Category Archives: Business and Finance

Broadband investment fund

Peter Cheney analyses Westminster’s new programme for rolling out fast broadband. Northern Ireland will receive £4.4 million of the UK Government’s £530 million Broadband Investment Fund but an MLA claims that much...

Cost-effective delivery

The Irish Academy of Engineering has proposed how to achieved more value for money in infrastructural investment. ‘The Cost-Effective Delivery of Essential Infrastructure’ was published in June by a taskforce of engineers...

Northern Ireland overview

A combination of MBT and energy from waste will be used to manage Northern Ireland’s waste despite a delay in the competitive dialogue process, according to the DoE. agendaNi reports. The region’s...

New delivery programme

agendaNi examines the addendum to the Waste Management Strategy, which outlines a new delivery programme focused on keeping waste out of landfill. The Northern Ireland Waste Management Strategy (2006-2020) is under review...

Labour market summary

The Executive is pressing companies to recruit employees, as joblessness remains high. School leavers, graduates and claimants coming off benefits are most at risk of unemployment. Businesses must take the initiative and...

The future of education

Educationalists and other key stakeholders come together to discuss the main challenges for a system in need of change. How should the education sector cope with a reduced budget? Seamus Searson There...

EMC’s Lean and green approach

With organisations focusing on reducing costs, EMC’s Brendan Crossey believes that the “disruptive” cloud-based technologies that are now being deployed promise even greater savings and increased innovation. He also argues that greening...