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 15 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 enjoys seeing how far she can push the line when blogging about technology, government regulations, and politics in Singapore and the rest of Asia.

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Plugging Asia's IT skills gap

Plugging Asia's IT skills gap

Skills shortage is a perennial issue, both for the IT industry and businesses looking for in-house technical expertise. According to Hudson's latest report, the lack of candidates with the right skill sets is the No.

November 2, 2006 by in CXO

Plugging Asia's IT skills gap

Plugging Asia's IT skills gap

Skills shortage is a perennial issue, both for the IT industry and businesses looking for in-house technical expertise. According to Hudson's latest report, the lack of candidates with the right skill sets is the No.

November 2, 2006 by in Tech & Work

Marketeers penetrate deeper into virtual world

Marketeers penetrate deeper into virtual world

weekly roundup Reuters last week unveiled it had opened another news bureau. The announcement isn't anything unusual, especially when you consider the news wire service already has 196 bureaux in 91 countries worldwide--except that, this new facility is located inside an online game.

October 26, 2006 by in Tech & Work

Marketeers penetrate deeper into virtual world

Marketeers penetrate deeper into virtual world

weekly roundup Reuters last week unveiled it had opened another news bureau. The announcement isn't anything unusual, especially when you consider the news wire service already has 196 bureaux in 91 countries worldwide--except that, this new facility is located inside an online game.

October 26, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Market responsibility of monopolies

Market responsibility of monopolies

weekly roundup When one company has a unique monopoly in the market, how does it balance the need to remain innovative and, at the same time, exhibit market responsibility?Microsoft has some 80 to 90 percent share of the world's desktop market, which puts the software giant in an exclusive club where its members built and earned their monopolistic positions--unlike the incumbents in some telecom markets which may have started out as monopolies immediately after their industry was liberalized.

October 19, 2006 by in Windows

Don't brush off consumer IT

Don't brush off consumer IT

weekly roundup Some enterprises may find themselves struggling to manage a myriad of consumer devices that employees bring into office each day. Most are concerned with the security of these devices, since workers use them for both work and play.

October 17, 2006 by in CXO

Don't brush off consumer IT

Don't brush off consumer IT

weekly roundup Some enterprises may find themselves struggling to manage a myriad of consumer devices that employees bring into office each day. Most are concerned with the security of these devices, since workers use them for both work and play.

October 17, 2006 by in Hewlett-Packard

Handle the customer with care

Handle the customer with care

Technology, as my colleague Isabelle Chan wrote the other day in ZDNet Asia's fortnightly SMB newsletter, has largely crept into and become a part of our lives.IT is so ingrained in our lives that you'd expect--even take for granted--systems that revolve around our daily lives to work seamlessly.

October 12, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Handle the customer with care

Handle the customer with care

Technology, as my colleague Isabelle Chan wrote the other day in ZDNet Asia's fortnightly SMB newsletter, has largely crept into and become a part of our lives.IT is so ingrained in our lives that you'd expect--even take for granted--systems that revolve around our daily lives to work seamlessly.

October 12, 2006 by in CXO

How things have changed

How things have changed

We all know that IT has pervaded our work and social lives, and the times have changed. But I don't remember having felt any abrupt changes; in fact, I think we gradually eased into today's "information age".

October 12, 2006 by in Hardware

How things have changed

How things have changed

We all know that IT has pervaded our work and social lives, and the times have changed. But I don't remember having felt any abrupt changes; in fact, I think we gradually eased into today's "information age".

October 12, 2006 by in Hardware

What's stopping you from blogging?

What's stopping you from blogging?

weekly roundup If personal blogs are a way to keep society in check, then corporate blogs can be a useful resource for companies to connect with society--be it their employees, partners or clients.The number of blogs is currently more than 60 times higher than what it was three years ago, where a new blog is created every second each day.

October 8, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

What's stopping you from blogging?

What's stopping you from blogging?

weekly roundup If personal blogs are a way to keep society in check, then corporate blogs can be a useful resource for companies to connect with society--be it their employees, partners or clients.The number of blogs is currently more than 60 times higher than what it was three years ago, where a new blog is created every second each day.

October 8, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Say hello to the chief information 'octopus'

Say hello to the chief information 'octopus'

My recent blogs touched on an often-raised criticism that chief information officers (CIOs) lack technical knowledge. I asked several CIOs for their reactions and highlighted the views of two--CIOs Linus Tham and James Loo--in last week's blog.

October 4, 2006 by in CXO

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