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Business Continuity For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-32680-0
304 pages
August 2012
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Introduction 1

Part I: Discovering Business Continuity 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Business Continuity 9

Chapter 2: Understanding the Importance of Business Continuity 19

Chapter 3: Achieving Rapid Results and Quick Wins 33

Part II: Starting Out on Your Business Continuity Journey 51

Chapter 4: Focusing on What’s Important: Business Impact Analysis 53

Chapter 5: Considering the Risks to Your Business 71

Chapter 6: Building Resilience in Your Supply Chain 95

Chapter 7: Selecting the Right Continuity Strategies 107

Chapter 8: Developing Your Business Continuity Plan 127

Part III: Embedding Business Continuity into Your Company 141

Chapter 9: Building a Great Business Continuity Team 143

Chapter 10: Managing a Crisis 153

Chapter 11: Validating Your Business Continuity Plan 171

Part IV: Examining Business Continuity in Specific Contexts 193

Chapter 12: Calling in the Experts 195

Chapter 13: Viewing Business Continuity from a Manufacturing Perspective 207

Chapter 14: Developing a Retail Business Continuity Programme 217

Chapter 15: Using Business Continuity with Professional Services Firms 225

Chapter 16: Making Insurance Work 235

Part V: The Part of Tens 249

Chapter 17: Ten Top Tips for Keeping Your IT in Great Shape 251

Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Communicating Internally During a Disruption 257

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Effective External Communication in a Crisis 263

Index 269

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