2004 NEWS : asia pacific

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Business continuity in 2005
What developments can we expect to see in the coming year? David Honour gives his top ten predictions.

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Date: 17th Dec 2004 •Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: BC general
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World Health Organization conference turns the spotlight on pandemic planning
Business continuity managers need to consider pandemic scenarios.

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Date: 14th Dec 2004 • Region: World Type: Article •Topic: BC general
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Financial Insights estimates the Cost of Basel II adoption for banks in Asia/Pacific
Expected to reach US$9.2 billion for the 5 years from 2002 to 2006.

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Date: 26th Nov 2004 • Region: Asia Pacific Type: Article •Topic: Operational risk
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Disaster recovery spending increasing in Malaysia
Malaysia’s financial services industry is expected to invest US$291 million in information technology this year, up 8.2 per cent on 2003 spending, according to a Frost & Sullivan survey. Increased spending will be focussed on customer relationship management and core banking software but web applications and disaster recovery investments are also increasing. Source: Business Times (Malaysia)
Date: 26th Nov 2004 • Region: Asia Pacific Type: Briefing •Topic: BC statistics
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Business continuity on a limited budget: part two
Andrew McCrackan continues our article series by highlighting the ethical dilemma faced by planners when budgets are not enough to mitigate all critical risks.

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Date: 26th November 2004 •Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: BC general
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Business continuity on a limited budget
David Honour asks whether the priority should be given to crisis management or plan development when funds are limited.
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Date: 12th November 2004 •Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: BC general
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Business continuity software survey results
How are business continuity professionals using software to support their activities?
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Date: 29th October 2004 •Region: Worldwide •Type: Article •Topic: BC software
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Data quality found to be key risk management issue in banking sector
According to study of 1,700 banks from 63 countries.
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Date: 19th October 2004 • Region: Various Type: Article •Topic: Operational risk
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Most Asia-Pacific small and medium-sized companies unprepared for disaster recovery
Claims Dr. Goh Moh Heng, executive director of Disaster Recovery Institute Asia.
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Date: 19th October 2004 • Region: Asia Pacific Type: Article •Topic: DR general
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IDC expects security solutions investment to more than double by 2008 in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan)
Business continuity spending included in the figures.
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Date: 19th October 2004 • Region: Asia Pacific Type: Article •Topic: BC markets
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Business impact analysis survey
18 months ago Continuity Central conducted a survey to discover the ways in which individual companies are handling BIAs. We are now running the survey again, to ascertain if the trends identified have continued and to see whether new developments are taking place.

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Date: 15th October 2004 •Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: BC statistics
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‘Futureproofing’ - the process of active analysis
Integrated business continuity should be based on the concept of ‘graceful degradation’ and ‘agile restoration’, says Geary W. Sikich.
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Date: 15th October 2004 •Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: BC plan development
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Comment: Are we making business continuity too complex?
As new business continuity standards and guidelines continue to appear around the world are we risking over complicating the subject?
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Date: 1st October 2004 •Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: BC general
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Asia/Pacific companies making IT security the ‘centrepiece of their business continuity plans’
According to a recent IDC report ‘Asia/Pacific security and business continuity services by vertical industry’.

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Date: 29th September 2004 • Region: Asia Pacific Type: Article •Topic: BC general
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Islamic banking – managing liquidity risk
Yesterday saw the opening of the UK’s first Islamic bank. In this article Abdul Jabbar Karimi explores one specific risk issue which such banks face.

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Date: 23rd Sept 2004 •Region: UK/Various •Type: Article •Topic: Financial sector
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Mazda to test grid-based core IT system
Disaster tolerance one of the decisive factors.

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Date: 15th September 2004 • Region: Asia Pacific Type: Article •Topic: IT continuity
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Limited software use by business continuity managers
The interim results of Continuity Central’s software survey finds that only half of BC managers use specialist plan development and management software.

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Date: 10th September 2004 • Region: World Type: Article •Topic: BC software
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Typhoon Songda impacts South Japan
Widespread damage and power outages as third typhoon in three weeks hits the region.

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Date: 8th September 2004 • Region: Asia Pacific Type: Link •Topic: DR general
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Putting the case for tape…
As far as disaster recovery is concerned, tape is a dead technology. Not so, says Imation…

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Date: 27th August 2004 •Region: Worldwide •Type: Article •Topic: IT continuity
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The brand – estimating its vulnerability
Most BC managers are aware of the importance of protecting brands, but how do you determine how at-risk your brands are?

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Date: 27th August 2004 •Region: Worldwide •Type: Article •Topic: BC general
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Final version of Basel II published
G10 central bank governors and heads of supervision endorse the revised capital framework.

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Date: 30th June 2004 • Region: Various Type: Article •Topic: Operational risk
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Survey: What's under the business continuity umbrella?
What is actually included under the auspices of 'business continuity'? This Continuity Central survey aims to find out what the trends are in this area.

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Date: 25th June 2004 • Region: WorldType: Article •Topic: BC stats
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Good news and bad news for the business continuity training industry…
The final results of Continuity Central’s BC training survey.
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Date: 11th June 2004 •Region: Worldwide •Type: Article •Topic: BC general
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META Group expects information security investments to peak between 8 and 12 percent of IT budgets
Will then stabilise at five to eight percent of budgets.

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Date: 11th June 2004 •Region: Various •Type: Article •Topic: ISM
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A holistic framework for recovery: shifting the perspective of BCM to generate greater success
A detailed white paper by Tim Cousins.
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Date: 4th June 2004 •Region: Worldwide •Type: Article •Topic: BC general
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Selecting a business continuity planner
Consultant or staff; generalist or specialist. The choice is yours. John Glenn provides some help.

