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Technology

  • New eye-opening book on social media in the classroom

    A new book edited by a senior Maltese academic with contributions by both Maltese and foreign academics and researchers is shedding more light on the benefits and pitfalls of using social media in education. Ġorġ Mallia, a senior lecturer at the...

  • Simplicity, efficiency are recognised at e-business awards

    The online solution that facilitates online registration and payment for part-time courses at the Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) has been recognised as the Best eGovernment Initiative at the Malta eBusiness Awards held...

  • Should you use virtual or remote desktops?

    One of the big questions that administrators will have to address when designing a private cloud is whether to use remote desktops or virtual desktops. Each approach has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Remote desktops are based on the...

  • iMovo partners with Zendesk

    imovo, a local customer experience management company, has just announced a new partnership with Zendesk, a market leader in the customer service software arena.Zendesk is a provider of cloud-based help-desk and customer-service software. The...

  • More staff and skills needed to keep with IT trends

    Only 10 per cent of digital leaders feel that their organisation has enough resources to address the management issues and IT trends that their company has priori­tised, according to the annual digital leaders survey from BCS, the Char­tered...

  • Telephony bills to get more useful and personal

    By April 1, all fixed-line and mobile telephony subscribers will get a more detailed itemised bill after the Malta Communications Authority published a decision that updates the previous requirements for service providers. In addition to the...

  • Seminar on social media marketing

    Did you know that the fastest growing demographic on Twitter is the 55- to 64-year age bracket? Or that YouTube reaches more US adults aged 18 to 34 than any cable network? Over the last few years, the importance of strategic use of social media...

  • Maltese research on road video surveillance

    A Maltese student has successfully carried out a study on surveillance systems mostly focusing on detection and tracking of objects by identifying the different types of methods and algorithms used for extraction and analysis. Stephanie Kristina...

  • IDC predicts acceleration to IT’s ‘3rd platform’

    International Data Corporation has published the first of its annual predictions for the coming year in the information and communications technology industry. IDC’s predictions for 2014 were heavily influenced by the ‘3rd platform’, the...

  • One year on

    On the first day of the Christmas holidays, I got up from the sofa and announced to my true love that I would be introducing myself to my feminine side and engaging in some spring-cleaning. Actually, my true love wasn’t there, so I turned to the...

  • A strong partnership

    Smart Technologies has just celebrated its fifth anniversary with a move from Valley Road in Birkirkara to new, bigger premises in Lija. It has also launched a cleaner and more contemporary logo and a revamped website. The anniversary milestone...

  • Here’s looking at you

    Computers were initially built to handle data such as storing, retrieving and calculating. With time, they have become more persuasive by design. We are living in an era where technology influences attitudes, behaviour and our way of thinking and...

  • The games we play

    If I had been a political candidate, I would most certainly have been happy with the massive turnout. But to have so many people lined up for an interview – three teams of three to five members each – presents its logistical problems. That said,...

  • Unlock your potential

    When we speak of a career in ICT, the image that flashes to mind is usually that of a programmer or software engineer. In reality, software engineering teams are made up of a rich spectrum of roles, ranging from analysts and project managers to...

  • An online showcase

    With a high percentage of home buyers starting their real estate search on the web, the importance of online exposure, presentation and reach cannot be overstated. Way before the web was even dreamt of, in fact since its first sale in 1744,...

  • Self-made pictures

    The pool where Narcissus died is still a crime scene. Was Nemesis, the goddess of revenge, an accessory to the crime because she lured the beautiful youth to the pool? Are there clues leading to hallucination and delusion? Or was it just an...

  • It’s not just about cutting costs

    The investment needed to have an internal IT expert may be more than you are willing to spend. This is why more and more companies, no matter how large or small, are turning to outsourcing as a solution to maintaining their IT systems. An in-house...

  • Reviews

    The start of the new year is the perfect time to look ahead at what new technology is approaching on the horizon. What apps will we download on our tablets, what laptops will help us work and play, and what mobiles will we be calling from? The...

  • It’s the way you start

    As the 25th season of The Simpsons gets underway, we’re still compiling lists of the greatest episodes ever, our favourite characters and Homer Simpson’s funniest quotes. As Nick Hornby aptly shows in High Fidelity, our fixation with lists is just...

  • Maltese software to support life skills for special needs

    The Foundation for Information Technology Accessibility (FITA) is working on new software that should improve the life skills of persons with special needs. The software, called Dawra Madwarna (a look around us), incorporates and improves...

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