Category Archives: Business and Finance

Success in the cloud

HP Managing Director Martin Murphy sees cloud computing as “pivotal” in improving public services. He shares his thoughts on delivering IT services, education and the economy with Owen McQuade. “One of the...

School building underspend

Despite generous funding for school buildings, £107 million was not spent and money is now in shorter supply. agendaNi analyses the underspend. The Audit Office has found a “pressing need to progress”...

Ring-fencing the budget

  The debate over whether to protect health spending. As everyone needs the Health Service at some point in life, it is the most expensive and contentious part of the Executive’s budget....

Bioenergy: making a market

bioenergy companies need opportunities to sell products rather than grants, Joe O’Carroll tells agendaNi. Switching buildings to biomass, not capital grants, is the best way to grow the sector, according to Joe...

Irish marine renewables

  An overview of the Marine Renewables Industry Association and its work in co-ordinating Ireland’s wave and tidal efforts. “Ocean energy represents perhaps the greatest economic opportunity this island faces over the...

Reversing R&D under-performance

Nola Hewitt-Dundas explains why Northern Ireland’s low innovation must be turned round. Government support has been strong but will not last at current levels. Businesses must therefore make R&D strategic rather than...

The future of work

  Innovation and technology could considerably change the way we work in years to come. Emma Blee reports. “ICT is only just starting to reach its potential in terms of productivity”, claims...