What causes disasters? 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, this title does not build up from the theory of business continuity planning. Instead, it takes apart real events such as Hurricane Katrina, the terrorist attacks in London, Madrid and Glasgow, and the collapse of Barings Bank, revealing the themes that contributed to each. 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 designed 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.
A Member of the Business Continuity Institute and an Approved BCI Instructor, Robert A. Clark is also a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Member of the Security Institute. His career includes 15 years with IBM and 11 years with Fujitsu Services working with clients on BCM related assignments. He is now a freelance Business Continuity Consultant at www.bcm-consultancy.com
List of Figures; Contributors; Foreword; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The MV 'Full City' Incident - Norway's Worst Ever Oil Spill; 3. Barings Bank Collapse; 4. Northgate Information Solutions, a victim of the Buncefield Oil Depot Disaster; 5. The Love Parade: Dusseldorf 2010; 6. Herald of Free Enterprise; 7. The Aztec Chemical Explosion, the biggest blaze in Cheshire for 35 Years; 8. Piper Alpha and Alexander L. Kielland: A comparison of two North Sea Tragedies; 9. Bhopal: The World's Worst Industrial Disaster; 10. The Devastating Effect of the SARS Pandemic on the Tourist Industry; 11. Toyota Vehicle Recall; 12. The Gloucestershire Flooding, 2007; 13. Closing the European Airspace: Eyjafjallajokull and the Volcanic Ash Cloud; 14. The Asta Train Accident, Norway, January 2000; 15. A Tale of Three Cities: the Bombing of Madrid (2004), London (2005) and Glasgow (2007); 16. Hurricane Katrina; 17. Arriva Malta: Business Continuity within a Change Management Programme; 18. The Devil is in the Detail; Glossary; Works Cited.
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