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Women encouraging other women to embark on a career in IT

The 8th of March marks a yearly celebration – that of Women’s Day. As it has also become a yearly custom, on this day BPW Malta organises a careers conference event for which MITA contributes as a sponsor.

Publication Date: 15/03/2018 Author: Adelaide Grixti

Recommender Systems: A Case About Privacy

Have you ever really wondered how shopping online entices us? Or else how Facebook, or YouTube get a hang of our tastes? The answer is really simple to understand.

Publication Date: 15/03/2018 Author: Mario Mallia Milanes

Responsive Payment Pages: 21st Century User eXperience

How many times did we find ourselves using mass transit and en-route wanted to pay for a Government Service but couldn’t do so because the payment page did not fit on our mobile device?

Publication Date: 08/03/2018 Author: Darren Mizzi, MITA Senior Project Leader within the Core eGov Programme

SPOT - Discover accessible venues

The small and big efforts which go into ensuring greater access for persons with disability sometimes go unnoticed or are not promoted.

Publication Date: 08/03/2018 Author: Stanley Debono, FITA Chief Executive Officer

2018 marks a decade of the MITA Student Placement Programme

The MITA Student Placement Programme (SPP) places students in temporary jobs during the three months of summer.

Publication Date: 04/03/2018 Author: MITA

MITA as an evangeliser for knowledge sharing

MITA can be characterised by a many thing, but surely what mostly stands out is the wealth of knowledge it has garnered across its years of operation.

Publication Date: 01/03/2018 Author: Daniela Chetcuti, MITA Consultant for Talent Management within the Programme Management Department

Eight startups selected for the YouStartIT#3 acceleration programme…

In November 2017 the MITA Innovation Hub, a spin-off team focusing on accelerating entrepreneurs with a digital idea, launched the third edition of the YouStartIT acceleration programme.

Publication Date: 01/03/2018 Author: MITA Innovation Hub Team

Blockchain: the potential to improve public services

Much can be written about blockchain, the theory behind it, related technologies, its uses and implications. This article serves as a quick primer on blockchain and its potential to improve the delivery of public services.

Publication Date: 25/02/2018 Author: Mark Bartolo, MITA Enterprise Architect – ICT Policy within the Strategy and Business Department

Government Payroll and HR Systems

Payroll has always been an arduous and complex task often accompanied with complicated, repetitive and time-consuming calculations and processes.

Publication Date: 22/02/2018 Author: Paul Galea, MITA Project Manager in the eGovernment & Corporate Solutions Department

Threading the needle: Tips to help balance... some of it

You hardly see another soul in the ladies’ room. I am the only female in our software development team, which is part of the Programme Management Department at MITA, and typically I am one of the few women around a conference table.

Publication Date: 22/02/2018 Author: Christine Spiteri, MITA Software Developer within the Taxation Programme

13 projects are shortlisted for the YouStartIT pre-acceleration phase

An intense evaluation of all applications received for the YouStartIT#3 acceleration programme has been in full swing these past days at the MITA Innovation HUB (MIH).

Publication Date: 15/02/2018 Author: MITA Innovation Hub Team

Stay updated with MITA’s procurement activities

Economic Operators can stay updated with MITA’s procurement activities (including the publication of tenders, Requests for Information, Preliminary Market Consultations, and Prior Information Notices) through the website which is intended to provide more visibility to the Agency’s tendering opportunities.

Publication Date: 15/02/2018 Author: MITA

Training public sector employees to increase the mobile public services uptake

MITA has applied for EU funding under the European Social Funds (ESF) to embark on a project to increase the uptake of mobile public services.

Publication Date: 08/02/2018 Author: Joanne Deguara, MITA Project Leader within the Digital Outreach Team

MITA holds a roadshow with the Ministry for Health

MITA in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Information Officer from the Ministry for Health has last week hosted a roadshow at MITA’s Data Centre to give an overview about the services offered by the Agency and the requirements of the Health Ministry.

Publication Date: 08/02/2018 Author: Andre’ Damato, MITA Client Relations Manager for a number of Ministries including the Ministry for Health

The You StartIT accelerator programme reaches new heights

The organisation of structured calls for startups started with three experimental calls between 2015 and 2016, that typically adopted a top-down approach.

Publication Date: 04/02/2018 Author: MITA Innovation Hub Team

Industry insights for MCAST ICT Students

MITA is always at the forefront in ensuring that more students are encouraged to take up a career in Information and Communication Technology.

Publication Date: 01/02/2018 Author: Jason Zammit, MITA Senior Executive with the Strategy and Business Department

MITA and the Courts develop an online registry of interdiction and incapacitation

The Maltese Government has this week launched an online registry of interdiction and incapacitation, developed through the collaboration of the Courts’ administration and MITA.

Publication Date: 01/02/2018 Author: MITA

When games can be fruitful to learning!

As part of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Project called CDG4E, that is currently being run by MITA, a week of game-based learning activities was organised during the past week, allowing both educators and students to experience at first hand the positive impacts of digital games in the learning process.

Publication Date: 25/01/2018 Author: MITA

What happens over the Pre-Acceleration phase of YouStartIT?

We’re now left with only a few days left before closure of the call for applications for the third edition of the YouStartIT Acceleration Programme (the deadline is 28th January).

Publication Date: 25/01/2018 Author: Iarek Bialek, MITA Innovation Hub In-House Entrepreneur & Mentor​

2017 – A year of milestones and achievements for eSkills Malta Foundation

During 2017, the eSkills Malta Foundation has continued with its highly valued work in its journey to decrease the digital skills gap by contributing to policy, the digital education community, the development of the ICT profession, skills in the workforce and society.

Publication Date: 18/01/2018 Author: Bernadatte Zerafa, eSkills Malta Foundation Manager

How to Protect Yourself from Meltdown and Spectre… the Latest Processor Security Flaws

Security research from the industry and academia alike, have independently reported on a series of critical vulnerabilities found in various models of processors made by Intel, AMD, ARM, and ARM based processors from Apple, Samsung, and Qualcomm.

Publication Date: 11/01/2018 Author: Nidal Shawish, Senior Technical Services Officer within MITA’s Information Security and Governance Department

How to hack your way into the YouStartIT accelerator

We’ve just entered into the last month of the application window for YouStartIt#3 – the deadline is 28 January!

Publication Date: 11/01/2018 Author: Jarek Bialek, MITA Innovation Hub In-House Entrepreneur & Mentor

SUNFISH: the Cloud Federation-as-a-Service solution for the Public Sector

Benefits for the Public Sector of moving towards cloud computing have become clearer and clearer in the past few years: it provides wider flexibility, cost effectiveness, redeployment of IT personnel and sustainability.

Publication Date: 11/01/2018 Author: MITA

A fruitful year leading us to an exciting 2018

2018 is going to be an exciting year for MITA, in which the Agency will be exploiting emerging and disruptive technologies for the benefit of citizens and businesses alike.

Publication Date: 07/01/2018 Author: MITA

How important is it for your company to be crypto-agile?

All serious cryptographers believe that a cryptographic algorithm can eventually be broken. However, our world relies on secure digital cryptography and therefore it is essential for companies to be crypto-agile.

Publication Date: 04/01/2018 Author: MITA

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