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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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Cancer Research UK brings 'true' mobility to staff and fund raisers

The charity is deploying an enterprise mobility management solution based on Citrix XenMobile, Citrix ShareFile, Citrix Worx Mobile Apps and NetScaler application delivery controller technologies. read more »

Hyper-converged infrastructure from Nutanix gives lingerie retailer Bravissimo a lift

Bravissimo chooses Nutanix over traditional server and SAN systems read more »

OpenStack Kilo release promises greater interoperability and added functionality

OpenStack also now comes with the first full release of the Ironic bare metal service for provisioning workloads that require direct access to hardware read more »

Big data expected to drive good ROI, but there are problems ahead says Xerox

Poor data quality and a lack of data expertise is hindering the business transformation that big data solutions offer. read more »

Thomas Cook moves workforce management into the cloud

Thomas Cook has migrated its workforce management (WFM) solution to the cloud. The deployment using NICE Systems will provide greater flexibility and lower total cost of ownership, and will help Thomas Cook be more responsive and competitive, said the travel firm. read more »

Hyperconverged systems market takes off, says analyst IDC

VDI projects remain the most common workload within this market, but the number of general business applications running on hyperconverged systems increased steadily throughout 2014. read more »

Insurance firm RSA automates financial controls in the cloud

BlackLine platform will be used to automate balance sheet reconciliation, increase productivity and mitigate risk in RSA's finance and accounting teams. read more »

Mastercard to buy cloud-based analytics firm Applied Predictive Technologies for £390m

The acquisition advances Mastercard's agenda to deliver differentiated services to merchants, complementing its recent acquisition of 5One, a London-based retail consulting and analytics firm read more »

House of Fraser brings in Infosys to 'transform' IT

Retailer partners with Infosys after hiring CIO Uday Kotla from the Indian service provider read more »

Consumers to move to digital-only banks this year

Pure-play digital banks are more likely to offer high quality mobile and online services, according to Intelligent Environments survey read more »

Riverbed Technology goes private in £2.25bn deal

With the transaction completed and Riverbed now a private company, Riverbed's stock has ceased trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol RVBD. read more »

Energy firms up digital investments despite plummeting crude oil prices

Research from Accenture and Microsoft questioned international oil companies (IOCs), national oil companies (NOCs), independents and oilfield services firms about their technology spending plans. read more »

Many UK firms take two weeks to realise they're under cyber attack says Intel

A quarter of UK organisations admit they took more than two weeks to realise they were under cyber attack last year, according to Intel Security research. read more »

Standard Chartered hires former GCHQ head to bolster cyber security

Standard Chartered bank has hired the former head of UK spying centre GCHQ to help head up its cyber security efforts. read more »

UK slips to fifth in Huawei's Global Connectivity Index

Huawei has released its 2015 Global Connectivity Index (GCI) for countries, benchmarking 50 economies in terms of connectivity, ICT usage and digital transformation. The UK is fifth, down from third last year. read more »

Most companies are not getting the full benefits of unified communications

Almost half of European organisations are unable to deploy unified communications (UC) technology across all their sites, as their networks are not up to it to deliver the full benefits, according to research. read more »

Swansea University launches computer science degree with year in industry

Students who are starting their degree at Swansea will “gain meaningful industry related work experience” as part of their studies in the three year programme, said the university. read more »

IT industry sets out digital priorities for new government

Despite the tech sector employing 1.7 million and contributing more than £90 billion to the economy, said the Tech Partnership, there remain “serious inhibitors to continued growth”. The most significant is the lack of new entrants to the sector possessing the most vitally needed skills. read more »

PwC: Top retailers say omnichannel sales are not profitable

What is eroding retailers’ margins as they sell and deliver products across multiple channels is the high cost of fulfilling orders. Over two thirds (67 percent) of respondents reported that these costs are growing as they increase their focus on selling across channels. read more »

Train and bus group Go-Ahead drives new ideas with Wazoku

The transport operator, which owns the London Midland, Southern and Southeastern train franchises and various bus companies (including being the largest operator in London on behalf of TfL), is aiming to capture and implement ideas and innovations from employees across the business using the Wazoku Idea Spotlight SaaS platform. read more »

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