Yahoo angered many of its staff when it banned home-working, but this dramatic step--while widely unpopular--may be what it is needed to rebuild employee camaraderie and rebuild a sense of belonging in the ailing company.
By The Way
ZDNet's Asia senior editor Eileen Yu takes an offbeat look at how life and social issues link back to the tech business landscape.
Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. In her B.T.W blog, she takes an offbeat look at issues about life and finds a connection to the tech and business landscape. Eileen is senior editor at ZDNet, where she oversees the site's Asia coverage.
Would you pay S$389.97 in subscription fees before a new release is likely due, compared to a one-time S$200 to own and use the software as long as you wanted? Will Microsoft now release new versions more regularly since it's asking its customers to pay a premium yearly subscription to use the product?
Service outages, spotty network coverage, and poor customer management must be resolved quickly if Singapore is to be regarded as a connected society.
The tech industry in this part of the world has seen a year punctuated with sex, lies, and accusations. How will you mark 2012's IT milestones?
Have Singapore businesses really been using big data technology for the past 10 years?
When tapped creatively, SoloMo tools can yield tremendous returns on investment. That's something which is still widely missing today.
Imagine a chip that can be inserted into a pill dispenser in a patient's home. The machine would then read the data stored in the chip and automatically dispense the required prescription.
China is playing spy games? Prove it with real facts and actions, otherwise, stop thinking and behaving like you're the greatest country in the world.
Amy Cheong episode is proof the local online community can no longer be said to "squander opportunity" to move toward "a more responsible, greater self-regulatory regime".
Pay TV operator signs another three-season deal but on a non-exclusive basis, so it isn't bound by Singapore's cross-carriage rule to share content with rival StarHub.