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Safe surfing on the Internet: Tips for our elderly generation

Technology has evolved drastically over the past thirty years or so, and it is set to continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Through the Internet, it is now increasingly, part of our day to day lives, bringing endless possibilities, from instant connectivity and communication with our relatives and friends far and near, easier shopping from the comfort of our homes, to finance management among others.

Publication Date: 21/04/2017 Author: Dr Keith Cilia Debono, MITA’s consultant on Cyber Strategy

MITA involved in the simplification of ARPA’s IT processes

The Office of the Chief Information Officer within the Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change works with MITA in the management of the information systems that are used within the Agriculture Directorate and the Agriculture and Rural Payments Agency (ARPA).

Publication Date: 20/04/2017 Author: Doris Micallef, MITA Consultant in the Programme Management Department

MITA and the management of IT services

In most circumstances, Information Technology is not an end in itself, but a means of adding value to a given business process. This is true for many industry sectors including financial, medical, entertainment, retail and Government.

Publication Date: 20/04/2017 Author: Matthew Catania, MITA Service Management Department Senior Team Leader

#3: Valletta 18 – Map & Walks

This app is very useful not only for the foreign person coming over to visit our beautiful Island, but also to the locals.

Publication Date: 20/04/2017 Author: MITA

Over €700,000 donated through more than 1,100 pledge calls

For the third consecutive year, MITA volunteers teamed up with Puttinu Cares for the Good Friday Xarabank programme.

Publication Date: 20/04/2017 Author: MITA

#2: EU2017MT

The EU Presidency mobile app is the official app of the Maltese Presidency. This App covers all the necessary information about the different and various meetings happening during the Presidency.

Publication Date: 15/04/2017 Author: MITA

Exposing students to ICT while exploring their aspirations

During last week, MITA hosted a school visit for students attending courses at MCAST and the University of Malta in their second and third year of studies.

Publication Date: 15/04/2017 Author: Maureen Azzopardi, MITA HR Executive

The SUNFISH Cloud Federation Solution – An introduction (Part 1)

Cloud systems have been largely adopted in the recent years to implement any sort of computing service. The proliferation of established, reliable cloud-based system implementations has indeed led private companies and public administrations to move their computing assets to the cloud.

Publication Date: 15/04/2017 Author: SUNFISH Consortium where MITA is a partner

Mobile App #1: Maltapps

The maltapps provides visibility and access to all Malta Government published mServices. It allows the user to enlist all published mServices as well as the ability to install and launch the respective apps directly from within the maltapps app.

Publication Date: 06/04/2017 Author: MITA

Enabling FSWS to provide an effective service to society through a case management system

Through Agenzija Appoġġ, Agenzija Sedqa and LEAP, the Foundation for Social Welfare Services (FSWS) within the Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity provides comprehensive prevention, support, and treatment services within both the community and residential settings.

Publication Date: 06/04/2017 Author: John Fiott, MITA Consultant for the Social Security Programme

SUNFISH – integrating cloud systems while ensuring security of information

MITA has organised a conference about the research and innovation project known as SUNFISH. This project, financed by the the European Union research programme – Horizon 2020 aims to find new solutions, in particular for the European public sectors, in the integration of cloud systems.

Publication Date: 06/04/2017 Author: MITA

MITA delivers a presentation at the IT Managers Innovation Forum in Nicosia

Mobility, big data, cloud, security and social technologies have changed every aspect of the way customers are interacting, relating to their brands and expecting their digital and physical lives to converge seamlessly.

Publication Date: 06/04/2017 Author: MITA

MITA Innovation Hub kicks off YouStartIT#2 programme…

According to research 33% of startups mentored by a top-performing entrepreneur are likely to become top-performing companies themselves.

