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Can AI help our learning?

Without any doubt education is considered to be one of the pillars of a growing economy. Governments and the electorate understand this fact all to clearly, but as times have change it is not easy to keep up with the demands and pressures of necessity.

Publication Date: 13/06/2019 Author: Mario Mallia Milanes

Talent Management – How badly do we seek feedback?

Effective talent management allows organisations run smoothly. When it’s done right, it motivates employees and develops talent, which in turn ignites continuous growth with the organisation. While there are a few key factors that make up a strong talent management system, one critical piece of the puzzle that cannot be overlooked is ongoing feedback.

Publication Date: 06/06/2019 Author: Daniela Chetcuti

Gearing up to celebrate EU Code Week 2019

The seventh edition of EU Code Week will take place 5-20 October 2019. Ahead of this, teachers, trainers and activity organisers will get a chance to use new training opportunities and learning resources to reach more schoolchildren in the EU and Western Balkans.

Publication Date: 06/06/2019 Author: MITA

New Validator startup programme exceeds all expectations

The main mission of the MITA Innovation Hub (MIH) is to cultivate the Maltese startup ecosystem by organising events, workshops and programmes targeted at incentivising tech entrepreneurship.

Publication Date: 02/06/2019 Author: Alex Borg

Risk Management

Risk Management is a discipline that guides and drives each one of us in our day to day lives, sometimes consciously and most of the times unknowingly.

Publication Date: 30/05/2019 Author: Sharon Gauci

Of Blocks, Chains and Security

A peer-to-peer network is a network of a number of participants, exchanging goods (such as money, merchandises or data) in a decentralised manner, that is the goods are exchanged directly between the participants, eliminating the 3rd party to validate the exchange.

Publication Date: 23/05/2019 Author: Martin Camilleri

My Placement with the MITA

During my time here I have learned of their key role in supporting the government ministries and how they work to drive the government’s ICT policy, programmes and initiatives.

Publication Date: 23/05/2019 Author: Ryan Chalmers

Hybrid Cloud and the Government

The Maltese Government, through MITA, has recently procured a Hybrid Cloud Platform via an open tender, the largest single investment made by MITA of approximately €15 million over seven (7) years. The winning bid was based on Microsoft’s Azure Hybrid Cloud architecture. The solution is mainly built using Microsoft’s public Azure cloud and Microsoft's Azure stack – a localised extension of Microsoft’s Public Azure Cloud.

Publication Date: 05/05/2019 Author: Roderick Stoner

Tips for preparing a Bid for Government Contracts

MITA has been outsourcing ICT related work for several years. However, as ICT increases its importance as a backbone for Government services provision, there has been a surge in the number and value of public procurement opportunities in this sector.

Publication Date: 02/05/2019 Author: Joanna Schembri Warren,Robert Grixti

MITA NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTRE IN THE EVOLVING IT WORLD

At the heart of MITA (the Government’s IT platform enabler) one finds MITA’s Network Operations Centre (NOC). Staff aided by IT monitoring tools and management structures, keep a watchful eye over engaged Government IT services whilst resolving issues and proactively employing preventive steps to reduce future occurrences.

Publication Date: 25/04/2019 Author: Jean Aquilina

SUSTAINING TECH START UPS

Government’s commitment towards making Malta a tech leader in a European context is irrefutable, but it is occasions such as the launch of GO Ventures Startup Fund, which we have recently witnessed, which give scope to our vision for the future. Also, in the same European context, our country’s economic performance is constantly being recognised and lauded and this success is none more resonant than within the tech innovation sector, which has put Malta firmly and resolutely on the world map.

Publication Date: 25/04/2019 Author: MITA

Microsoft future now reimagine the impossible

Future Now is Microsoft’s flagship Australian business decision maker event taking place in Sydney on Thursday 28 March. It is an invitation only event for business leaders and technology influencers, and we expect to host approximately 300 executives.

