Eileen Yu

Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently an independent business technology journalist and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 19 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 covers industry developments in Singapore as well as other Asian markets, and aims to drive discussions about the impact of government regulations and policies.

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What should count in a company's market value?

What should count in a company's market value?

Back in school, I loved numbers and would score distinctions in most of my Math papers. I would, just for fun, mentally add up the groceries in my mum's shopping basket and watch with pride when the number I totaled up in my head matched the one illuminating in the cash register.

May 17, 2012 by in Tech & Work

ZDNet seeks Asia's IT heads to form 'CIO Jury'

ZDNet seeks Asia's IT heads to form 'CIO Jury'

You're a CIO, and you've sat through endless sales pitches and attended seminars where countless buzzwords have been thrown around the room, but you've had little opportunity to tell everyone what you really think about a piece of technology.If you've always wanted to make your voice heard on major IT issues and make your opinions count, now's the time to sign up for the ZDNet Asia CIO Jury.

May 10, 2012 by in CXO

Drop the egos, copy ideas, then innovate

Drop the egos, copy ideas, then innovate

Mention innovation in China and some would scoff and point to the "innovative" imitations the Chinese have become so apt at producing. The increasing popularity of Pinterest, for instance, already has spawned numerous clones in China.

May 2, 2012 by in Singapore

Do what is appropriate now

Do what is appropriate now

In Sydney this week for some work meetings, I sat in on a Trend Micro conference where one of the speakers was government rep, John Sheridan, who talked about how the public sector here had adopted cloud computing such as data center as a service.First assistant secretary for the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO), Sheridan touched on the same pros and cons that usually come up in a cloud discussion among Asia-Pacific organizations as well as governments.

May 1, 2012 by in Cloud

London Olympics--with social media come more social rules

London Olympics--with social media come more social rules

Dubbed the "first social Olympics", this year's summer games in London has been widely touted by organizers as the first time social media tools will play an integral role in connecting all stakeholders. But it is also turning into one with some of the strictest rules for athletes, volunteers as well as fans.

April 24, 2012 by in Tech & Work

Consumer electronics retailers at risk of fading into oblivion

Consumer electronics retailers at risk of fading into oblivion

Consumer electronics (CE) retailers are on their way out if they don't learn from the fallen and better respond to Internet shopping model.In a report released Tuesday, market analyst Canalys predicted a future where CE retailers will go the way of Best Buy Europe, CompUSA and Circuit City and "disappear" as a result of the "strategic failure" of the CE retailing model.

April 17, 2012 by in Enterprise Software

'Google' a dirty word in healthcare service

'Google' a dirty word in healthcare service

So I took some time off last week for a health screening examination--something I try to do every year since I turned 35.Two days ago, I returned to the healthcare services provider, where I had done the examination, for a review of the results and to get any advice on problem areas I might have with regard to my well-being.

March 15, 2012 by in CXO

Is IT industry more prone to corruption?

Is IT industry more prone to corruption?

When news broke that a female IT executive in Singapore had possibly coerced--via, erm, extremely friendly tactics--two high-ranking government officials into awarding her company lucrative contracts, it triggered discussions about whether this industry was indeed prone to fraud.The indiscretion of the heads of Singapore Civil Defence Force and Central Narcotics Bureau resulted in an investigation that involved the supply of IT products and services to the government bodies.

February 23, 2012 by in CXO

Asia cannot be the next Silicon Valley

Asia cannot be the next Silicon Valley

Steve Wozniak should be taken out of Santa's "nice" list this year.In a radio interview with BBC this week, the Apple co-founder dissed Singapore for its lack of creative people because the city-state doesn't tolerate bad behavior.

December 15, 2011 by in Tech & Work

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