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Date: 28th May 2004 •Region: Worldwide •Type: Article •Topic: BC general
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New disaster recovery facility for Malaysian market
ISL Services Sdn Bhd, a division of the Basis Bay Group, has built a new disaster recovery and data centre facility in Kulim, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Date: 25th May 2004 •Region: Asia Pacific •Type: Article •Topic: Recovery facilities
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How to prioritise the BCP effort with recovery timeframe objectives
RTOs can and should be used to prioritise the entire planning process says Doug Kavanagh.

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Date: 21st May 2004 •Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: BC plan d'ment
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G8 meets to discuss international terrorism
The need for co-operation and intelligence sharing to tackle international terrorism, organised crime and corruption was the focus of meetings in Washington this week.

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Date: 13th May 2004 •Region: Various •Type: Article •Topic: Terrorism
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Risk of electricity blackouts increasing: survey
Continuity of energy supply has become the number one concern for the majority of companies.

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Date: 11th May 2004 •Region: Various •Type: Article •Topic: Power management
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Get out of jail free?
Force majeure clauses inserted in the small print of contracts can be a very real threat to the survival of businesses impacted by disasters. David Honour explores the issue.

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Date: 7th May 2004 •Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: BC general
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The changing face of business continuity
David Honour overviews the new generation technologies that will influence business continuity planning in the future.

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Date: 30th April 2004 •Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: IT continuity
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Bank failures in mature economies
New Basel Committee report helps shed light on the frequency of failure by risk type.

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Date: 30th April 2004 •Region: Various •Type: Article •Topic: Financial sector
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Asian businesses too complacent about disaster recovery
Says Goh Moh Heng, executive director for the Disaster Recovery Institute Asia.

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Date: 23rd April 2004 •Region: Asia, SE Asia •Type: Link •Topic: BC general
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Business continuity training is generally inadequate
The interim findings of Continuity Central’s survey into BC training finds that less than 22 percent of respondents are happy with the quality of industry training resources.

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Date: 16th April 2004 •Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: BC stats
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Japan releases government IT vulnerability assessment
Study finds that many critical systems are vulnerable to Internet attacks.

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Date: 14th April 2004 •Region: Asia Pacific •Type: Article •Topic: ISM
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Fault- and disaster-tolerant servers targeted at Japanese market
Sumisho and IBM Japan team up to sell Marathon Technologies’ solutions.

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Date: 24th March 2004 •Region: Asia Pacific •Type: Article •Topic: IT continuity
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Before the business continuity plan
What can you do if your organisation doesn’t yet have a BCP, but you want to prepare for emergencies? Nathaniel Forbes offers some advice.
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Date: 19th March 2004 •Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: Crisis management
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Continuity planning for VoIP
Lawrence Imeish provides advice on how to harden and protect VoIP and IP telephony networks.
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Date: 12th March 2004 •Region: Worldwide •Type: Article •Topic: Telecoms continuity
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Business continuity and disaster recovery: how aware is your organisation?
Lynne Miller explains how to develop and manage an awareness raising programme.

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Date: 5th March 2004 •Region: Worldwide •Type: Article •Topic: BC general
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Industry gears up for Business Continuity Awareness Week
Numerous events taking place around the world – starting 7th March.
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Date: 5th March 2004 •Region: Worldwide •Type: Article •Topic: Events
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If the cap fits…?
Dennis Thomas offers his insight into the challenges facing BC managers when forming business continuity support teams.

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Date: 27th February 2004 •Region: Worldwide/UK •Type: Article •Topic: BC general
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Banks falling behind on Basel II
Half are still in the pre-study or assessment phase according to KPMG survey.
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Date: 24th February 2004 •Region: Various •Type: Article •Topic: Operational risk
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Business Continuity Institute CEO resigns
John Sharp leaving after six years service. Successor being sought.

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Date: 3rd February 2004 •Region: Worldwide •Type: Article •Topic: BC general
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Is VoIP creating a huge single point of failure?
VoIP is assumed by many market analysts to be the technology of the future, but have the business continuity risks really been considered?

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Date: 30th January 2004 •Region: Worldwide •Type: Article •Topic: Telecoms continuity
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WHO outlines the avian influenza risk
Could evolve into a pandemic influenza strain causing widespread death and disruption.
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Date: 29th January 2004 •Region: Worldwide •Type: Article •Topic: BC general
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New mass mailing virus spreading rapidly
CERT issues warning about Novarg.A virus, also named Shimg, or Mydoom. Virus may have remote access capabilities.
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Date: 27th January 2004 •Region: Worldwide •Type: Article •Topic: Warnings
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Incident Command System for Executives
Thursday 12 February, 9am – 5pm, JW Marriott Hotel, Malaysia.
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Date: 15th January 2004 •Region: Asia Pacific •Type: Article •Topic: Events
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Amplify.net and Mitsui & Co. partnership will offer business continuity services in Japan
Solutions facilitate a non-stop network environment that is failsafe, resilient and secured with predictable traffic flow.
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Date: 14th January 2004 •Region: Asia Pacific •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets
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Attitudes to risk
Why do so many risk management professionals find it consistently difficult to engage key stakeholders in the systematic management of operational risk?
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Date: 9th January 2004 •Region: Worldwide •Type: Article •Topic: Operational risk
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Comment: Time for a change in emphasis?
Let’s focus on the positive factors that business continuity management brings, rather than the traditional ‘fear, uncertainty and doubt’ sales pitch, says David Honour
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Date: 9th January 2004 •Region: Worldwide •Type: Article •Topic: BC general
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2003 ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS CONTINUITY NEWS ARCHIVE





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