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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Can we ever be paid enough?

Can we ever be paid enough?

weekly roundup The water-cooler topic in much of Singapore this week revolved around the pay hikes of ministers, which will climb by more than 60 percent before the end of 2008. That makes the revised S$3.

April 13, 2007 by in Tech & Work

Tech ideas on a shoestring

Tech ideas on a shoestring

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) worldwide have three major concerns: rising operational costs, insufficient access to capital, and growing competition.According to a recent study conducted by AMI-Partners, in mature markets like the United States, United Kingdom and Japan, SMBs cited the uncertain economic outlook and insufficient access to capital as the top two issues hindering their business goals.

April 11, 2007 by in CXO

Tech ideas on a shoestring

Tech ideas on a shoestring

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) worldwide have three major concerns: rising operational costs, insufficient access to capital, and growing competition.According to a recent study conducted by AMI-Partners, in mature markets like the United States, United Kingdom and Japan, SMBs cited the uncertain economic outlook and insufficient access to capital as the top two issues hindering their business goals.

April 11, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

Lure of the Rising Sun

Lure of the Rising Sun

There is just something about Japan that draws techies back to the Land of the Rising Sun year after year, and the one place I never fail to visit--or rather, the only place I visit--is its capital, Tokyo. The city never fails to surprise me.

April 4, 2007 by in Asean

Lure of the Rising Sun

Lure of the Rising Sun

There is just something about Japan that draws techies back to the Land of the Rising Sun year after year, and the one place I never fail to visit--or rather, the only place I visit--is its capital, Tokyo. The city never fails to surprise me.

April 4, 2007 by in Networking

Do you speak my language?

Do you speak my language?

Besides chalking up domain expertise, IT skills or even research expertise in areas like biomedical engineering, Asia would do well to develop its language skills--English or otherwise.In its 2006 regional survey of what companies in Asia look for when they select their outsourcing destinations, KPMG found that language does matter.

March 28, 2007 by in CXO

Do you speak my language?

Do you speak my language?

Besides chalking up domain expertise, IT skills or even research expertise in areas like biomedical engineering, Asia would do well to develop its language skills--English or otherwise.In its 2006 regional survey of what companies in Asia look for when they select their outsourcing destinations, KPMG found that language does matter.

March 28, 2007 by in Tech & Work

Do Asian companies make good employers?

Do Asian companies make good employers?

weekly roundup Fancy working in an office where you get to go to swimming pools and zoos, and your bosses write letters to your family, complimenting you on a job well done? If you think that sounds like a non-Asian multinational company, you're wrong.

March 22, 2007 by in Google

Do Asian companies make good employers?

Do Asian companies make good employers?

weekly roundup Fancy working in an office where you get to go to swimming pools and zoos, and your bosses write letters to your family, complimenting you on a job well done? If you think that sounds like a non-Asian multinational company, you're wrong.

March 22, 2007 by in Tech & Work

A lesson in card fraud

A lesson in card fraud

Two weeks ago, I received a call from Citibank. Thinking that it was a telemarketer trying to sell me a financial product, I was all ready to say 'no thanks and goodbye' when the lady on the other end of the line said: "Your card has been compromised.

March 21, 2007 by in Security

A lesson in card fraud

A lesson in card fraud

Two weeks ago, I received a call from Citibank. Thinking that it was a telemarketer trying to sell me a financial product, I was all ready to say 'no thanks and goodbye' when the lady on the other end of the line said: "Your card has been compromised.

March 21, 2007 by in Security

No cash? Show me your finger

No cash? Show me your finger

weekly roundup Credit card giant Visa has declared that by 2012 credit and debit cards wouldbecome cheaperand more convenient than cash, and boldly anticipated that retailers could start making customers pay a surcharge if they paid with cash.I think Visa got it half right.

March 15, 2007 by in Networking

No cash? Show me your finger

No cash? Show me your finger

weekly roundup Credit card giant Visa has declared that by 2012 credit and debit cards wouldbecome cheaperand more convenient than cash, and boldly anticipated that retailers could start making customers pay a surcharge if they paid with cash.I think Visa got it half right.

March 15, 2007 by in Security

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