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  • Data leakage in your business

    Data leakage in your business

    Is your company’s e-mail system putting your sensitive information at risk, asks Curt Gauci, owner and managing director at Kinetix IT Solutions. The threat of attack from outside a company is real, and warrants significant concern and action from...

  • Positioning Malta as a blockchain destination

    Positioning Malta as a blockchain destination

    The Malta Blockchain Summit 2018, the first edition of our latest event, is on the books for November 1-2. Blockchain represents one of the most promising disruptive technologies we’ve seen in a long time, and Malta is positioning itself to be a...

  • The block behind the coin

    The block behind the coin

    Many have already heard of Bitcoin, and maybe even Ethereum, on a surging wave of mainstream media coverage. Not everyone fully understands what they are, and what it is that they exactly do, but they’re arguably doing a disservice to the...

  • Record fund raise

    Record fund raise

    SiGMA and The BiG Foundation have announced a record fund raise for charity at The BiG Sports Dinner at SiGMA Chairty Dinner and Awards evening on November 22, 2017, at SiGMA in Malta. “We are delighted to be able to announce the event raised over...

  • A step forward for the digital economy

    A step forward for the digital economy

    Following the Government’s launch of the consultation process on the setting up of a DLT Regulator with the proposed Malta Digital Innovation Authority, it is important to analyse the implications of a DAO on Distributed Ledger Technologies...

  • Delivering projects on time and within budget

    Delivering projects on time and within budget

    Business software projects are often complex and require a high degree of commitment from both the customer and supplier – commitment to effort and commitment to change. This is an area of information technology that is full of projects which...

  • The right complement

    The right complement

    When it comes to any sort of 4K display technologies, few companies can quite match the technical sophistication of LG and its manufacturing process. In addition, 4K PC monitors that can plug into thunderbolt ports are not exactly a common thing...

  • Malta-based video game company banned from Steam

    Malta-based video game company banned from Steam

    A Malta-based video game company has been banished from the world's largest online gaming marketplace, on the suspicion it posted fake reviews of its own games.  Insel Games, which operates out of an office in Balzan, had its online Steam store...

  • Be prepared

    Be prepared

    The countdown has started as less than four months remain until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect. The extended EU data protection laws come into effect on May 25 and it will affect all businesses in some way or other. If...

  • The iGathering comes of age

    The iGathering comes of age

    The iGatherings have become a staple on Malta’s iGaming calendar, a sign of SiGMA’s year-round commitment to the industry. Over the previous editions guests have really been treated to some of the finest dining on the island, and the experience is...

  • Intuitive tool

    Intuitive tool

    Microsoft’s focus on digital transformation significantly affected their product line-up. How can an application like Microsoft Dynamics 365 for sales create business value? By having all information concerning potential and actual sales stored in...

  • Wallet or won’t it?

    Wallet or won’t it?

    A few years ago if you had to mention bitcoin during a conversation, you would only receive strange looks in reply. People would probably label you a strange geek-nerd mix and try to change the subject. Nowadays most people have heard of bitcoin,...

  • The biggest AML D4 risks for iGaming companies

    The biggest AML D4 risks for iGaming companies

    Last June’s introduction of EU Directive 2015/849, better known as the Fourth Anti-money Laundering directive (AML D4), brought about a change in the way iGaming companies treat risk – and it’s vital that compliance professionals bring themselves...

  • Why your smartphone and laptop are so at risk

    Why your smartphone and laptop are so at risk

    Less than a week into 2018 and we may have already seen the year’s biggest technology story. Researchers have identified a security flaw in the computer processors made by three of the world’s biggest chip designers, Intel, AMD and ARM, and a...

  • Apple apologises after outcry over slowed iPhones

    Apple apologises after outcry over slowed iPhones

    Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good. In a posting...

  • Tech it to the next level

    Tech it to the next   level

    No one can predict the future. Especially with technology, that great mover and shaker which moves with the proverbial pedal to the metal and shakes the way we work and play. And yet, one can make an educated guess, based on the tech trends that...

  • Everything is intelligent

    Everything is intelligent

    Artificial intelligence is popularly translated into red-horizon futures where robots try to annihilate the human race. But that is only the doom-and-gloom version of artificial intelligence. In reality, artificial intelligence comes in various...

  • Drive the data

    Drive the data

    Yes, it’s still a question of who you know. And yet, in the tech world, what you know is even more important. Data is the new oil; the currency that drives tech and marketing companies. However, data on its own is pretty much useless. The biggest...

  • Virtual reality

    Virtual reality

    For decades, virtual reality has been billed as the next big thing. In recent years, however, virtual reality has stepped up, with big players recognising its potential – in 2014, for instance, Facebook spent more than $2 billion on acquiring...

  • Money talks

    Money talks

    It’s been a year in which cryptocurrencies have become part of our daily conversations, with regular debates on their value, security, opportunities and threats. While cryptocurrency regulation will continue to be the main topic in the new year,...