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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Do Asian CIOs really lack biz confidence?

Do Asian CIOs really lack biz confidence?

Or are they simply passing the buck? An industry analyst observes CIOs have the knowledge to drive business innovation but are hesitant to do so because this responsibility doesn't fall under their purview.

September 6, 2012 by in CXO

How should one's IT skills be valued?

How should one's IT skills be valued?

I attended a roundtable dialogue earlier this week to discuss how we can encourage IT organizations in Singapore to employ autistic workers.Last year, we featured a Danish computer company Specialisterne which hires and trains people with autism, specifically those diagnosed with high-functioning autism, so these individuals can serve as IT consultants and be a useful member of the general workforce.

June 28, 2012 by in Tech & Work

Has social tech made us less sociable?

Has social tech made us less sociable?

That question has been popping up more often these days as raw videos of angry young lads pushing elderly women off the bus and road-rage instances make their rounds on the Web.High on trending topics last week was a video of a 25-year-old man who was filmed in a bus, shouting and threatening to slap a 76-year-old woman because she had pressed the bell to alight the vehicle at the last minute.

June 14, 2012 by in Social Enterprise

Groupon SG turns to brick-and-mortar

Groupon SG turns to brick-and-mortar

I was having dinner at Suntec City Mall when I came across a shop--an actual physical store--operated by the local office of daily deal site, Groupon. There were three terminals in the space on which patrons can browse the site and purchase Groupons, some of which can be redeemed immediately at the store.

May 30, 2012 by in Social Enterprise

Success still about good old-fashioned hard work

Success still about good old-fashioned hard work

Mega pop star Lady Gaga--or Lady Meat Wearer, as I call her--has landed in this part of the world this week to kick off her Asian tour.Her manager, Troy Carter, was in Singapore yesterday as the keynote interview at Music Matters 2012, where the American discussed a range of issues including why Lady Gaga was a "200-pound toddler" and the importance of social media tools and need for today's artists to be tech-savvy.

May 24, 2012 by in Social Enterprise

What should count in a company's market value?

What should count in a company's market value?

Back in school, I loved numbers and would score distinctions in most of my Math papers. I would, just for fun, mentally add up the groceries in my mum's shopping basket and watch with pride when the number I totaled up in my head matched the one illuminating in the cash register.

May 17, 2012 by in Tech & Work

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