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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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Jumping on the Web 2.0 bandwagon, blindly

Jumping on the Web 2.0 bandwagon, blindly

It can't be easy operating a business these days. Not only do CXOs have to worry about overheads, CAPEX, OPEX and profit margins, they also have to keep up with the latest tech developments to ensure their organization continues to be seen and heard where it matters.

July 19, 2007 by in Social Enterprise

Chewing on a piece of cardboard

Chewing on a piece of cardboard

Last night, I watched in utter disgust as the news on telly showed how a back-alley operation in Beijing, China, went about steaming batches of pork buns that were to be sold to the public. Bustling around in a kitchen that would have renowned U.

July 12, 2007 by in China

So not a hard day's work

So not a hard day's work

Studying was never my cup of tea, which is probably why I never got scholarship-worthy grades in school. But, if interns back in those days got the perks that some of their contemporaries today enjoy, I might have changed my mind about school.

July 5, 2007 by in Microsoft

Why are we waiting?

Why are we waiting?

For a country that constantly seeks to be number one in almost everything it does, Singapore is uncharacteristically slow in its efforts to put wireless capabilities in its public train network.Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway commuters will soon be able to enjoy Wi-Fi services as they wait or board the train.

June 21, 2007 by in Networking

Why are we waiting?

Why are we waiting?

For a country that constantly seeks to be number one in almost everything it does, Singapore is uncharacteristically slow in its efforts to put wireless capabilities in its public train network.Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway commuters will soon be able to enjoy Wi-Fi services as they wait or board the train.

June 21, 2007 by in Networking

What is security's silver bullet?

What is security's silver bullet?

How many different user IDs and passwords do you have to remember in order to access the applications and services that you use regularly? I did a quick count of my own pool of alphanumeric lines that are swimming in my memory bank...

June 14, 2007 by in Security

What is security's silver bullet?

What is security's silver bullet?

How many different user IDs and passwords do you have to remember in order to access the applications and services that you use regularly? I did a quick count of my own pool of alphanumeric lines that are swimming in my memory bank...

June 14, 2007 by in Networking

What's holding up mobile?

What's holding up mobile?

When I began covering the IT industry almost a decade ago, the Internet and mobile devices were then just becoming the latest buzzwords. It wasn't long after that industry players put the two together and evangelized an environment where mobile users would enjoy the same Web browsing experience they got on desktops.

June 7, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

What's holding up mobile?

What's holding up mobile?

When I began covering the IT industry almost a decade ago, the Internet and mobile devices were then just becoming the latest buzzwords. It wasn't long after that industry players put the two together and evangelized an environment where mobile users would enjoy the same Web browsing experience they got on desktops.

June 7, 2007 by in Mobility

Time to change innovation tune

Time to change innovation tune

weekly roundup Speaking at IDA's Distinguished Speaker series in Singapore this week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke at length about innovating to stay competitive, which was hardly a surprise.Innovation as the new mantra has been frequently repeated at industry events, including last week's Asia-Pacific healthcare IT conference held in the island-state.

May 24, 2007 by in Innovation

Time to change innovation tune

Time to change innovation tune

weekly roundup Speaking at IDA's Distinguished Speaker series in Singapore this week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke at length about innovating to stay competitive, which was hardly a surprise.Innovation as the new mantra has been frequently repeated at industry events, including last week's Asia-Pacific healthcare IT conference held in the island-state.

May 24, 2007 by in CXO

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