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.

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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

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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 Isabelle Chan

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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

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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

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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 Lynn Tan

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Aaron Tan

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