New Deputy Editor for Leading Asian IT Management Magazine

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MIS (Managing Information Strategies) Asia has a new Deputy Editor; experienced technology journalist Carol Ko, based in Hong Kong. Ko's appointment was part of a strategy to expand the respected magazine's north Asia coverage.

Asia's leading information technology management magazine MIS (Managing Information Strategies) Asia (http://www.misweb.com) has a new Deputy Editor; experienced technology journalist Carol Ko, based in Hong Kong.

MIS Asia is published by Fairfax Business Media (FBM) and circulated to 10,490 (31 December 2007) CIOs and senior IT management in Asia's large to medium-sized enterprises, encouraging business-guided IT strategy by offering case studies and best practices. In July 2007, MIS Asia won the Best Business Technology Title award for the second year, at the MediaConnect Asia Technology Journalist Awards 2007.

MIS Asia Editor, Ross O. Storey, who is also FBM's Managing Editor, said that Mandarin-speaking Ko's appointment was part of a strategy to expand the respected magazine's north Asia coverage.

"Our regular readers will have noticed we have been covering more stories out of mainland China, Taiwan and Korea," Storey said. "Part of Carol's brief is to continue this expansion, and to build the already considerable MIS Asia community of Chief Information Officers and senior IT managers."

This expansion was reflected by the increase in MIS Asia's Hong Kong circulation from 20 per cent to 28.1 per cent, of its entire circulation base, in January 2008.

"Among many other things, Carol will also be responsible for our major annual editions, the MIS 100 - which highlights and indexes Asia's top 100 IT users, and the Strategic 100 - which lists the region's leading IT vendors."

Ko would also be managing the prestigious MIS Asia IT Excellence Awards - run in conjunction with the MIS100. The Award winners will be announced at the magazine's flagship annual event The MIS IT Excellence Awards and Summit - http://www.mis-asia.com/ITExcel08/ - in Singapore, on Friday, August 1, 2008. These prestigious Awards have been presented annually since 2003 to Asia's best performing enterprises and organisations, based on their excellence in management and attainment of business goals.

"Carol Ko's appointment to this senior position means we now have our biggest complement of editorial staff, mostly based in Singapore, but also in offices in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong," Storey said.

Fairfax Business Media Asia is part of Fairfax Media, Australasia's leading media company with titles such as the Australian Financial Review, Business Review Weekly, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Melbourne Age, The Sun-Herald and The Canberra Times.

MIS (Managing Information Strategies) Asia (http://www.misweb.com). This is the leading IT management magazine circulated to some 10,490 CIOs and senior IT management in Asia's large to medium-sized enterprises, encouraging business-guided IT strategy by offering case studies and best practices. In July 2007, MIS Asia won the Best Business Technology Title award for the second year, at the MediaConnect Asia Technology Journalist Awards 2007.

Computerworld - Computerworld Singapore (http://www.computerworld.com.sg) and Computerworld Malaysia (http://www.computerworld.com.my) magazines carry a stimulating mix of analytical reporting, in-depth discussions of current and emerging technology trends, enterprise IT, plus key technological developments and solutions that have an impact on regional IT professionals.

CIO Asia Magazine (http://www.cio-asia.com/) - This respected magazine links CIOs and senior executives with business strategy and technology innovation. It builds the IT business case for the highest-level members of the executive suite, and is aimed at the C-level leader who needs to know the business essentials of IT, with enough technical information for informed decision-making. CIO magazine gives the budget proposers (for example, the CIO) the means to drive strategy and the budget gatekeepers (such as the CFO and CEO) the means to judge its value.

For inquiries, please contact:
Ross O. Storey - W: +65 6395 8058 - M: +65 9023 4498 - E: rostorey @ fairfaxbm.com

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