New portal gets Irish CIOs connected

26 Jul 2007

A new website has been launched aimed primarily at Irish chief information officers (CIOs) that will get them networking as well as providing a forum to discuss their concerns.

Consulting and analysis player iReach says the site – – allows heads of IT across all industry vertical access to a bundled package of information and thought leadership resources.

Among these will be podcasts and video presentations composed of regular CIO interviews on ICT subjects that are of particular interest or of concern for the interviewee.

Through these, says iReach managing director Oisin Byrne, members are capable of gaining differing perspectives on a particular issue. This, he adds, enables knowledge transfer between CIOs and IT leaders.

Registered users of the website will also be able to gain access to iReach content in the form of ICT research, industry trend analysis and presentations.

“IT leaders in Ireland can now share best practice experience with each other in a secure and confidential way, and access IT Knowledge free of charge to support their day-to-day activities,” said Byrne.

He said the website will also host live talks and presentations where iReach analysts will present findings of recent research via the web.

“This allows instant interaction between the analyst and IT leaders allowing for live question and answer sessions that all participants can engage in.

“In addition to this, there is an ‘Ask an Analyst’ resource whereby members can ask iReach analysts a question pertaining to IT and its relationship to business and they then receive a thorough answer in the form of a report or slide presentation,” said Byrne.

By John Kennedy