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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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Hire someone who can do your job

Hire someone who can do your job

Two major IT companies this week announced they will be losing their top executives as they usher in the new year. Red Hat's top guy Matthew Szulik has resigned due to family medical issues, while Cisco Systems' chief development officer Charles Giancarlo is leaving to take up a position at an investment firm.

December 27, 2007 by in CXO

12 signs it's a dream job

12 signs it's a dream job

'Tis the season for job hunting! Yes, it's that time of the year where companies start seeing staff throwing in resignation letters and heading for better jobs.

December 13, 2007 by in Tech & Work

Banish that hacker to jail!

Banish that hacker to jail!

When 26-year-old John Kenneth Schiefer decided to string together some computers to retrieve information off a network, he probably didn't think he could end up heading for an early retirement--in a prison cell.Then again, his act involved a botnet comprising 250,000 PCs, and Schiefer had used the information to siphon money from users of online payment service PayPal.

November 15, 2007 by in Security

Is that Facebook guy crazy?

Is that Facebook guy crazy?

I had high hopes of winning the local lottery last night. The prize money had snowballed to almost S$3 million, and yes, I've said it here a gazillion times before, I would really like an early retirement…PLEASE.

October 4, 2007 by in Social Enterprise

Bidding farewell to Singapore's open source advocate

Bidding farewell to Singapore's open source advocate

He wasn't one who went with the flow, and was widely regarded as an outspoken advocate of the open source movement in Singapore. Cheok Beng Teck, CIO of the country's Ministry of Defense (Mindef), chartered the way that saw the government body embrace--almost unabashedly--an open source strategy that few in the public sector would have been as comfortable adopting.

September 20, 2007 by in Open Source

Top 10 ways to infuriate your customers

Top 10 ways to infuriate your customers

When, and if ever, is customer service going to catch up with customer expectations? With the multitude of tools and technology available in the market today to help businesses understand their customers better, one would wonder why there doesn't seem to be any improvement in service.

September 13, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

Open source shouldn't just be a marketing exercise

Open source shouldn't just be a marketing exercise

After a 19-hour flight in economy--why do airlines make their coach seats so darn narrow--I arrived last week in Sun Microsystems' Menlo Park campus in Silicon Valley, for the company's inaugural Asia-Pacific summit.Some 20-odd journalists and analysts from the region got to hear first-hand what Sun's top executives including CEO Jonathan Schwartz and CTO Greg Papadopoulos, had to say about the company's technology roadmap and growth strategy.

September 6, 2007 by in Open Source

E-commerce gets a shot in the arm

E-commerce gets a shot in the arm

Look out, world: Here come the Chinese online shoppers.In case you haven't heard, consumers in China can now buy the latest products from Paris, London, New York and Hong Kong, without stepping out of their homes.

August 30, 2007 by in China

Is technology making us lazy?

Is technology making us lazy?

Last night, I watched the news in utter dismay as Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced plans to further increase road tolls and extend the coverage of the country's Electronic Road Pricing (ERP). As expected, the government says its primary objective for doing so is to help relieve congestion and improve traffic flow.

August 23, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

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