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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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After Oracle spat licensing campaigners plan attack on IBM and SAP

Following the open letter to Oracle, the Campaign for Clear Licensing's members said that IBM and SAP should also be looked at read more »

BT extends schools Barefoot Computing project for teachers

Almost 3,000 teachers from over 800 different schools in England have received computer training via the Barefoot Computing Project since its launch last summer. read more »

Sheffield City Council signs IT contract extension worth up to £170m with Capita

Under the terms of the extension, Capita will continue to deliver a core range of services on behalf of the council, including ICT, revenues, benefits, HR and payroll and financial business transactions. read more »

Ryanair plans free wifi entertainment on flights

The airline says it plans to trial a new in-flight entertainment service on selected routes from Dublin this summer. read more »

Annual online UK sales break £100bn barrier

The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index show £104 billion was spent online in 2014 – growing 14 percent on 2013. read more »

UK Information Commissioner warns against 'knee-jerk' reactions to Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris

The Information Commissioner is particularly concerned about any compromising of effective encryption for consumers of online services. read more »

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 »

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