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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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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 »

Veeam offers free data backup for desktops and laptops

As Veeam Software prepares to launch the latest versions of its data backup and disaster recovery solutions, it used its VeeamOn user conference in Las Vegas this week to launch a free version of its backup software. read more »

Sandwell Leisure boosts membership by three-quarters with online and mobile sign-ups

Sandwell Leisure Trust says it has increased membership by 74 percent and reduced membership set-up costs with the help of an Omnico leisure management system. read more »

Airlines told to modify cockpits to stop mobiles and wifi crashing control screens

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered airlines to modify cockpits - at the cost of millions of dollars - to prevent the possibility of mobile phone and WiFi signals crashing cockpit screens. read more »

Chemical group BASF deploys cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 for 112,000 staff

Chemical group BASF is using the cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 system to connect its 112,000 global staff. read more »

First 11 Barclays FinTech start-ups pitch to 300 angel investors

Eleven entrepreneurs and small businesses backed by Barclays pitched new financial services technologies to an audience of more than 300 angel investors, venture capitalists, senior executives and corporate partners in London this week. read more »

Oracle customers 'concerned' about application support says Rimini Street

Oracle customers have "concerns" about the company's software support strategy, according to rival software support company Rimini Street. read more »

Medway Council delivers flexible working and saves £1m with Citrix

Medway Council is deploying Citrix virtualisation technology to enable flexible working for employees and reduce operational and IT costs. read more »

Banks should not ditch traditional passwords despite biometrics says IDC

Despite the launch of new biometric technologies to authorise financial payments, banks should not ditch the traditional password to enable payments to be cleared, according to analyst IDC. read more »

Tesco 'may sell or close down video streaming service Blinkbox'

Tesco is reportedly planning to sell or close down its loss-making Blinkbox on demand video and music service. read more »


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