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Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas

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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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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS trust hires HP to deliver patient portal

Enabling a single, clinical view of every patient will support more joined up working between community, acute and primary care professionals. read more »

Welcome Break blames 'IT difficulty' for not paying staff right minimum wage

In the case of Welcome Break, the company failed to pay £1,320 to 20 people, with the underpayments only coming to light when an employee complained when she turned 21 and found she hadn't been paid a higher minimum wage. read more »

London Kingston Hospital NHS trust deploys integrated imaging system

Kingston is using the VNA (Vendor Neutral Archive) platform from SynApps Solutions. read more »

Waitrose deploys IP telephony to keep staff on shop floor for customers

To support its Future Branch Structures project and reduce call costs, Waitrose needed a telephony system that was standardised across all its branches. read more »

ABP Food Group beefs up finances by deploying integrated HR and payroll system

The OpenHR and OpenPeople (payroll) system from Advanced have been rolled-out across 16 ABP sites in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and have significantly cut administrative processing times for over 2,000 weekly and monthly paid employees. read more »

Digital TV power line users face prosecution from Ofcom for causing radio interference

Ofcom is concerned that power line adapters, which allow consumers to use their mains wiring to transmit data, are causing interference to neighbours' services and radio services used by the authorities. read more »

Almost a third of Brits had problems with online Christmas shopping

Of shoppers that had encountered problems, 49 percent had suffered from missed deliveries, while 45 percent had experienced late deliveries or never received their goods. read more »

Fruit of the Loom distributor deploys NetSuite omnichannel ecommerce platform

The system supports B2B and B2C ecommerce, financials, inventory management, order management, third-party logistics, marketing and customer service and support - all without the use of dedicated IT staff. read more »

Police stolen property website has to be fixed after being open to potential burglars

The Immobilise site allows members of the public to add records to the National Property Register, detailing the valuables in their homes. But web security consultant Paul Moore discovered a flaw that made it possible for users of the site to access other people's records. read more »

Campaign for Clear Licensing drags Oracle's Ellison over the coals for cloud contracts

If Oracle “does not address customer concerns” over its licensing and auditing practices, the CCL warns, Oracle “may struggle” to hit its stated target of over $1 billion cloud sales in the next fiscal year. read more »

Scottish Water signs 'contract reshape' IT services extension with Fujitsu

Fujitsu initially won an eight year contract in 2008 and has just signed a two year “contract reshape and extension”, running until the end of August 2018. read more »

Data security, mobile and the cloud are the main headaches for IT leaders says BCS

The Institute’s annual Digital Leaders survey among 350 senior IT pros gives a snapshot of what organisations are planning for over the next 12 months, and the longer term period of 3-5 years. read more »

HMRC defends its Twitter tax enquiries feed

HM Revenue and Customs has defended its call for tax payers to tweet enquiries to @HMRCcustomers after criticism from MPs. read more »

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 »


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