroughs; RCA; and Control Data Corporation

They were some of the biggest, most powerful, most innovative and most influential companies of the digital age. Many were big Irish employers (...)

Fidelma Russo, senior vice president in the enterprise storage division at EMC

Big data could create major opportunities for Ireland, according to EMC senior vice-president Fidelma Russo. However, a lack of understanding of the s(...)

A changing landscape

QUINNSWORTH: The supermarket chain’s founder Pat Quinn became a recognisable face across Ireland when he appeared in countless television ads weari(...)

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