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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Navigating the Viet Net

Navigating the Viet Net

weekly roundup Vietnam--a scenic holiday (and shopping) destination littered with Internet cafes, or home to a heavy-handed regime that seeks to suppress cyber dissendents?According to activist group Reporters without Borders (RSF), it's the latter.

November 13, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Navigating the Viet Net

Navigating the Viet Net

weekly roundup Vietnam--a scenic holiday (and shopping) destination littered with Internet cafes, or home to a heavy-handed regime that seeks to suppress cyber dissendents?According to activist group Reporters without Borders (RSF), it's the latter.

November 13, 2006 by in CXO

Take lessons in entrepreneurship?

Take lessons in entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship is the hot new course being offered in many universities around the world.For example, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is inviting applications for its new Master of Science Technopreneurship & Innovation Program.

November 8, 2006 by in Apple

Take lessons in entrepreneurship?

Take lessons in entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship is the hot new course being offered in many universities around the world.For example, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is inviting applications for its new Master of Science Technopreneurship & Innovation Program.

November 8, 2006 by in CXO

Grown men don't cry, women don't make good CEOs?

Grown men don't cry, women don't make good CEOs?

A few months back, I was chatting with a couple guys at work when inevitably--it was the World Cup season--the topic moved to football, or soccer, as it's called in some countries.Swimming or squash is more my cup of tea but not wanting to be rude, I tried to contribute to the conversation and give my two cents worth--yes, I do know how the offside rule works.

November 7, 2006 by in CXO

Grown men don't cry, women don't make good CEOs?

Grown men don't cry, women don't make good CEOs?

A few months back, I was chatting with a couple guys at work when inevitably--it was the World Cup season--the topic moved to football, or soccer, as it's called in some countries.Swimming or squash is more my cup of tea but not wanting to be rude, I tried to contribute to the conversation and give my two cents worth--yes, I do know how the offside rule works.

November 7, 2006 by in Tech & Work

Plugging Asia's IT skills gap

Plugging Asia's IT skills gap

Skills shortage is a perennial issue, both for the IT industry and businesses looking for in-house technical expertise. According to Hudson's latest report, the lack of candidates with the right skill sets is the No.

November 2, 2006 by in Tech & Work

Plugging Asia's IT skills gap

Plugging Asia's IT skills gap

Skills shortage is a perennial issue, both for the IT industry and businesses looking for in-house technical expertise. According to Hudson's latest report, the lack of candidates with the right skill sets is the No.

November 2, 2006 by in CXO

Marketeers penetrate deeper into virtual world

Marketeers penetrate deeper into virtual world

weekly roundup Reuters last week unveiled it had opened another news bureau. The announcement isn't anything unusual, especially when you consider the news wire service already has 196 bureaux in 91 countries worldwide--except that, this new facility is located inside an online game.

October 26, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Marketeers penetrate deeper into virtual world

Marketeers penetrate deeper into virtual world

weekly roundup Reuters last week unveiled it had opened another news bureau. The announcement isn't anything unusual, especially when you consider the news wire service already has 196 bureaux in 91 countries worldwide--except that, this new facility is located inside an online game.

October 26, 2006 by in Tech & Work

Market responsibility of monopolies

Market responsibility of monopolies

weekly roundup When one company has a unique monopoly in the market, how does it balance the need to remain innovative and, at the same time, exhibit market responsibility?Microsoft has some 80 to 90 percent share of the world's desktop market, which puts the software giant in an exclusive club where its members built and earned their monopolistic positions--unlike the incumbents in some telecom markets which may have started out as monopolies immediately after their industry was liberalized.

October 19, 2006 by in Windows

Don't brush off consumer IT

Don't brush off consumer IT

weekly roundup Some enterprises may find themselves struggling to manage a myriad of consumer devices that employees bring into office each day. Most are concerned with the security of these devices, since workers use them for both work and play.

October 17, 2006 by in Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Don't brush off consumer IT

Don't brush off consumer IT

weekly roundup Some enterprises may find themselves struggling to manage a myriad of consumer devices that employees bring into office each day. Most are concerned with the security of these devices, since workers use them for both work and play.

October 17, 2006 by in CXO

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