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eGovernment as a Service

Although the use of technology is prevalent in Government administration, eGovernment has opened a new window over the participation of the citizen in administrative and political affairs of a Government.

Publication Date: 09/07/2020 Author: Mario Mallia Milanes

Digital Europe Programme

Europe has not been cooperatively advancing enough in the latest technologies, and there is a growing discrepancy between the supply and demand when it comes to the use of digital technologies.

Publication Date: 02/07/2020 Author: Sarah Borg

To contactless and less cash- In a flash

Without a doubt, the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) has always been at the forefront in offering a robust and efficient online payments platform, one that has continued to evolve over the past years.

Publication Date: 25/06/2020 Author: Darren Mizzi

Prime Minister visit at MITA Data Centre

Prime Minister Robert Abela, accompanied by the Minister of Financial Services Edward Scicluna and Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services and Digital Economy Clayton Bartolo, visited MITA offices at Santa Venera.

Publication Date: 20/06/2020 Author: MITA

Technology Preparedness – How well does it serve us?

The team’s main role is to support and provide the Customs department with the required IT and software infrastructure to address national and EU IT obligations.

Publication Date: 11/06/2020 Author: Gerald Vassallo

Of Remote Arbitration and Virtual Sittings

Pacta Sunt Servanda. Three words which in their simplicity encompass a whole body of contract law. For those who roll their eyes at the tedious Latin jargon used by lawyers, pacta sunt servanda simply means that whatever is agreed in a contract must be honoured. As a result, parties to a contract tend to put time and effort into the proper drafting of the terms regulating their future behaviour.

Publication Date: 04/06/2020 Author: Paula Debono

Workflow Automation in the “COVID-Led” Information Age

The internet is what is allowing most of us to work from home, what is helping our students to keep learning, what is helping many to keep on having food and supplies at home.

Publication Date: 28/05/2020 Author: Darren Mizzi

MITA Innovation Hub opens applications for the second edition of the MITA YouStartIT Validator Programme with a special focus on Covid-19

The MITA Innovation Hub (MIH) incubator, run by the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA), has opened its applications for the second edition of the MITA YouStartIT Validator, a training programme for early-stage tech startups. Applications opened on Monday 18th May and will close on Thursday 18th June 23.59 CET.

Publication Date: 27/05/2020 Author: Deborah Schiavone

Staying up to date with Public Procurement Opportunities

In recent years, public procurement opportunities have become more visible and accessible through the introduction of a variety of online tools.

Publication Date: 21/05/2020 Author: Rosalynn Muscat

Shaping Europe's Digital Future: Take 2

Many countries in Europe introduced social distancing measures to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.

Publication Date: 14/05/2020 Author: Sarah Borg

From brick-and-mortar to e-commerce

The government had monitored the Covid-19 pandemic since long before the first confirmed case in Malta. Our entities, companies, and citizens needed to be prepared for eventual restrictions which have indeed affected our routine and operations.

Publication Date: 07/05/2020 Author: MITA

What it all boils down to – balance!

I started my teleworking experience with MITA whereby I was given the facility to work 10 hours from the office and another 10 hours from home to care for my growing family.

Publication Date: 30/04/2020 Author: Sharon Vassallo

Simplifying Procurement of Imaging Equipment across Government through a Dynamic Purchasing System

MITA, in order to fulfill a simplification measure, is driven by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) – Office of the Permanent Secretary (Strategy & Implementation), embarked on a project to facilitate the purchase and leasing of printers and scanners for all Government departments and entities through the setting-up of a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) which was established in March 2020.

Publication Date: 23/04/2020 Author: Danielle Mercieca

MITA Notifications Platform – A Bridge Over Troubled Waters

The Notifications System was set up with the purpose of unifying, and simplifying, communications for the various service providers within Government to the consumers of their services, the citizen.

Publication Date: 16/04/2020 Author: Mario Mallia Milanes

How MITA’s Infrastructure Services Department has ensuring continuous operations of Government’s IT systems in these challenging times

As a result of the continuous investment in MITA's core infrastructure, particularly over the past few years, we were very well positioned to withstand the pressures of 'new' work practices and overall demands that the Coronavirus brought about on the IT services that MITA provides to Government, including Mater Dei Hospital.

Publication Date: 11/04/2020 Author: Robert Galea

MITA and the COVID-19

Our priority is to safeguard the Government's Critical Operations whilst working with the highest efficiency in this current situation.

Publication Date: 02/04/2020 Author: Ian Bonello, Katia Bonello

Cross-border Social Benefits, Assistance and Health

Traditionally, citizens of a country are raised, educated and lawfully employed in their own country, paying Taxes and National Insurance that contribute towards their general welfare.

Publication Date: 26/03/2020 Author: Paul Aquilina

The Government Modern Workplace

For the Government of Malta technology is a key factor for the transformation in Public Service Administration.

Publication Date: 19/03/2020 Author: Mariano Debono

MITA shares its Digital Heart commitment with Dar tal-Providenza

Everyone is aware of the invaluable contribution that Dar tal-Providenza gives to the Maltese society in general, particularly to persons with disabilities residing at Siggiewi home and within other homes that are spread across the Maltese islands

Publication Date: 12/03/2020 Author: Wayne Valentine

Your Connected Better Half

It is no news that the world is becoming more digitised as time goes by. Mobile phones have become an integral part of our lives, tablets are replacing both books and notebooks and companies can now not only look at the Internet of Things as a money-saving technology, but also a revenue generation opportunity.

Publication Date: 05/03/2020 Author: Antoine Debono

Environment Award for Industry 2019 for Sustainable Development

The Malta Information Technology Agency continues its “GREEN” journey by achieving the Environment Award for Industry 2019 for “Sustainable Development”.

Publication Date: 05/03/2020 Author: Wayne Valentine

Investing in our future digital economy

We want to promote Malta as a digital country rather than just ‘The Blockchain Island’.

Publication Date: 27/02/2020 Author: MITA

MITA Launched the Student Placement Programme

This year marks the 12th Anniversary Launch of the MITA Student Placement Programme (SPP). This program is a means for the Government to facilitate the creation of temporary work opportunities for students in the ICT sector.

Publication Date: 22/02/2020 Author: MITA

What makes You Fall in Love with a Job?

Here I will be sharing13 factors that made me fall in love with my job at MITA:

Publication Date: 13/02/2020 Author: Loranne Zammit

Explainable AI – AI 2.0?

During the last decade AI has moved to the forefront of computer science and has gained prominence. Algorithms and Big Data also contributed to its proliferation. But in the process, we have come to be familiar with software that simulates human cognitive reasoning. Hence the demand for more is being requested. But when one takes stock of the current arsenal of algorithms many, if not all, are closed-box systems offering little to no justification on their outcome.

Publication Date: 06/02/2020 Author: Mario Mallia Milanes

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