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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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Apple Pay – which brands will support it in the UK?

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Travelex upgrades application delivery network to support growing online demand

Foreign exchange provider Travelex has deployed A10 Networks application delivery controllers across its global network, helping provide access to critical software systems as it grows its online services. read more »

Nationwide apologises for online and mobile banking outage

Nationwide customers were unable to access mobile and online banking for a short period of time yesterday after planned upgrades to its systems overran. read more »

Update: Bank of England launches investigation into CHAPS system failure

The Bank of England’s payment system for large value transfers such as house purchases has been taken offline due a ‘technical issue’. read more »

Practical tips for negotiating with Google, Amazon, Apple and Workday

As businesses get to grips with trends such as mobile, social, cloud and big data, many are starting to move away from the traditional ‘mega vendors’, and engage with less familiar suppliers. read more »

Embracing change – how banks are adopting digital innovation

Banks are having to reshape their business in order to compete in a digital landscape, requiring them to embrace innovation both internally and through third-parties such as the start-up community. read more »

Daisy Group agrees £494m takeover deal by CEO

Telecoms firm Daisy Group has finalised a takeover deal worth £494 million with a consortium led by the firm’s CEO Matthew Riley. read more »

Rimini Street revenues up as customer base swells to 900

Third party software support provider Rimini Street has seen its strong revenue growth as its customer base pushes towards the 900 mark. read more »

Moody's Corporation chooses ServiceNow over 'inflexible' BMC Remedy system

Moody's Corporation has deployed an IT service management (ITSM) tool from ServiceNow to improve "disjointed" processes across its organisation, deciding against a highly customised BMC platform used by its outsourcing partner. read more »

Insurers fear disruption from digital competitors

Insurance companies see digital firms such as Google and Amazon and agile start-ups operating in the market as a threat to their existing customer base, a survey has claimed. read more »

Banks see Amazon, Apple and Google as growing threat, report claims

Banks increasingly see big tech firms such as Apple, Google and Amazon as the largest threat to their business, a survey of 198 senior bankers has revealed. read more »

Nationwide launches loyalty and rewards app

Nationwide has launched a mobile app to provide customers with retail discounts based on their previous spending habits. read more »

Addison Lee cuts application deployment time from weeks to hours with network virtualisation

Taxi firm Addison Lee has deployed a network fabric solution from Avaya, helping increase infrastructure resilience and reduce the time needed to deploy new applications and services. read more »

Businesses must exchange private data with partners to drive efficiencies, says Berners-Lee

Businesses will need to share private data with partners to improve efficiency as their operations become more automated, says web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee. read more »

Lloyds to cut thousands of jobs as part of digital strategy

Lloyds Banking Group will cut thousands of jobs as it increases its focus on digital services and automates more of its business, according to reports. read more »

Government launches online cyber security training course for lawyers and accountants

The government has launched an online training course to help lawyers and accountants protect themselves and their clients against cyber attacks. read more »

UKOUG: Oracle OpenWorld cloud testimonials give customers confidence to adopt Saas

Oracle’s UK user group (UKOUG) president says that the strong focus on customer testimonials at OpenWorld 2014 will give others the confidence to adopt the vendor's growing portfolio of cloud services. read more »

Rimini Street sees its Oracle product support revenues triple

Rimini Street has witnessed support sales for certain Oracle product lines rise by 248 percent since Oracle OpenWorld 2013, citing adoption of its service by large enterprise business as the main driver for growth. read more »

Wearables health data massive opportunity for retailers, says dunnhumby CIO

Health monitoring data generated via wearable devices will support retailers in providing innovative personalised services to customers, says dunnhumby CIO Yael Cosset, provided retailers can navigate privacy challenges. read more »

Lloyd's Register offers shipping fleet certification data on the move with mobile app development

Lloyd’s Register has created a mobile and tablet app using Oracle's software platform to provide its surveyors and customers with access to ship certification data on the move. read more »

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