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Education & Skills Development

Do you need BICSI Continuing Education Credit? If so don't miss the CommScope Infrastructure Academy 60 days for free. In an effort to help their customers and partners who are affected by the COVID-19 crisis, CommScope are making most of their online training available to everyone for free. These courses offer BICSI credit - BICSI is the worldwide preeminent source of information, education and knowledge assessment for the constantly evolving information and communications technology community. Click the read more button below to find out more. 

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CBRE are sharing their expertise and advice based on a rapidly growing body of experience, detailed guidance documents, technical specifications, protocols and tools that they have developed for and with their clients and for their own CBRE workplace. This whitepaper highlights some of the challenges we will face, and suggestions for the road to recovery, for occupiers of space and landlords who manage their buildings—wherever they are in the response-to-recovery process. Click below for access

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Commscope are giving free access to presentations and webcasts. Click on the link below and you can access the virtual content, that provides insight on Commscopes visions & strategy. You will have access to selection of Commscope technology demonstration sessions, listen to demo leads who speak to market trends and keynotes from the executive leadership. 

ABB Ireland are offering a number of online CPD (Continuous Professional Development) courses throughout the next few weeks. Their courses aim to showcase how to deliver complete energy solutions which optimise the value of our customer operations and assets, through technology, efficiency, sustainability and data. There are 9 different course options available for dates between 23rd April & 15th May.  To find out more and register, click the link below. 

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Rittal are hosting a series of free webinars every Wednesday to provide you with solutions, product information and tips & tricks. The next upcoming webinars are:

Rittal's Therm Software - Correct Climate Control at your fingertips: HD range from Rittal - Hygiene Standards For Maximum Productivity:  ESSENTIAL TIPS: Temperature Management in the Food Industry:  Rittal Enclosure Assembly Automation: Streamline The Panel Building Process: 

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Institute of Technology Sligo's "Introduction to Lean Sigma Quality" Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) starts with an introductory week commencing on May 4th 2020 and runs until June 28th, 2020. All of the course content will be available via our online learning system called Moodle and lectures are recorded so you can watch the videos anytime. We are taking new registrants until the 15th of May 2020.

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Tech Central provide a list of free online tech courses to boost your skills as you self-isolate

These free online tech education resources can help you upskill during the Covid-19 crisis, current quarantines across the globe provide a great opportunity to train up on the latest tech skills.

Check out their list on the blog post by clicking the button below.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPDs) from Kingspan Facades who offer video conferencing facilities that allow them to present remotely to multiple locations, should your team be working from home or there be restricted access to your offices.

Contact them to book an appointment or fill in the form on their webspage by clicking below.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD

Join ABB for a free technical seminar June 4, 2020 @ 1 PM EDT. The data center industry is at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution, and demands for availability and efficiency are at an all-time high. You need mission critical technologies and solutions for smart, safe and sustainable data center operations.

Join ABB to learn how to drive savings for years to come by leveraging your digital assets, IOT, and unique design approaches to simplify operations

Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet are hosting online learning webinars every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday encompassing key topics like Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity and Business Insights which is part of their already commenced “Lockdown Your Learning Webinar Series”. This series offers a great opportunity for businesses to listen to and engage with key domain experts to inform them during this unique period.

ICT Skillnet are now able to bring you up-to-date and relevant self-paced training programmes in areas like Cybersecurity, IoT, Networking, Python, Linux

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity

  • Cybersecurity Essentials

  • Introduction to IoT

  • Linux Unhatched

  • Linux Essentials

  • Get Connected

  • Be Your Own Boss

  • Programming essentials in Python

Whether you are currently employed or seeking work these programmes are all FREE following completion of a simple registration form

ABB are running a  Datacenter Sustainability Webinar Series:

 

Every watt counts. This webinar series will cover sustainability trends and metrics and innovative technologies that enable more efficient data center operations.

 

See below to learn more and register for free. 

