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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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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 »

Nationwide targets mobile users with website overhaul

Nationwide Building Society has launched a website aimed at improving functionality for customers using mobile devices. read more »

Capita beats Serco to £400m Defence Infrastructure Organisation contract

Capita has been awarded a £400 million by the Ministry of Defence to support the transformation of its military estate over the next decade. read more »

Payments Council unveils Paym mobile payments service

The UK Payments Council has announced the launch of a new mobile payment service, enabling its customers to send and receive funds using only their mobile phone number. read more »

HSBC online and mobile banking problems resolved following outage

Customers HSBC were unable to access mobile and online banking services on Saturday as the bank was hit by another IT failure. read more »

Europol chief warns against sending sensitive data over public wi-fi

The head of Europol has warned against using public wi-fi for sending sensitive information such as online banking details, due to the risk of interception by hackers. read more »

Government launches consultation on smartphone cheque payments

The government has launched a consultation on proposed legislation that will allow businesses and consumers to deposit cheques via their smartphones, reducing the time it takes for cash to clear. read more »

Bank of England invests £1.2 million in compliance data collection systems

The Bank of England plans to spend up to £1.2 million on new software systems to improve the collection of data from UK insurance firms. read more »

Analysis: Can VMware vCHS provide catalyst for enterprise hybrid cloud adoption?

With the launch of its vCloud Hybrid Service in the UK and Europe, virtualisation software giant VMware has officially thrown its hat into the public cloud computing ring. read more »

Aviva to re-invest cost savings in analytics and digital services

Aviva plans to reinvest a some savings made through its efficiency drive in predictive analytics and digital technology. read more »

Allied Irish Bank ups IT investment to support digital revamp

Allied Irish Bank (AIB) has increased spending on IT as it seeks to realign its business to focus on digital services. read more »

Six major banks agree to develop centralised customer data register

A group of banks including JP Morgan and Citigroup have agreed to develop and use a centralised ‘know your customer’ register to reduce the cost of storing data for compliance purposes. read more »

Outsourcing customers must be prepared for service disruption in Ukraine

Customers of outsourcing providers in Ukraine must ensure they have plans in place to move work out of the country in the event of further disruption. read more »

Health authority launches investigation over fears patient data available online

A data-mapping firm has withdrawn a service which may have allowed access to information on millions of patient records, following the launch of an investigation from health authorities. read more »

Prospect of war in Ukraine raises concerns over outsourcing industry

The Russian annexation of the Crimea and the possibility of war between Ukraine and Russia are threatening the country’s IT industry and its customers world-wide. read more »

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