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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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

One heck of a week for HP

One heck of a week for HP

weekly roundup Hewlett-Packard has had one heck of a week, to say the least. After controversy erupted early this month over the company's use of questionable tactics to investigate an insider leak, HP Chairman Patricia Dunn resigned last Friday ahead of her initial plan to stay on the board until January 2007.

September 28, 2006 by in Hewlett-Packard

One heck of a week for HP

One heck of a week for HP

weekly roundup Hewlett-Packard has had one heck of a week, to say the least. After controversy erupted early this month over the company's use of questionable tactics to investigate an insider leak, HP Chairman Patricia Dunn resigned last Friday ahead of her initial plan to stay on the board until January 2007.

September 28, 2006 by in Hewlett-Packard

Dot-mobi: The start of the mobile Internet era?

Dot-mobi: The start of the mobile Internet era?

While mobile browsing has been available on cellphones for years, it hasn't really taken off in a big way.As someone who chews on the top headlines of the day during the daily commute, I appreciate the convenience of staying connected in places where a wireless hotspot isn't in sight.

September 26, 2006 by in CXO

Dot-mobi: The start of the mobile Internet era?

Dot-mobi: The start of the mobile Internet era?

While mobile browsing has been available on cellphones for years, it hasn't really taken off in a big way.As someone who chews on the top headlines of the day during the daily commute, I appreciate the convenience of staying connected in places where a wireless hotspot isn't in sight.

September 26, 2006 by in Mobility

CIOs won't trip on technospeak

CIOs won't trip on technospeak

In my previous blog, I wrote about one vendor's concern that CIOs in Singapore lack technical knowledge, which was echoed by a ZDNet Asia reader.I decided to ask a few CIOs for their reactions.

September 25, 2006 by in CXO

CIOs won't trip on technospeak

CIOs won't trip on technospeak

In my previous blog, I wrote about one vendor's concern that CIOs in Singapore lack technical knowledge, which was echoed by a ZDNet Asia reader.I decided to ask a few CIOs for their reactions.

September 25, 2006 by in CXO

One password too many

One password too many

weekly roundup As a kid, I made a sport out of remembering as many phone numbers as I could. I actually got pretty good at it--so much so that my parents would use me as their phone directory when they needed to call a relative.

September 21, 2006 by in Tech & Work

One password too many

One password too many

weekly roundup As a kid, I made a sport out of remembering as many phone numbers as I could. I actually got pretty good at it--so much so that my parents would use me as their phone directory when they needed to call a relative.

September 21, 2006 by in Security

What the hack?!

What the hack?!

There's a video on the Web demonstrating how to get at least two drinks for the price of one, from a particular type of drinks-dispensing machine.It really works, but don't ask me how I know.

September 20, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

What the hack?!

What the hack?!

There's a video on the Web demonstrating how to get at least two drinks for the price of one, from a particular type of drinks-dispensing machine.It really works, but don't ask me how I know.

September 20, 2006 by in Security

Accepting the best defense

Accepting the best defense

weekly roundup The annual International Monetary Fund-World Bank conference finally kicked off in Singapore this week after months of preparation by the authorities, which had included urging citizens in the island-state to welcome the 16,000 visiting delegates from 184 countries, with a smile.

September 15, 2006 by in Networking

Accepting the best defense

Accepting the best defense

weekly roundup The annual International Monetary Fund-World Bank conference finally kicked off in Singapore this week after months of preparation by the authorities, which had included urging citizens in the island-state to welcome the 16,000 visiting delegates from 184 countries, with a smile.

September 15, 2006 by in Security

Why you need to know enough

Why you need to know enough

How much technical knowledge does an IT decision maker need to have to make a well-informed decision and lead a project to success?One IT vendor recently told me of a growing concern he has about IT heads in Singapore.

September 13, 2006 by in CXO

Why you need to know enough

Why you need to know enough

How much technical knowledge does an IT decision maker need to have to make a well-informed decision and lead a project to success?One IT vendor recently told me of a growing concern he has about IT heads in Singapore.

September 13, 2006 by in Tech & Work

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