 

See how Equinix can help. Explore on-demand webinar recordings by clicking below

May 21st 2020 10am

Learn how your work-from-home and on-campus employees can better collaborate in our next 15-minute Tech Talk.

Bill Ellis, Senior Global Solutions Architect at Equinix

 

Eaton have a new series of talks starting June 2nd at 10am and running every 2 weeks up until August 11th. 

Your data centre becomes profitable when it is optimised across both the data (or IT network) and the electrical domain. Join Ciaran Forde in the first webinar of our “Eaton Data Centre Webinar Series” to learn how you can Transform Your Data Centre.

Financial Support
 

Keppel announced a comprehensive package worth more than $4.2 million to help the Singapore community weather COVID-19, funded by voluntary contributions from the Keppel Group directors, senior management and staff, with dollar-for-dollar matching contributions from Keppel  Corporation.  This comes on the back of the Company’s earlier donation of over $900,000 to support Singapore and international efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

Keppel Land Ltd & Keppel REIT Management have rolled out a series of measures in support of their tenants during the Covid 19 outbreak, including  passing on the full property tax rebate of 30% to their office tenants, as well as fully passing on the 100% property tax rebate savings over April & May 2020 to their retail tenants in Singapore. These are in addition to the measures that were rolled out in March 2020, which include the utilisation of one month’s security deposit to offset rent payment and the deferment of rent payment within the month for eligible retail tenants, as well as flexible operating hours.

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In response to the economic and community challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, CyrusOne Inc., a premier global data center real estate investment trust (REIT), on behalf of all its employees, is donating $250,000 in addition to personal donations from CyrusOne’s leadership team, and a $50,000 personal donation from CyrusOne’s President and CEO, Tesh Durvasula, to Feeding America®, Member Food Bank, the North Texas Foodbank, as well as charities in Europe. The donations will help fund millions of meals for people in need.

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To do their part to help the communities they operate in globally to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Digital Realty & Interxion are undertaking a comprehensive, $1,000,000 philanthropic effort. Their gratitude goes to the millions of people doing all they can to turn the tide on COVID-19.

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CBRE Group, Inc. has launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund to support community and employee needs around the world.

The campaign will raise a minimum of $15 million, with a foundational donation from the company of $10 million, plus an employee contribution program. The company will match employee contributions at a dollar-for-dollar rate or greater, if necessary, to meet the $15 million minimum.

CommScope is working with non-profit organizations, their partners and employees to provide much needed assistance around the world for the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are also taking this time to focus on donating talent, time and treasure to help with some of the greatest humanitarian needs,” said Robyn Mingle, senior vice president and CHR Officer. “We’ve created these lasting connections with our employees, partners and customers and now is the time for us to show our support.” REad the full Press Release by clicking the button below.

 
PPE & Frontline Support

Keppel are participating in the 'BYOBclean' event, which is part of Temasek Foundation’s 'StayPrepared' initiative, that will provide up to half a litre of free zero alcohol hand sanitiser to all Singaporean households. Volunteers from across the Keppel Group were joined by Dr Lee Boon Yang, Chairman of Keppel Corporation and distributed the hand sanitiser to members of the public at Funan Mall in early April

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Keppel are participating in the 'BYOBclean' event, which is part of Temasek Foundation’s 'StayPrepared' initiative, that will provide up to half a litre of free zero alcohol hand sanitiser to all Singaporean households. Volunteers from across the Keppel Group were joined by Dr Lee Boon Yang, Chairman of Keppel Corporation and distributed the hand sanitiser to members of the public at Funan Mall in early April

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Keppel Volunteers in Shanghai are contributing to the fight against Covid 19, by delivering Keppel’s second batch of medical supplies - a total of 20,000 masks, to hospitals in Shanghai. This is part of Keppel’s donation of €400,000 through the Shanghai Charity Foundation to provide medical supplies to regions affected by COVID-19 in China. Keppel are proud to do their part to help our community stay safe and healthy amidst the current outbreak. 

