Everything you want to know about Business Continuity


Ely, England, 15 March 2012 – Business continuity and disaster recovery planning is a key governance responsibility and, is crucial to the survival of your business. The risks for businesses today are increasing all the time and so are the consequences of incidents and interruptions. Too many companies lose time, customers and income because of circumstances beyond their control. Companies that have a business continuity plan in place are able to not only minimise losses and retain clients, but also win new business!

Just published by IT Governance Publishing (ITGP), Everything you want to know about Business Continuity will guide the reader through both domestic and international standards relating to business continuity, with particular reference to ISO22301.

A practical guide, it will show you how business continuity management can help your organisation to:

· carry out realistic risk identification and assessment

· put in place a cost-effective, ‘fit-for-purpose’ business continuity plan

· be more competitive

· enjoy greater customer loyalty

· conform to the legal requirements in terms of accountability, compliance, risk awareness

· return to ‘business as usual’ as quickly as possible after an unforeseen incident.

The author, Tony Drewitt, held a number of technical, commercial and senior management positions before becoming a full-time management consultant 10 years ago. He was one of the first consultants in the UK to achieve full certification under BS25999-2 and has been a practising business continuity consultant, trainer and technical expert since 2001.

Tony draws from his practical experience in this book, demonstrating how to develop a modern response to the operational risk landscape and how to prepare an organisation for interruptions to key activities, minimising the impact on their bottom line, reputation and credibility. It will enable readers to create a ‘fit-for-purpose’ business continuity plan, assisting them in meeting the expectations of customers and stakeholders in the event of an unforeseen incident.

Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance comments, “It is vital that organisations realise that they can no longer bury their heads in the sand and think “It won’t happen to us”. Every organisation, large and small, must have a business continuity plan in place that deals with all the likely risks they may face. If you take heed of the information in this excellent guide, you will be better placed to increase your company’s resilience and be better equipped should a disaster occur.”

Everything you want to know about Business Continuity can be purchased in multiple formats from www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/3356 (UK) for £29.95 or www.itgovernanceusa.com/product/2349.aspx (US) for $39.95.

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