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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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HSBC lacks integrated compliance IT following record money laundering fine

HSBC needs further upgrades to its anti-money laundering systems following a $1.9 billion settlement with US authorities, with IT systems ‘lacking integration’, according to a Department of Justice court filing. read more »

Workday cloud HR tools no longer a toy, claims AstraZeneca CIO

Workday has shed its reputation as a 'toy' technology among senior executives following after a series of large scale deployments, AstraZeneca's CIO has claimed. read more »

Capita snaps up British network service provider Updata for £80m

Capita has acquired British networking and connectivity services provider Updata in a deal worth £80 million, continuing a recent acquisition spree by the outsourcing firm. read more »

CaixaBank rolls out 30,000 Nokia Lumia smartphones to staff

Spanish lender CaixaBank will roll out 30,000 Nokia Lumia smartphones running on Windows Phone operating, allowing simple integration with other Microsoft applications. read more »

BAFTA handles awards season website traffic with Rackspace cloud hosting

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has chosen Rackspace’s public cloud to host its online services, allowing it to deal with spikes in website demand during awards season. read more »

FCA review of banks legacy IT will add to mountain of regulations

The Financial Conduct Authority’s review into banks’ IT systems threatens to add to the mountain of regulations already faced by lenders, industry experts have claimed. read more »

Mobile banking transactions double in 12 months, BBA claims

Mobile banking transactions doubled over 12 months as customers interactions shift away from traditional branch networks, the British Bankers’ Association has stated. read more »

FCA to assess banks' legacy IT systems as outages continue

The Financial Conduct Authority is to assess the resilience of ageing IT systems used by British banks and building societies, after recent outages left customers unable to access their savings. read more »

Camden council rolls out big data analytics to tackle tax fraud

The London Borough of Camden has rolled out a big data and analytics platform from IBM to help cut costs by detecting and reducing fraud. read more »

Big data analytics: the future of IT security?

Big data analytics tools will be crucial to enterprise security as criminals deploy faster and more sophisticated attacks in attempts to steal sensitive data, according to security firm RSA. read more »

Ransomware attacks to target mobile devices, warns RSA

Smartphone users will be targeted by ransomware attacks as cyber criminals shift focus from PCs to mobile devices, according to security firm RSA. read more »

Internet of Things will disrupt data centre management, says Gartner

The Internet of Things will require a major rethinking of data centre capacity management to deal with huge data growth, according to analysts Gartner. read more »

TfL refunds customers for contactless card overpayments

Transport for London has been forced to pay back thousands of pounds to bus passengers who have been overcharged using contactless cards. read more »

UK banks pay millions to upgrade ATMs as XP support deadline approaches

The UK’s five largest banks will pay up to £60 million to upgrade ATMs from Windows XP and extend service support as Microsoft’s 8 April deadline looms. read more »

Sale of Royal Mail postcode data was a mistake

The government has lost a valuable public dataset in the sale of the Royal Mail postcode database, according to MPs. read more »

UK and Israel partner on digital government development

The UK and Israel have signed an agreement that will see the two countries work together on development of open standards within government. read more »

Morrisons staff payroll data stolen and published online

Data from a staff payroll systems belonging to supermarket chain Morrisons has been stolen and published online, the company has confirmed. read more »

Visa: UK contactless payments more than triple in last 12 months

Contactless card payments grew more than three-fold during 2013 thanks to accelerated rollout by retailers and growing acceptance on public transport, according to Visa Europe. read more »

VMware releases Virtual SAN software defined storage system

VMware’s has announced that its software defined storage offering Virtual SAN is now on general release following a beta period. read more »

Students Loans Company signs up HCL for £50m digital transformation

The Student Loans Company has responded to criticism of its ageing IT systems with the announcement of a £50 million digital transformation project. read more »

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