The Irish Computer Society
Over the past forty years the Irish Computer Society (ICS) has built a record of educational and technological leadership by pursuing relevant opportunities to eliminate the digital divide, and by striving to fill the IT skills gap in Ireland.
The professional initiatives of the ICS and the skills certifications of ICS Skills combine to provide a comprehensive solution for skills at professional and end-user level.
The Irish Computer Society’s international and strategic affiliation of the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies and the International Federation for Information Processing has proved beneficial in achieving its goal to advance and promote Ireland’s economic, educational and cultural participation in the worldwide Information Society.
ICS promotes digital literacy education, through the ECDL programme, and the use of technology in education. Its remit also covers supporting continuous professional development for ICT practitioners.
In order to maintain relevance to its broad membership base the Irish Computer Society works in partnership with a number of member network associations.
The Business Analysts Association of Ireland (BAAI) was established to identify the core business objectives of an organisation and ensure that appropriate systems are in place to achieve core objectives. The BAAI offer a Certificate in Business Analysis & Consultancy with The National College of Ireland and host various training & networking events.
The Association of Data Protection Officers (ADPO) provides its members an opportunity to share ideas, voice concerns, seek clarity on new legislation, and offer their own insights on the demands and challenges of the job. The objective of the Association is to provide clarity on issues, raise awareness of the legislation and to offer its members a forum where these topics can be discussed.
The Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) builds bridges between computer professionals interested in health care, and health care professionals interested in computing – while supporting and embracing the new professionals of healthcare informatics.
IASA Ireland is the professional association for IT architects and acts as the authoritative voice for IT architecture in Ireland. IASA Ireland supports its member’s professional development by facilitating certification courses along with education opportunities such as conferences and networking sessions.
itSMF Ireland is established to promote and develop best practice in IT Service Management. Its vision is to be the premier community for leadership in IT Service Management in Ireland. itSMF provides a forum for its membership to exchange views, share experiences and participate in the continuous development and promotion of best practice and standards, through a range of services that delivers significant value to their enterprises.