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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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Government to offer free wifi across 1,000 public buildings

More than 1,000 public buildings in cities across the UK are to offer free wifi hotspots, as part of a government programme. read more »

British Medical Journal saves on software licensing with Google Apps

The British Medical Journal says it is saving £135,000 a year in software licensing fees and hardware costs, and 126,500 hours in productivity from using Google Apps. read more »

Rolls-Royce moves global HR into the cloud with Workday

Rolls-Royce is moving its global human resources into the cloud with Workday, helping to streamline operations. read more »

Government fuels the UK's weather obsession with £97m supercomputer

The government’s plan for a new £97 million weather supercomputer will cement the UK’s position as a world leader in climate prediction, it says. read more »

De Beers diamond company makes IT shiny with global HCL contract

Global diamond firm De Beers has signed an end-to-end IT infrastructure transformation contract with HCL Technologies. read more »

La Perla deploys mobile big data analytics for execs

Luxury women's fashion house La Perla has deployed MicroStrategy technology for enterprise-wide mobile analytics. read more »

Tomb Raider games entrepreneur wins university honour

The founder of one of the UK’s most successful gaming companies has been awarded the title of Honorary Doctor of Letters by London South Bank University. read more »

County Durham & Darlington NHS trust saves through digitising medical records

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has digitised its medical records to enhance operational efficiency and patient care, as well as save money. read more »

Teradata's fight to avoid being labelled a cloud laggard

Teradata has denied it is a cloud laggard as it faces increased cloud-based data warehousing and big data analytics competition in the enterprise market. read more »

Teradata: We must nail the data privacy issue and not rely on governments

Big data analytics company Teradata says the IT industry must get to grips with the issue of data privacy before governments step in and make a hash of it. read more »

Enterprises 'flee' perpetual software licensing but still suckers for 'shelfware'

Enterprises are "fleeing" the perpetual software licence model due to shrinking budgets, but "shelfware" is still rampant with 96 percent of organisations wasting money on unused software, according to research. read more »

Philip Morris International brings in Wipro to light up its IT

Philip Morris International (PMI) has hired IT outsourcer Wipro to manage its IT infrastructure for five years. read more »

King's College Hospital NHS trust keeps a closer track on network user rights

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London is upping the security and compliance of its main Microsoft Windows server-based network. read more »

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 »

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