3 August

10 essential performance tips for MySQL

From workload profiling to the three rules of indexing, these expert insights are sure to make your MySQL servers scream As with all relational databases, MySQL can prove to be a complicated beast, one that can crawl to a halt at a moment’s notice, leaving your applications in the lurch and your business on the line. The truth is, common mistakes underlie most MySQL performance problems.…

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2 August

Brexit sees more than a dozen financial services firms enter Ireland

With 15 of the world’s top banks now operating in Ireland, Brexit could turn out to be an Irish blessing, rather than a curse. The Brexit vote, and subsequent signing of Article 50 by the reigning government in the UK, will have knock-on effects for every single industry, given the interconnected world of trade. The fastest-moving of these, it seems, is financial services. Several major banks…

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1 August
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West Cork fintech firm Global Shares creates 80 jobs in new expansion

Fintech firm Global Shares is planning a global expansion across its 10 offices, bringing staff numbers to more than 200. Following significant growth, Global Shares has announced that it plans to hire 80 staff in a major expansion at its offices in Clonakilty, Cork city, Dublin, London, Edinburgh, Portugal, Germany, New Jersey, California and Hong Kong. A spokesperson for the fintech software firm – which is…

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31 July
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Twitter is testing a subscription-style ad program. See how much it costs

For a monthly fee, Twitter would promote up to 10 tweets a day in addition to running month-long Promoted Account ads. With its ad revenue in decline, Twitter needs to explore ways to boost its business. And it really is. Twitter is testing a subscription-style ad program that would have businesses pay $99 a month for their accounts and some of their tweets to be automatically…

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27 July
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Cork’s digital economy is worth €1bn and could generate 15,000 jobs

The former chief digital officer of Brisbane, Kieran O’Hea, says Cork’s digital economy needs to be appreciated and understood. Cork’s digital economy is estimated to be worth in the region of €1bn, surpassing its €850m tourism economy. That’s the view of Kieran O’Hea, former chief digital officer of the Australian city of Brisbane. O’Hea has established Digital Cork, a new effort to see a digital economy…

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24 July
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10 Essential Tips for Planning a Wedding Like an Event Professional

A wedding is one of the most important days in any couple’s lives. From engagement photos, to selecting vendors, to making checklists and choosing your wedding party, there are lots of items that need to be planned out in an orderly fashion up until you say those two magical words – “I Do.” Planning your own wedding can sometimes feel overwhelming and stressful, but if you…

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19 July
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Want A Job With Great Work-Life Balance? Choose A Career In Digital Marketing

According to recent statistics from Ernst & Young, it’s getting harder than ever to balance work and personal life. Globally, 46 percent of managers are working more than 40 hours weekly, and four in 10 managers say their hours have increased over the past five years. The biggest reported obstacles to achieving work-life balance were stagnant income growth (49 percent) and increasing demands at work (48…

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18 July

I'm standing tall amongst my IT colleagues now

Quoc Tran, one of our recent Java Programming graduates, about his Fitzwilliam Institute experience: "When I searched for “Java course” on Google, 51 million results were thrown back at me. Needless to say, I was a bit lost if not completely apprehensive. But I toughed it out and spent the next hour diving through the sea of Java courses. I'm not entirely sure why I selected…

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3 July
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What Does Google’s ‘Project Owl’ Mean for Search and Fake News?

Project Owl is a new endeavor that Google has recently launched, aimed at stamping out fake news and hate speech from showing in your search results. This new campaign plans to combat the spread of fake news through new feedback forms for search suggestions. This effort is primarily supported through user feedback, as well as new changes to search capabilities. While we don’t see this new…

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28 June
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I've already gotten an interview with a highly reputable company in the business!

Fitzwilliam Institute's Java Programming students love our practical skills courses. John Mitchell, one of our most recent Diploma in Java Programming graduates, said: "I recently completed the Diploma course in Java Programming. This course was perfect for me, as I could attend the evening classes after my working day and it didn't interfere with my current commitments. I've gained invaluable modern skills, and as a result…

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