Business Continuity Planning: Protecting Your Organization's Life

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Once considered a luxury, a business continuity plan has become a necessity. Many companies are required to have one by law. Others have implemented them to protect themselves from liability, and some have adopted them after a disaster or after a near miss. Whatever your reason, the right continuity plan is essential to your organization. Business Continuity Planning: Protecting Your Organization's Life explains how to evaluate your current plan for completeness, create an effective plan if you don't have one, and ensure it remains up-to-date.

From fires, floods, and power outages to hackers and software problems, companies need to protect against a variety of threats. Business Continuity Planning: Protecting Your Organization's Life takes a best practices approach to provide a comprehensive continuity solution. It details how to build a plan to handle business disruptions, keep vital operations up and running, and prevent losses that occur when business is crippled or security is compromised.
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Publisher
CRC Press
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Published on
Sep 11, 2000
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Pages
424
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ISBN
9780849390333
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Commerce
Computers / Security / General
House & Home / Security
Political Science / Peace
Social Science / Disasters & Disaster Relief
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