Future of IT: getting ahead of the game
IT'S little more than three years since Taoiseach Enda Kenny impressed even the most tech savvy out there when he explained the concept of cloud computing – correctly and coherently – and how it could create jobs.
Now one of the numerous hi-tech buzzwords thrown at us on a daily basis, IT leaders believe Ireland has the potential to become a world leader in the cloud computing industry – that's the storage of data remotely.
Mature student Peter O'Sullivan, above, is ahead of the game and due to gradate with a masters in cloud computing research from NUI Galway this summer.
"The IDA is doing a lot of good work getting the likes of Amazon, Google, Microsoft and HP in Ireland, big cloud providers, and all based in Dublin," said the 39-year-old.
"I hope that my study on the return on investment of enterprise Cloud will create and validate a new practical methodology for IT leaders within firms and organisations to make good decisions on the next moves in or out of cloud technology," he added.
Ireland's internet economy is expected to employ some 130,000 people by 2020.