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26. Oktober 2007
The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management 2nd Edition
 

With a pedigree going back almost ten years, The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management can rightly claim to be a classic guide to business risk management and contingency planning, with a style that makes it accessible to all business managers. Some of the original underlying principles remain the same - but much has changed. This is reflected in this radically updated second edition, with exciting and helpful new content from new and innovative contributors, bringing the book right up to the minute.
 

This book combines over 500 years of experience from leading Business Continuity experts of many countries. It is presented in any easy-to-follow format, explaining in detail the 10 core BC activities incorporated in the common body of knowledge agreed by the Disaster Recovery Institute International and the Business Continuity Institute.
 

Contributors from America, Asia, Australia, Europe, India and the Middle East provide a truly global perspective, bringing their own insights and approaches to the subject, sharing best practice from the four corners of the world.
 

We explore and summarize new legislation, guidelines and standards impacting BC planning and management and explain their impact.
 

The structured format, with many revealing case studies, examples and checklists, provides a clear roadmap, simplifying and de-mystifying business continuity processes for those new to its disciplines and providing a benchmark of current best practice for those more experienced practitioners.
 

This book makes a massive contribution to the knowledge base of BC and risk management. It is essential reading for all business continuity, risk managers and auditors: none should be without it.

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  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 666 Seiten
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons; Auflage: 2. Auflage (26. Oktober 2007)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0470516380
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470516386
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 25,1 x 17,6 x 4,4 cm
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  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 418.261 in Englische Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Englische Bücher)
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"incredibly detailed and useful..the glossary is a real godsend for anyone new to the topic" (Justin Doherty and Jamie Ayres in ft.com, August 1999)
 
"excellent overview..extremely informative...this book will tell you why you need a (business continuity) plan and then helps you to put it together. Business continuity has never looked so good!" (Secure Computing, October 1999)
 
"extremely authoritative book...a particularly useful element...is the very comprehensive case studies appendix..in (which) over 20 actual incidents are discussed" (Security Management and Industry Today, March 2000 ) -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

Synopsis

How long would your business survive an interruption? What if operations were destroyed by fire or flood, negative media drives away customers or the company database is stolen or infected by a virus? How well are you prepared to deal with disaster? This comprehensive guide tells you why you need a plan and then will help you put one together, including fully updated, detailed glossary and additional examples from the USA, Australia and Europe. Clearly split into useful sections, the book is easy to navigate. "The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management" has been revised and updated to reflect new regulations and standards by one of the top international authorities in the field, this is an important book for anyone within the business continuity industry.Seven new chapters include coverage of: US Homeland Security measures relating to IT; UK Civil Contingencies Act relating to business continuity; NFP 16000 (US National Fire Prevention Association 1600 Business Continuity standard); British Standards Institution/Business Continuity Institute, Publicly Available Standard 56, and other current and upcoming standards.

It also includes other emerging standards: Singapore standard for disaster recovery service providers, Australia & New Zealand standards; and pandemic planning. With contributions from leading practitioners in the industry, "The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management" has established itself as an invaluable resource for anyone involved in, or looking to gain a detailed appreciation of, the rapidly emerging area of business continuity and disaster recovery within the corporate environment.


