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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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BCS offers £25,000 computing teaching scholarships

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has once again been asked to run a scholarship scheme to attract trainee computing teachers, which is backed by big technology and financial firms. read more »

Data speed shouldn't be the only concern for 5G says government advisor

The head of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum says bandwidth speed shouldn't be the only priority when it comes to taking the UK's mobile strategy forward. read more »

General Motors puts first cybersecurity chief in the seat

General Motors has appointed its first cybersecurity chief, who will lead efforts by the company to secure the ever increasing computer technology now being deployed in cars. read more »

Waterstone's deploys more efficient point of sale system from Omnico

Book seller Waterstone's has deployed a "higher peforming" point of sale system that allowed it to cut its till estate by a third, creating more space in-store. read more »

Rackspace updates OpenStack private cloud offering with increased reliability

Cloud service provider Rackspace has updated its global Rackspace Private Cloud offering, powered by the open source OpenStack platform and designed to run enterprise production workloads. read more »

NHS outlines brave new technology world for treating patients

The NHS has outlined plans for further developing Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS). read more »

Struggling telcos taking up to two years to launch new services

Telcos are still struggling to compete with over the top (OTT) service players, taking "up to two years" to fully launch new services. read more »

Sage adds to its payroll by acquiring cloud firm PayChoice

Sage North America is to acquire privately-held PayChoice, a provider of payroll solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The cost of the takeover is believed to be around £100 million. read more »

BT signs £26m private solar power deal

BT has signed a £26 million deal with UK Sustainable Energy (UK-SE) to take 100 percent of the green energy generated by a solar farm near Ipswich, Suffolk, to help power BT’s Adastral Park research campus for the next 20 years. read more »

David Cameron appoints special envoy for intelligence and law enforcement data sharing

Prime minister David Cameron has appointed Sir Nigel Sheinwald as a special envoy on "intelligence and law enforcement data sharing". read more »

London's biggest minicab firm tips passengers with free 4G connectivity

London's largest minicab firm Addison Lee is rolling out free 4G mobile connectivity for passengers. read more »

EMC holds secret merger talks with HP, with Dell, Cisco and Oracle also in frame

HP and data storage specialist EMC have been having merger talks, according to a Wall Street Journal report. read more »

Northern Ireland gives HP £100m health IT framework contract

The Business Services Organisation (BSO) in Northern Ireland has chosen HP to deliver IT services across the region for the next four years to Health and Social Care Northern Ireland (HSCNI) organisations. read more »

Scottish Fire & Rescue gets hot on FoI compliance

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has deployed Microsoft Dynamics CRM in the cloud to deliver a Scotland-wide Freedom of Information (FOI) request system. read more »

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 »

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