Business Continuity Planning: A Step-by-Step Guide with Planning Forms

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Rothstein Publishing, Oct 4, 2004 - Business & Economics - 190 pages

This easy workbook format shows managers new to Business Continuity Planning how to quickly develop a basic plan and keep it updated. If you've been tasked with developing a basic business continuity plan and aren't sure where to start, this workbook with sample forms, checklists, templates, and plans will walk you step-by-step through the process. The book is aimed at single/few location companies with up to 250 employees and is more oriented to an office environment, especially where computer operations are critical. It offers a fast, practical approach for small companies with limited staff and time to customize a workable plan and expand it as they grow. Endorsed by The Business Continuity Institute and Disaster Recovery Institute International, it includes these helpful tools:
Straightforward, jargon-free explanations emphasize the non-technical aspects of Information Technology/Disaster Recovery planning.
Glossary with 120 terms and Appendices with sample risk assessment and risk analysis checklists.
Extensive, easy to-use downloadable resources include reproducible worksheets, forms, templates, questionnaires, and checklists for various natural disasters and special hazards such as power outages, boiler failures, bomb threats, hazardous material spills, and civil unrest, along with a checklist for vital records storage.
For professional development or college classes the book is accompanied by a set of Instructor Materials.

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KENNETH L. FULMER, CBCP, has been involved in the Business Continuity Planning field for 20 years. He has been a member of the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII, www.drii.org) since 1991 and a Certified Business Continuity Planner since 1992. Mr. Fulmer's career has spanned 27 years in the computer-related industry and he has published, trained and spoken on business continuity issues.
Ken began his career as a public school teacher in Silver Spring, MD, and has since been a Bank Officer for Imperial Bancorp; now Comerica Bancorp, New York, and a National Account Executive with Digital Equipment Corporation; now Hewlett Packard.
Ken's Third Edition of Business Continuity Planning: A Step-by-Step Guide with Planning Forms builds upon the foundation of the two previous, highly successful editions.

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