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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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Oracle and Mirantis power Database as a Service through OpenStack clouds

Announcement comes as OpenStack prepares to launch its OpenStack Summit user conference in Vancouver next week read more »

Ofcom demands BT offer rivals access to 'dark fibre' business grid

Ofcom is proposing that BT should give competitors physical access to its fibre-optic cables, allowing competing operators to take direct control of the connection read more »

Hadoop big data adoption fails to live up to hype, says Gartner

Only 26 percent of survey respondents claim to be either deploying, piloting or experimenting with Hadoop, while 11 percent plan to invest within 12 months read more »

Marks and Spencer uses Cloudera Hadoop analytics to improve understanding of multichannel customers

As part of the project, M&S put together a cross functional team from marketing, finance, ecommerce and IT to select a big data provider based on certain criteria read more »

Banking industry promotes new common IT architecture

Following seven years of collaborative work between international banks, IT vendors, service providers and academic institutions, BIAN’s banking technology framework is ready to be put into practice at banks worldwide read more »

Standard Chartered rolls out Jive collaboration platform to 90,000 employees

The bank’s new Jive-n internal community solution will reach across 70 countries to increase employee engagement and productivity read more »

Highways England signs three year end user computing deal with CGI

Highways England handles over 20,000 road incidents a month and is responsible for maintaining England’s strategic road network (SRN) to ensure the smooth running of road traffic read more »

UK cloud penetration now stands at 84 percent, says Cloud Industry Forum

However, a hybrid approach is likely for "quite some time to come" read more »

UK Oracle User Group appoints Linda Barker as new president

Barker previously worked for FTSE 250 company Atkins, the design, engineering and project management group, and has been an active member of the user group for nine years read more »

Outsourcing customers not sold on supplier innovation claims, warns NOA

The research found that 92 percent of buy-side professionals agreed that outsourcing delivers business value, but innovation claims are not well received read more »

Equinix joins Interxion in bid for UK data centre firm Telecity

According to market rules, Equinix now has until 4 June 2015 to make a formal offer for the company read more »

Accenture acquires Salesforce specialist Tquila to widen cloud offering

The addition of more than 100 Salesforce specialists from Tquila will double the number of Accenture’s Salesforce consultants in the UK read more »

O2 buys Weve to major on mobile advertising after digital wallet failed

Weve has ditched its payments service and is now focused solely on mobile advertising read more »

Logicalis acquires UK business intelligence firm Trovus to improve analytics offering

The deal sees Ed Charvet, managing director of Trovus, appointed to the role of director of information insights at Logicalis UK read more »

IT staff are more stressed at work than last year, shows annual UK research

GFI Software survey reveals a large jump in the number of IT professionals feeling both the impact of job-related stress and a desire to quit their current job due to stress read more »

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 »

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