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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Being married doesn't make one a better boss

Being married doesn't make one a better boss

As a single living in Singapore, you can't buy a government-subsidized flat until you hit 35. Even then, you're permitted to purchase only second-hand flats and not newly-built ones from the housing board authorities, which are typically cheaper.

August 26, 2010 by in Singapore

What you don't do can Hurd you

What you don't do can Hurd you

Ok, that was a cheap pun, not to mention tacky, but I couldn't help myself and I bet neither could many in the industry after news broke last weekend that Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd had resigned, following allegations that he had misreported company expenses to hide payments made to a female marketing contractor. HP stock took a dive when the markets resumed trading Monday, dipping 7 percent to US$39.

August 12, 2010 by in Tech Industry

Isn't IT ironic?

Isn't IT ironic?

I was listening to Alanis Morissette sing with much angst in my car the other night when it struck me that the IT world is fraught with irony.Take the recent DBS Bank fiasco, for example, banks and most financial services providers typically load their IT infrastructure with layers after layers of redundancies.

July 29, 2010 by in Banking

Tech-assisted hindsight isn't always for the better

Tech-assisted hindsight isn't always for the better

I yelled in disbelief along with probably half the world when the assistant referee in last week's World Cup game between England and Germany disallowed a goal shot by England midfielder Frank Lampard.Numerous playbacks showed that the ball had clearly crossed the line but the referee's naked eye missed it.

July 1, 2010 by in United Kingdom

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