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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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Stockholm seeks players in open data innovation competition

The city of Stockholm says it has launched one of the biggest competitions in open data in Europe. read more »

Hackers try to blackmail plastic surgeon after stealing 500,000 patient records

Almost 500,000 patient records have been hacked from the servers of the Harley Medical Group, the plastic surgery firm which has clinics across the UK. read more »

IT outsourcing market in UK and EMEA region off to a flying start

IT outsourcing activity in the EMEA region is off to its best start to the year since 2010, with both contract value and contract numbers up by double digits, according to market intelligence firm Information Services Group (ISG), with the UK leading the way. read more »

Merseyrail completes deployment of contactless ticket payment systems

Merseyrail has completed the upgrade of its ticketing systems to enable contactless payments across 63 Merseyrail stations, including terminals and manned ticket outlets. read more »

Virgin and LN extend Yorkshire's superfast broadband links

Virgin Media Business says it has extended a partnership deal with network provider LN Communications to bring high-speed connectivity to "five million people in Yorkshire". read more »

Airlines and airports invest in business intelligence but must do more to avoid problems

All airlines and 90 percent of airports are investing in business intelligence systems to better serve the needs of their passengers, although more progess is needed to make these investments count, according to air industry IT supplier Sita. read more »

Kelway picks up schools hardware support business from RM Education

IT services provider Kelway has been brought in by schools ICT provider RM Education to manage its service desk and the warranties on RM Education-branded hardware. read more »

Concentrix creates 1,000 BPO jobs in Belfast

Business process outsourcing firm Concentrix is creating over 1,000 new jobs in Belfast as part of a £36 million investment. read more »

Internet of everything could generate £17bn in UK profits says Cisco

We know about the "internet of things" - ever more smart devices connected to the internet - but the "internet of everything" (IoE) could enable global private-sector businesses to generate at least $613 billion (£369 billion) in global profits. And $28.4 billion (£17 billion) of this could be in the UK. read more »

Northgate offers police forces improved CCTV analysis system

Outsourcer Northgate Public Services says it is partnering with Dublin-based video technology specialist Kinesense to provide police with a "quick and easy" solution to source video evidence from CCTV footage. read more »

Infosecurity Europe attendees offered digital forensics course by ISACA

ISACA, the global IT association for professionals involved with information security, is hosting a digital forensics course during the forthcoming Infosecurity Europe show in London. read more »

Sony Vaio laptop users told of fire risk from batteries - returns necessary

Sony has warned customers to stop using certain laptops from its Vaio range after a number caught fire. read more »

Microsoft signs BT to provide more reliable data connections to the cloud

BT and Microsoft have announced a global agreement to provide customers with high performance and more secure connectivity to Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud platform, using Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute. read more »

Rimini Street extends 'after life' support to Oracle and SAP customers

Rimini Street says it has expanded its technology support services (TSS)programme for business software, including for the SAP and Oracle product suites. read more »

Jasmin supercomputer completes £4m Viglen upgrade to serve more projects

Jasmin, the environmental scientific data analysis and simulation facility, has completed a £4 million supercomputer upgrade through IT services firm Viglen. read more »

University of Westminster upgrades network with one eye on SDN

The University of Westminster has chosen a Brocade-based network to upgrade its network performance and resilience across its infrastructure, while paving the way for new software defined networking (SDN). read more »

Serco selects new ERP system for £70m BPO work at Lincs Council

Outsourcer Serco has purchased the UNIT4 Agresso Local Government ERP Platform to underpin the business services it is providing at Lincolnshire County Council. read more »

Ovum: Cloud and big data means companies more fearful of insider data thefts

There is a growing risk of data theft from insiders, according to analyst Ovum. read more »

Oxford NHS trust saves £1m with Vodafone cloud phone system

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust says it is expecting to save over £1 million over five years by replacing its existing phone systems with a cloud-based service from Vodafone. read more »

Starting IT salaries up again during March

Starting salaries for people placed in permanent jobs during March increased to their highest levels since July 2007, with jobs in IT attracting among the highest pay growth. read more »


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