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Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas

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York, UK-based Antony Savvas has been a technology journalist for well over 20 years and has expertise in all major areas of enterprise and consumer IT.

He has worked for a number of leading technology magazines and websites and his work is syndicated across the internet.

He is an established news and news analysis contributor to ComputerworldUK.com and also undertakes corporate work for some of the world's leading technology companies.

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COOK uses Christmas QlikView app to better plan meals inventory and customer demand

The QlikView Christmas Stock Tracker App, developed with the help of Qlik partner Informance, will enable COOK’s food, production and retail teams to make key decisions, by providing them with timely and relevant information about inventory and stock, enabling them to better anticipate demand and advise production teams. read more »

Government announces £6bn science and innovation strategy, includes keeping graduates off dole

Highlights of the strategy include £3 billion to support and maintain laboratories at universities and research institutes. There is also £2.9 billion towards large capital projects to support scientific Grand Challenges, including a £30 million UK commitment to XFEL – an international free electron laser project – and £20 million to create an Inspiring Science Capital Fund to get the public more engaged in science. read more »

London Gatwick Airport increases runway capacity with cloud-based Amadeus operations portal

London Gatwick Airport is the first to implement Amadeus’ cloud-based Airport-Collaborative Decision Making Portal (A-CDM) to improve operations. Gatwick is one of a group of airports to join the European-wide A-CDM standard, with airports such as Munich, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Madrid and Zurich. read more »

Number of IT apprenticeships slashed by a third despite demand from young people

Official figures from the Skills Funding Agency, a government body, show that 13,060 people started ICT apprenticeships in 2013/14, a decline of 33 percent from 2011/12, when 19,520 students started apprenticeships. read more »

IT failures cost £410,000 a time but half of them are 'avoidable' says KPMG

Businesses spend an average of £410,000 per IT failure, but 50 percent of these incidents are "avoidable", according to KPMG research. read more »

Birmingham City University invests £10m to help tackle STEM skills crisis

Birmingham City University is investing £10 million to help address the shortage of young people studying science, technology, engineering and maths. read more »

'Slight' jobs slowdown expected in telecoms sector says Manpower

A "slight decline" in jobs hiring is expected in the telecoms sector at the start of 2015, said recruitment firm ManpowerGroup. read more »

Royal College of Nursing saves hundreds of man hours with OpenHR

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says it has saved 400 man hours in the last 12 months by using human capital management software OpenHR from Advanced Business Solutions. read more »

Wigan Council improves accounts payable and purchase to pay with UNIT4

Wigan Council has deployed UNIT4's Invoice4 system to drive process efficiency, automation and transformation across its accounts payable and purchase to pay processes. read more »

Sky makes data more accessible in the cloud

Sky has gone to a cloud-based data storage system to make its files more accessible as its data lake grows. read more »

IT jobs growth stalls but starting salaries are still higher

The latest monthly Report on Jobs from KPMG and employment agency confederation the REC, signals a further easing in growth of demand for both permanent and temporary IT workers, but the rate of expansion is still historically strong. read more »

Retailers fail at cross-channel inventory management despite omnichannel investment, says SAP firm

Cross-channel inventory management is the main challenge for retailers embarking on an omnichannel sales strategy, according to research. read more »

Majority of BAE's 300 graduates go to war in cyber security

Cyber threats are continuing to drive the BAE Systems graduate recruitment programme, with the majority of next year's graduates being used to fight in the defence company's cyber warfare efforts. read more »

CGI lands Inmarsat ESA contract work to improve pilot/ground control communications

CGI has been brought in by Inmarsat to help improve the data communications between pilots and air traffic control across Europe. read more »

Pensions regulator hires Capgemini to deploy £2.4m document management system

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has awarded outsourcer Capgemini a seven year £2.4 million contract to implement and support an integrated case and document management system. read more »

ING gets rid of another 2,700 staff and contractors as it becomes an omnichannel bank

Dutch bank ING plans to axe 1,700 staff, plus another 1,000 contractors, over the next three years as it embarks on a new digital strategy, its CEO has announced. read more »

National Trust for Scotland upgrades network with Brocade gigabit ethernet

The National Trust for Scotland is using kit from Brocade to add resilience to its network infrastructure. read more »

Dixons Carphone deploys cloud-based omnichannel profitability testing software

Dixons Carphone, the recently merged electrical and telecoms retailer, is using Applied Predictive Technologies' (APT) cloud-based customer experience and omnichannel profitability testing software. read more »

Ministry of Defence warms to BYOD to gain digital flexibility

British troops are being allowed to access military applications on their own smartphones for the first time, reports the Financial Times, with the RAF also putting in an order for iPads to be used by pilots. read more »

Lufthansa signs 1bn euro IT infrastructure outsourcing deal with IBM

Lufthansa has signed a one billion euros (£830 million) IT infrastructure outsourcing contract with IBM, which includes transferring the control of its data centres to Big Blue, including one in Hertfordshire. read more »


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