THE thought has occurred to me before, but only in passing. The other night, though, when a heavy rain storm cut the power supply right off in the thick of the night, the thought stuck. Electricity going off meant a number of things were seriously compromised - my phone stopped charging...
YOU would think that for a country that has declared itself to be agricultural for the last hundred or so years, Uganda would put much, much more by weather forecasts and other tools for reading and ordering life by this most important of phenomena. You would be wrong. Not 100% wrong,...
Social Media is pretty cool and also quite risky, if you ask me. A single unfortunate post can throw your entire career off track. Like when you partied whole night and ended up posting 'dick pics' on Facebook. Or worse yet, tweeting "My boss is such a ...(fill that...
The world is going mobile, yes and we all agree because everyone wants to buy a smartphone. We have previously been using WhatsApp on our phones and it was working out really well but in the work environment we have really been distracted a lot from our computers(which still...
African countries have seen a rise in mobile penetration and this has been mostly Feature phones. In the recent past, there is a steady growth of the number of people coming online thanks to the raise of smartphones and as you read this 70000 people have gone online. There...
‘Everyone’s invited’ is a phrase whose significance I first noted in the early 2000s, being used as a brand slogan of Samsung Electronics. I was a university student with a heart for creating things and building businesses, so from time to time I used to brainstorm with my roommate, Joshua...
Late in 2013 the wall Street Journal reported that Snapchat had turned down USD 3 Billion cash acquisition from Facebook. According to Bloomberg, Snapchat is seeking for another round of funding that will value the company at USD 19 billion. This will make Snapchat the third most valuable venture backed...
A few years ago, no one would have associated sub-Saharan Africa with technological innovation. Today iHub, Hive Colab, Outbox, kLab among several others are the new buzz terms for the thriving IT industry in Africa, and software "Made in Africa" is a term used commonly around the globe. While co-working...

Following UN's COP17 Conference on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa in November 2011, we launched a new section, The Green Mile Series as a part of our comprehensive coverage of ICT and Climate Change. The following is an interview with Annukka Dickens, Environmental Manager – HP Asia-Pacific and Japan was conducted by PC Tech's Nilofar Ansher.


1. How Green is HP on the eco-friendly scale? Does HP have a dedicated Environmental Affairs Policy division? What is the primary focus in terms of environment and ICT?

We have a dedicated Environmental Affairs team that places particular emphasis on our three priorities: climate and energy, product reuse and recycling, and supply chain responsibility. These issues have strategic importance to our business, our stakeholders and our ability to make a positive impact.