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Top Tech Skills in Demand

Technology trends and tech skills in demand change rapidly as time goes by, and sometimes it is difficult to keep up. Those people who want to get into tech need to acquire the right skills at right time.

Publication Date: 09/08/2018 Author: Mansur Akbulut, Erasmus+ student from Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University working as an intern with eSkills Malta Foundation

Don’t get Hooked! How to spot a Phishing Scam

“Phishing” is a common scam where fraudsters or hackers try to literally ‘fish’ by divulging fraudulent emails to “phish” personal information, hoping to steal an individual’s identity and/or compromise his/her device.

Publication Date: 09/08/2018 Author: Raymond Azzopardi, MITA Senior Team Leader

Talking about Blockchain in the Healthcare industry

Blockchain is a technology that creates immutable and distributable data records which are shared peer to peer transactions built from linked transaction blocks and stored in a digital ledger.

Publication Date: 02/08/2018 Author: Brian Muscat, MITA Solutions Architect within the Health Programme

MEA will be hosting MITA’s business-related content on its online portal

The Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) and the Malta Employers Association (MEA) have signed a three-year agreement, with which MITA will be allocated a prominent space in the MEAINDEX homepage.

Publication Date: 02/08/2018 Author: MITA

How Domain Driven Design is playing a role in modernising software in Government

Software, unlike wine, does not get better with age. As systems evolve they become stretched, pushing the limits of their technology until they eventually break.

Publication Date: 26/07/2018 Author: Wayne Zammit, MITA Enterprise Architect within the Taxation Programme

The Technology World Needs Creative Women

A creative person has the ability of creating something new, that has not been seen before by using intelligence, thought, and imagination.

Publication Date: 19/07/2018 Author: Mansur Akbulut, Erasmus+ student from Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University working as an intern with eSkills Malta Foundation

When students and teachers can create and play games alike

Digital and traditional games that have specific learning outcomes are classified as Game-Based Learning (GBL).

Publication Date: 19/07/2018 Author: Adelaide Grixti, MITA Digital Outreach Executive

FITA holds its annual ICT Certification

FITA held its annual ICT Certification event on 5th July 2018. This year these included a number of courses ranging from use of Screen Reading software, use of IOS and MAC platform accessibility features and Digital Photography.

Publication Date: 12/07/2018 Author: FITA

The Impact of Emerging Technologies: A special focus on AI

ICT technology is continuously evolving at a fast rate. Emerging innovative technologies are shaping everyday life both at citizen level and at a wider national level.

Publication Date: 12/07/2018 Author: Rebekah Mifsud, MITA student with the Strategy and Business Department

Test-drive your potential for a career in ICT

Internships are usually thought of as either full twelve-month sandwich placements, or three-months programme during the summer recess.

Publication Date: 05/07/2018 Author: Daniela Chetcuti, MITA Consultant for Talent Management within the Programme Management Department

Over 1,300 placements to students in the last 4 years

MITA is this week celebrating its 10th year of the Student Placement Programme which over the last years has offered more than 1,300 meaningful opportunities to students to get exposure in ICT and in the ICT using industry.

Publication Date: 01/07/2018 Author: MITA

Scrum – a framework for team-driven projects in an Agile way

Project management in Information Technology has been evolving considerably. Prior to the commencement of a project, the management team should make a very important decision in selecting the most appropriate methodology to use throughout the software development lifecycle.

Publication Date: 28/06/2018 Author: Aaron Calafato, Solutions Architects within MITA’s Taxation Programme and Keith Cortis, Senior Solutions Architect within MITA’s IT Management & Consultancy Team

MITA Service Management – Managing Incidents

As in almost every other aspect of life, Murphy’s Law also holds very true for the IT industry. It is not a matter of debating whether things might go wrong, it is about preparing for the unavoidable. Things will go wrong and issues requiring handling will happen, certainly.

Publication Date: 28/06/2018 Author: Matthew Catania, MITA Consultant within the Network Operations Centre

MITA has developed a special rapport with Statens IT

Over the past years a special rapport has been built between MITA and the Danish authorities, especially with the Agency for Governmental IT Services - Statens IT.

Publication Date: 21/06/2018 Author: Stefan Spiteri, MITA EU and International Relations Manager and Malta’s Representative on the CEF Telecommunications Expert Group

Website hardening

Nowadays, information is easily accessible via the Internet. Websites deliver this information and have progressed from onsite-to-managed-to-cloud hosting.

Publication Date: 21/06/2018 Author: Duncan John Grima, MITA Senior Project Leader - Security Engineering, within the Information & Governance Department

Get prepared for the next cyber attack

It is a normal day at the airport. Suddenly, the automated check-in machines display a system failure. Travel apps stop working and the agents at the check-in counters cannot operate their computers.

Publication Date: 14/06/2018 Author: MITA Cyber Security and Media Team for Cyber Europe 2018

MITA launches the first Dynamic Purchasing System in Malta

Last week, MITA has ushered a new phase in public procurement by establishing a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of temporary IT resources, the first of its kind in Malta.

Publication Date: 14/06/2018 Author: Ivan Alessandro, MITA Chief Financial Officer

Government mobile apps – the process behind public service modernisation

In today’s day and age, you can download, install and have a mobile app ready for use with the tap of a button. The speed and simplicity of downloading and using an app is one of the main reasons mobile apps have risen in popularity.

Publication Date: 07/06/2018 Author: Julian Agius, MITA Software Developer within the Mobile Government Programme

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology – State of Play

Blockchain technology is a recent buzzword and one of the hot topics being discussed locally and across Europe.

Publication Date: 07/06/2018 Author: Daniela Chetcuti, MITA Consultant and Juan-Carlo Attard, MITA Project Leader within the Customs Programme

Perfectly balancing between traditional and digital media

MITA’s primary role within Government is to deliver IT services which are used by Government itself and by citizens.

Publication Date: 03/06/2018 Author: MITA’s Social Media, PR & Communications Team

MITA achieves the Qualified Trust Mark for the Government Certification Authority

MITA is the majority shareholder in the Malta Electronic Certification Services Ltd (MECS Ltd) which is the Certification Authority of the Government of Malta, and is responsible for the operations of the Certification Authority.

Publication Date: 31/05/2018 Author: MITA’s eGovernment and Corporate Solutions Department

Career choices are formed in our school years

‘The eSkills Malta Foundation gave ICT students an excellent opportunity to visit various entities within the ICT sector.

Publication Date: 31/05/2018 Author: Bernadatte Zerafa, eSkills Malta Foundation Manager

An EU Funded project to boost the take-up of Mobile Public Services

In October 2017, MITA started a project with the purpose of increasing the usage and take-up of Government Services that are being made available over mobile devices.

Publication Date: 24/05/2018 Author: MITA

A Knowledge Transfer Seminar aimed at permanent secretaries and ICT public officers

This year’s Public Service Week is being held between Friday 18th and Sunday 27th May. The theme for this year is “Public services reaching everyone everywhere”.

Publication Date: 24/05/2018 Author: MITA

Letting emerging technologies shape our future

Technology has become such an important part of our lives that it is shaping the way we live, how we do things, how we behave and ultimately who we are as human beings.

Publication Date: 17/05/2018 Author: Melvin Farrugia, MITA Social Media, PR & Communications Executive

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