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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The art of competition

The art of competition

weekly roundup Over lunch the other day, I listened as the owner of a local service provider described the challenges he faced as a player in a market that's largely dominated by one major provider.His main grouse wasn't about the anti-competitive tactics that this big player sometimes employs, albeit, subtly.

January 18, 2007 by in Mobility

The art of competition

The art of competition

weekly roundup Over lunch the other day, I listened as the owner of a local service provider described the challenges he faced as a player in a market that's largely dominated by one major provider.His main grouse wasn't about the anti-competitive tactics that this big player sometimes employs, albeit, subtly.

January 18, 2007 by in Mobility

2007 is year of Linux desktop? Far from it

2007 is year of Linux desktop? Far from it

It's the time of the year for the annual fortune-telling ritual, where soothsayers get their say on the upcoming trends for the year. In my few years as a technology journalist, I've been asked--every now and then--when the Linux desktop will really take off among consumers.

January 18, 2007 by in Open Source

2007 is year of Linux desktop? Far from it

2007 is year of Linux desktop? Far from it

It's the time of the year for the annual fortune-telling ritual, where soothsayers get their say on the upcoming trends for the year. In my few years as a technology journalist, I've been asked--every now and then--when the Linux desktop will really take off among consumers.

January 18, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

What about Asia, Apple?

What about Asia, Apple?

weekly roundup It's cool, it's hip, it's sleek…and it's not in Asia. I'm talking about Apple's new mobile device iPhone, of course--walk past any water cooler this week and that's probably what you'll hear others talk about, too.

January 11, 2007 by in Hardware

What about Asia, Apple?

What about Asia, Apple?

weekly roundup It's cool, it's hip, it's sleek…and it's not in Asia. I'm talking about Apple's new mobile device iPhone, of course--walk past any water cooler this week and that's probably what you'll hear others talk about, too.

January 11, 2007 by in Apple

Make banking hassle-free

Make banking hassle-free

At a recent dinner held in conjunction with my former principal's retirement, I was taken aback when I found out that several of my former school mates do not subscribe to the idea of online funds transfer.My friends, mind you, hold respectable professions--some are lawyers and entrepreneurs--and have been exposed to technology at least half their lives.

January 10, 2007 by in Security

Make banking hassle-free

Make banking hassle-free

At a recent dinner held in conjunction with my former principal's retirement, I was taken aback when I found out that several of my former school mates do not subscribe to the idea of online funds transfer.My friends, mind you, hold respectable professions--some are lawyers and entrepreneurs--and have been exposed to technology at least half their lives.

January 10, 2007 by in Security

High on 3G

High on 3G

weekly roundup Finally, I got myself a 3G phone last month, and was pleased that the mobile operator I've been with for the last 10 years had made it relatively easy for me to hop onto the high-speed network. I swapped my old SIM card for a 3G-enabled one, free of charge--because I purchased my phone from the operator.

January 4, 2007 by in Mobility

High on 3G

High on 3G

weekly roundup Finally, I got myself a 3G phone last month, and was pleased that the mobile operator I've been with for the last 10 years had made it relatively easy for me to hop onto the high-speed network. I swapped my old SIM card for a 3G-enabled one, free of charge--because I purchased my phone from the operator.

January 4, 2007 by in Networking

Back to basics

Back to basics

weekly roundup I must have made twice as many phone calls in the last two days than I did in the last month alone, not to mention the several number of visits to the fax machine as well. No doubt, many business users across the region must have had similar experiences this week.

December 28, 2006 by in Security

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