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Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas

Biography

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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Most telecoms firm cannot fully deliver new services because of old IT

Cloud technology firm CloudSense surveyed 350 senior telecoms staff across the US and Europe and found that 79 percent were dissatisfied with their current IT systems. read more »

TNT UK deploys cloud-based customer contact system to cut costs and improve operations

The logistics and international parcel delivery services firm has signed a two-year agreement for using NewVoiceMedia’s ContactWorld for Service with Salesforce integration. read more »

Ipswich Hospital securely shares confidential documents with Varonis

The hospital employs 3,500 and serves around 360,000 citizens of East Suffolk. By using DatAnywhere from Varonis it has been able to reduce costs associated with printing documents, and removed the risk of that printed material going astray. read more »

Food wholesaler Booker signs £11.6m IT outsourcing deal with Getronics

The renewal sees Getronics continue to support Booker’s warehouse management systems and other strategic applications, which support the 200 branches and five distribution centres. read more »

Lawyers Without Borders shreds other document privacy systems in favour of Intralinks

The international non-profit organisation is committed to supporting the rule of law in some of the world’s most challenging nations. With Intralinks VIA, Lawyers Without Borders can enjoy all the productivity benefits typically associated with file sync and share services, while maintaining the data privacy and document control it needs. read more »

Lloyds Register Foundation gives £10m to Alan Turing Institute for big data research

The Foundation wants to support big data research to support safety and performance of engineering assets and infrastructure in energy, transportation and shipping. read more »

Poundworld embarks on 10-month IT overhaul to help grow business

The 10-month project will see Poundworld implement a range of new IT systems to improve customer experience, efficiency and store management. read more »

Oddbins drinks to more powerful Rackspace ecommerce infrastructure

Oddbins has upgraded its ecommerce infrastructure to a Rackspace dedicated solution, which is, according to Oddbins, five times faster than the one its previous vendor provided. read more »

Accenture says it will hire 1,600 staff across its UK business next year

The new roles includes entry level and senior executives and apprentices and graduates. The positions will be based at Accenture’s locations throughout the UK, including London, Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. read more »

Sabre sells off .com icon lastminute.com to Bravofly Rumbo for peanuts

In August, Sabre announced it was exploring a lastminute.com sale to focus on its core technology businesses, its travel network, airline solutions and hospitality business. read more »

COOK uses Christmas QlikView app to better plan meals inventory and customer demand

The QlikView Christmas Stock Tracker App, developed with the help of Qlik partner Informance, will enable COOK’s food, production and retail teams to make key decisions, by providing them with timely and relevant information about inventory and stock, enabling them to better anticipate demand and advise production teams. read more »

Government announces £6bn science and innovation strategy, includes keeping graduates off dole

Highlights of the strategy include £3 billion to support and maintain laboratories at universities and research institutes. There is also £2.9 billion towards large capital projects to support scientific Grand Challenges, including a £30 million UK commitment to XFEL – an international free electron laser project – and £20 million to create an Inspiring Science Capital Fund to get the public more engaged in science. read more »

London Gatwick Airport increases runway capacity with cloud-based Amadeus operations portal

London Gatwick Airport is the first to implement Amadeus’ cloud-based Airport-Collaborative Decision Making Portal (A-CDM) to improve operations. Gatwick is one of a group of airports to join the European-wide A-CDM standard, with airports such as Munich, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Madrid and Zurich. read more »

Number of IT apprenticeships slashed by a third despite demand from young people

Official figures from the Skills Funding Agency, a government body, show that 13,060 people started ICT apprenticeships in 2013/14, a decline of 33 percent from 2011/12, when 19,520 students started apprenticeships. read more »

IT failures cost £410,000 a time but half of them are 'avoidable' says KPMG

Businesses spend an average of £410,000 per IT failure, but 50 percent of these incidents are "avoidable", according to KPMG research. read more »

Birmingham City University invests £10m to help tackle STEM skills crisis

Birmingham City University is investing £10 million to help address the shortage of young people studying science, technology, engineering and maths. read more »

'Slight' jobs slowdown expected in telecoms sector says Manpower

A "slight decline" in jobs hiring is expected in the telecoms sector at the start of 2015, said recruitment firm ManpowerGroup. read more »

Royal College of Nursing saves hundreds of man hours with OpenHR

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says it has saved 400 man hours in the last 12 months by using human capital management software OpenHR from Advanced Business Solutions. read more »

Wigan Council improves accounts payable and purchase to pay with UNIT4

Wigan Council has deployed UNIT4's Invoice4 system to drive process efficiency, automation and transformation across its accounts payable and purchase to pay processes. read more »

Sky makes data more accessible in the cloud

Sky has gone to a cloud-based data storage system to make its files more accessible as its data lake grows. read more »


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