Microsoft examines causes of ‘cyberchondria’

From the International Herald Tribune. On Monday, Microsoft researchers published the results of a study of health-related Web searches on the company’s Live search engine as well as a survey of the company’s employees. The study suggests that self-diagnosis by search engine frequently leads Web searchers to conclude the worst about what ails them. The…

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Partnering for Success conference explores how NGOs can address emerging challenges

Last week in Croke Park, the “Partnering for Success” conference took place with over 200 attendees and a waiting list of over 80 organisations.  The event provided Irish community and voluntary sector (C&V) organisations with an insight into the leadership and management challenges facing organisations in Ireland and how both the private sector and the…

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How technology changes lives…

Last Friday we hosted the annual Enable Ireland National Assistive Technology (AT) course graduation at our building in Sandyford.  It’s the fourth year we’ve hosted the ceremony and it’s a fantastic event. The course is designed, by Siobhan Long and her incredibly hard working team Enable Ireland, to provide participants with hands-on knowledge of AT…

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Microsoft Launches Support for Irish Start-Ups

At an event in the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin last Thursday night, Microsoft launched BizSpark an initiative designed to help indigenous technology start ups to grow into successful businesses. The programme recognises the unique and significant role that start up companies can play in helping to stimulate and drive an economy and is designed…

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Irish Teachers Excel at the Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum in Hong Kong

Five Irish teachers; Tom Fitzsimmons and Ciaran McLaren from Crumlin Integrated College, and Eileen McStocker of St. Pius X College representing Northern Ireland and Kate O’Connell, from Scoil Mhuire, Kilvemnon in Tipperary; and Kathleen O’Connor who teaches at Ballyadams Primary School in Athy, Co.Kildare all made the semi-finals of this year’s Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum…

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