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 19 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 aims to drive discussions about the impact of government regulations and policies.

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London Olympics--with social media come more social rules

London Olympics--with social media come more social rules

Dubbed the "first social Olympics", this year's summer games in London has been widely touted by organizers as the first time social media tools will play an integral role in connecting all stakeholders. But it is also turning into one with some of the strictest rules for athletes, volunteers as well as fans.

April 24, 2012 by in Tech & Work

Consumer electronics retailers at risk of fading into oblivion

Consumer electronics retailers at risk of fading into oblivion

Consumer electronics (CE) retailers are on their way out if they don't learn from the fallen and better respond to Internet shopping model.In a report released Tuesday, market analyst Canalys predicted a future where CE retailers will go the way of Best Buy Europe, CompUSA and Circuit City and "disappear" as a result of the "strategic failure" of the CE retailing model.

April 17, 2012 by in Enterprise Software

'Google' a dirty word in healthcare service

'Google' a dirty word in healthcare service

So I took some time off last week for a health screening examination--something I try to do every year since I turned 35.Two days ago, I returned to the healthcare services provider, where I had done the examination, for a review of the results and to get any advice on problem areas I might have with regard to my well-being.

March 15, 2012 by in CXO

Is IT industry more prone to corruption?

Is IT industry more prone to corruption?

When news broke that a female IT executive in Singapore had possibly coerced--via, erm, extremely friendly tactics--two high-ranking government officials into awarding her company lucrative contracts, it triggered discussions about whether this industry was indeed prone to fraud.The indiscretion of the heads of Singapore Civil Defence Force and Central Narcotics Bureau resulted in an investigation that involved the supply of IT products and services to the government bodies.

February 23, 2012 by in CXO

Asia cannot be the next Silicon Valley

Asia cannot be the next Silicon Valley

Steve Wozniak should be taken out of Santa's "nice" list this year.In a radio interview with BBC this week, the Apple co-founder dissed Singapore for its lack of creative people because the city-state doesn't tolerate bad behavior.

December 15, 2011 by in Tech & Work

Easy way to split up data

Easy way to split up data

Because I'm currently on holiday and running low on ideas for my blog this week, I thought I would feature someone else's great idea of what portable storage should be.We're all creating a huge volume and array of data today, from photos of our holiday in Spain, to a home video of our petdog chasing its own tail, and work documents that need to be looked at over the weekend.

November 24, 2011 by in Hardware

Google's chance to plug iTunes gap in Asia

Google's chance to plug iTunes gap in Asia

The battle in the mobile space between Google and Apple has no doubt been intensifying with various numbers emerging, claiming market leadership over the other.The popular consensus, for now, is that Android is seeing strong growth while Apple iPhone rules the smartphone market.

November 17, 2011 by in Enterprise Software

Can people be defined by high-tech algorithm?

Can people be defined by high-tech algorithm?

If you've seen the movie Minority Report, you'll probably recognize the term "pre-crime".Set in the future, the storyline revolves around a revolutionary technology, dubbed "pre-crime", that's able to predict and therefore prevent crimes before they even occur.

October 20, 2011 by in Tech & Work

I was an unwilling Apple user

I was an unwilling Apple user

For years, I had resisted acquiring an Apple product. I refused to buy into the hype simply because it was cool to be Apple branded, and I didn't understand the fanboys whom I thought to be often blindly, and more often irrationally, religious about their loyalty.

October 5, 2011 by in Enterprise Software

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