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Amazon to Include NCI in AWS Educate Programme

Posted by Owen Barnes on 19 May 2015
Amazon Web Services has launched AWS Educate, allowing pupils to learn practical cloud computing skills Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a programme to teach school pupils cloud technology skills, called AWS Educate - and NCI is delighted to be involved in this project. The tool has been designed to integrate cloud skills into the curriculum, teaching through hands-on experience with real cloud technology. It is free for schools, teachers and students to apply to join.
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Google Changes Its Search Rules (Again)

Posted by Owen Barnes on 13 May 2015
Digital marketing trends change as much as the Irish weather - particularly Google SEO rules. The tech giant announced earlier this year that it was making a change to its search algorithms which would begin to factor in a website’s “mobile-friendliness” as a ranking signal. This means that those sites which weren’t optimised for smartphones’ smaller screens would see their ranks downgraded as a result.
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IT Careers Fair at NCI

Posted by Owen Barnes on 05 May 2015
A fortnight ago, NCI held its IT Careers Fair in which Ireland's best companies came to show their wares
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NCI Peer Mentor Society Needs Your Help

Posted by Owen Barnes on 27 April 2015
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Politics, Power and the Brain with Professor Ian Robertson

Posted by Owen Barnes on 18 April 2015
  At the most recent event in NCI's series, In the Psychologist's Chair, scientist, psychologist and writer Professor Ian Robertson expanded on the Actonian aphorism: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." His insights, and the mountain of data that he had to support it, were really quite impressive.
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Marketing Career Maze -The Interview

Posted by Owen Barnes on 09 April 2015
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The Resurgence of Television Advertising: A Beast Reawakened?

Posted by Owen Barnes on 07 April 2015
Television advertising remains an important weapon in the arsenal of any marketer One of the first things you learn in a marketing course is the importance of a measured, balanced marketing mix. Revision of what is supposed to be common sense is an important facet of learning any discipline - pros do things until they can't get them wrong.  
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Exploring Dublin as an International Student: Srini's Story

Posted by Owen Barnes on 30 March 2015
On a clear and sunny day, accompanied by a friend of mine, I visited the Guinness Storehouse at St. James’ Gate and the National Museum of Ireland in Kilmainham.
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Social Media: Stats, Trust and Weaknesses

Posted by Owen Barnes on 23 March 2015
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Holi at National College of Ireland

Posted by Owen Barnes on 20 March 2015
Staff and students celebrate Holi at National College of Ireland
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