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A Maltese Presidency with an impressive delivery in the digital domain

As part of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Malta has last week hosted the EU Digital Assembly 2017, through its collaboration with the European Commission.

Publication Date: 22/06/2017 Author: Melvin Farrugia, MITA Social Media, PR & Communications Executive

A busy but satisfying week for the eSkills Malta Foundation

Last week has been quite busy but satisfying for the eSkills Malta Foundation. On Thursday, the foundation organised an international event, entitled “The Impact of IT Professionalism on the European economy”, in collaboration with the European Commission, CEPIS, ICS, and Capgemini Consulting.

Publication Date: 22/06/2017 Author: Bernadatte Zerafa, eSkills Malta Foundation Manager

Information Technology and Bird Conservation

In this era of information technology, the collection of higher volumes of data, the quicker processing and the access to data, the new channels of communication and the new visual and interactive ways of representing results, are all exciting promises which are greeted with enthusiasm by nature conservationists.

Publication Date: 15/06/2017 Author: Nicholas Galea, MITA Solutions Architect – Health Programme

The applicability of distributed ledgers for non-financial implementations

Amongst the most popular characteristics of distributed ledgers (a collection of information) is the ability to have data residing across different geographic locations through various mechanisms.

Publication Date: 15/06/2017 Author: Michel Bugeja, MITA Enterprise Architect – Technology Team

#10: Konsumatur

Using this app, the consumer is getting an added value, namely through an explanation of the various rights when shopping, both online or locally.

Publication Date: 15/06/2017 Author: MITA

A more cost effective and agile Wide Area Network to Government

The Malta Government Network (or as it is more commonly known as the MAGNET) is like a superhighway which interlinks all the Government ministries, departments, health centres, area offices, entities and embassies.

Publication Date: 08/06/2017 Author: MITA

#9: MCA Malta Free WiFi

As the name implies, this App provides the user with the location of any Free WiFi that is available on the Maltese Islands.

Publication Date: 08/06/2017 Author: MITA

Do we need to apply ICT Standards?

One of the most common phrases that we read or speak about today is ‘applying standards’. How do these standards impact the ICT world? Are they required? Do we lose anything if we ignore them? Do they add value or increase costs?

Publication Date: 08/06/2017 Author: Ray Cutajar, MITA Certification Manager in the Information Security & Compliance Department

Ongoing identification, assessment and treatment of cyber security risks in SMEs

Cyber space has become an indispensable asset in today’s business interactions, fostering competitive opportunities and leading to significant economic growth in the process.

Publication Date: 04/06/2017 Author: Dr Keith Cilia Debono, MITA’s consultant on Cyber Strategy

Choosing the best passwords to protect my accounts

As ICT technologies evolve, hackers are finding new ways to crack the most complex of passwords. An eight character “raw” password can be cracked within a few seconds by using a special software.

Publication Date: 04/06/2017 Author: Raymond Azzopardi, MITA Senior Team Leader

The Connecting Europe Facility - delivering cross-border online public services

There is no doubt that most of you have by now, in some way or another, used public services that are available online for the purposes of taxation, employment and social policy, amongst others, but this is not always the case across borders.

Publication Date: 01/06/2017 Author: Stefan Spiteri, MITA EU and International Relations Manager and Malta’s Representative on the CEF Telecommunications Expert Group

MITA employees donating blood regularly

MITA Cares, which is entrusted to drive the Corporate Social Responsibility within the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) has recently organised a Blood Donation Drive campaign with its employees.

Publication Date: 01/06/2017 Author: MITA

Don’t get Hooked by a Phishing Scam!

“Phishing” is a common scam where fraudsters or hackers try to literally fish by divulging fraudulent emails to get your personal information, hoping to steal your identity and compromise your device.

Publication Date: 28/05/2017 Author: Raymond Azzopardi, MITA Senior Team Leader

The MITA Innovation Hub hits a double one

Last Saturday, the MITA Innovation Hub (MIH) has reached two important milestones. It was the day on which ten finalists pitched their business idea to gain a place in the YouStartIT#2 accelerator programme and it was also the third anniversary of the inauguration of the hub by the Honourable Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat.

Publication Date: 25/05/2017 Author: Alex Borg, MITA Manager of Innovation Hub

A strong partnership providing benefits to the local and European business community

The mission statement of the Maltese Customs Department is “to strengthen the Department’s position in fulfilling its role of promoting legitimate trade, while protecting the citizen, the territory and its fiscal interests, today and in the future.”

Publication Date: 25/05/2017 Author: Alex Vella, MITA Project Manager for the Customs Programme

#7: MyTax Toolkit

This Tax Tool application is very simple and easy to use, with a clear and simple user interface.

Publication Date: 25/05/2017 Author: MITA

CONvErGE: A €40 million investment to strenghten Government’s ICT systems

Government has this week launched the CONvErGE project that will be delivered through an investment of €40 million. Through this project, Government will continue to strengthen the Public Services through the development of its ICT systems.

Publication Date: 18/05/2017 Author: MITA

CONvErGE – A major investment enabling Connected eGovernment

Last January, the Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Dr Ian Borg announced the award of EU funds for a project that will ensure that government entities consolidate their digital capacity that will translate into a more efficient Government in the fields of health, finance, public service and justice, amongst others.

Publication Date: 18/05/2017 Author: Stefan Spiteri, MITA Manager in EU & International Relations

MITA continuously investing to provide value to Government and Public Service users

For any organisation to be relevant and to provide value to its customers, continual investment is essential. This is especially true for ICT organisations, given the high rate of technological change (new functionalities and features) and high rate of obsolescence.

Publication Date: 11/05/2017 Author: Robert Galea, MITA Head of Infrastructure Services Department

A new myHealth Portal enabling a transformation in the health system

The Ministry for Health has launched its ‘Next Generation’ myHealth Portal (myHealth NG) which is a revamped and improved version of the previous myHealth Portal that has been in operation since 2012.

Publication Date: 11/05/2017 Author: Simon Formosa, MITA Project Manager - Health Programme

Land Transport - Efficient service to the Citizen and Businesses

Who loves queuing? Who has the luxury and patience to wait for hours to be serviced? And who has the time to travel between different offices for the same service? I guess that most would loudly answer NO.

Publication Date: 11/05/2017 Author: Katia Desira, MITA Consultant – Transport Programme

#6: The Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation (MCCFF)

The interface of the MCCFF App is very simple to use. There is a Four-Menu screen appearing at the opening of the App which include namely News, Events, Assistance and Volunteer.

Publication Date: 11/05/2017 Author: MITA

Introducing students to their working environment

MITA has recently launched the Student Placement Programme (SPP) which has been ongoing for several years. This programme is a means for Government to facilitate the creation of temporary work opportunities for students in the ICT sector.

Publication Date: 07/05/2017 Author: MITA

More skilled workforce required to sustain growth in the ICT industry

The eSkills Malta Foundation has collaborated with FIT – a similar organisation based in Ireland – to conduct a study about the ICT skills that are required by the industry. The Executive Coordinator of eSkills Malta Foundation, Mr Carm Cachia gives us an overview about the ICT Skills Audit.

Publication Date: 04/05/2017 Author: Melvin Farrugia, MITA Social Media, PR & Communications Executive

Cyber Security Week - MITA delivering workshops at Esplora

As part of the National Cyber Security Awareness Campaign that has been launched in January, MITA is delivering a number of workshops at Esplora that include interactive games and online videos related to the theme of cyber security.

Publication Date: 04/05/2017 Author: MITA

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