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Sally Stone, training and development specialist, and Catherine O’Keefe, training manager, PFH Technology Group

With the economy back in growth there is a greater demand for ICT skills than ever, but are businesses, large and small, ready? Jason Walsh reports

There is a delicious irony in Ireland’s economic recovery: outside agri-food, ICT is one of the fastest growing sectors, both in terms of indigenous industry and foreign direct investment, and yet investment in technology, both capital and in skills, has lagged in recent years. The reasoning behind this is simple, if flawed.

Traditionally seen as a cost centre – a necessary evil or even a pit into which money is thrown – ICT is...

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