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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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Mastercard trials voice and face recognition mobile payment technology

Mastercard says it has completed a "successful" voice and facial recognition payments trial. read more »

Banks plan more IT spending as customer retention pressure grows

Banks intend to increase their IT spend "significantly" to counter decreasing customer loyalty and increased competition in the market, according to new research. read more »

Early technology adopters see the most business growth says Harvard

The early adoption of new technologies "leads to better business outcomes", according to a study from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. read more »

Peugeot Citroën wheels in savings with cloud-based talent management from Cornerstone

Peugeot Citroën has deployed a cloud-based talent management system from Cornerstone. read more »

Barclaycard bPay allows London commuters to go contactless

Barclaycard is the latest payments provider to take advantage of Transport for London's (TfL) launch of a contactless payment system across its underground, overground and bus network. read more »

Genome sequencing institute serves bandwidth needs with HP network

The Babraham Institute in Cambridge has deployed a high-speed HP networking solution to serve its bandwidth-hungry genome sequencing data needs. read more »

Sunderland Council builds big data intelligence hub with Palantir

Sunderland City Council has hired US firm Palantir to help it build its Intelligence Hub. read more »

Contactless payments go live on London transport network

Transport for London (TfL) has today enabled a contactless payment system across its underground, overground and bus network. read more »

Muji deploys cloud-based big data customer insights platform from Infosys

Japanese retailer Muji has deployed a cloud-based online customer insights system through outsourcer Infosys. read more »

Aviva deploys cloud-based ideas management among 31,000 global staff

Insurance group Aviva is using cloud-based idea management technology from Wazoku to power its Customer Cup, a global tournament that looks to find the most innovative and customer-orientated ideas from its 31,000 employees. read more »

Most companies can't address needs of changing workforce - SAP research

Companies are "unprepared for the future of work", according to research commissioned by SAP. read more »

UK companies missing out on business insights from new forms of Big Data

UK firms are missing out on new business insights from Big Data, with only a fifth (20 percent) investigating using three or more data sources, according to research commissioned by Teradata. read more »

Isles of Scilly council dragged over coals by Information Commissioner for letting documents slip

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered the Council of the Isles of Scilly to implement new data protection policies and training, after two data breaches involving the disclosure of personal data. read more »

Code Club for schools is 'on target' to reach training levels for teachers

Code Club, the nationwide network of free volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for children aged 9-11, says it is on track to meet its target of signing up 25 percent of primary schools across the country by the end of 2015. read more »

Information Commissioner fines worker for taking company data on leaving

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is warning employees that walking off with the personal information of their employer when changing jobs is a criminal offence, after a man was convicted of it. read more »

Most senior executives happy with results of big data projects

Most senior executives are happy with the results of their big data projects, according to research from consulting firm Accenture. read more »

Anglian Water hires NTT DATA to deliver cost-effective application testing

Anglian Water has selected NTT DATA to manage and deliver IT application testing services under a three year contract, with the aim of improving quality and lowering costs. read more »

University research aided by shared £900,000 Jisc data centre

A shared Jisc data centre to support the requirements of university research has been set up with funding of around £900,000 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). read more »

Government offers firms international online trading tools to boost sales

UK Businesses are to have access to a new suite of services to help boost their international trade through UK Trade and Investment's (UKTI) new e-Exporting Programme. read more »

BBC launches Make it Digital coding and technology education project for 2015

The BBC has announced that its major education project for 2015 will be called Make it Digital, which aims to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology. read more »

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