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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Making the Switch to green

Making the Switch to green

Given that it's the end of the financial world as we know (and yes I do feel fine - chipper even - put that down to banker-based Schadenfreude), I was expecting to see the number of press releases with "green" in the headline dry up.

February 18, 2009 by in Tech Industry

Government tackles Greenwash (does that include its own spin?)

Government tackles Greenwash (does that include its own spin?)

Not a specifically IT-related missive but given the amount of greenwash sloshing around the tech sector, IT companies should take notice.Defra has just announced that its recruited a steering group to help update its green claims code:"The code was devised to assist businesses to advertise their green products and services with confidence and help protect consumers from bogus or inaccurate claims" Defra claims.

February 18, 2009 by in Tech Industry

Rwandan tech ambitions hit by corruption charges

Rwandan tech ambitions hit by corruption charges

A contact who has travels to Rwanda fairly often and has been impressed by the country's investment in IT infrastructure over recent years, just sent me a rather worrying/amusing link.The country has ambitions to become the "Singapore of Africa" and plans to develop its broadband network to a level that will attract outside investors and foreign companies to take it seriously.

February 16, 2009 by in Tech Industry

UK government throws more money at banking (this time it's mobile)

UK government throws more money at banking (this time it's mobile)

I know this isn't blogging so much as cutting and pasting but not got much time today.Seems the UK government still has some money left (only about a million quid though) to spend on other countries and is backing mobile banking technology in Africa and other "developing" economies (is that term still valid given the western economic system is in melt-down - what are they developing into I wonder?

February 12, 2009 by in Tech Industry

Government kicks UK when it's down with more ID Card news

Government kicks UK when it's down with more ID Card news

Yep - unfortunately it seems that although the country is mortgaged to the hilt, the pound is worth about the same as it was in 1978, and job losses indicate that only PoundStretcher and McDonalds will be employing anyone by the end of the February, the government still thinks we want to hear about the benefits of ID Cards.

January 29, 2009 by in Tech Industry

Is Bill's philanthropy just another form of control?

Is Bill's philanthropy just another form of control?

On a flight back from LA last week I found myself in that brain limbo that too much air travel can impose. Too wired to sleep but too tired to sit through a whole movie so breaking with my normal obsessive need to watch all the new movies on the plane I opted for some TV and chanced on the BBC Money Programme Interview with Bill Gates which aired last June.

January 21, 2009 by in Tech Industry

Could you be the next Q?

Could you be the next Q?

Now, listen here 007, seems even though those Hollywood chappies have decided that Q Branch isn't quite in keeping with the new take-no-prisoners image of the SS, the MOD is still keen that we play our part and is going on a bit of recruitment drive to rustle up some brainy-types to keep you front-line Johnies in a regular supply of exploding arm-chairs and self-propelled hats.

November 13, 2008 by in Tech Industry

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