Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery: A Small Business Guide / Edition 1

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Overview

Improve business efficiency, eliminate day-to-day mishaps, and prepare for the worst–with effective disaster contingency planning

Working in lower Manhattan on September 11th, 2001, Donna Childs became keenly aware of the need for small businesses to develop disaster contingency plans and grateful that her own business had implemented such plans and would remain financially sound. Now, with the assistance of IT consultant Stefan Dietrich, she draws upon her unique experience to present proven guidelines for small and midsize businesses to effectively prepare for catastrophes in Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery: A Small Business Guide.

Childs and Dietrich take small business owners through every stage of disaster planning, from preparation to response to recovery. Specific issues addressed include:

  • What to do if the main office location is not accessible
  • Getting the business up and running again
  • Contacting third parties
  • Handling insurance claims
  • Adequate insurance for property, business interruption losses, and workers’ compensation
  • Rebuilding an IT infrastructure

Successful planning not only can limit the damage of an unforeseen disaster but also can minimize daily mishaps–such as the mistaken deletion of files–and increase a business’s overall efficiency. Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery is the only contingency guide that small business owners need to ensure their company’s continued success.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471236139
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/7/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

DONNA R. CHILDS is the founder, President, and CEO of Childs Capital, LLC, a global financial institution dedicated to alleviating poverty through economic development. She has also been a director of Swiss Reinsurance, an investment banker for Goldman Sachs, and a research associate for Harvard Business School.
STEFAN DIETRICH was most recently the COO and Executive Vice President of E-Vantage Solutions, an Internet start-up in the wireless transactions and m-commerce field. Prior to joining E-Vantage, he was a director with Reuters.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Assignment of Authors? Royalties.

Preface.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Preparation.

Chapter 2: Response.

Chapter 3: Recovery.

Chapter 4: Sample IT Solutions.

Epilogue.

Appendix: Basic Safety Practices.

Resources.

Glossary.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2002

    Informative guide for business owners

    This book is chock-full of relevant and timely information to "disaster-proof" your business. I have not seen another book like it anywhere. The authors cover topics from developing a back-up system for your business records to obtaining a cost-effective insurance program. They wrote from the perspective of business owners (which they are) not consultants. I found something useful for my business on each and every page.

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