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Matthew Finnegan

Matthew Finnegan

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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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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 »

Betfair mobile revenues spike during record quarter

Betfair has achieved record quarterly revenues and profits as mobile use boomed during the World Cup. read more »

Former Allied Irish Bank exec to launch branchless mobile bank

Former Allied Irish Bank chief operating officer Anne Boden is set to take on the incumbent lenders with the launch of a new branchless bank, delivering services predominantly via mobile devices. read more »

Co-op Group names Richard Pennycook, who was also in charge of IT, as permanent CEO

The Co-operative Group’s interim chief executive Richard Pennycook, who was given responsibility for the firm’s IT earlier this year, has been handed the top job on a permanent basis. read more »

Yorkshire Bank apologises as payments glitch is resolved

Yorkshire Bank has apologised to customers after payment processing was delayed and online and branch systems were taken offline. read more »

Yorkshire Bank IT glitch disrupts payments

Yorkshire Bank customers are unable to receive payments as an IT glitch continues to affect services following days of problems. read more »

Apple partners with Mastercard and Visa on mobile wallet

Apple has struck deals with Visa, Mastercard and American Express as part of plans to enable smartphone payments through the launch of a mobile wallet, according to reports. read more »

Monitise CIO Mike Keyworth steps down

Mobile payments software provider Monitise has announced its CIO, Mike Keyworth, is to step down as part of board and senior executive personnel changes. read more »

Apple gearing up for mobile payments with NFC chip partnership

Apple has partnered with Dutch chip maker NXP to supply near field communication technology that could enable smartphone payments in the next iPhone, according to the FT. read more »

Bwin.party adopts agile to boost mobile strategy

Online betting firm Bwin.party is adopting agile development methodologies to speed product release cycles and improve software quality, as it seeks revive its fortunes by focusing on mobile. read more »


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