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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Corporate governance don't mean squat if flouted

Corporate governance don't mean squat if flouted

The joke goes that, "it's only wrong if you're caught", so cheating in class or smoking on school grounds is only against the rules if the teacher catches you.But, while breaking the rules may not always result in dire consequences, not adhering to critical business rules can mean serious implications.

July 16, 2009 by in Asean

Will the OS not matter in time?

Will the OS not matter in time?

It was late Wednesday afternoon here when news of Google's plans to unveil a desktop operating system (OS) first broke, further intensifying its rivalry against current desktop OS lead Microsoft.There has long been speculation that the search giant will eventually come up with its own desktop platform, but it was anybody's guess--until now--how far Google was willing to go to pit itself against Microsoft's stronghold in this space.

July 9, 2009 by in Google

How modern technology has mis-valued content

How modern technology has mis-valued content

I remember returning to the office from my first few assignments as a rookie reporter, real excited, and eager to write about my "news-breaking" information."They said this is the world's first technology able to do that...

June 18, 2009 by in CXO

Can innovation come in SMB packages?

Can innovation come in SMB packages?

I'm in Kuala Lumpur for a couple of days this week, serving as moderator for a panel discussion at the APEC SME Technology Entrepreneur Seminar.Themed "Innovation and technology: the sustaining power of SMEs in the global economic crisis", most of the presentations and keynotes urged the need for small businesses in the region to continue to innovate, in spite of the economic climate.

June 4, 2009 by in Tech Industry

Complacency has no place in IT

Complacency has no place in IT

It was on April Fools' Day at the turn of the millennium that the Singapore telecommunications market was fully liberalized.Key market players had begun ramping up activities a couple of years prior to the big launch date, and the industry was abuzz with excitement at the prospect of new innovative services that were expected to follow.

May 28, 2009 by in Hardware

Open education child's best cyber defense

Open education child's best cyber defense

I have a soon-to-be six-year-old Jack Russell Terrier that has a habit of barking at almost every dog we paw past during our walks around my estate. Needless to say, it's an embarrassment each time she does that, and my family would inevitably look away--denying any relation to me or my canine--whenever a barking frenzy starts.

May 19, 2009 by in Asean

Cars should be made greener, not cheaper

Cars should be made greener, not cheaper

It was a long time coming, but the Tata Nano finally saw daylight this week when the US$2,230 car was officially launched.Dubbed "the people's car", the 624cc-engine vehicle is the brainchild of Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata, who aspired to build an automobile costing 100,000 rupees (roughly US$2,000), making it affordable to more Indian middle-class.

March 26, 2009 by in Hardware

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