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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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Capita targets Irish outsourcing market with £28m SouthWestern buy

Capita has acquired Irish business process outsourcing firm SouthWestern for £28 million. read more »

Manchester United bans tablets and laptops at stadium

Manchester United has banned football fans from bringing tablets and laptops into its Old Trafford stadium. read more »

RBS IT chief awarded £400k in share allowance scheme

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has awarded group chief administrative officer, Simon McNamara, who is responsible for IT at the company, a share allowance worth approximately £400,000. read more »

Telecity customers hit by data centre outage

Customers of data centre provider Telecity have been unable to access services due an outage at its Docklands data centre. read more »

Avis and Budget launch new mobile apps

Avis and Budget car rental businesses have partnered with Tata Consultancy to upgrade their mobile apps with improved functionality for customers. read more »

National Express replaces spreadsheets with QlikView for data analysis

National Express is using QlikView business intelligence tools to improve fleet management and monitor customer service, replacing the spreadsheets it previously used for data analysis. read more »

Ladbrokes profits halve as digital transformation continues

Ladbrokes has seen a sharp downturn in profit as its digital transformation affects its bottom line. read more »

Analysis: Coutts separation from RBS could be eased by Avaloq transformation

The part-sale of Royal Bank of Scotland’s private bank and wealth management business Coutts could be eased by its transition onto Avaloq’s banking software platform, according to an expert. read more »

Chromebook sales to triple by 2017 as enterprise interest grows

Sales of Google’s Chromebooks are set to triple in the next three years as demand increases among enterprise businesses globally, according to analyst firm Gartner. read more »

Applications open for 2015 FinTech Innovation Lab start-up programme

Applications are now open for the 2015 FinTech Innovation Lab, as the start-up accelerator project prepares to enter its third year. read more »

Ladbrokes digital strategy under scrutiny from investors

Ladbrokes CEO Richard Glynn is under increased pressure to show progress on digital plans, as the bookmaker prepares to reveal poor financial results on Tuesday. read more »

UK manufacturing firm outsourcing spend increases to £130 million

UK manufacturing firms increased their spending on outsourced IT services to £130 million during the first half of this year, according to a report. read more »

More than half of UK regularly banks online, claims ONS

More than half of the UK population has banked online in the past three months, an Office of National Statistics (ONS) survey has revealed. read more »

Paym adoption grows to one million users

Over one million people are now using mobile payments service Paym, with £6.5 million sent and received since launch in April. read more »

FCA warns finance firms on social media use

UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority has issued a warning to banks over their use of social media to promote financial services. read more »

Travelex replaces 26 legacy HR systems with global Workday deployment

Travelex has consolidated disparate HR systems onto a single Workday cloud platform, helping reduce costs through streamlined recruitment processes. read more »

Standard Chartered faces fine over anti-money laundering system issues

Standard Chartered could face more money laundering fines, after US regulators identified faults with its transaction monitoring systems. read more »

MongoDB appoints BladeLogic co-founder as CEO

NoSQL database software provider MongoDB has appointed Dev Ittycheria as CEO, replacing current boss Max Schireson. read more »

Third of UK banks plan IT budget increase

A third of UK finance sector firms are planning to increase their IT spend this year as focus shifts from cost-cutting to improving customer experience, a report has claimed. read more »

Banks fail to capture interest in digital money management, claims Forrester

Banks have failed to capitalise on interest in digital money management platforms, according to a Forrester Research report, thus missing an opportunity to target customers with personalised services based on their data. read more »


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