Eileen Yu

Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently a freelance blogger and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 15 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings. Eileen majored in Journalism at The University of Queensland, Australia, where she wrote an honours thesis titled: To Censor or Not: The Great Singapore Dilemma. In her By The Way blog, she enjoys seeing how far she can push the line when blogging about technology, government regulations, and politics in Singapore and the rest of Asia.

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Do you speak my language?

Do you speak my language?

Besides chalking up domain expertise, IT skills or even research expertise in areas like biomedical engineering, Asia would do well to develop its language skills--English or otherwise.In its 2006 regional survey of what companies in Asia look for when they select their outsourcing destinations, KPMG found that language does matter.

March 28, 2007 by in Tech & Work

Do you speak my language?

Do you speak my language?

Besides chalking up domain expertise, IT skills or even research expertise in areas like biomedical engineering, Asia would do well to develop its language skills--English or otherwise.In its 2006 regional survey of what companies in Asia look for when they select their outsourcing destinations, KPMG found that language does matter.

March 28, 2007 by in CXO

Do Asian companies make good employers?

Do Asian companies make good employers?

weekly roundup Fancy working in an office where you get to go to swimming pools and zoos, and your bosses write letters to your family, complimenting you on a job well done? If you think that sounds like a non-Asian multinational company, you're wrong.

March 22, 2007 by in Tech & Work

Do Asian companies make good employers?

Do Asian companies make good employers?

weekly roundup Fancy working in an office where you get to go to swimming pools and zoos, and your bosses write letters to your family, complimenting you on a job well done? If you think that sounds like a non-Asian multinational company, you're wrong.

March 22, 2007 by in Google

A lesson in card fraud

A lesson in card fraud

Two weeks ago, I received a call from Citibank. Thinking that it was a telemarketer trying to sell me a financial product, I was all ready to say 'no thanks and goodbye' when the lady on the other end of the line said: "Your card has been compromised.

March 21, 2007 by in Security

A lesson in card fraud

A lesson in card fraud

Two weeks ago, I received a call from Citibank. Thinking that it was a telemarketer trying to sell me a financial product, I was all ready to say 'no thanks and goodbye' when the lady on the other end of the line said: "Your card has been compromised.

March 21, 2007 by in Security

No cash? Show me your finger

No cash? Show me your finger

weekly roundup Credit card giant Visa has declared that by 2012 credit and debit cards wouldbecome cheaperand more convenient than cash, and boldly anticipated that retailers could start making customers pay a surcharge if they paid with cash.I think Visa got it half right.

March 15, 2007 by in Networking

No cash? Show me your finger

No cash? Show me your finger

weekly roundup Credit card giant Visa has declared that by 2012 credit and debit cards wouldbecome cheaperand more convenient than cash, and boldly anticipated that retailers could start making customers pay a surcharge if they paid with cash.I think Visa got it half right.

March 15, 2007 by in Security

Outsourcing: how far up the value chain?

Outsourcing: how far up the value chain?

The move by India's top IT companies to develop industry specific applications left me wondering about the changing definition of what's considered core IT assets to businesses. Typically, companies would outsource their backoffice operations to India.

March 15, 2007 by in CXO

Outsourcing: how far up the value chain?

Outsourcing: how far up the value chain?

The move by India's top IT companies to develop industry specific applications left me wondering about the changing definition of what's considered core IT assets to businesses. Typically, companies would outsource their backoffice operations to India.

March 15, 2007 by in India

Feel the earth move? Think BCP

Feel the earth move? Think BCP

weekly roundup For the first time, this week, I felt the earth move under my feet right here in Singapore, where natural disasters are a rare phenomenon.Two earthquakes measuring 6.

March 8, 2007 by in China

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