Publication Date: 18/04/2019 Author: MITA

Women on IT

With the fourth industrial revolution happening as we speak, the challenges ahead in an ever-evolving and fast-paced digital scenario cannot be ignored. For us as a nation to overcome these challenges and move successfully forward within this context, we need to collectively strive to empower all relevant stakeholders, including our workforce in its entirety.

Publication Date: 18/04/2019 Author: MITA

Emerging Technologies Lab @ MITA – 6 months from its launch

On the 2nd October 2018, the Parliamentary Secretariat for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Hon. Silvio Schembri inaugurated the MITA Emerging Technologies Lab at the MITA Head Office in Blata l-Bajda, an investment of €250,000. Since its inception, this Lab had to be a fora for experiencing, experimenting and learning on Emerging Technologies. It has opened its doors to MITA employees, Government employees hailing from the ICT field, students, and start-ups.

Publication Date: 11/04/2019 Author: Joanne Deguara

Focus of fifth edition of YouStartIT accelerator on Artificial Intelligence

Last March the fourth edition of YouStartIT ended with a blast. Eight startups pitched to business angels and institutional investors at Malta’s first Demo Day. Three of these had a startup project based on the Blockchain: OpenPaymentsCloud in Fintech, CrypticLegends in Gametech and Wirestock in stock photography.

Publication Date: 11/04/2019 Author: Alexander Borg

Securing Government Data

In a world of ever-increasing cybercrime, cyber security must become a major priority for businesses, governments, organizations and individuals. We are living in a time where cyber criminals are rapidly increasing, the costs associated with attempting to stop them are sky rocketing, and security breaches are costing huge amounts of money in lost information and information recovery.

Publication Date: 07/04/2019 Author: Fiorita Sceberras

Bringing the digital economy closer to you

Rapid technological advancement, which is propelling this revolution, is based on emerging digital technologies and the processing of big data which enable artificial concepts and systems to perform a myriad of functions which historically relied solely on human labour and involved high margins of error.

Publication Date: 28/03/2019 Author: MITA

Cyber security considerations when making your services available online

One question that should constantly burden business owners is the security of their ICT solutions. How well are these solutions protected against malicious attacks or un-intentional leakage of information, and how do you find vulnerabilities in these systems before they are exploited, especially when they are accessible on the web? When were they last assessed?

Publication Date: 21/03/2019 Author: Christopher Aquilina

The MITA Experience: A visit by Junior College Students

MITA’s investment in the future of ICT is of paramount importance to the Agency. That is why the Agency is constantly reaching out to educational institutions in various ways and means, be it through the organisation of courses, lectures and visits to the institutions’ premises.

Publication Date: 21/03/2019 Author: Darren Mizzi

The Future of Jobs: A Summary

The latest employment developments, skills and human capital investment trends across industries and geographies.

Publication Date: 14/03/2019 Author: Loranne Avsar

Cyber Security Awareness and Education in earnest

A National Cyber Security Awareness and Education Campaign for the coming years has been launched in October 2018. The Campaign includes a number of cyber education and awareness activities for 2019, for which preparatory groundwork had already started in 2018 and which MITA is currently undertaking in coordination with all relevant stakeholders.

Publication Date: 07/03/2019 Author: Katia Bonello

Datathon - Data is the new currency

A collaboration between MITA and the Department of Artificial Intelligence within the University of Malta

Publication Date: 03/03/2019 Author: Daniela Chetcuti and Keith Cortis

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies Scholarships

The Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies at the University of Malta (UM) is seeking to attract students through a scholarship scheme kindly made available by the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA).

Publication Date: 03/03/2019 Author: MITA

Student Placement Programme

Eleven years and counting are testament to the benefits reaped from programmes such as the Student Placement Programme (SPP) locally for both students and employers alike.

Publication Date: 21/02/2019 Author: Jacquie Cremona Crossey

The United Nations (UN) e-Government Survey Report (Part 1)

The report serves as a tool for all the 193 Member States of the United Nations for development, to learn from other Member States’ good practices, identify areas of strength and challenges in e-Government whilst aligning current policies and strategies in this area.

Publication Date: 21/02/2019 Author: Monique​ Piccione Grixti
 

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