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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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Jellyfish helps develop cloud-based visual effects film production system

Jellyfish Pictures, the London-based, BAFTA-winning visual effects studio, has helped develop a cloud-based scalable computing system for the film industry. read more »

IT budgets up next year, finds Spiceworks

Over 40 percent of IT professionals expect an increase in IT budgets in 2015. However 60 percent don’t expect their organisation to hire additional IT staff next year. read more »

IT may have to merge with marketing to make digital work says Accenture

The divide between CMOs and CIOs is narrowing but companies are still struggling to deliver integrated digital marketing solutions, according to research from consulting firm Accenture. read more »

Community health provider Sirona upgrades network and goes onto 4G with Virgin

Virgin Media Business is to supply community health provider Sirona with 4G mobile connectivity in partnership with EE, to support the delivery of home healthcare to patients across the UK. read more »

Hampshire County Council chooses Capita to get single view of its kids

Hampshire County Council has signed a deal with Capita to provide new IT systems that will transform the way data is shared between schools and children’s services teams across the authority. read more »

British Gas deploys Windows 8 Dell tablets to aid smart meter roll-out

British Gas has invested in Dell Windows 8 tablets to help meet what it sees as "tight" smart meter rollout deadlines set by the government. read more »

Aviva signs cloud storage and remote data connectivity deal with Vodafone

Insurance group Aviva has signed a new seven-year, "multi-million pound" contract with Vodafone for new cloud storage and fixed and remote data connectivity services for its UK and Ireland business units. read more »

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group gets into bed with Microsoft to deliver cloud guest tablets

Microsoft is collaborating with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to provide Windows 8.1 as a platform for offering tablet devices to the luxury hotel group’s guests. read more »

RICS overhauls global network comms with Daisy Group

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has brought in Daisy Group to overhaul and improve the performance of its global network communications. read more »

UK must better harness home grown talent to tackle digital skills crisis, says Taskforce

Britain faces a growing shortage of digital skills in the economy and must better harness home grown talent to succeed in a "second industrial revolution", the UK Digital Skills Taskforce warns today. read more »

European schools to get cloud-based mapping software to improve geography and STEM teaching

Schools across Europe will soon have access to online mapping software for delivering better geographic education in the classroom. read more »

IG opens up web API to allow traders to develop own financial apps

IG, the financial services company, has launched IG Labs to give companies and traders access to the firm’s web API to enable them to develop their own trading applications. read more »

Sage puts German company on the payroll with £13m acquisition

Sage Group is to acquire Exact Software Deutschland, the German payroll business of Dutch company Exact Holding for €16.25 million (£12.9 million). read more »

Oracle users to choose best Oracle partners in UK awards

The UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) has announced the shortlist for its customer-driven Partner of the Year Awards 2014/15. read more »

Ten financial tech start-ups announced by Lloyds-backed Startupbootcamp

Finance startup accelerator Startupbootcamp has announced 10 international startups that will join its programme, including teams from Europe, Africa and the US. read more »

Partners sought to develop £42m Alan Turing Institute for Big Data

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is calling for partners to develop the Alan Turing Institute. The Institute aims to help position the UK as a world leader in the analysis and application of Big Data. read more »

French supermarket chain Carrefour 'monetises' its customer data

Carrefour Media, the advertising arm of the Carrefour group, has chosen Acxiom's Audience Operating System (AOS) to help maximise the effectiveness of its marketing campaigns. read more »

TMA uses CGI to make new energy companies 'smart meter ready'

A new service from TMA Data Management will make it easier for small and new entrant energy companies to become "smart meter ready". read more »

Almost 70,000 extra Surrey homes and firms get fibre broadband in £33m scheme

Superfast Surrey, a £33 million partnership between Surrey County Council and BT, says it has successfully completed more than three-quarters of its rural fibre broadband roll-out programme across the county. read more »

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue ensures connectivity at incidents with Peplink routers

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue has deployed Peplink routers and access points to integrate satellite and 3G/4G cellular networks to ensure communications continuity at incidents. read more »

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