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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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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 »

We need to recruit more apprentices to address the data centre skills shortage, says MigSolv CEO

MiSolv CEO Alex Rabbetts highlights need for apprenticeships to encourage new generation of data centre engineers read more »

Paddy Power plans tie-up of product and technology teams

Paddy Power has appointed a new chief product manager with the aim of bringing together technology and product development teams across its organisation. read more »

RBS IT boss Simon McNamara awarded £200,000 share bonus

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has awarded a share allowance package worth £200,000 to group chief administrative officer, Simon McNamara, who is responsible for IT at the company. read more »

Lotus Notes creator Ray Ozzie celebrates the 25th anniversary of corporate email

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Autumn Statement 2014: Legacy IT a barrier to opening up bank data to customers

As part of chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, the government has called for a review into how banks an open data up to customers, helping increase competition by enabling easier comparisons between financial services providers. However, reliance on legacy IT could delay plans, a report into the proposals has warned. read more »

Google vs Europe: Antitrust battle four years on

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WPP signs £800 million hybrid cloud deal with IBM

Global marketing communications firm WPP has signed a seven-year contract with IBM worth $1.25 billion (£800m), involving the creation of a hybrid cloud infrastructure. read more »

IT system downtime costs firms £1.3m a year

Unplanned IT system downtime is costing companies more than $2 million (£1.27 million) each year and preventing them from meeting growing demands for 24/7 availability, according to a new study. read more »

ABN Amro signs ten-year cloud deal with IBM

Dutch bank ABN Amro will move to a private cloud infrastructure after signing a 10-year extension to its IBM infrastructure outsourcing agreement, said to be worth billions of dollars. read more »

Monitise receives £49m investment from Telefonica, Santander and Mastercard

Mobile payments firm Monitise will receive a £49.2 million investment from Telefonica, Santander and Mastercard, as it seeks to accelerate global growth plans and upgrade its technology platform. read more »

Banks must adapt to digital change or go bust, says Santander boss

Banks that are unable to meet customer expectations by adopting digital technologies could face going bankrupt, according to Santander’s head of UK banking. read more »

Rimini Street placed on Crown Commercial Service support services framework

Rimini Street has been placed on the government’s Enterprise Application Support Services (EASS) agreement, allowing public sector organisations to procure its application maintenance services more easily. read more »

Deloitte to investigate Bank of England payment system crash

The Bank of England has appointed Deloitte to conduct a review into the failure of its payment system last month. read more »

CA Technologies paid RBS millions for role in IT fiasco

CA Technologies has paid ‘millions of pounds’ to the Royal Bank of Scotland as part of a settlement agreement following the lender’s 2012 IT outage. read more »

Meet the child prodigies with a passion for IT

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HSBC offers Paym mobile payments to business users

HSBC has extended its Paym service to business customers, enabling them to receive money via mobile devices. read more »

How management failings led to RBS IT catastrophe

The £56 million fine received by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) today brought an end to the lengthy investigation into the bank’s high profile IT failure during the summer of 2012. read more »

Companies House revamps online presence with MongoDB to improve access to data

Companies House, the government’s business registry arm, has replaced its relational data base with a MongoDB NoSQL system as it seeks to revamp its online presence and improve customer access to data. read more »

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