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Matthew Finnegan

Matthew Finnegan

Biography

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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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 »

Total boosts Linux Pangea supercomputer with 4.4 petaflops of compute power

The upgrade announced today will add a further 4.4 petaflops of compute due to the latest ICE X system, which uses the most recent version of Intel’s E5-2600 chips read more »

How Columbia Sportswear enhances security with 'software defined data centre approach

Speaking at the 2015 Ignite conference in Las Vegas, Columbia Sportswear global IS communications manager, John Spiegel, told delegates how the joint solution from the two vendors allows for security policies to be tied to applications as they move dynamically around virtual machines. read more »

Data-sharing regulations must be eased to support cyber crime fight, says Palo Alto Networks CTO

Zuk told attendees at the company’s 2015 Ignite user conference that data will be key to producing the threat intelligence to combat malicious attacks, but claimed that existing regulations are stymying efforts by the security industry. read more »

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 »


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