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Publications 2017

What happens over the Pre-Acceleration phase of YouStartIT?

We’re now left with only a few days left before closure of the call for applications for the third edition of the YouStartIT Acceleration Programme (the deadline is 28th January).

Publication Date: 25/01/2018 Author: Iarek Bialek, MITA Innovation Hub In-House Entrepreneur & Mentor​

2017 – A year of milestones and achievements for eSkills Malta Foundation

During 2017, the eSkills Malta Foundation has continued with its highly valued work in its journey to decrease the digital skills gap by contributing to policy, the digital education community, the development of the ICT profession, skills in the workforce and society.

Publication Date: 18/01/2018 Author: Bernadatte Zerafa, eSkills Malta Foundation Manager

How to Protect Yourself from Meltdown and Spectre… the Latest Processor Security Flaws

Security research from the industry and academia alike, have independently reported on a series of critical vulnerabilities found in various models of processors made by Intel, AMD, ARM, and ARM based processors from Apple, Samsung, and Qualcomm.

Publication Date: 11/01/2018 Author: Nidal Shawish, Senior Technical Services Officer within MITA’s Information Security and Governance Department

Free Raspberry Pi microcomputers to encourage students to study computer science

​Google and the RasPberry Pi Foundation are donating 15,000 free microcomputers to schools around the United Kingdom, to encourage more students to endeavour a career in computer science.

Publication Date: 28/12/2017 Author: MITA

Digital technology at the heart of Wales’ healthcare

As part of the Welsh Government’s digital strategy for healthcare, patients will have the possibility to consult with their doctors through their mobile devices, while monitoring their health conditions through mobile apps.

Publication Date: 28/12/2017 Author: MITA

Tablets and smartphones wearing away children’s digital skills

A report by Australia’s National Assessment Programme noted that the children’s growing use of mobile devices can hinder their learning of technology skills.

Publication Date: 28/12/2017 Author: MITA

Helping the Maltese society to be a better place

As an organisation which is deeply committed towards making the Maltese society a better place, MITA strives each year to come up with innovative ideas, through which it can collect money and distribute it amongst its employees who are in need and other charities within the Maltese community.

Publication Date: 21/12/2017 Author: MITA CARES

The next edition of the YouStartIT accelerator is announced…

The MITA Innovation Hub (MIH), an accelerator run by the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA), announced that it has opened applications for local and international startups to join the third edition of its YouStartIT programme.

Publication Date: 14/12/2017 Author: MITA

MITA achieves once again the Investors in People certification

The Investors in People standard is an internationally recognised accreditation which provides a roadmap for business success through the effective leadership and management of people.

Publication Date: 14/12/2017 Author: MITA

A weekend to develop an educational game facilitating teaching of A’ level computing

MITA has last weekend launched its second edition of the Game Jam - a 45-hour event whereby 54 students from different educational institutions, divided into thirteen teams got together to create 13 individual educational game prototypes.

Publication Date: 07/12/2017 Author: MITA

The Cloud… what’s in it for businesses?

​MITA has last week participated in the first edition of the Malta Cloud Forum, where it had the possibility of explaining Government’s implementation of cloud services and the benefits that can be achieved through the application of these solutions.

Publication Date: 07/12/2017 Author: MITA

Malta leads the way in Europe’s ambition to create a Digital Single Market

Malta has this week classified in the first place among all the EU countries when it comes to the provision of online services.

Publication Date: 03/12/2017 Author: MITA

Improving Public Service through simplification

There is general, public consensus that getting a service from any state or private entity involves tons of paper-work, queues, repeated visits and the occasional justified (or is it?) fee.

Publication Date: 30/11/2017 Author: Paul Aquilina, MITA Senior Solutions Architect – Social Security Programme

Microsoft highlights Malta’s eGovernment as a Microsoft CityNext Case Study

Malta was highlighted as a leading Digital Government case study at the Commonwealth Local Government Conference taking place this week at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, Malta.

Publication Date: 30/11/2017 Author: MITA

A Cyber Security Tech Debate to kick-start the collaboration with the University of Malta

MITA has recently signed a collaborative and sponsorship agreement with the University of Malta to facilitate project collaboration and to ultimately benefit students reading for Degrees in ICT and related subjects.

Publication Date: 23/11/2017 Author: MITA

maltapps: Government services at your fingertips 24/7

In March 2017, maltapps was launched to serve as a directory to the Mobile Government Services. MITA, as the national agency of ICT, managed this initiative, which is a by-product to the Mobile Government Strategy 2017 -2018.

Publication Date: 23/11/2017 Author: MITA

Digital inclusion for persons with disability

Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri and Parliamentary Secretary Anthony Agius Decelis visited the new premises for the Foundation for Information Technology Accessibility (FITA), which is responsible for various ICT accessibility services and initiatives, across the Maltese islands. It achieves this through its online services, collaboration with partners and in-house training sessions.

Publication Date: 23/11/2017 Author: MITA

Government services accessible anytime anywhere

During the past four years, a programme of constant renewal was implemented for the Public Service, aiming at a less bureaucratic and more efficient service which satisfies the needs of both clients and civil servants.

Publication Date: 16/11/2017 Author: MITA

NinjaMoba is the winner of the Malta Startup Weekend

Malta Startup Weekend ended with a bang last Sunday: 42 participants, 6 teams and one winner, over the course of an intense and highly interactive weekend targeting budding entrepreneurs.

Publication Date: 16/11/2017 Author: Jarek Bialek, Entrepreneur-in-residence at the MITA Innovation Hub

Continuous improvement through compliance auditing

When pronouncing the word ‘audit’, the ‘blame game’ scenario easily comes to mind and this could not be further from the truth and it is in fact quite the opposite.

Publication Date: 16/11/2017 Author: Charlie George Formentin, MITA Analyst – Certification Management

Leveraging e-Learning with Artificial Intelligence

When one follows through the evolution of learning, it cannot be said that nothing has been done through the ages. But until 30 years ago, learning was not exclusively limited to obligatory school in many countries.

Publication Date: 09/11/2017 Author: Mario Mallia Milanes, MITA Project Leader – Strategy and Business Department

MITA Data Centre nominated among World’s 15 most beautiful data centres

Sometime ago, the Data Centre Dynamics’s editorial team kicked-off an idea to highlight the growing efforts to design and build data centres of real aesthetic quality, as well as technical excellence.

Publication Date: 09/11/2017 Author: MITA

Vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security mechanism putting many at risks

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (Cert) has this week issued a warning about a flaw in Wi-Fi security, which is being called Krack. The vulnerabilities within this system might cause security issues for both businesses and homes around the world.

Publication Date: 09/11/2017 Author: MITA

Enabling a digital Government through investment and awareness

The Maltese economy is currently passing through a positive period, which is partly due to the success in the digital economy sector.

Publication Date: 05/11/2017 Author: MITA

MITA and UOM sign a two-year framework agreement

MITA and the University of Malta have signed a two-year framework agreement that will help students to familiarise with the practical aspects of the ICT industry.

Publication Date: 02/11/2017 Author: MITA