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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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European insurers 'losing billions from fraud through lack of technology'

European insurers are potentially losing billions of pounds every year from fraud as a result of using outmoded fraud detection techniques, according to analytics software firm SAS. read more »

Tesco shines spotlight on agile data warehouse overhaul

Tesco has been in the headlines for the wrong reasons as of late, with profit warnings and the recent revelation that it had made inaccurate sales forecasts to the tune of hundreds of millions. read more »

Waiting for Hadoop is like Waiting for Godot, says Gartner

Companies looking on open source Hadoop development before they deploy the data processing system are like characters from Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot, says analyst Gartner. read more »

Big UK employers recruiting at Brunel University big data festival this month

Students looking for a career in big data can meet some of the UK’s top employers at the SAS Big Data Skills Festival hosted by Brunel University in London this month. read more »

Information Commissioner warns on 'excessive' CCTV, drone and body camera use

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned camera surveillance operators that monitoring equipment must only be used as a "necessary and proportionate response" to a "real and pressing problem". read more »

Chemical companies rushing to big data analytics and the cloud says Accenture

Chemical companies’ investments in digital technologies will "rise sharply" in the next three years, with cloud computing and big data analytics expected to generate the highest return on investment, according to research from consulting firm Accenture. read more »

BBC launches Ebola information service in Africa using Whatsapp

The BBC World Service has launched an app-based "lifeline" Ebola information service for people in West Africa. read more »

Teradata 'makes it easier and cheaper' to discover connections in big data

Teradata, the big data analytics technology firm, has unveiled its Connection Analytics solution, to enable organisations to discover the relationships and influences between people, products and processes. read more »

HP enhances data backup in the cloud with new Helion DRaaS offering

HP has enhanced its disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) offering in the cloud. Known as HP Helion Continuity Service, it forms part of HP's new HP Helion cloud package of services. read more »

University of Reading to open £20m commercial big data research centre in early 2015

A new £20 million-plus big data research centre is to open at the University of Reading next year. read more »

BBC deploys Apigee API platform to support new video on demand service

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has chosen the Apigee Edge application programming interface (API) platform as a traffic manager on BBC Store. read more »

Oxfam moves worldwide staff to cloud-based Box collaboration platform

Oxfam is using Box’s cloud content sharing and collaboration platform to support employees working across more than 90 countries. read more »

How mobile using commuters are short-changed on trains despite 'faster' networks

Research confirms what we all know - mobile communications on trains are abysmal, even in 3G- and 4G-rich London. read more »

The man who would be (cloud backup) king

Disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) - the backup, recovery and replication of your data in the cloud is a hot at the moment and Veeam Software's CEO Ratmir Timashev is out to revolutionise its delivery. read more »

Well over a third of CFOs can't see the point of digital technology

Most CFOs say digital technologies are increasingly important in helping them cope with the pressure they are under to support business performance and manage risk, but well over a third don't, according to research. read more »

GSMA specification for M2M and Internet of Things will 'accelerate' market says Beecham Research

The recently launched GSMA eUICC Embedded SIM Specification will "accelerate and help transform" the M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) markets, according to a report from analyst Beecham Research. read more »

IT pros work fewer hours than in other professions shows Robert Walters research

A quarter of IT professionals are working 50 or more hours a week, according to research, but the large majority work a lower number of hours than most other professionals in other industries. read more »

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority replaces ageing SAP system

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority is tendering out a five-year contract to replace its ageing SAP business software platform. read more »

City of Bristol College deploys course self-assessment and student CRM systems

City of Bristol College is deploying a number of systems to improve operations and increase student engagement and retention levels. read more »

Veeam targets all companies with cloud-based data backup and disaster recovery

Veeam Software has put in place its latest move to popularise disaster-recovery-as-a-service in the cloud. read more »


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