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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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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 »

Deutsche Bank creating digital innovation labs with Microsoft and IBM

Deutsche Bank is preparing to launch a series of ‘innovation labs’ alongside IBM, Microsoft and Indian outsourcing firm HCL in a bid to improve its digital banking services. read more »

Regulator unveils plans to shake up payments industry

The new Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has set out plans to overhaul the £75 trillion payments industry through increased innovation and equal access to infrastructure owned by large banks. read more »

Ulster Bank handed £2.75m fine for IT failure

Ulster Bank has been handed a £2.75 million fine following a major IT outage in 2012, with Irish regulators blaming a failure to manage a technology outsourcing agreement with the Royal Bank of Scotland. read more »

McDonald's Happy Meal toy manufacturer overhauls legacy supply chain platforms with NetSuite

Marketing and manufacturing firm Marketing Store is replacing numerous legacy financial and supply chain applications spread across the globe with a Netsuite platform, aiming to provide a single view of its data for the first time. read more »

Digital technology to eliminate a third of UK jobs

More than a third of UK jobs are at high risk of replacement in the next twenty years, a Deloitte report has claimed, causing a ‘major shift’ in the labour market. read more »

ANZs CIO search ends with appointment of Citi's Scott Collary

Australian bank ANZ has appointed former Citigroup IT chief Scott Collary following a seven-month search to replace departed CIO Anne Weatherston. read more »

BMW chooses OpenStack for private cloud over commercial vendors due to lock-in risk

BMW is preparing to replace its in-house developed private cloud platform with an OpenStack system, deciding against partnering with proprietary cloud management vendors due to the risk of lock-in. read more »

Admiral taps Teradata for big data analytics

Car insurance provider Admiral Group is using Teradata analytics software to support business transformation plans and help it get new products to market faster. read more »

Nationwide targets wearable banking with smartwatch app launch

Nationwide has launched a Android Wear smartwatch app, becoming the first financial services firm in the UK to provide account information via a wearable device. read more »

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