In Hindsight - A compendium of Business Continuity case studies
BIC: Financial crises & disasters, Natural disasters, COMPUTING: GENERAL, Social impact of disasters
BISAC: COMPUTERS / System Administration / Disaster & Recovery
Published: 26 Jun 2014
In this book, the authors analyse the causes of some of the major disasters from the last thirty years and explain what could have been done better, before and after the event.
Unlike many titles on business continuity and disaster recovery, In Hindsight: A compendium of Business Continuity case studies does not build up from the theory of business continuity planning. Instead, it takes apart real events and reveals the themes that contributed to each disaster. Using these incidents as 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 to minimise the risks and consequences.
By showing the potential repercussions of a badly thought-out disaster management and business continuity plan, this book helps you avoid making similar mistakes, reduce risks and enable faster recovery when things do go wrong.
- Provides case studies analysing the contribution of poor contingency planning to notable disasters.
- Cuts across a range of industries, making it suitable for practitioners in any sector.
- Stresses the consequences of inadequate planning, making it an ideal way to support the case for more robust business continuity management.
Learn from real life and other people's mistakes - buy this book and understand how to avoid business continuity disasters.
1: Introduction – Robert Clark
2: The MV ‘Full City’ Incident – Norway’s Worst Ever Oil Spill – Jon Sigurd Jacobsen
3: Barings Bank Collapse – Owen Gregory
4: Northgate Information Solutions, a Victim of the Buncefield Oil Depot Disaster – Robert Clark
5: The Love Parade. Dusseldorf 2010 – Tony Duncan
6: Herald of Free Enterprise – Carl Dakin
7: The Aztec Chemical Explosion, the Biggest Blaze in Cheshire for 35 Years – Robert Clark
8: Piper Alpha and Alexander L. Kielland. A Comparison of Two North Sea Tragedies – Carl Dakin and Jon Sigurd Jacobsen
9: Bhopal. The World’s Worst Industrial Disaster – Owen Gregory
10: The Devastating Effect of the SARS Pandemic on the Tourist Industry – Catherine Feeney
11: Toyota Vehicle Recall – Tony Duncan
12: The Gloucestershire Flooding, 2007 – Carl Dakin
13: Closing the European Airspace. Eyjafjallajökull and the Volcanic Ash Cloud – Robert Clark
14: The Åsta Train Accident, Norway, January 2000 – Jon Sigurd Jacobsen
15: A Tale of Three Cities. the Bombing of Madrid (2004), London (2005) and Glasgow (2007) – Neil Swinyard-Jordan, Tony Duncan and Robert Clark
16: Hurricane Katrina – Owen Gregory and Neil Swinyard-Jordan
17: Arriva Malta. Business Continuity within a Change Management Programme – Robert Clark
18: The Devil is in the Detail – Robert Clark
19: Concluding Thoughts – Robert Clark