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ABB is joining forces with the International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC & will make an initial contribution of  €1 million to the ICRC COVID19 effort and thereafter, the ABB Group will match 1:1 all donations made by its employees around the world. The money will be used to provide infrastructure for healthcare centers, sanitation infrastructure, and crucial items such as soap and masks.

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Mercury has donated an assortment of vital PPE - Personal Protective Equipment to St James Hospital and the Dublin Fire Brigade as Ireland’s emergency services continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday April 3rd, Mercury delivered 500 pairs of gloves, 50 protective gowns and 60 litres of sanitizer to St James Hospital and a donation of masks and gloves was made to the Dublin Fire Brigade on Friday March 27th. This donation highlights Mercury’s dedication to maintaining the highest possible standards of health & safety.

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There is a growing shortage of medical devices necessary to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Siemens are opening their AM Network Platform to everyone who requires medical device design or print services at no charge. Through their network, you can reach designers and suppliers worldwide who will prepare the parts needed to keep your medical center running, by connecting 3D print services to fight COVID-19.

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CommScopes Infrastructure plant in Bray recently shipped urgent Networking Solutions to support the rapid deployment of testing facilities in Ireland.   Their plant in Buchdorf, Germany has also been supporting 3D printed face shields for our vital front line workers.

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Power management company Eaton is leveraging expertise in additive manufacturing and its partnership with Cleveland’s Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) to rapidly develop face shields for hospitals. The first batch of face shields  were donated on April 9th to hospitals. Eaton was able to quickly develop a face shield design that is comfortable for extended wear, maximizes facial protection and can be sanitized and reused for a period of time, providing an advantage over current models

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In support of the incredible work being done by our health workers, to protect us and our communities against COVID-19, Kirby donated a significant amount of critical PPE equipment to the HSE, including over 500 FFP3 masks, 750 protective suits and 20L of hand sanitizer. 

Social & Mental Health 
 

Ethos Engineering are providing daily virtual gym sessions for their staff with Crossfit Green as they know that during this time it's so important to keep up the fitness for mind and body.  Coach David Kelly takes Ethos Engineering staff through their morning virtual gym sessions. 

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Mercury employees have been sharing their photos on social media, enjoying virtual coffee breaks with their colleagues as part of Mercury's Diversity and Inclusion initiatives for April, focusing on wellness. Mercury is committed to promoting employee wellbeing across their organisation.

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Dublin GAA star Philly McMahon recently provided Mercury staff with a fascinating 'Half-time Team Talk', as he spoke about the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Philly spoke at lengths about his incredible playing career and provided our staff with tips on fitness, motivation and on how best to overcome adverse situations. The Ballymun native says that people should use the COVID-19 pandemic as a time to build up good habits and to add structure to their lives.

April 17th was CyrusOne's 'Heroes Appreciation Day'!

"A huge thank you to our employees who provide an extremely critical service to our customers and partners who represent the critical infrastructure, which is helping our world effectively and seamlessly communicate and operate. Thank you!"

Job Announcements
 

Real Time Operations Supervisor

At Enel X Dublin we manage the world’s largest virtual power station with 6.5GW of flexible load from our 24/7/365 Global Network Operations Centre (NOC).

 

We are looking for a Supervisor to join our Real Time Operations (RTO) team!

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Do you have extensive customer facing experience within the internet, cloud or telecommunications services industry? Do you have the desire to be in a globally impacting team and shape the way Equinix interacts with its largest customers?

Equinix are currently looking for a Senior Sales Engineer for our Ireland Team to sell Equinix solutions to new accounts and/or growing existing accounts.

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Do you want to work for a global player, who cares about ethics, inclusion and diversity and their people?

Easton are recruiting  a Global Category Manager, who will manage all Global Professional Services category and provide Global leadership including sourcing, contracting, contract management and supplier performance management. 

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Do you want to work for a global player that cares about ethics, inclusion, diversity and their people?

Join Eaton and help us provide energy-efficient solutions that have a real impact on the environment. We make what matters work.

