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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Ailing companies, turnaround CEOs

Ailing companies, turnaround CEOs

Back in 1997, Apple Computer was far from the revered company that it is today. The company was bleeding cash and then-CEO Gil Amelio was booted out after a boardroom coup.

November 13, 2008 by in Dell

Importance of top support often overlooked

Importance of top support often overlooked

Over coffee a couple of weeks back, I had an interesting chat with a Singapore-based CIO who listed a string of deployments and potential projects that he was either working on or currently evaluating.He works for a company that has the biggest share of the market it plays in.

October 30, 2008 by in Mobility

Driving Miss IT

Driving Miss IT

The Singapore government and I have a love-hate relationship...it loves putting up ERP (electronic road pricing) gantries across the entire island-state, and I hate having to pay for them.

October 16, 2008 by in Telcos

Can technology help us speak the same language?

Can technology help us speak the same language?

As more nations globalize and their citizens become more mobile, it's become increasingly apparent that language plays a vital role in ensuring there's smooth communication between businesses.Yesterday, two incidents underscored that point for me.

October 2, 2008 by in Innovation

Tech innovation for rent, anyone?

Tech innovation for rent, anyone?

Business ideas are a dime a dozen, but great killer-app ideas are always hard to come by.I've often wondered how those guys sitting in research and development labs are able to churn new ideas on a daily basis, whether it involves drawing up a new mobile phone design or building the next business app.

September 25, 2008 by in Tech Industry

ZDNet Asia Top Tech 50 to recognize Asia's potential

ZDNet Asia Top Tech 50 to recognize Asia's potential

The ZDNet Asia Top Tech 50 awards are back, and we're once again seeking nominations to identify the industry's best-performing tech companies.The marketplace is crowded with players clamoring for every available IT dollar, and at the same time, companies need to find the biggest returns for each IT dollar they invest.

September 4, 2008 by in Tech Industry

The business reality of being a S'pore gamer

The business reality of being a S'pore gamer

The Beijing Olympics came to a close last weekend, and Singapore spent much of this week celebrating the nation's lone medal--a silver piece from its women table tennis team. It's only the second in Singapore's young history, and comes 48 years after the first was won for men's weightlifting in 1960.

August 28, 2008 by in Tech Industry

Why is Asia not open to open source?

Why is Asia not open to open source?

One of the main draws--and selling point--of open source technology is its much celebrated developer ecosystem. But, according to an industry expert, this community spirit seems to be lacking in Asia.

August 21, 2008 by in Asean

All the world's a game...

All the world's a game...

...And the men and women merely players?Probably not quite what William Shakespeare had in mind, but it's what another William is perhaps envisioning.

August 14, 2008 by in PCs

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