Business Continuity Strategies: Protecting Against Unplanned by Kenneth N. Myers

By Kenneth N. Myers

Least expensive company contingency and continuity making plans for a post-9/11 and Katrina worldDisasters can occur. Contingency plans are valuable. yet how unique and costly do your contingency and continuity plans really want to be?Employing a completely sensible procedure, company Continuity concepts: keeping opposed to Unplanned failures, 3rd version offers a confirmed method for imposing a practical and within your means enterprise contingency application. Kenneth Myers--an across the world famous contingency making plans specialist--shows company leaders how one can organize a logical "what if" plan that will permit a firm to continue marketplace proportion, provider shoppers, and preserve money circulation if a catastrophe occurs.Completely up to date all through to mirror classes realized from September 11 and hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, company Continuity innovations, 3rd variation is helping cost-conscious senior management:* identify a company contingency software coverage and approach that guarantees well timed final touch of a plan, with minimum disruption to operations* reduce plan improvement charges* comprehend the significance of accomplishing briefings to speak the correct frame of mind earlier than this system improvement method starts* keep money and time via warding off a consultant's conventional process of intensive information-gathering that contributes little to the improvement of sensible options, yet a lot within the means of advisor feesAddressing numerous hypothetical catastrophe eventualities does not make sturdy company feel. enterprise Continuity suggestions, 3rd variation is helping businesses concentrate on what's essential to continue to exist a usual disaster, place of work violence, or a terrorist assault.

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This requires awareness and education and involves a highly specialized problem-solving process. In most instances, it is not realistic to expect in-house personnel (data processing or any other department) to serve in this role. Effective interim processing strategies are not a data processing problem; they are a corporate issue, requiring an organizationwide problem-solving process. 9 Audit Concerns • Lack of awareness and education • Department managers not sufficiently involved in developing alternate procedures • Contains unnecessary detail • Not testable • Technology oriented rather than business oriented • Not cost-effective Defining the Problem 17 Involving Department Managers The most serious mistake is to develop alternate strategies for how specific administrative functions or manufacturing operations will operate during a stabilization period following a disaster, without the understanding and support of line managers who would have to use them following a facility disaster.

An individual names the manager or supervisor who is causing the distress. 3. Gets ready to act. An individual makes certain insurance premiums are paid, asks about pension payout/coverage, and takes home family photos. PREVENTION Policy and Strategy Employers should create and enforce a zero-tolerance policy against workplace violence. The policy should prohibit harassment, threats of violence and intimidation, and weapon possession on premises. The 26 Business Continuity Strategies policy should also assign responsibility to receive, investigate, and respond to reports of threats or conduct.

9 Audit Concerns • Lack of awareness and education • Department managers not sufficiently involved in developing alternate procedures • Contains unnecessary detail • Not testable • Technology oriented rather than business oriented • Not cost-effective Defining the Problem 17 Involving Department Managers The most serious mistake is to develop alternate strategies for how specific administrative functions or manufacturing operations will operate during a stabilization period following a disaster, without the understanding and support of line managers who would have to use them following a facility disaster.

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