Book covers the essentials of effective business continuity plans

Rapid change in the business environment is the new norm. The way organizations operate is changing as new and better technologies become available.

Mar 20th, 2003

March 20, 2003 -- Rapid change in the business environment is the new norm. The way organizations operate is changing as new and better technologies become available.

The ability to effectively respond to and manage disruptions in a timely manner are now the deciding factor in any organization's survivability.

"Integrated Business Continuity: Maintaining Resilience In Uncertain Times" by Geary W. Sikich guides senior executives, operational managers, and public officials step-by-step through developing and assessing an effective business continuity plan.

Using an integrated approach, the book includes all components important to business continuity-life safety, disaster recovery, business resumption, crisis management, and event management.

The book also includes:

• Valuable assessment tools
• Exercises
• Detailed examples to reinforce material
• Exclusive "Seven Actions" for positive results
• Handy master "forms & tools"

Table of contents:

• Foreword
• Entering the Age of Uncertainty: What to Expect
• Critical Infrastructures: Opportunities and Vulnerabilities
• The Underpinnings of Business Continuity
• Your Next "Crisis:" Identifying Time-Critical Issues
• The Smoldering "Crisis:" Time-Sensitive Issues
• The Hibernating "Crisis:" Time-Dependent Issues
• Business Continuity: From Inception to Integration
• Protecting Your Organization in the Age of Uncertainty
• Knowledge Management: Effective Communications in the
"Age of the Instant"
• The Next Wave: Global Vulnerabilities, Local Impacts
• Concluding Thoughts
• About the Author
• Index

About the author

Geary W. Sikich is the author of "It Can't Happen Here: All Hazards Crisis Management Planning and Emergency Management Planning Handbook". He is a Principal with Logical Management Systems, Corp. (LMS) based in Munster, Indiana.

Sikich has more than 20 years experience in management consulting in a variety of fields. He consults on a regular basis with companies worldwide on crisis management issues.

For more information:

Item Number: 0-87814-865-5
Price: $59.95
Page Length: approx. 227 pages
Publication Date: February 2003
Trim Size/Binding: 6X9 Hardcover

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