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 18 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 enjoys pushing the line in her discussions about the impact of government regulations and policies.

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Why make consumers pay more for e-services?

Why make consumers pay more for e-services?

Electronic services have long been touted as a way for governments to improve operational efficiencies and facilitate better communication with their citizens. Offering government services over the Internet not only provides cost savings, it also allows for better service delivery.

December 25, 2008 by in Government

The German rule of order

The German rule of order

I'm back in Germany for another stopover this week, after catching a quick flight from Vienna, and staying with some friends in Cologne.It's my first visit to the city, the fourth-largest and one of the oldest in Germany, founded by the Romans in 38 BC.

December 18, 2008 by in CXO

Why Starbucks still brews in Vienna

Why Starbucks still brews in Vienna

I'm chilling out in wintry Vienna this week, home to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and where boutique cafés can be found at almost every street corner.There's probably nothing more Viennese than to sit in a cozy little café, tucked away in a small side street, sipping a warm cup of coffee as you watch the world go by.

December 11, 2008 by in EU

What's in a name?

What's in a name?

Plenty, it seems, especially in tougher economic times. When the chips are down and almost every company in the market is clocking negative growth, some tech buyers rely on reputation to decide which vendor to invest in.

December 4, 2008 by in Hardware

Ailing companies, turnaround CEOs

Ailing companies, turnaround CEOs

Back in 1997, Apple Computer was far from the revered company that it is today. The company was bleeding cash and then-CEO Gil Amelio was booted out after a boardroom coup.

November 13, 2008 by in Dell

Importance of top support often overlooked

Importance of top support often overlooked

Over coffee a couple of weeks back, I had an interesting chat with a Singapore-based CIO who listed a string of deployments and potential projects that he was either working on or currently evaluating.He works for a company that has the biggest share of the market it plays in.

October 30, 2008 by in Mobility

Driving Miss IT

Driving Miss IT

The Singapore government and I have a love-hate relationship...it loves putting up ERP (electronic road pricing) gantries across the entire island-state, and I hate having to pay for them.

October 16, 2008 by in Telcos

Can technology help us speak the same language?

Can technology help us speak the same language?

As more nations globalize and their citizens become more mobile, it's become increasingly apparent that language plays a vital role in ensuring there's smooth communication between businesses.Yesterday, two incidents underscored that point for me.

October 2, 2008 by in Innovation

Tech innovation for rent, anyone?

Tech innovation for rent, anyone?

Business ideas are a dime a dozen, but great killer-app ideas are always hard to come by.I've often wondered how those guys sitting in research and development labs are able to churn new ideas on a daily basis, whether it involves drawing up a new mobile phone design or building the next business app.

September 25, 2008 by in Tech Industry

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