Darren Greenwood

Darren Greenwood has been in journalism, not all of it IT, since the days of typewriters and long before the web spun its way around the world. Coming from Yorkshire, he can be blunt, and though having resided in New Zealand, as well as Australia, for quite some time, he insists he is not one of the 'sheeple!'

Latest Posts

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!

Do our businesses really need to be in the CBD, taking up so much valuable office space, when so much of the workforce could be offloaded to the cheaper countryside and suburbia and simply telecommute?

January 14, 2010 by Darren Greenwood

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Can we trust our telcos?

Do the largest telcos carry the arrogant monopolist attitudes of the days when they were nationalised and cared little for the consumer?

January 14, 2010 by Darren Greenwood

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7's heaven in Windows world

Was Vista the biggest mistake Microsoft ever made? Judging by the rows of unloved laptops in a Wellington computer store last week, you just might think so. Every machine that had Vista installed was 25 per cent off.

January 10, 2010 by Darren Greenwood

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2010: Year of the NZ blogosphere?

The blogs are claiming 2010 will be the "Year of the Blogosphere". And with some high priority examples in New Zealand, it's becoming hard to argue the point.

January 10, 2010 by Darren Greenwood

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Fail or succeed, it's the human factor

There is a well-known Maori saying: "What is the greatest treasure? It is people, it is people, it is people!" This also applies to information technology systems, whether an implementation ends up awesome or awry.

January 6, 2010 by Darren Greenwood

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Mobile broadband hits mainstream NZ

Previously the cost of mobile broadband in New Zealand was prohibitive, but now, thanks to the arrival of prepay, it has become more affordable and controllable, and so after months of deliberation, for the Christmas break, I have finally hooked myself up.

January 5, 2010 by Darren Greenwood

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Copenhagen lessons on green IT

After the global financial crisis placed green IT on the back-burner, is it about to become sexy again due to the likes of New Zealand's new emissions trading scheme?

December 16, 2009 by Darren Greenwood

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NZ farmers: Bleating about broadband

As we know, farmers are such bleaters. They bleat as much as the four-legged woolly things in their paddocks. If it's not the weather, it's the strength of the dollar! Nothing is ever right. Likewise with rural broadband.

November 17, 2009 by Darren Greenwood

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Has the internet killed suppression?

Do you ever get the urge to be naughty, especially if you are never found out? Do you ever fancy committing a crime and not have to worry about having your name splashed all over the papers?

November 17, 2009 by Darren Greenwood

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