New Podcast: The characteristics of a pandemic

This November, we are focusing on business continuity and our author of the month, Robert Clark. Look out for new podcasts, guest blogs and product discounts on the ITGP website.

In our latest podcast, Robert reads an extract from his book Business Continuity and the Pandemic Threat, where he discusses the distinct characteristics of a pandemic and how it differs from an epidemic.

Listen here.

What is an epidemic?

An epidemic is when a disease affects many people in a wide geographical area at a given time.

What is a pandemic?

A pandemic is a global outbreak of a new disease. One of the most disastrous pandemics in history was the Black Death, which killed about 75 million people in the 14th century.

Business Continuity and the Pandemic Threat

How would your business fare if more than half your employees, including those you rely on to execute your business continuity plan, were ill – or worse?

Although nothing can be done to prevent pandemics, their impact can be significantly mitigated. Business Continuity and the Pandemic Threat explains how.

Part I: Understanding the Threat provides the reader with a detailed overview of the challenge that pandemic threats can present. It uses historical examples to illustrate how pandemics can have devastating effects not only on the global population but also on critical infrastructure, the global economy and society.

Part II: Preparing for the Inevitable considers the actions that can be taken at a global, national, corporate and individual level to mitigate the risk and limit the damage of pandemics. It provides guidance on creating and validating a pandemic plan and explains how it integrates with a business continuity plan. Comprehensive case studies are provided throughout.

20% discount on all Robert’s ITGP books

For November only, save 20% on Robert’s books when you enter discount code BCM20 at the checkout.

Robert’s ITGP books are:
Business Continuity and the Pandemic Threat
Validating Your Business Continuity Plan
In Hindsight – A compendium of Business Continuity case studies