Andrew Donoghue

<p>"If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism." </p> <p>Hunter S. Thompson </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Andrew Donoghue is a freelance technology and business journalist with over ten years on leading titles such as Computing, SC Magazine, BusinessGreen and ZDNet.co.uk. </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Specialising in sustainable IT and technology in the developing world, he has reported and volunteered on African aid projects, as well as working with charitable organisations such as the UN Foundation and Computer Aid. </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>adonoghue.wordpress.com/ </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>www.greenwashIT.co.uk </p>

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Photos: Your starter for ten...

Photos: Your starter for ten...

If you find the normal questions on University Challenge…erm challenging then imagine the fiendishly mind-melting conundrums that result from basing the show's format around processor design! But that's exactly what a team of plucky journalists and a team of IT managers faced this week in the final of a competition devised by Intel to promote its soon to be launched Centrino-Pro chip-set.

May 4, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Apple apologises for environmental modesty

Apple apologises for environmental modesty

After mostly ignoring the problem failed to work, Steve Jobs has finally addressed the pounding that Apple has been receiving at the hands of environmental groups for its decidedly un-hip approach to being green.In an open letter sent yesterday, Jobs said that actually the problem wasn't that Apple had a poor track record on the environment -- actually it was doing great things but somehow had forgotten to tell anyone.

May 3, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Sod the environment - free cabs on Microsoft!

Sod the environment - free cabs on Microsoft!

Microsoft has come in for some criticism over the environmental impact of Vista which some studies have shown to be the most resource hungry operating system the software giant has ever shipped. Then there is the issue of all the existing machines that are not able to run the OS which will get retired during upgrades to Vista.

April 19, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Novell joins the green gang

Novell joins the green gang

Novell has become the latest vendor to sign-up to the Green Grid - a gang of supposedly environmentally minded tech companies that are committed to exchanging ideas around how to make data centers more energy efficient. Novell's contribution seems to be based around the idea that virtualisation, specifically Xen running on the company's Suse Enterprise Linux server, can help drive up server utilisation rates.

April 12, 2007 by in Tech Industry

How does your office rate?

How does your office rate?

We have finally moved into our new offices behind London's Tate Modern - and we're very chuffed with the resultsAside from the need for more space, the new building in Lavington Street was designed with multi-media creation in mind – and comes complete with a dedicated video studio and podcast room.It's also a very comfortable place to work with loads of space for expansion.

April 11, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Politicians go in for some IT bashing

Politicians go in for some IT bashing

Although mistaking the Tory party for anything more than an extremely skilled spin device at present – think a Dyson washing machine – would be a serious mistake, we were slightly impressed by Shadow Chancellor George Osborne's very tech-savvy speech earlier this month. The monologue principally extolled the benefits of open source – something anyone with any tech knowledge at all will already know – and was littered with references to MySpace, Google and Mozilla.

March 19, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Breaking news from CeBIT

Breaking news from CeBIT

Love it or hate it – the extravaganza that is the CeBIT IT trade show in Hanover kicks off tomorrow. ZDNet has a whole raft of its top reporters on scene including our News Editor Richard Thurston who'll be coordinating things on the ground.

March 13, 2007 by in Tech Industry

A green PC from the Emerald Isle

A green PC from the Emerald Isle

A weekend with friends in Dublin put me in range of the Irish papers and a piece in the Irish Times (subscription only I am afraid) profiling a company behind a range of sustainable PCs.First pass of the web-site indicates a heavy use of wood rather than plastic -- which has its obvious benefits -- but it seems the company MicroPro Computer has also built in some smart energy efficiency and the ability to upgrade into its IAMECO range of PCs.

March 5, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Internet downtime still up there

Internet downtime still up there

The fabled five nines of Internet uptime is just that according to Steve Broadhead, director of testing lab Broadband Testing.The penultimate panel debate at NetEvents Geneva on Friday was based around a recent study of downtime across European and US sites which revealed significant downtime for most sites.

February 23, 2007 by in Tech Industry

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