Stories by James Ellerbeck

MCSEs overrated, Hong Kong employers say

The Microsoft Certified Software Engineer (MCSE) qualification, held by 8,000 of Hong Kong's local IT personnel, has fallen under criticism with doubts raised about its practical value in the workplace.

Dell CEO predicts PC market rebound in 2002

PC vendor Dell Computer Corp.'s recent layoff woes are the result of over-ambitious recruiting efforts during the company's aggressive expansion in 1999, according to Chief Executive Officer and Founder Michael Dell.

Asia-Pacific server market healthy: IDC

The Asia-Pacific server market, excluding Japan, experienced a 32 percent year-on-year growth rate for the fourth quarter of 2000, according to preliminary results for that quarter released on Monday by International Data Corp. (IDC).

Online Bill Payment Comes to Hong Kong

Online financial services provider Asia Financial Network (AFN), a wholly owned subsidiary of local online business platform provider iMerchants, aims to bring the US trend of electronic bill presentation and payment (EBPP) to Hong Kong and Asia.