Publication Date: 06/04/2017 Author: Alex Borg, MITA Manager of Innovation Hub

Mobile Government – A milestone in the evolution of Public Services

Over the past 15 years MITA has worked towards facilitating the eGovernment programme. This work has served citizens and businesses alike, facilitating and allowing easy access to government services anytime

Publication Date: 03/04/2017 Author: Malcolm Mizzi

“Behave online… like you behave in life”

Experts in cyber security predict that cyber-attacks are most likely to intensify both in magnitude and sophistication. These attacks target not only large organisations, but even smaller ones as well as us, individuals.

Publication Date: 30/03/2017 Author: Melvin Farrugia, MITA Social Media, PR & Communications Executive

Why should a startup be mentored by an experienced entrepreneur

On 4th April, MITA will be organising a special event, which is going to be the first of its kind in Malta: A World Café designed to spontaneously match startups with an experienced mentor. Tea Vrčic interviews MITA Innovation Hub manager, Alex Borg about the event that will also launch the next YouStartIT accelerator programme.

Publication Date: 30/03/2017 Author: Tea Vrčic, Erasmus student from the University of Zagreb taking an internship at the MITA Innovation Hub

Pingfin 8: 24 MCAST and Odisee University students in 4-day bootcamp at MITA Innovation Hub

Fifteen ICT students from MCAST and nine students from Odisee University of Belgium hacked their way into developing a cloud-based bank payment processing system using SEPA.

Publication Date: 23/03/2017 Author: Tea Vrčic, Erasmus student from the University of Zagreb taking an internship at the MITA Innovation Hub

#17: Social media paving the way for businesses’ success

Social media provide innumerable possibilities to businesses as they act as a free online-platform with room for diverse and multiple scenarios and possibilities.

Publication Date: 23/03/2017 Author: Claudio Laferla, MITA Digital Outreach Executive

Malta’s President is proud in meeting the digital heart beating at MITA

MITA has this week welcomed Her Excellency the President of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca who expressed her pride in meeting the “digital heart of our country”.

Publication Date: 16/03/2017 Author: Melvin Farrugia, MITA Social Media, PR & Communications Executive

Game-based Learning: A way-forward in teaching and learning

The MITA Innovation Hub (MIH), which provides start-ups with a financial and mentoring support ecosystem to bring a business to fruition, organised a 3-day play testing activities.

Publication Date: 16/03/2017 Author: MITA’s Digital Outreach Team

Malta reconfirmed as European leader in the provision of digital public services

In the Digital Economy and Society Index 2017 (DESI), which was recently published by the European Commission, Malta has been reconfirmed as the European leader in the provision of digital public services. Malta was also confirmed as the best-performing country when it comes to broadband connectivity.

Publication Date: 09/03/2017 Author: MITA

Malta Startup Weekend returns to SmartCity in style

SmartCity Malta hosted the sixth edition of Malta Startup Weekend between the 3rd and 5th March. The event was held in special collaboration with the MITA Innovation Hub which was the signature sponsor of the event.

Publication Date: 09/03/2017 Author: Tea Vrčic, Erasmus student from the University of Zagreb taking an internship at the MITA Innovation Hub

Providing students with an insight about the industry

As part of MITA’s outreach towards students who are interested in pursuing a career in Information Technology, a study unit is being delivered, where students are given an insight of what it means to work in the IT industry.

Publication Date: 05/03/2017 Author: Melvin Farrugia, MITA Social Media, PR & Communications Executive

Coping with a lack of IT professionals

The European Union predicts that by 2020 it will be lacking some 750,000 professional workers specialising in Information and Communications Technologies.

Publication Date: 02/03/2017 Author: Melvin Farrugia, MITA Social Media, PR & Communications Executive

#16: Great powers of social media creating greater responsibilities on its users

Social Media is a tricky noun… or is it a verb?! You decide! However, there seems to be two major uses to social media. There is the personal ‘connectivity’ aspect, and there is also the ‘business’ approach.

Publication Date: 02/03/2017 Author: Claudio Laferla, MITA Digital Outreach Executive

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