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The New Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and the End User: Supporting Usability Through Documentation

The medtech industry is undergoing significant change, from the introduction of the new MDR and the update to ISO 13485, to the growth of home-based healthcare and the uncertainties of Brexit. This post was originally published in November 2017 and updated in March 2018. At some recent Irish medtech events, the major topics dominating conversation were: […]

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TWi are Finalists for the 2017 All-Ireland Business All-Star Awards

We are delighted to be recognised for our customer focus, as finalists in the inaugural Business All-Star Awards. The awards, which are taking place as part of the All Ireland Business Summit on April 6th, in Croke Park, Dublin, are about acknowledging and celebrating the achievements of progressive Irish businesses. Customer service is of paramount […]

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Virtual, Mixed, and Augmented Reality: The Future is Virtually Here

Attending the recent Mavric conference gave us an insight into virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) in their many guises – from Ghostbusting to real-life applications in construction, surgery, education, training, and athletic performance. The event took place in the Cork city innovation hub, Republic of Work, on the 7th of […]

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The Future of Work: Tech Talk

This week, it@cork kicked off its 2017 Tech Talk series at the brand-new Republic of Work facility in Cork city. Republic of Work CEO DC Cahalane clearly took pride in showcasing his latest venture to the local business and tech community. The facility is a well-designed co-working space that offers a host of ancillary supports […]

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The Internet of Things: Insights from CeBIT

One of the major events on the tech calendar is CeBIT, which takes place in Hannover, Germany annually, and brings together a wide spectrum of B2B industries. This year, the lead theme of the event, ‘d!conomy: join – create – succeed‘, focused attention on the digital transformation of business. Exhibitors and speakers displayed and discussed […]

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Improving Techcomm Education Through Stronger Industry-Academic Collaboration

The topic of technical communication education has come to prominence in the blogosphere in recent months, with contributors such as Danielle Villegas and Larry Kunz bringing the topic back to the attention of the techcomm community. The sense of disconnect between academics and practitioners is not a recent one, nor is it unique to the […]

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