As part of the data management related works performed by MITA on behalf of the Government of Malta, a number of data related services are managed by the Enterprise Data Management team. The officially endorsed register of enterprise data services should be the only source of information when used to guide the data architecture compliance process and for any other enterprise data management initiative that depends on the quality and reliability of master and reference data used across the whole spectrum of Government processes and services.
MITA offers data services based on web services technology for accessing the Corporate Data Repository (CDR). This web service is known as the CDR Adapter web service. The main benefits of this service are that it enables data consumers to access the data, irrespective of technology utilised and at the same time enables MITA to encapsulate the source of the mentioned data. MITA believes that this centralised approach of accessing common data of various government departments and making it available through the CDR Adapter web service will provide the following benefits:
- Ease of use: The common data published by various data owners is requested centrally and accessible from one central place, enabling various entities to access data in a faster and easier manner.
- Sharing of resources: Data consumers have a single authentication process representing their business owner’s business needs and access a single API with common usage requests, documentation and responses. Datasets published by different data owners are managed through specific method authorizations.
- Avoidance of duplication: This service offers a single version of a particular data in government departments and thus avoids duplication of data
ICT Policy & Strategy
MITA serves as the digital driver for the Government of Malta. The Agency assists the Government in establishing ICT policy direction, its governance and implementation, both at a national level and for the Public Administration.
Data Centre & ICT Services
MITA provides efficient, effective and secure ICT infrastructure and services to government. It operates a Tier III Data Centre which hosts the vast majority of government information systems, including those critical for the operation of the Maltese Public Administration.
Engagement with Community
MITA not only serves the Public Administration, it engages with society to encourage take-up of ICTs in the wider economy. Furthermore, it acts as a national asset during events of strategic and national importance.
MITA delivers and manages information systems across government, providing the tools to the Public Administration to digitalise, reform and innovate.
MITA serves as the digital security consultant for the Government of Malta. The Agency provides measures to safeguard Government’s digital assets through a comprehensive risk management approach that ensures the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. It is entrusted to extend this function to international-scale events organised by the Government of Malta.
Consultations & Management Services
The Agency operates a business model based on entering into project and service contracts funded from national and EU programmes. MITA builds relationships with clients and provides them with a suite of management services.