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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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Carly Fiorina: The road from HP pariah to presidential candidate

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Beware the angry IT worker: Firms must control data access or risk a repeat of Sony hack

‘Insider threat’ attacks are becoming increasingly common and such an approach is likely to be the cause of the widely-publicised Sony data breach last year, according to Bill Buchanan, Professor in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. read more »

Hyperion Insurance Group supports global expansion and merger with Workday cloud HR

Insurance provider will see global headcount grow to 3,000 across 37 countries read more »

OpenStack more costly than VMware and Microsoft for private clouds

Fully supported OpenStack distributions are the best approach to building lock-in free private clouds read more »

Competition from tech firms and startups is opportunity rather than threat, says Lloyds strategy director

Bank is learning from the likes of PayPal to improve internal IT practices read more »

Going private: 7 tech giants away from the glare of shareholders

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Rackspace cuts ribbon on UK data centre with 50,000 servers

The 150,000 square foot facility is built using designs supplied by Facebook's Open Compute Project read more »

Wealth management firm St James's Place migrates to AWS cloud to meet scalability demands

Despite operating in a highly regulated industry, SJP has decided to begin moving its infrastructure to Amazon Web Services to support its expansion plans and provide greater flexibility for the business. read more »

Natwest and RBS customers hit by mobile banking outage

The mobile outage has continued this morning, with customers continuing to report problems via Twitter. read more »

Updated: Bloomberg blames faulty hardware for data terminal outage, as multiple redundant systems fail

Many of Bloomberg’s users took to Twitter to vent their frustrations at the technical problems afftecting their terminals, claiming a lack of access to market information is preventing them from carrying out trading activity. read more »

TfL selects AWS over Azure to handle 20x spikes in journey planner website traffic

TfL’s website is relied upon by a large number of commuters in London using various modes of public transport each day. Its site – revamped in 2012 - receives three million pages views and 600,000 unique views on an average day. read more »

Shipping container firm Seaco migrates SAP platform to AWS cloud to improve ERP performance

The shipping container company is keen to move away from legacy IT environments. read more »

Nationwide rolls out testing software to support digitisation efforts

In order to provide quality assurance for its multi-platform software development, Nationwide is now using TestPlant’s testing tool, eggPlant. read more »

Travis Perkins cuts service desk response times for 24,000 employees with ServiceNow ITSM

ITSM tool reduces time taken to respond to 30,000 calls a month service desk response times from three mins down to 20 seconds read more »

US Army taps IBM hybrid cloud for logistics system analytics

IBM's hybrid cloud service provides new analytic capabilities and reduces costs by 50 percent read more »

Bank CIOs to play crucial role in profitability drive, says KPMG

Despite growth in combined profits – up from £12.7 billion in 2013 to £20.6 billion last year – a strong focus will remain on cost reduction, with investment in new digital services playing a key role, the report claims. read more »

Software defined data centre: 7 tips for the next generation network engineer

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Wells Fargo CISO: Security should be viewed as business enabler, not innovation bottleneck

Baich said that security should be seen as a “business enablement” function within the enterprise, able to support growth initiatives. read more »

Sega Europe picks Palo Alto Networks firewall to improve network visibility

Last year, the company decided to invest in Palo Alto Networks' firewall products to enhance its ability to monitor applications used by staff and prevent threats reaching its networks. read more »

Mirantis joins Cloud Foundry Foundation to bridge OpenStack Paas gap

By joining the CloudFoundry Foundation, Mirantis has promised to offer distributions of the software to its customer base, partnering with vendors in the eco-system rather than creating its own distribution. read more »

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