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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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Retailers fail at cross-channel inventory management despite omnichannel investment, says SAP firm

Cross-channel inventory management is the main challenge for retailers embarking on an omnichannel sales strategy, according to research. read more »

Majority of BAE's 300 graduates go to war in cyber security

Cyber threats are continuing to drive the BAE Systems graduate recruitment programme, with the majority of next year's graduates being used to fight in the defence company's cyber warfare efforts. read more »

CGI lands Inmarsat ESA contract work to improve pilot/ground control communications

CGI has been brought in by Inmarsat to help improve the data communications between pilots and air traffic control across Europe. read more »

Pensions regulator hires Capgemini to deploy £2.4m document management system

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has awarded outsourcer Capgemini a seven year £2.4 million contract to implement and support an integrated case and document management system. read more »

ING gets rid of another 2,700 staff and contractors as it becomes an omnichannel bank

Dutch bank ING plans to axe 1,700 staff, plus another 1,000 contractors, over the next three years as it embarks on a new digital strategy, its CEO has announced. read more »

National Trust for Scotland upgrades network with Brocade gigabit ethernet

The National Trust for Scotland is using kit from Brocade to add resilience to its network infrastructure. read more »

Dixons Carphone deploys cloud-based omnichannel profitability testing software

Dixons Carphone, the recently merged electrical and telecoms retailer, is using Applied Predictive Technologies' (APT) cloud-based customer experience and omnichannel profitability testing software. read more »

Ministry of Defence warms to BYOD to gain digital flexibility

British troops are being allowed to access military applications on their own smartphones for the first time, reports the Financial Times, with the RAF also putting in an order for iPads to be used by pilots. read more »

Lufthansa signs 1bn euro IT infrastructure outsourcing deal with IBM

Lufthansa has signed a one billion euros (£830 million) IT infrastructure outsourcing contract with IBM, which includes transferring the control of its data centres to Big Blue, including one in Hertfordshire. read more »

Wynyard hires former GCHQ chief to push crime fighting software

Wynyard, the supplier of crime fighting and intelligence software, has appointed Andrew France OBE, the former deputy director of cyber defence operations at British listening centre GCHQ, as its strategic advisor for intelligence. read more »

Coventry boy is youngest ever Microsoft Certified Professional at five years

A five-year-old boy from Coventry has become the youngest ever Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). read more »

Argos overhauls delivery operation with Paragon system

Argos has selected software from Paragon as part of a large-scale project to "revolutionise" its home delivery operation. read more »

Council partnership Warwickshire Direct rips out Northgate CRM for cloud solution

Local authority customer services partnership Warwickshire Direct has selected the cloud-based Firmstep CRM system to replace its current Northgate system, to benefit from scalable flexibility and save money. read more »

Northern Ireland Electricity extends outsourcing deal with Capita

Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) is extending its IT current contract with Capita for a further three years to 2017. read more »

Three-quarters of big UK retailers plan major software projects, despite the bugs

Almost three-quarters of large UK retailers have a major software project in the pipeline, according to research, signalling an end to tech investment slowdowns as a result of the recession. read more »

Co-op Bank invests in better future with £325m outsourcing deal with Capita

The Co-operative Bank has selected Capita as the preferred bidder to "transform" its mortgage servicing operation in the UK. read more »

Offshore investment firm Aegon Ireland gets ready for Solvency II with SAS

With Solvency II deadlines fast approaching, Aegon Ireland has chosen data management and reporting technology from SAS to satisfy regulatory requirements and provide business data insights for management. read more »

Dow Chemical deploys Tetra mobile comms system

Dow Chemical has chosen Motorola's Tetra digital radio system to support its operations in the Netherlands. read more »

SAP bags Microsoft cloud leader as its chief technology officer

SAP has hired Microsoft Azure vice president Quentin Clark as its chief technology officer. read more »

IT jobs growth continues shows research

The latest Report on Jobs from KPMG and employment agency body REC shows demand for permanent and temporary IT staff continued to grow strongly in October. read more »

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