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

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Research: Employing more women in IT would generate £2.6bn for UK economy

Increasing the number of women working in UK IT could generate an extra £2.6 billion a year for the economy, according to a report from UK domain name organisation Nominet. read more »

uSwitch names the fastest and slowest UK broadband streets

Price comparison and switching website uSwitch.com has named the slowest and fastest broadband streets in the UK. read more »

Socitm says big bonuses to council staff may be needed to fuel innovation

Council IT managers association Socitm says public sector organisations should consider doling out big bonuses to staff in return for the innovations they produce. read more »

Welsh NHS health board reaps time and energy benefits of thin clients

A Welsh health board says it has "radically cut" management time and energy costs with 2,500 thin clients. read more »

South-East police forces tender for £20m data security work

South-East police forces are tendering a framework agreement worth up to £20 million over two years for the provision of data security services. read more »

IT leaders struggling to be strategic for their business

Three out of four IT leaders say are limited in their ability to align their IT department's objectives with business strategy, despite almost 80 percent of them believing they should be "strategic as well as technical". read more »

Government plans to sell your tax records to private companies

Personal data on millions of taxpayers held by HM Revenue & Customs is set to be sold to private companies, reports The Guardian. read more »

Research: IT system changes that no one knows about endanger companies

More than half of IT professionals make undocumented changes to corporate IT systems, leaving those organisations open to security risks, according to research. read more »

Cern expands open source system use with Red Hat

Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, has deployed open source Red Hat systems for mission-critical applications read more »

Death of high street by online is a myth says O2

While their demise has been widely predicted with the advent of online, high street stores are predicted to drive 89 percent of all retail sales by 2020, whether online or offline, according to research from O2. read more »

Over a quarter of mid-size firms have no mobile strategy

Over a quarter (28 percent) of mid-sized UK businesses don’t have a mobile strategy in place, according to research. read more »

Tech start-ups invited to enter BBVA financial services funding competition

Technology start-ups are now able to enter the funding competition run by financial technology organisation Next Bank and the BBVA banking group. read more »

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 »

Capita buys mobile and smart meter software house AMT for £82m

Capita is acquiring UK mobile and smart device software house AMT-SYBEX Group for £82 million, as it continues to make acquisitions. 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 »

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