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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Tech must step in where we forget

Tech must step in where we forget

After a minor security scare--his house keys were misplaced--my brother went on a defense mode and installed a biometric door lock that supports access via fingerprint and/or a PIN number.But, ironically, if both access modes fail, the door can be unlocked with a traditionally-made metal key.

January 8, 2009 by in Hardware

May the new year bring good tech-ings

May the new year bring good tech-ings

I'm feeling particularly melancholic this week as 2009 rolls in and we bid farewell to 2008.The past year wasn't a great one, most of us would agree with that, and the new year isn't expected to be much better.

January 1, 2009 by in Innovation

Why make consumers pay more for e-services?

Why make consumers pay more for e-services?

Electronic services have long been touted as a way for governments to improve operational efficiencies and facilitate better communication with their citizens. Offering government services over the Internet not only provides cost savings, it also allows for better service delivery.

December 25, 2008 by in Government

The German rule of order

The German rule of order

I'm back in Germany for another stopover this week, after catching a quick flight from Vienna, and staying with some friends in Cologne.It's my first visit to the city, the fourth-largest and one of the oldest in Germany, founded by the Romans in 38 BC.

December 18, 2008 by in CXO

Why Starbucks still brews in Vienna

Why Starbucks still brews in Vienna

I'm chilling out in wintry Vienna this week, home to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and where boutique cafés can be found at almost every street corner.There's probably nothing more Viennese than to sit in a cozy little café, tucked away in a small side street, sipping a warm cup of coffee as you watch the world go by.

December 11, 2008 by in EU

What's in a name?

What's in a name?

Plenty, it seems, especially in tougher economic times. When the chips are down and almost every company in the market is clocking negative growth, some tech buyers rely on reputation to decide which vendor to invest in.

December 4, 2008 by in Hardware

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

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