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Sony PlayStation Network Down

The Sony PlayStation Network has now been down for 5 days after Sony shut down the system in response to an "External intrusion" late last week.  Beyond that the details are still pretty sketchy, and may remain so, but the incident still carries some important lessons for Business Continuity. The first point is to do with timing.  [...]

As predicted at the time of the earthquake, the disruption to Japanese industry is now starting to have a knock-on effect on UK manufacturing.  The most high-profile example so far has been Honda's announcement yesterday that they are halving production at their Swindon plant because of a shortage of components. Supply chain problems are a very common form [...]