Eaton are seeking a Business Development Manager for our Power Quality division.

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Do you want to work for a global player, who cares about ethics, inclusion and diversity and their people?

As the Business Development Manager, you will increase Eaton Power Quality’s market share and meet/exceed the budget numbers in terms of Sales. This position would suit perfectly a candidate with either Etail or SMB background in the Power Quality/IT space

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Do you want to work for a global player, who cares about ethics, inclusion and diversity and their people?

 

As an Inside Sales Representative (ISR), your role will be to support management, outside sales engineers and internal/external customers in providing effective solutions to challenging problems involving technical and commercial issues in the Ireland Country Sales Organisation

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The Data Center Global Services (DCGS) team is looking for a passionate, results-oriented, inventive data center engineer to drive development, implementation and delivery of enterprise data centers through the use of collocation facilities, which meet strict quality and performance levels across the globe.

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, understands the best practices for service oriented product delivery and has extensive experience within the arena of domestic and international data center delivery.

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Kingspan Tate (part of the Kingspan Group) is an industry leading global provider of innovative next generation data centre solutions. We now have this new and exciting opportunity for a Project Engineer to join our unique, dynamic team based in Dublin.

The Project Engineer is responsible for post sales coordination, implementation, control and completion of projects, while remaining aligned with strategy, commitments and goals of the organisation.

 

Reporting to the Technical Services & Engineering Manager, the Project Engineer will be based in the Kingspan Tate European Headquarters in Ballymount Dublin 12. 

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ELECTRICAL SUPERVISION

Location: Sweden

Suir Engineering are currently looking for a number of Electrical Chargehands / Foremen and Supervisors for a project in Sweden. This project will be for a 5/6 week period and there would be an immediate start for the successful applicants.  It is an electrical installation on a data centre in Gavle.

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ICT PROJECT MANAGER, IRELAND

 

Please note the successful candidates won’t commence in this role until the Irish government lifts restrictions due to COVID-19.

Mercury employs almost 2,000 people across Ireland, the UK, and Europe, and had an overall turnover of €900m in 2019.

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Online Resources
 

With everyone trying to keep up with the many updates and analyses of how COVID-19 is affecting our industry. Structure Tone have released a webpage full of content and resources, from handy cheat sheets to industry articles, they are posting the resources they find most useful on their website – feel free to check them out by clicking the link below.

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Critical Connections: Keeping the Lights on in a Pandemic: Ensuring Continuity and Responding to Heightened Demand

Apr 29, 2020 02:30 PM in London

Join C-level executives from Rackspace, CyrusOne, ServerFarm and Disruptive Analysis. Ask them questions, find out how they are handling the pandemic, seek advice and share your views in this interactive Q&A.

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Our latest report will give you the latest CIF guidance on working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The measures can be sustained even in a situation where industry reopens in future. These ways of working are conducive to technology uptake and utilisation in future construction projects following the successful implementation in their business. This document is not just for BIM projects but for digital working as a whole across the sector.

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Legal Resources
 

Given the current climate we are in, we appreciate that charities and not-for-profits are finding themselves in a very difficult position.

We want to help. We would like to offer our services to give pro bono advice and a forum to discuss any Coronavirus related queries or concerns with a designated solicitor from our firm. We can assist in any legal issues you may have, in particular relating to employment, real estate, corporate and litigation matters.

#Comfort4Covid
 

Wonderful coverage on Virgin Media for featuring the #Comfort4Covid campaign on the news.  Host In Ireland is proud to be a supporter of this campaign, that is fundraising to provide tablets and SIM cards to patients in hospitals and nursing homes nationwide so they can see and speak to their relatives and friends during this time. 

View the footage of the coverage by clicking the link below. 

The team at Host in Ireland  and our partners have been contributing to the success of the #comfort4covid campaign. We have offered a helping hand, resources and energy.  All of this has helped  connect isolated people in hospitals and nursing homes around the country with their families.

Read a bit about Host In Ireland & our partners contribution by clicking below