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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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First 11 Barclays FinTech start-ups pitch to 300 angel investors

Eleven entrepreneurs and small businesses backed by Barclays pitched new financial services technologies to an audience of more than 300 angel investors, venture capitalists, senior executives and corporate partners in London this week. read more »

Oracle customers 'concerned' about application support says Rimini Street

Oracle customers have "concerns" about the company's software support strategy, according to rival software support company Rimini Street. read more »

Medway Council delivers flexible working and saves £1m with Citrix

Medway Council is deploying Citrix virtualisation technology to enable flexible working for employees and reduce operational and IT costs. read more »

Banks should not ditch traditional passwords despite biometrics says IDC

Despite the launch of new biometric technologies to authorise financial payments, banks should not ditch the traditional password to enable payments to be cleared, according to analyst IDC. read more »

Tesco 'may sell or close down video streaming service Blinkbox'

Tesco is reportedly planning to sell or close down its loss-making Blinkbox on demand video and music service. read more »

Government launches online angel investment platform

The government has joined forces with JustInvesting, the online transaction platform for venture investing, to launch a new angel investing service. read more »

NatWest and RBS launch eight business accelerator hubs for start-ups

NatWest and RBS say they are stepping up support for entrepreneurs and high growth businesses with a network of eight new business accelerator hubs offering free workspace. read more »

BT unveils 1,000mbps copper/fibre broadband plans for homes and firms

BT says it can deliver up and down broadband speeds of up to 1,000mbps using a combination of copper and fibre wires. read more »

Retailers still failing to meet customers' online shopping needs

Retailers are still failing to meet customer expectations when it comes to shopping online and on mobile, according to research. read more »

BCS offers £25,000 computing teaching scholarships

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has once again been asked to run a scholarship scheme to attract trainee computing teachers, which is backed by big technology and financial firms. read more »

Data speed shouldn't be the only concern for 5G says government advisor

The head of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum says bandwidth speed shouldn't be the only priority when it comes to taking the UK's mobile strategy forward. read more »

General Motors puts first cybersecurity chief in the seat

General Motors has appointed its first cybersecurity chief, who will lead efforts by the company to secure the ever increasing computer technology now being deployed in cars. read more »

Waterstone's deploys more efficient point of sale system from Omnico

Book seller Waterstone's has deployed a "higher peforming" point of sale system that allowed it to cut its till estate by a third, creating more space in-store. read more »

Rackspace updates OpenStack private cloud offering with increased reliability

Cloud service provider Rackspace has updated its global Rackspace Private Cloud offering, powered by the open source OpenStack platform and designed to run enterprise production workloads. read more »

NHS outlines brave new technology world for treating patients

The NHS has outlined plans for further developing Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS). read more »

Struggling telcos taking up to two years to launch new services

Telcos are still struggling to compete with over the top (OTT) service players, taking "up to two years" to fully launch new services. read more »

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 »


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