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Our author of the month for November is Robert Clark.
Robert is the author of Validating Your Business Continuity Plan and Business Continuity and the Pandemic Threat. He is also the editor of In Hindsight – A compendium of Business Continuity case studies.
Robert Clark is a freelance consultant and part-time associate lecturer in business continuity at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has extensive business continuity management experience, including 15 years at IBM and 11 years at Fujitsu. He has worked with clients in more than a dozen countries, delivering solutions across the public sector, large corporations, SMEs and central government.
Robert has an MSc in business continuity, security and emergency management, and in 2012 became a Business Continuity Institute approved trainer. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Business Continuity Management, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Member of the Security Institute.
Validating Your Business Continuity Plan
Business continuity planning is a process of continual improvement, not a matter of writing a plan and then putting your feet up. Attempting to validate every aspect of your plan, however – particularly in a live rehearsal situation – could create a disaster of your own making.
Learn how to successfully manage the validation process to make sure your business continuity plan is effective.
Business Continuity and the Pandemic Threat
How would your business fare if 50% or more of your employees, including those you rely on to execute your business continuity plan, were afflicted by illness – or worse? The probability of a severe pandemic occurring within the next five years is between 1-in-20 and 1-in-2, with projected fatalities in excess of 100 million worldwide.
Understand the corporate impact of pandemics and learn how to prepare for and mitigate their effects.
In Hindsight – A compendium of Business Continuity case studies
Using real-life case studies, the authors demonstrate the potentially devastating results for organisations that have not planned for the worst. Crucially, the book proposes measures that could have helped minimise the risks and consequences.
Learn from other people’s mistakes to understand how to avoid business continuity disasters.