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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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Fitness First replaces legacy data centres with hybrid cloud to save 'hundreds of thousands of pounds' a year

To reduce costs and allow IT to become more responsive to business goals, the company has begun a a major data centre consolidation and migration project along with Nutanix Global Services Organisation. read more »

Atomic Weapons Establishment unveils two new distributed memory supercomputers

In order to enhance its ability to test the safety of weapons, the AWE plans to use two SGI ICE XA systems – consisting of compute nodes feature the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors, capable of running complex workloads at petaflop speeds. read more »

Ryanair invests in NoSQL mobile platform to boost customer experience

The low-cost airline is in the process of a major rebrand as it seeks to shed the negative image of the brand held by some and offer better, and more personalised, customer service. Part of this strategy has included investment in its popular mobile app, which had received one million downloads as of last year. read more »

ING Group banks on ServiceNow HR service delivery improvements

As part of a three-month project to deploy of ServiceNow HR Automation, ING created a new self-service HR portal that enables its 25,000 employees to access to information on a range of widely queried topics, such as health compensation and learning. read more »

FCA to investigate use of big data in insurance sector

Regulators will struggle to keep pace with regulations as financial firms utilise new technologies read more »

Analysis: Banco Sabadell faces tough test separating TSB IT systems despite £450 million dowry fund

The Spanish bank announced plans today to move the TBS onto its proprietary Proteo software platform as part of the £1.7 billion takeover, with the bank expecting to achieve £160 million per annum “IT optimisation benefits” within three years. read more »

Ladbrokes digital boss Jim Mullen named as new CEO

Mullen joined the company in 2013 from betting rival William Hill, where he held the title of COO of online operations, and had previously been employed as director of digital strategy at News International, now News UK. read more »

Insurance firms slow to adapt to digital disruption, warns Forrester

Insurance firms need to engage with new technologies such as telematics, connected homes and wearables read more »

Bank IT not fit for purpose, MPs claim

Banks should spend growing profits on upgrading IT systems, according to Northern Ireland Affairs select committee read more »

TNT hybrid cloud deal boosts HPs struggling enterprise services division

Six-year contract is another feather in HP's cap weeks after announcing Deutsche Bank deal read more »

Chief data officers must prioritise business outcomes - not tech - to succeed

The chief data officer has risen in prominence, but the role still needs to show how it can benefit businesses rather than technology operations read more »

JPMorgan consolidates derivative trade systems with NoSQL database

The US banking giant processes hundreds of thousands of transactions within its derivatives business - which involves more complicated financial instruments - and settles billions or even trillions worth of trades each day. read more »

DevOps will be adopted by a quarter of businesses by 2016, claims Gartner

Enterprise businesses keen to adopt philosophy used by large cloud providers read more »

Standard Chartered promises to step up technology investment to cut costs

Chief executive Peter Sands looks to technology to support cost cutting plans read more »

10 cleanest and greenest data centres in the world

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RBS losses shrink as IT transformation continues

Troubled bank's losses fall from £8.9 billion to £3.5 billion as major IT transformation plans at RBS continue. read more »

2-in-1s: Top 5 laptop hybrids fighting their way into the enterprise

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Laptops, tablets and smartwatches: The evolution of mobile computing

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HSBC whistleblower claims major IT issues left Swiss division exposed to fraud

The whistleblower at the centre of allegations that HSBC helped private banking clients evade tax has claimed that the bank’s Swiss division had experienced IT issues that left it open to fraud. read more »

Telecity Group eyes cloud expansion with Interxion merger

Interxion CEO will lead integration of two companies for next 12 months. read more »

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