- Author: James C. Barnes
- ISBN: 9780470845431
- Year Published: 2003
- Pages: 182
- BISAC: BUS000000, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS/General
About the Book and Topic:
The interest in Business Continuity has gained significant momentum in the last several years, following the Y2K non-event and a series of headline-grabbing headline-grabbing, thought-provoking disasters: hurricanes, power outages, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, and ice and snow storms. Because these disasters occupy prominent coverage by the news media, the senior management meetings of virtually every company and governmental entity need to formulate a recover plan incase of a disaster interrupting their operations, however there are currently limited texts and resources available on this topic. This book fills the gap by providing a clear and practical guide to formulating such recovery strategies, complementing and following on from Barnes and Hiles The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management (see related titles below).
The need for continuity planning has been highlighted recently with the rapid increase in the business use of new technologies such as the Internet, causing the consequences of not having a recovery strategy to grow. * A practical book on a hot topic. * Business continuity is accepted as a necessary part of corporate strategy. * Provides the “how-to” of planning and implementing recovery policies in case of disaster.
About the Author
JAMES C. BARNES, Manager of Deloitte & Touche, has over 13 years of extensive experience in Business Continuity Planning. Most recently, he assisted in the design of a Business Continuity Company Certification course, which he taught in Europe, South America, and the United States. He has written over 300 Business Continuity Plans of which 12 have been successfully exercised, and specializes in the areas of continuity risk management, vulnerability and risk assessment, business continuity planning, BCP policies and standards, strategic planning for financial institutions, and economic forecasting. Mr. Barnes has held several positions in these areas, such as Director of Business Continuity Planning for Citibank, Florida, where seven of his plans were exercised during Hurricane Andrew. He has also conducted numerous seminars on business continuity planning throughout the United States, working with clients such as Johnson and Johnson, the Chicago Stock Exchange, The First American Financial Corporation, MONY, and Conseco.