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Technology

  • Security not keeping up with ICT threats – PwC

    While information security risks have evolved dramatically, security strategies, typically compliance-based and perimeter-oriented, have not kept pace. In other words, most organisations are now defending yesterday, even as their adversaries...

  • ‘User Centric IT’ discussed

    Over 50 senior IT managers and decision makers gathered to attend the ‘User Centric IT’ event, hosted by leading local IT solution integrators, Kinetix. The event addressed the latest in people centric IT and the importance of device management,...

  • Oracle cloud applications launched in Malta

    Oracle Fusion Applications on the cloud in Malta were recently launched by Megabyte and Oracle at an event aimed at key decision-makers in business organisations. Oracle has developed a new generation of applications to respond to business...

  • Taking finance to the wire

    Legend has it that during the Battle of Waterloo in June, 1815, a courier was reporting on the events to Nathan Rothschild. Thanks to a Europe-wide network of messengers and carrier pigeon stations, the banker and financier was getting updates on...

  • A wider choice of cheaper communication services

    Wider service choice, lower prices and higher take-up of mobile services and high-speed internet were registered in the first six months of 2013 as technology continued to evolve and influence consumer choices, according to the semi-annual...

  • New apps allow fans to interact with records

    Musicians in the digital age are turning to apps to woo fans and engage them in the process of creating new music and art. Apps featuring indie rock band Metric, pop sensation Lady Gaga and the late John Lennon were released last week that allow...

  • A complete ICT destination

    I would like to put one thing straight. Unfortunately the poor hosting infrastructure in Malta is a common misconception and was a fair comment some years back as connectivity was limited to two submarine cables (one Vodafone and one GO), but...

  • Hardware review: Nokia Lumia 625

    Nokia is trying to get out of the doldrums with a fine line-up of phones in the Lumia range, powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. The Lumia 625 is another model that goes to enrich this line. Our model had the Windows Phone 8...

  • Power of statistics and data mining showcased

    IBM’s business analytics technologies can be used to capture people’s attitudes, predict outcomes of future customer interactions and act on insights by embedding analytics into processes. This was the theme of a seminar held at SmartCity Malta by...

  • A bold prediction: internet censorship to end in decade

    Alina Selyukh Google Inc. executive chairman Eric Schmidt has a bold prediction: censorship around the world could end in a decade, and better use of encryption will help people overcome government surveillance. In a lecture at Johns Hopkins...

  • Samsung must pay Apple for copying

    A jury in Silicon Valley has ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple $290 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features. The verdict in San Jose, California, covers 13 older Samsung devices that a previous jury found were among 26 Samsung...

  • Airlines to provide fast mobile internet on aircraft

    The European Commission has adopted new rules that allow the latest wireless communication technology to be used by passengers on board aircraft flying over the European Union. This means that from now onwards, spectrum for 3G (UMTS) and 4G (LTE)...

  • Best use of ICT in education on show

    The 2013 edition of the annual Embed: Best Use of ICT exhibition is currently on at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, providing an opportunity for teachers and students to participate in hands-on activities which focus on how...

  • Five big ideas for next year’s marketing plan

    November is typically planning season for businesses. Marketers start thinking of next year’s plan, budgets and campaigns. Most of us are convinced that digital marketing must not be ignored yet Marc Pritchard from Proctor & Gamble shocked...

  • First iCentre opens in Romania

    iCentre, the Apple Premium Reseller (APR) operated by Hili Salomone Ltd, has opened the first of three stores planned for Romania at the Promenada mall in Bucharest.  The company will open two more iCentre APRs in Bucharest next year. With a...

  • Malta joins Europe Code Week celebrations

    As part of the 2013/2014 academic year events, ICE Malta is acting as the local partner for Europe’s Code Week celebrated between November 25 and 30. The European Commission launched the initiative. “All over Europe, computer programming is being...

  • Google Apps successful deployment

    PreeoStudios Ltd, a web development company in Malta, is celebrating two years of successfully deploying Google Apps for Business, the solution used by over five million businesses worldwide and integrates, e-mail calendar, chats, office...

  • Google wins copyright court case

    Google made a victory in a long-running legal battle, throwing out a lawsuit claiming the internet giant was violating copyright laws by scanning books without the writers’ permission to create the world’s largest digital library. The 28-page...

  • Budget 2014 reserves no major tech surprises

    The Budget 2014 presented by Finance Minister Edward Scicluna last week provided no major surprises related to initiatives in science and technology, in a way extending the ‘steady as she goes’ attitude professed by the previous administration.

  • Melita extends Wi-Fi coverage beyond homes and offices

    Melita has begun rolling out its Wi-Fi network to provide the possibility to its customers to enjoy the benefits of Wi-Fi internet access outside their home or their office. Driven by the company’s Fibre Power internet broadband network the...

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