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Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas


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 and also undertakes corporate work for some of the world's leading technology companies.

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Sage adds to its payroll by acquiring cloud firm PayChoice

Sage North America is to acquire privately-held PayChoice, a provider of payroll solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The cost of the takeover is believed to be around £100 million. read more »

BT signs £26m private solar power deal

BT has signed a £26 million deal with UK Sustainable Energy (UK-SE) to take 100 percent of the green energy generated by a solar farm near Ipswich, Suffolk, to help power BT’s Adastral Park research campus for the next 20 years. read more »

David Cameron appoints special envoy for intelligence and law enforcement data sharing

Prime minister David Cameron has appointed Sir Nigel Sheinwald as a special envoy on "intelligence and law enforcement data sharing". read more »

London's biggest minicab firm tips passengers with free 4G connectivity

London's largest minicab firm Addison Lee is rolling out free 4G mobile connectivity for passengers. read more »

EMC holds secret merger talks with HP, with Dell, Cisco and Oracle also in frame

HP and data storage specialist EMC have been having merger talks, according to a Wall Street Journal report. read more »

Northern Ireland gives HP £100m health IT framework contract

The Business Services Organisation (BSO) in Northern Ireland has chosen HP to deliver IT services across the region for the next four years to Health and Social Care Northern Ireland (HSCNI) organisations. read more »

Scottish Fire & Rescue gets hot on FoI compliance

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has deployed Microsoft Dynamics CRM in the cloud to deliver a Scotland-wide Freedom of Information (FOI) request system. read more »

Mastercard trials voice and face recognition mobile payment technology

Mastercard says it has completed a "successful" voice and facial recognition payments trial. read more »

Banks plan more IT spending as customer retention pressure grows

Banks intend to increase their IT spend "significantly" to counter decreasing customer loyalty and increased competition in the market, according to new research. read more »

Early technology adopters see the most business growth says Harvard

The early adoption of new technologies "leads to better business outcomes", according to a study from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. read more »

Peugeot Citroën wheels in savings with cloud-based talent management from Cornerstone

Peugeot Citroën has deployed a cloud-based talent management system from Cornerstone. read more »

Barclaycard bPay allows London commuters to go contactless

Barclaycard is the latest payments provider to take advantage of Transport for London's (TfL) launch of a contactless payment system across its underground, overground and bus network. read more »

Genome sequencing institute serves bandwidth needs with HP network

The Babraham Institute in Cambridge has deployed a high-speed HP networking solution to serve its bandwidth-hungry genome sequencing data needs. read more »

Sunderland Council builds big data intelligence hub with Palantir

Sunderland City Council has hired US firm Palantir to help it build its Intelligence Hub. read more »

Contactless payments go live on London transport network

Transport for London (TfL) has today enabled a contactless payment system across its underground, overground and bus network. read more »

Muji deploys cloud-based big data customer insights platform from Infosys

Japanese retailer Muji has deployed a cloud-based online customer insights system through outsourcer Infosys. read more »

Aviva deploys cloud-based ideas management among 31,000 global staff

Insurance group Aviva is using cloud-based idea management technology from Wazoku to power its Customer Cup, a global tournament that looks to find the most innovative and customer-orientated ideas from its 31,000 employees. read more »

Most companies can't address needs of changing workforce - SAP research

Companies are "unprepared for the future of work", according to research commissioned by SAP. read more »

UK companies missing out on business insights from new forms of Big Data

UK firms are missing out on new business insights from Big Data, with only a fifth (20 percent) investigating using three or more data sources, according to research commissioned by Teradata. read more »

Isles of Scilly council dragged over coals by Information Commissioner for letting documents slip

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered the Council of the Isles of Scilly to implement new data protection policies and training, after two data breaches involving the disclosure of personal data. read more »

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