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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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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 »

Wynyard hires former GCHQ chief to push crime fighting software

Wynyard, the supplier of crime fighting and intelligence software, has appointed Andrew France OBE, the former deputy director of cyber defence operations at British listening centre GCHQ, as its strategic advisor for intelligence. read more »

Coventry boy is youngest ever Microsoft Certified Professional at five years

A five-year-old boy from Coventry has become the youngest ever Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). read more »

Argos overhauls delivery operation with Paragon system

Argos has selected software from Paragon as part of a large-scale project to "revolutionise" its home delivery operation. read more »

Council partnership Warwickshire Direct rips out Northgate CRM for cloud solution

Local authority customer services partnership Warwickshire Direct has selected the cloud-based Firmstep CRM system to replace its current Northgate system, to benefit from scalable flexibility and save money. read more »

Northern Ireland Electricity extends outsourcing deal with Capita

Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) is extending its IT current contract with Capita for a further three years to 2017. read more »

Three-quarters of big UK retailers plan major software projects, despite the bugs

Almost three-quarters of large UK retailers have a major software project in the pipeline, according to research, signalling an end to tech investment slowdowns as a result of the recession. read more »

Co-op Bank invests in better future with £325m outsourcing deal with Capita

The Co-operative Bank has selected Capita as the preferred bidder to "transform" its mortgage servicing operation in the UK. read more »

Offshore investment firm Aegon Ireland gets ready for Solvency II with SAS

With Solvency II deadlines fast approaching, Aegon Ireland has chosen data management and reporting technology from SAS to satisfy regulatory requirements and provide business data insights for management. read more »

Dow Chemical deploys Tetra mobile comms system

Dow Chemical has chosen Motorola's Tetra digital radio system to support its operations in the Netherlands. read more »

SAP bags Microsoft cloud leader as its chief technology officer

SAP has hired Microsoft Azure vice president Quentin Clark as its chief technology officer. read more »

IT jobs growth continues shows research

The latest Report on Jobs from KPMG and employment agency body REC shows demand for permanent and temporary IT staff continued to grow strongly in October. read more »

Children invited to Bletchley Park for free weekend coding sessions

Children across the country are being invited to learn programming at The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park. read more »

Higher Education Funding Council deploys SAS big data analytics

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), which distributes public money to universities and colleges for higher education teaching, has deployed an SAS server-based platform to conduct more efficient data analytics. read more »

Majestic Wine drinks to customer experience cloud marketing success

Majestic Wine has expanded its use of SDL’s Customer Experience Cloud to support its omnichannel strategy. read more »

IT outsourcer Fujitsu Services loses pay disclosure battle with union

Unite union members at technology outsourcer Fujitsu Services, who said they "feared being undercut by less expensive employees", are celebrating a victory at the Central Arbitration Committee, which has ordered Fujitsu to fully disclose its pay structures. read more »

Free computer clubs for girls at all schools now available

The Tech Partnership, a network of employers, has announced its TechFuture Girls computer clubs will now be available free to all schools. read more »

British Gas eases national smart meter roll out with CGI

British Gas will use CGI’s Adapter solution to manage its customers’ smart meters via the Data and Communications Company (DCC). read more »

New emergency service location system pinpoints mobile callers to within 30m

A new service developed by BT, EE and HTC can pinpoint the source of 999 calls from mobile phones 4,000 times more accurately than the current system - aiding the emergency services. read more »

Zurich Insurance Group unveils adaptive global corporate website with Accenture help

Zurich has gone live with a new global corporate website that it says will enhance digital interactions with consumers. read more »


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