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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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Standard Life completes major digital workplace transformation project

Standard Life has completed a project to enable better collaboration across its workforce, substantially reducing its application estate and introducing a range of Microsoft tools. read more »

Major Scottish data centre to rely on renewable energy

Plans to build a data centre which relies solely on renewable energy have been submitted to Scottish authorities, as part of a major £40 million project. read more »

Nationwide rolls out remote mortgage applications systems at 60 branches

Nationwide has introduced video-link equipment to 60 branches to provide remote mortgage applications. read more »

Financial services firms to increase cyber security budgets this year, PwC claims

Financial services firms plan to increase spending on cyber defences this year, as more become aware of the risks to the sector. read more »

CME Group and 6fusion prepare to launch cloud exchange

CME Group is a step closer to launching a marketplace to enable trading of cloud resources, after entering into a definitive agreement with infrastructure metering firm 6Fusion. read more »

JP Morgan to invest £150 million on boosting cyber security

US bank JP Morgan has increased its budget for cyber security in reaction to an “unprecedented” threat faced in the past two years. read more »

EU plans major clampdown on high frequency trading

European Union financial services chief Michel Barnier has vowed to clamp down on high frequency trading with some of the toughest legislation in the world. read more »

Facebook awaits regulatory approval for European payments service

Facebook is ‘weeks away’ from obtaining regulatory approval to provide payments and remittance services in Europe. read more »

Co-op Bank plans IT investment to 'fix fundamentals' of troubled business

The Co-operative Bank plans to invest in IT systems to improve customer experience, with technology playing a key role in reversing the troubled lender’s fortunes. read more »

EasyJet manages fast-growing European workforce with Workday cloud HR

Budget airline operator easyJet plans to move its 8,000-strong workforce onto Workday’s cloud HR system to support management as it expands its business internationally. read more »

Metro Bank founder to launch 'digital bank next year

Metro Bank founder Anthony Thomson has unveiled plans to challenge high street lenders with the UK’s ‘digital only’ bank. read more »

SAP continues cloud push with Business Suite subscription model

SAP has announced plans to make its Business Suite software available through a cloud subscription model. read more »

ElasticHosts: Linux container virtualisation allows us to beat AWS on price

Cloud provider ElasticHosts is utilising Linux containers for ‘true’ auto-scaling and consumption-based billing, which it claims can enable a 50 percent cost reduction over Amazon Web Services. read more »

French IT services firm Sopra agrees to buy-out Steria in friendly tie-up

French IT services firm Sopra has agreed to buy-out rival Steria in a deal that will create a company with combined revenues of €3.1 billion. read more »

UK banks must address ageing IT, warns PRA chief

UK banks must invest in updating ageing IT systems to cope with customer demands for new banking technologies, according to a leading financial regulator. read more »

DCMS Twitter hack targets Maria Miller MP

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport had its Twitter account ‘hacked’ on Saturday, with rogue tweets targeting secretary of state Maria Miller. read more »

Yorkshire Building Society replaces HP OpenView with ServiceNow cloud management tools

Yorkshire Building Society has replaced its HP OpenView IT management tool with ServiceNow’s cloud software, offering greater insight into the business value of the IT department. read more »

EU regulators warn banks to protect IT budgets in face of growing cyber threat

Banks must ensure that IT budgets are protected to defend against a growing cyber threat, European Union has warned. read more »

Cloud HR tools support 'transformation' of pharmaceutical industry, say Workday customers

Workday's software as a service HR tools are facilitating the 'reinvention' of the pharmaceutical industry by unifying management of large global workforces, according to some of the market's largest firms. read more »

RBS closes 44 branches as shift to mobile continues

Royal Bank of Scotland is to close 44 branches following a sharp drop-off in in-store transactions, with customers increasingly using mobile devices for banking. read more »

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