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 16 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings.

Latest Posts

Hire someone who can do your job

Two major IT companies this week announced they will be losing their top executives as they usher in the new year. Red Hat's top guy Matthew Szulik has resigned due to family medical issues, while Cisco Systems' chief development officer Charles Giancarlo is leaving to take up a position at an investment firm.

December 27, 2007 by


The Net platform for abusive feedback

It used to be that, every once a while, journalists would receive hate mail from readers irate over opinions expressed in their column or commentary pieces. Inevitably, I've received my fair share, too, over the years.

November 22, 2007 by

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Banish that hacker to jail!

When 26-year-old John Kenneth Schiefer decided to string together some computers to retrieve information off a network, he probably didn't think he could end up heading for an early retirement--in a prison cell.Then again, his act involved a botnet comprising 250,000 PCs, and Schiefer had used the information to siphon money from users of online payment service PayPal.

November 15, 2007 by


Is that Facebook guy crazy?

I had high hopes of winning the local lottery last night. The prize money had snowballed to almost S$3 million, and yes, I've said it here a gazillion times before, I would really like an early retirement…PLEASE.

October 4, 2007 by


Bidding farewell to Singapore's open source advocate

He wasn't one who went with the flow, and was widely regarded as an outspoken advocate of the open source movement in Singapore. Cheok Beng Teck, CIO of the country's Ministry of Defense (Mindef), chartered the way that saw the government body embrace--almost unabashedly--an open source strategy that few in the public sector would have been as comfortable adopting.

September 20, 2007 by