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Matthew Finnegan

Matthew Finnegan


Matthew Finnegan joined ComputerworldUK in January 2013, having spent two years writing for tech news titles including TechEye and ChannelBiz.

Before employment as a technology journalist, Matthew worked for the special advisers to the secretary of state at the Department for Education. Prior to this he studied English Literature at the University of Westminster.

Matthew's main areas of focus at ComputerworldUK include financial services and retail sector IT projects. He is also interested in data centres, cloud computing and virtualisation.

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Public cloud deployment causes complexity headache, says Xerox CIO

Printer and copier firm Xerox is adopting Oracle’s cloud HR tools to standardise its global IT environment, as it attempts to transform itself and become a supplier of outsourcing services. read more »

Oracle collaborates with Vodafone on IoT development

Oracle has announced a partnership with mobile network operator Vodafone to develop internet of things (IoT) systems as demand for smart cities, connected cars and m-health increases. read more »

EAT reduces reporting errors with cloud financial planning tools

High street food chain EAT has reduced reporting errors after replacing spreadsheets used for financial planning with a cloud based system from Anaplan. read more »

Financial Times expands digital subscription services with cloud billing platform

The Financial Times (FT) has deployed Zuora’s cloud billing platform to simplify control of its subscription services and offer a wider range of digital products to customers. read more »

HP pushes software defined agenda with Virtual Storage Appliance giveaway

Hewlett Packard’s storage chief David Scott says the company aims to speed enterprise adoption of software defined storage and all-flash arrays. read more »

Agile and waterfall – is a hybrid approach best for enterprise app development?

Adoption of agile software development methodologies has become increasingly accepted among businesses, as they seek to build applications quickly by iterating fast and testing frequently. read more »

Ferrari revs up Infor ERP for supply chain

Premium car manufacturer Ferrari is rolling out Infor’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to improve the flow of data across its supply chain operations. read more »

Oracle CEO reshuffle - how will it impact customers?

Oracle’s leadership reshuffle will have little impact customers in the short term, but the promotion of senior execs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd to co-CEO raises ongoing questions over the company's ability to adapt to the cloud, industry experts have claimed. read more »

London Metal Exchange launches clearing house platform

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has opened its first clearing house, LME Clear, running on Swedish supplier Cinnober’s TradExpress real-time processing technology. read more »

Carlsberg taps Office 365 to connect 20,000 global employees

Danish brewery company Carlsberg has rolled out Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud collaboration tools to connect 20,000 of its 40,000 employees, as the business expands internationally. read more »

Philips creates virtual learning university for 100,000 staff with Cornerstone OnDemand

Electronics and manufacturing giant Philips has replaced numerous learning and talent management applications with Cornerstone’s OnDemand cloud software, helping create a ‘virtual university’ for over 100,000 staff. read more »

Monitise revenues and losses increase as business overhaul continues

Mobile banking software provider Monitise has seen revenues increase but losses also rise as the company attempted to transform its business model in the past year. read more »

O2, EE and Vodafone scrap Weve mobile wallet

UK mobile operators have scrapped plans to launch a mobile wallet, following disagreements over how the service will be run. read more »

IDF 2014: Intel outlines vision for transformation of the data centre

The enterprise data centre will be transformed by technologies such as silicon photonics, rack scale architecture and software defined systems in the near future, claims Intel, saying these technologies will help businesses meet demand for digital services. read more »

Apple iPhone 6 launch set to impact payments but real uptake could be years away

With the launch of Apple Pay, CEO Time Cook has promised to replace the “antiquated” credit card payments with near field communication (NFC) mobile payments. read more »

Apples iPhone 6 launch will be tipping point for mobile payments

Apple’s expected entrance into mobile payments with the launch of the iPhone 6 is set to spark mainstream adoption, but those forecasting the imminent demise of the credit card may be disappointed. read more »

Grant Thornton connects workforce with cloud collaboration tools

Accountancy and consultant firm Grant Thornton is using Huddle’s cloud collaboration technology to connect its member firms, allowing client teams across the world to communicate and share content. read more »

London Irish Rugby Club targets fan engagement with Dynamics cloud CRM

London Irish Rugby Club has deployed Microsoft Dynamics cloud customer relationship management (CRM) tools to help analyse its fan-base data and drive ticket sales through targeted marketing. read more »

SocGen rogue trader to be released from jail

Société Générale rogue trader Jerome Kerviel is to be released from jail next week and allowed to serve the remainder of his three-year sentence wearing an electronic tag. read more »

Barclays launches biometric finger scanner for corporate customers

Barclays will enable corporate clients to authenticate transactions using finger vein recognition technology, as the bank aims to replace passwords and PIN numbers with biometrics for all customers in future. read more »

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