FinanceAsia journalist wins IT reporting award

Our own Elton Cane wins Hyperion IT Press Awards as Hong KongÆs best online IT reporter.

Elton Cane, a reporter and writer at FinanceAsia specializing in e-business and financial services technology, has been voted Hong Kong's best online reporter covering information technology by Hyperion Solutions and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. Cane was recognized for his web story Understanding the Tower of Babble, which later appeared in FinanceAsia magazine's December 2000/January 2001 issue.

"Understanding the Tower of Babble" explained 2G, 2.5G and 3G telecommunication developments in a most lucid way, the hallmark of Cane's reporting. It is accessible and relevant to the lay reader and specialist alike.

His most recent story in print has been "Networking AsiaÆs financial centres" in FinanceAsia's May 2001 issue. He is currently working on an upcoming article about the relationship between Taiwan technology companies and mainland China. Before joining FinanceAsia last spring, Cane worked as a journalist in Tokyo and Sydney. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree of the Queensland University of Technology.

Journalists Chan Ka-man, Lo Kam-chuen and Ho Siu-tung of PC Market won best IT journalists in print media, while Wong Lok-har and Ho Chu-hei of Radio Television Hong Kong took the top spot in broadcasting.

Hyperion is based in Sunnyvale, California and has 26 offices worldwide. It provides business analysis software, and its clients include 60 of the Fortune 100 companies. The HKJA is the oldest, largest organization representing Hong Kong journalists.