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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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Big data is irrelevant to businesses, says Tibco

Big data analytics relies too much on historic data and has failed to provide businesses with the real-time information needed to supporting fast decision-making, according to the CTO of software provider Tibco. read more »

Security concerns slow bank adoption of cloud and mobile

Concerns over security are creating a barrier to the deployment of technologies such as cloud and mobile by UK banks, a survey has claimed. read more »

Six Docker services making serious waves

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UBS opens up business intelligence opportunities with NoSQL database

UBS has improved its ability to query its regulatory data using a NoSQL database, opening up the potential for using the information for business intelligence purposes. read more »

BBC iPlayer sees performance uplift after relaunching on NoSQL database

The BBC has improved the performance of its popular iPlayer video on-demand service after moving from its legacy relational database system onto a NoSQL platform. read more »

Lloyds Banking Group adopts DevOps to accelerate digital plans

Lloyds Banking Group has adopted a devops software development approach to help simplify IT processes and achieve its digital transformation plans. read more »

Sporting Solutions chooses MongoDB for scalable odds-pricing engine

Data provider Sports Solutions has deployed MongoDB NoSQL tools to power its in-play betting engine for customers such as William Hill, providing the scalability that could not have been achieved with traditional database technologies. read more »

Forrester: Mobile strategy 'requires overhaul of entire business operations

A successful mobile strategy requires a fundamental rethink in the way a business operates, and can drive wider digital transformation across the organisation, according to Forrester Research. read more »

Docker containers to take a bite out of virtualisation market, says Forrester

The launch of Docker version 1.0 will disrupt the server virtualisation market and speed cloud adoption as businesses run applications on Linux containers, according to analysts Forrester Research. read more »

Bank of England receives 7 or 8 cyber attacks a week, says CISO

The Bank of England is fending off regular attempts to hack its into systems each week, with hactivists and nation states the most common culprits. read more »

Network Rail: Cyber security will be major issue as business goes digital

The threat of cyber attack will become a “major issue” for Network Rail in the next three to five years as it increases its reliance on connected technology across organisation. read more »

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 launches with support for Docker containers

Red Hat has launched the seventh iteration of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system, announcing support for emerging technologies such as Docker containers. read more »

Enterprise app management key to mobile-first business

Enterprises aiming to become true ‘mobile-first’ businesses must adapt their mobility management strategies to support a wider variety of applications, with many firms currently falling short of customer expectations. read more »

Bank of England launches cyber security test framework

The Bank of England has launched a cyber intelligence network to help improve understanding of cyber attacks and identify where the banking sector is most vulnerable. read more »

Greater East Midlands CSU enhances data analysis with Tableau

The Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) has improved its ability to analyse performance and resource data through the use of Tableau visualisation tools. read more »

Bank knowledge-sharing vital to cyber threat protection, warns industry body

Communications between banks and government agencies must improve if the finance sector is to protect itself against the growing threat of cyber crime, according to an industry body. read more »

Barclays to launch contactless payments wristband

Barclays is preparing to tap into demand for wearables devices, with the launch of a trial of its bPay contactless wristband. read more »

Cambridgeshire Police to replace Blackberry with 8,000 Windows Phone mobiles

Cambridgeshire Constabulary plans to replace thousands of Blackberry smarpthones with 8,000 mobile devices running the latest Windows Phone operating system. read more »

Regent Street retailers to deploy beacon technology

Over 100 retailers on London’s Regent Street are set to deploy ‘beacon’ technology that will offer shoppers personalised services through their mobile devices. read more »

TSB to receive £450 million IT investment

TSB will be given £450 million by Lloyds Banking Group to cover costs of separating IT systems following its £1.5 billion stock market flotation. read more »

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