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Letting emerging technologies shape our future

Technology has become such an important part of our lives that it is shaping the way we live, how we do things, how we behave and ultimately who we are as human beings.

Publication Date: 17/05/2018 Author: Melvin Farrugia, MITA Social Media, PR & Communications Executive

Launching the Digital Opportunity Scheme

The eSkills Malta Foundation, in association with European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) have hosted the launch of the Digital Opportunity Scheme for Traineeships on Tuesday, 17th April.

Publication Date: 17/05/2018 Author: Bernadatte Zerafa, eSkills Malta Foundation Manager

Blockchain Research at the University of Malta

Many of the articles and claims about Malta being the Blockchain Island focus on the regulatory structure that is being set up.

Publication Date: 10/05/2018 Author: Dr Jean-Paul Ebejer, Dr Joshua Ellul and Prof Gordon J. Pace

Protection of a Personal Social Networking Account

In today’s cyber world, social networking sites - or as they are also known as social media - are commonly used as online human communication platforms across the globe.

Publication Date: 10/05/2018 Author: Raymond Azzopardi, MITA Senior Team Leader within the Information Security and Governance Department

Seven tech startups in the making at MITA’s YouStartIT accelerator programme

On 17th November 2017 applications opened for startups to join the YouStartIT programme, run by MITA’s Innovation Hub (MIH).

Publication Date: 06/05/2018 Author: MITA Innovation Hub Team

Can Test-Driven Development help us become more agile?

Why is debating so important? Because it trains and challenges the brain to think in different ways. Decades of research show a number of benefits from engaging in a debate.

Publication Date: 03/05/2018 Author: Daniela Chetcuti, MITA Consultant for Talent Management within the Programme Management Department

Stepping-up further MITA’s commitment in Renewable Energy

In line with Government’s policy to step up the use of renewable energy, MITA has undertaken yet another innovative approach to install more photovoltaic panels at the MITA Data Centre in Santa Venera.

Publication Date: 26/04/2018 Author: Wayne Lee Valentine, MITA Head of the Facilities Management Department

MITA hosts a study visit as part of a Council of Europe project

The Council of Europe (Venice Commission), in conjunction with the Assistance Framework Programme that provides “Support to Strengthening Democracy through Electoral Reform in the Kyrgyz Republic” invited MITA to host a study visit with officials from the Kyrgyz Republic.

Publication Date: 26/04/2018 Author: Adrian Avellino, MITA Project Manager for the Justice and Police Programmes

Launch of Guidelines to increase and retain Women in ICT

The eSkills Malta Foundation has successful l aunched the “Guidelines to increase and retain Women in ICT”.

Publication Date: 19/04/2018 Author: Bernadatte Zerafa, eSkills Malta Foundation Manager

Another meaningful initiative organised by MITA Cares

For the second consecutive year, MITA Cares has teamed up with Caritas Malta and Chef Manuel Aquilina to organise a fund-raising activity in aid of the Prison Inmates Programme.

Publication Date: 19/04/2018 Author: MITA

Device Encryption – What it is and why you need it

We are living in an era where widespread connectivity including the Internet and the digitization of assets has become convenient.

Publication Date: 12/04/2018 Author: Glenn Camilleri, Manager - MITA Information Security and Compliance Department

A two-day training on the e-Competency Framework

The eSkills Malta Foundation organised, facilitated and funded a two day eCompetency (eCF) training course in collaboration with the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS).

Publication Date: 12/04/2018 Author: Bernadatte Zerafa, eSkills Malta Foundation Manager

Investing in tomorrow’s workforce

Do you already employ or wish to invest in ICT students? If you have missed the chance to benefit from the Student Placement Programme (SPP) for these last nine years, the 10th year of SPP might be your lucky year.

Publication Date: 05/04/2018 Author: MITA

Helping students understanding the industry

Back in my University days, I always found it a bit challenging to grasp the connection between what was being lectured and the application of the latter within the industry. After 13 years of work experience, it is safe to say that everything I learned was applied repeatedly, either directly or through various team interactions.

Publication Date: 05/04/2018 Author: Darren Mizzi, MITA Senior Project Leader within the Core eGov Programme

MITA puts into play its ‘Digital Heart’ commitment in the Community

Consistent with its ongoing business commitments, MITA strives to contribute further to the Maltese community through a number of tangible Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

Publication Date: 01/04/2018 Author: MITA CARES

Implementation of a secure connectivity solution through next generation firewalls

Along the years, MITA always stayed at the forefront in the Information and Communication Technology field by researching, testing, and implementing the solutions that would enable the Government of Malta to achieve its targets in terms of efficiency, productivity, and business continuity.

Publication Date: 31/03/2018 Author: Alan Brincat, MITA Enterprise Architect within the Network Services Team

Another milestone achieved through the establishment of the Commercial Court

A new commercial section of the Civil Court will enter in force on 9th April 2018. This is being done in agreement with the judiciary, and after due approval by Parliament.

Publication Date: 31/03/2018 Author: MITA

Encouraging knowledge sharing through virtual teams

In the development of IT services for Government, MITA uses various technologies to build up the systems that are required.

Publication Date: 22/03/2018 Author: Melvin Farrugia, MITA Social Media, PR & Communications Executive

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

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
 

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