Cost-efficient business contingency and continuity planning for a post-9/11 and Katrina worldDisasters can happen. Contingency plans are necessary. But how detailed and expensive do your contingency and continuity plans really need to be?Employing a thoroughly practical approach, Business Continuity Strategies: Protecting Against Unplanned Disasters, Third Edition provides a proven methodology for implementing a realistic and cost-efficient business contingency program. Kenneth Myers--an internationally recognized contingency planning specialist--shows corporate leaders how
BUSINESS CONTINUITY STRATEGIES: PROTECTING AGAINST UNPLANNED DISASTERS; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Chapter 1: Defining the Problem; BUSINESS CONTINUITY CONCERNS; Telephone Communications; Computer Processing; Vital Facilities; Only a Computer Recovery Plan; Current Program May Not Work; CHARACTERISTICS OF A SOUND PROGRAM; COST-REDUCTION OPPORTUNITIES; How to Contain Program Development Costs; Where to Look for Cost Reductions in an Existing Computer Disaster Recovery Plan; Audit Concerns; Involving Department Managers; NEED FOR COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS; BACKUP; Chapter 2: Workplace Violence BACKGROUNDWhat Is Workplace Violence?; Who Is Vulnerable?; Contributing Factors; LIABILITY; Employer Liability; Security; Workplace Violence Incidents; Three Stages Prior to Workplace Violence; PREVENTION; Policy and Strategy; Workplace Violence and Boards of Directors; Reducing Exposure to Workplace Violence; What Can Employers Do to Protect Employees?; How Can Employees Protect Themselves?; Warning Signs of Violence; Performance Indicators; Employee Training; Supervisory Training; Alternate Dispute Resolution; Incident Response Team Training; INCIDENT RESPONSE Critical Incident Stress DebriefingRecommendation; Chapter 3: Final Reports of the Federal Building and Fire Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster; INTRODUCTION; Genesis of This Investigation; November 29, 2005 Report Recommendations; INCREASED STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY; Recommendation 1; Recommendation 2; Recommendation 3; ENHANCED FIRE ENDURANCE OF STRUCTURES; Recommendation 4; Recommendation 5; Recommendation 6; Recommendation 7; NEW METHODS FOR FIRE-RESISTANT DESIGN OF STRUCTURES; Recommendation 8; Recommendation 9; Recommendation 10; Recommendation 11 IMPROVED ACTIVE FIRE PROTECTIONRecommendation 12; Recommendation 13; Recommendation 14; Recommendation 15; IMPROVED BUILDING EVACUATION; Recommendation 16; Recommendation 17; Recommendation 18; Recommendation 19; Recommendation 20; IMPROVED EMERGENCY RESPONSE; Recommendation 21; Recommendation 22; Recommendation 23; Recommendation 24; IMPROVED PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES; Recommendation 25; Recommendation 26; Recommendation 27; Recommendation 28; EDUCATION AND TRAINING; Recommendation 29; Recommendation 30; LOOKING FORWARD; Chapter 4: New Contingency Program Paradigm; BACKGROUND Strategies versus PlansTerrorist Incidents; Terrorism, Workplace Violence, and Boards of Directors; OLD PARADIGM; Organizational Responsibility; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; Common Mistakes; Computer Oriented; Systemic Problems; NEW PARADIGM; Mind-Set; Organizational Responsibility; Terrorism; Facility Oriented; Workplace Violence; Contingency Program Components; TRANSITIONING TO THE NEW PARADIGM; Organizational Responsibility; Policy and Strategy; Development of Interim Processing Strategies; Chapter 5: Developing a Contingency Program; MANAGEMENT'S RESPONSIBILITY HOW MUCH MARKET SHARE COULD COST YOU?
Rev. ed. of: Manager's guide to contingency planning for disasters. 2nd ed. c1999. Includes index.