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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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Partners sought to develop £42m Alan Turing Institute for Big Data

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is calling for partners to develop the Alan Turing Institute. The Institute aims to help position the UK as a world leader in the analysis and application of Big Data. read more »

French supermarket chain Carrefour 'monetises' its customer data

Carrefour Media, the advertising arm of the Carrefour group, has chosen Acxiom's Audience Operating System (AOS) to help maximise the effectiveness of its marketing campaigns. read more »

TMA uses CGI to make new energy companies 'smart meter ready'

A new service from TMA Data Management will make it easier for small and new entrant energy companies to become "smart meter ready". read more »

Almost 70,000 extra Surrey homes and firms get fibre broadband in £33m scheme

Superfast Surrey, a £33 million partnership between Surrey County Council and BT, says it has successfully completed more than three-quarters of its rural fibre broadband roll-out programme across the county. read more »

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue ensures connectivity at incidents with Peplink routers

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue has deployed Peplink routers and access points to integrate satellite and 3G/4G cellular networks to ensure communications continuity at incidents. read more »

SMEs fail to adopt fixed mobile convergence and lose as a result

Large numbers of UK SMEs are "wasting money and hampering flexible working" by failing to link together their fixed-line and mobile communications, according to research. read more »

Telefónica signs smart meter data services deal with CGI for national rollout

Telefónica UK is to use CGI’s Smart Data Service as part of its responsibility to deliver connectivity to energy firms that are rolling out smart meters as part of the national rollout. read more »

Young coders encouraged to take part in this year's Festival of Code

Young children with a keen eye for coding are being urged to sign up to a major national coding competition. read more »

Public wifi accredited against 'Friendly WiFi' scheme to protect young web surfers

A public wifi accreditation scheme to block pornographic and child abuse websites, videos and images has been launched by digital installers' organisation Registered Digital Institute (RDI). read more »

John Lewis uses Splunk to improve operations and drive sales

John Lewis is using the Splunk Enterprise platform to deliver operational and customer insight across, which is said to generate £1 billion in sales a year. read more »

Diageo deploys cloud-based IT service management from ServiceNow

International drinks company Diageo has deployed a cloud-based IT service management platform from ServiceNow. read more »

Campaign for Clear Licensing appoints CEO to battle for firms' software rights

The new Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) has announced the appointment of Mark Flynn as CEO. read more »

Federation of Small Businesses demands minimum broadband speed of 100mbps

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the government to adopt "much more ambitious targets" for rolling out high speed broadband for businesses across the UK. read more »

Upgraded Raspberry Pi now available

The cut-price Raspberry Pi Model B computer has been given its first major upgrade since its launch two years ago. read more »

Cameron announces £800 million investment in waging cyber warfare

Prime minister David Cameron has announced that £1.1 billion will be spent through the armed forces to fight new threats, with most of the money being used to wage cyber warfare. read more »

Industry-led Tech Partnership gets £18m from government to grow digital skills

The government is giving £18 million of funding to support the industry-led Tech Partnership, which aims to bolster the nation’s digital skills development and create new jobs. read more »

Newcastle to open the £250m Core tech hub to drive digital jobs growth

The Core, the first building to open as part of the Science Central development in Newcastle, is projected to create 400 jobs and bring £20 million to the city’s economy. read more »

Network Rail brings in Capgemini to deploy multi-million pound rostering system

Network Rail has announced a "multi-million pound contract" to implement ClickSoftware’s workforce management and rostering system, which will be implemented by outsourcer Capgemini UK. read more »

Post Office enters mobile market using EE network

The Post Office is entering the mobile phone market in autumn by piggy backing on the EE network. read more »

Record starting salaries amid continuing skills shortages shows REC/KPMG report

The monthly Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)/KPMG Report on Jobs says there were record overall starting salaries recorded in June, with engineering and IT facing particularly bad skills shortages. read more »

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