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Jill of all trades

Jill of all trades

Apprenticeships have not traditionally been seen as realistic career options for women, but that is changing thanks to a number of initiatives from SOLAS

KBC Invest 2019: What’s the alternative?

KBC Invest 2019: What’s the alternative?

You don’t need to be very rich, or of a certain age, to invest in a fund. Low interest rates on deposits means people who would traditionally have been savers are looking for different options, writes Lorraine Courtney

KBC Invest 2019: Invest your money to do good while also doing well

KBC Invest 2019: Invest your money to do good while also doing well

The practice of socially responsible investing is gaining traction with broadminded, culturally aware millennials - but its roots go back a lot further

KBC Invest 2019: Adding up the benefits of behavioural economics

KBC Invest 2019: Adding up the benefits of behavioural economics

Behavioural economics accepts that humans are both rational and emotional in their choices, and recognises that when it comes to investment decisions, emotions can matter as much as money

KBC Invest 2019: Slow and steady wins the race

KBC Invest 2019: Slow and steady wins the race

Economist Austin Hughes believes the Irish economy is on a path to sustainable growth - as long as a US crisis does not trip it up

KBC Invest 2019: Steps to invest

KBC Invest 2019: Steps to invest

Interest rates on deposits have been low for a long time, and look to stay that way well into 2019. Everyone should have a savings account or a buffer. But if you have a sum of money that there is not an immediate need for, that is the money you should consider investing

KBC Invest 2019: What does a customer look for when investing?

KBC Invest 2019: What does a customer look for when investing?

Breda Gormally, hub manager at KBC on College Green discusses the real world experience of becoming an investor

KBC Invest 2019: Inflation, interest rates and market volatility: investing in ‘the new normal’

KBC Invest 2019: Inflation, interest rates and market volatility: investing in ‘the new normal’

In a time of uncertainty, why would a non-professional investor consider playing the markets in 2019? It’s the only place you’ll get a return, according to KBC

Taking security more seriously

Taking security more seriously

The increased focus on security is now trickling down to smaller firms, writes Quinton O’Reilly

Maturing process sees firms wake up to cyber threat

Maturing process sees firms wake up to cyber threat

As technology gets sharper and faster, companies are moving to show that they take their cyber security requirements seriously, writes Quinton O’Reilly

Two-factor authentication: An easy, affordable security fix

Two-factor authentication: An easy, affordable security fix

Things are looking up for the security sector in businesses. Technology is cheaper, more available, and easier to implement than ever

Automatic for the people

Automatic for the people

Ireland currently ranks as the sixth ‘most-digital’ economy in the EU. Last week’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Summit provided an overview of where we are now, and where AI can take us in the future, writes Róisín Kiberd

No foggy thinking in the cloud

No foggy thinking in the cloud

Spending on IT security continues to grow, but as vulnerabilities are discovered at an ever-increasing rate, many businesses are still failing to cover the basics, writes Jason Walsh

"People, process and community"

"People, process and community"

Collins McNicholas Director talks strategy at this year's Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards symposium

What renovation rules mean for the construction industry

What renovation rules mean for the construction industry

The construction industry needs to respond to changes in regulations by upskilling and developing the workforce, Orla Coyle of the SEAI will tell the CIF Construction Management Summit