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  • Kerching… but wait a bit

    Kerching… but wait a bit

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned that the adoption of digital currencies in the wake of bitcoin’s popularity raises the risk of an “instantaneous run” on lenders, threatening financial stability. In moments of panic, the speed of...

  • A year in the cloud

    A year in the cloud

    Cloud technology is experiencing an ever-increasing rise in popularity among businesses. Many more companies are shifting their IT infrastructure towards an operational expenditure model rather than a capital one. This allows for a more accurate...

  • Career paths in the digital sector

    Career paths in the digital sector

    Education and experience can lead you to a successful career in ICT, says Carm Cachia, executive coordinator at the eSkills Malta Foundation. The Information Technology and Communications sector has always been very active and interesting when it...

  • The winners have it all

    The winners have it all

    Night In The Woods Jumps, somersaults, power boosts and good old-fashioned two-dimensional fun is what you would normally expect from a platform game. Especially one featuring anthropomorphic animals. And yet, Night In The Woods is, well, a...

  • Connecting people with the right technology

    Connecting people with the right technology

    Through our ongoing optimisation, we are always looking for new and better ways to address customer needs, says Greg Behr, senior business development manager at LeaseWeb. You are celebrating your 20th anniversary. What makes you proud of your...

  • Testing one, two, three

    Testing one, two, three

    A/B testing, or split testing, has been part of the marketing landscape for years, if not decades. With the advent of technical marketing, growth hacking and engineering marketing, A/B testing has become one of the steps, tools and orientations...

  • Malta’s brightest youths turn tech entrepreneurs for a day

    Malta’s brightest youths turn tech entrepreneurs for a day

    The 2017 edition of Budding Rockstars was held on November 16 at the Hilton Malta Hotel, St Julian’s. The event was attended by 150 Form 5 students and more than 50 educators from 40 Schools in Malta and Gozo. Budding Rockstars is an innovation...

  • Protecting data

    Protecting data

    Delivering data protection everywhere, wherever your data lives, trust Dell EMC Data Domain with Intel Xeon processors to keep your data protected. Data Domain is the industry’s leading protection storage. Dell EMC Data Domain Stream-Informed...

  • The hacking scourge

    The hacking scourge

    It may be nearly impossible to prevent every potential cyber-attack, but there are credible measures that could be enacted, Marc Kosciejew says. Hacking is a serious scourge in cyberworld. Everything online is hackable. If something is connected...

  • An emphasis on quality

    An emphasis on quality

    We help customers solve difficult problems in business and industry using artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, says John Abela. When did you found Ascent and with what aims? Joseph Sultana, now Ascent’s CEO, and myself founded...

  • At the starting line

    At the starting line

    Popular myths abound about the failure rate of startups, but a look at the statistics suggest that small businesses have indeed a good chance of succeeding. The one-year survival rate across Europe is over 80 per cent according to Eurostat, with...

  • How hybrid cloud helps businesses be more productive

    How hybrid cloud helps businesses be more productive

    The two most well-known types of cloud computing are the public cloud and the private cloud. A public cloud is one that is entirely operated by a third party. Your data is stowed away in a remote server, and all software and hardware necessary for...

  • GO launches 1 Gb service for business

    GO launches 1 Gb service for business

    GO has launched a 1 Gigabit internet speed connection which is immediately available to its business clients in all areas where fibre is available. The launch of a 1 Gigabit service continues to position GO as a key enabler in the Maltese economy...

  • Embarking on a digital transformation journey

    Digital transformation may seem like a buzzword, some distant world trend, but in reality it is already happening right here in Malta. Over the past 10 years, 50 oer cent of the global Fortune 500 companies have changed. Some of them even went out...

  • Managing documents at the source

    Managing documents at the source

    I often meet people at various organisations interested to know about document management software and telling me that they have been planning to do something about their documents for years. They know the key benefits of going paperless: a...

  • Do speed cameras really save lives?

    Do speed cameras really save lives?

    Speed cameras have been the focus of motorists’ anger and frustration for years, although we are told repeatedly that they are an effective means of reducing death and injury on the roads. But is this really the case? Whether speed cameras...

  • Malta-based firm exhibits automated postal software at global expo

    Malta-based firm exhibits automated postal software at global expo

    Award-winning postal services and logistics automation tool Swift featured at the world's largest annual conference for the postal and mailing service, Post-Expo. The Geneva conference attracted more than 3,000 delegates and 150 exhibitors from...

  • Twitter to allow 280-character tweets

    Twitter to allow 280-character tweets

    Twitter, known for its iconic 140-character tweets, said on Tuesday it would roll out 280-character tweets to users across the world. Twitter said it ran a test on 280-character tweets in September that showed users spent less time editing their...

  • WhatsApp down in many countries, including Malta

    WhatsApp down in many countries, including Malta

    Updated 10.40am  WhatsApp was down in several countries including Malta this morning, with several users reporting problems in sending and receiving messages.  As of 10am, many users' messages are not being delivered and the service's web service,...

  • Talent wanted

    Talent wanted

    How has the iGaming sphere contributed to Malta’s success? The gaming sphere in Malta has flourished over the past 13 years, making us the European hub for such operators. Today, the gaming industry contributes to over 11 per cent of Malta’s...