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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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Cambridge University turns to Intel Xeon Phi chips to meet growing high performance computing demands

University is investing £20 million in new HPC data centre read more »

Tech firms biggest job cuts - in numbers

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Online banking booms with older generation, claims BBA report

More than 2.2 million people over 70 are now registered for online banking read more »

Oracle shareholders protest against Larry Ellisons 'excessive' pay

Railpen in the UK, and PGGM of the Netherlands file letter with the SEC read more »

Monitise goes up for sale as business transition falters

Mobile banking software firm announces strategic review of business and transition to subscription payment model falters. read more »

European Space Agency deploys private cloud with Red Hat

ESA staff require high availability of IT resources for critical applications read more »

HP's botched Autonomy acquisition: Timeline of the saga

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HP Autonomy sale investigation dropped by Serious Fraud Office

Allegations that former Autonomy CEO, Mike Lynch, misled HP over the value of its business prior to the 2011 acquisition will not be investigated further by UK authorities. read more »

Ministry of Defence selects CGI to create national security vetting system

CGI will now develop a nationwide system for most government departments and contractors read more »

European Commission awards Cinnnober £2m to build new bank clearing system

Real-time risk margining and multi-asset client clearing system will use Cinnober’s TradExpress real-time processing technology. read more »

Insurance IT spend to hit £66bn globally, says IDC

A report from IDC Financial Insights analysts predicts that IT budgets will rise 4.4 percent from the previous year, as firms use technology to reduce costs while focusing on new initiatives around internet of things and big data analytics to boost competitiveness. read more »

Challenger bank Hampden & Co deploys Oracle Flexcube core banking in the cloud

Private bank Hampden & Co has chosen Oracle’s cloud-based FLEXCUBE core banking platform to support its imminent launch into the UK market. read more »

AIB to outsource 170 IT roles after review

AIB is to outsource 170 technology related jobs following a review of its IT operations. read more »

Standard Chartered cuts thousands of jobs as digital plans accelerate

Multinational bank Standard Chartered has revealed plans to cut 4,000 jobs as it accelerates its digital transformation strategy. read more »

Natwest and Sainsburys Bank customers hit by IT outages

Natwest – which is partly state-owned – issued an apology to customers after a system failure prevented payments and transfers via online banking. read more »

National Express franchise c2c improves customer experience with IBM mobile apps and analytics

National Express Group has partnered with IBM to improve customer experience at its c2c rail franchise, rolling out mobile and analytics capabilities to staff and passengers. read more »

Capita acquires data storage specialist S3

Capita has expanded its data storage capabilities with the acquisition of Basingstoke-based specialist, Solid State Solutions (S3). read more »

Senior bank staff fail to take cyber risk seriously, claims Bank of England

Senior bank staff are failing to take the threat of cyber attack seriously, the Bank of England has claimed, treating it as a purely ‘technical’ issue rather than addressing risks at board-level. read more »

ComputerworldUK 2014 round-up: How banks got to grips with the digital agenda

The predominant theme in the financial services sector during 2014 was the ongoing attempts – and, in some cases, epic struggles – of big banks to transform into modern, digital businesses. read more »

Forrester: CIO and CMO must work together or risk losing market share

Collaboration will be key to increase customer focus next year, Forrester Research claims read more »


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