Total Contingency Planning for Disasters: Managing Risk, Minimizing Loss, Ensuring Business Continuity

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A time–tested plan for ensuring that your business doesn′t crash along with your computer systems

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As modern organizations grow more dependent on computerized systems and other technologies, it becomes increasingly important that management develop disaster recovery and business continuity programs that mimimize the damaging and costly disruptions caused by technology failure or worse. This book provides a time–tested plan for doing precisely that. With vital information that any business can easily adapt to their organization, it presents a step–by–step model for developing, testing, and maintaining a cost–effective, long–range strategic plan that can stand up to natural, environmental, and man–made disasters—as well as the scrutiny of auditors. The plan offered here is so innovative and powerful that it was recently copyrighted. With the help of numerous examples illustrating proven solutions in action, Total Contingency Planning for Disasters shows how to:

  • Prepare an effective contingency plan
  • Sharpen the focus of your existing plan on specific disasters and a disasters impact on individual business units
  • Communicate effectively with management at every stage of the plan
  • Pinpoint development process planning roles and responsibilities

KENNETH N. MYERS (Annapolis, Maryland) is one of the world′s foremost innovators in the field of contingency planning. His firm, K.N. Myers & Associates, has prepared disaster recovery and business continuation plans for organizations in both the United States and Europe.

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A disaster can be classified as either an environmental or man-made occurrence that has a serious impact on business functioning. As modern organizations become increasingly dependent on computerized systems and other technologies, disaster recovery and business continuation planning are very important issues that need to be addressed by management. Contingency planning is what businesses must do to prepare for such potential events. This book deals with all aspects of contingency planning for an unplanned disaster and provides step-by-step guidance on how to create such a plan. It also offers necessary information for long-range strategic planning.

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