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Student Placement Programme 2019

The Student Placement Programme (SPP) is now in full swing of it’s 11th edition. This programme allows participating students who are studying IT or related subjects from an MQF level 4 upwards to apply technical and theoretical knowledge acquired within a classroom environment to be applied in a hands-on practical working environment within Private Industry, Public Service, Public Sector and NGOs.

Publication Date: 18/07/2019 Author: Jaquie Cremona Crossey

Online awareness

The Internet is an excellent tool for finding information you need, discovering new things, having fun and communicating with friends. But like in the real world it can be a dangerous place! As we are going to see in this article, there are ways as to how one can surf safely without problems.

Publication Date: 11/07/2019 Author: Raymond Azzopardi

The Modern Workplace Initiative working hand in hand with the National Digital Strategy

The Finance and Contract Department (FCD) is in many ways a facilitating and department by which MITA can track its engagements and the progression of those endeavors as prioritized by the Strategy Business department (SBD) in its strategic goals.

Publication Date: 04/07/2019 Author: Ian Scicluna Laiviera

MITA’s Clean Up event on World Environment Day

To boost the Agency’s Green notion, MITA embarked on a corporate mission to encourage waste, reduction, reuse, recycling, and resource recovery.

Publication Date: 27/06/2019 Author: Ritianne Borg Grech

Internal Assessor: Watchdog or Trusted Advisor?

The use of Internal Assessments in any organisation may be considered as a tangible line of protection when it comes to ensuring the overall operational Governance.

Publication Date: 27/06/2019 Author: Charlie George Formentin

Investing in Cyber Security - The B SECURE Scheme

The impact of cyber security incidents on today’s digitally dependant economies could be witnessed from the news feeds that are presented to us on the multiple platforms that we follow. Such incidents, resulting mostly from cyberattacks, could have a devastating impact on anyone of us and especially businesses whose online and digital presence is fundamental for their successful operation.

Publication Date: 20/06/2019 Author: Katia Bonello

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
 

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