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3 von 3 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
2.0 von 5 Sternen BCM-Sammelsurium 20. November 2002
Format:Taschenbuch
Hiles und Barnes haben in ihrem "Definitive Handbook" eine Reihe von Beiträgen namhafter Vertreter aus der BCM-Szene zusammengetragen. Aufgrund der sehr unterschiedlichen Ansätze, die durch die Autoren vorgetragen werden, sind in vielen Fällen Neulinge angesprochen, während einige Beiträge doch sehr viel Fachwissen und Erfahrung voraussetzen.
Das Buch eignet sich daher nicht wirklich zum Durchlesen, sondern wirkt in Teilen wie eine Speisekarte - man nimmt immer nur das eine oder andere Gericht zu sich. Für den Leser, der eine schrittweise Anleitung oder ein durchgängiges Konzept des BCM erwartet, ist dies möglicherweise schwierig.
Trotz der in Teilen sehr hohen Qualität der Kapitel kann das Werk das Attribut "definitiv" nicht für sich beanspruchen. Eine tiefergehende, zumindest ansatzweise akademische Behandlung des Themas BCM ist nicht gegeben. Das "Definitive Handbook" kann seine angelsächsische Herkunft nicht verleugnen und bezieht sich oft auf Sachverhalte, die man hierzulande so nicht vorfinden wird. Gesetze, Normen und Entwicklungen im kontinentaleuropäischen Raum werden nicht angesprochen.
Hätten die Herausgeber das Werk lediglich "Handbuch des BCM" genannt, hätten sie einen Stern mehr für Bescheidenheit bekommen !
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Practical BCM at last! 24. Januar 2000
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
This is a thoroughly welcome addition to the business continuity books on the market. It brings a clear, rational approach to a very complicated topic. Unsurprisingly, the book adheres to the ten stage process as defined by the Business Continuity Institute and the Disaster Recovery Institute and is written in a style that is easy to read and with very little jargon. (It even gives guidelines on how to read the book.)
The book outlines some important lessons:
- The Importance of business continuity management
- Business continuity plans should be based on outcome scenarios and not causes
- The need for an organized development/implementation
- BCM is never complete - amendments and testing will always be required
There are a couple of points to note though:
- It fails to deliver the message clearly that Business Continuity Management is an umbrella for business impact analysis, risk management and business continuity planning. Too many people just concentrate on the latter.
- My experience shows that many advantages are gained through the development of the plan when the business continuity is firmly in the minds of those involved and the management sponsors (who have allocated resources and funds). This is as important as the plan itself.
- Unlike chapter 15 (Developing the written plan), Chapter 18 (Selecting tools to support the process) is an example of where the book sits on a fence. It describes the types of tools required but gives no clear examples of data used. There are numerous examples that could have been used to illustrate this; perhaps this leaves the door open for consultancy opportunities!
- Another downside to the book occurs as early as section one, which is described as an executive overview and is 75 pages long!
Notwithstanding these minor grumbles, I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone involved in BCM or anyone thinking about creating a more secure business.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The best at present 5. April 2000
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To me this book seems to be the best on BCM. Although it does not cover each and every detail it gives a perfect overview. Probably the best book to start with BCM.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Practical BCM at last! 24. Januar 2000
Von Clive Henderson - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
This is a thoroughly welcome addition to the business continuity books on the market. It brings a clear, rational approach to a very complicated topic. Unsurprisingly, the book adheres to the ten stage process as defined by the Business Continuity Institute and the Disaster Recovery Institute and is written in a style that is easy to read and with very little jargon. (It even gives guidelines on how to read the book.)
The book outlines some important lessons:
- The Importance of business continuity management
- Business continuity plans should be based on outcome scenarios and not causes
- The need for an organized development/implementation
- BCM is never complete - amendments and testing will always be required
There are a couple of points to note though:
- It fails to deliver the message clearly that Business Continuity Management is an umbrella for business impact analysis, risk management and business continuity planning. Too many people just concentrate on the latter.
- My experience shows that many advantages are gained through the development of the plan when the business continuity is firmly in the minds of those involved and the management sponsors (who have allocated resources and funds). This is as important as the plan itself.
- Unlike chapter 15 (Developing the written plan), Chapter 18 (Selecting tools to support the process) is an example of where the book sits on a fence. It describes the types of tools required but gives no clear examples of data used. There are numerous examples that could have been used to illustrate this; perhaps this leaves the door open for consultancy opportunities!
- Another downside to the book occurs as early as section one, which is described as an executive overview and is 75 pages long!
Notwithstanding these minor grumbles, I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone involved in BCM or anyone thinking about creating a more secure business.
5 von 5 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Comprehensive, but not definitive. 28. Juni 2008
Von Jan Husdal - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
I am a researcher within Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM), which has many similarities with Business Continuity Management (BCM). That is why SCRM can and should draw upon BCM for advice. One of many good references for further reading on this subject is the The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management. I haven't read enough books on BCM to say that this is "the definitive" handbook; it certainly is "a comprehensive" handbook. This 600-something pages heavy brick of a book is probably not something you read from cover to cover. I did. Well, most of it, that's how my weekend went by in a fly...

The book has 25 chapters, each written by different contributors and basically self-contained, which means that even if you read only one chapter, you will still have gained valuable insight into what BCM entails. Inevitably there is some replication from author to author; that is because they are discussing the same concept, but from their own experience and their own perspective. This makes up the first 400 pages of the book. Not all contributions are really good, but some are outstanding and clearly coney the message of BCM. The next 100 or so pages contain 26 case studies, with lessons learned and not learned, what to and what not to do, pitfalls, challenges and sucesses. The book also has space for pages on current US/UK/AU/NZ legislation, in particular the UK Civil Contingencies Act and its implication for businesses. Add to that a section on business continuity planning in Asia, indeed necessary in this age of globalization and outsorcing, and a glossary of the most used terms in BCM. What impresses me too is the 42-page keyword index, leaving practically nothing uncovered.

In conclusion: a very comprehensive, but maybe not definitive handbook.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Pleasant Overview of Business Continuity Management 14. Mai 2004
Von bernardsia - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
Reading the material presented is a breeze. Unfortunately, it is unfair for me to pass judgement on the subject matter, as I am still a novice. Common concepts and definitions are presented on Section 1 while Section 2 expounds on the implementation aspects. Being a newbie I was somewhat impressed that the tasks involved even include mitigating human factors such as psychological effects, as well as a taskforce to handle the media with its coverage of any disaster that might be detrimental to the image of the company. An interesting concept presented was "Multilateral Business Continuity", as it raised questions on whether your business partner's (major customer, supplier, logistics) failure could even spell doom for your business.
BCM is presented as an all-encompassing "way of life", ensuring that a business can survive a disaster and bounce back to its pre-disaster profit level, and the tasks and information that is required to ensure proper diagnosis, prescription and maintenance of a business. As one of the authors put it - "Do we gamble with failure or hedge against it".
Although presented as a collection of 20 articles it is seamlessly organized that the information did not appear redundant. After which Case studies are presented on major disasters that happened to corporations in America, most notably 9/11. Considering the scope of BCP/BCM (Business Continuity Planning) endeavour, the market for its implementation within Malaysia is limited to listed companies that can afford the methodology preached. Plus, Asian cultures abhor having outsiders prodding through every nook and cranny of their business process and resource points, isolating weaknesses and identifying exposure and making sure that the business is resilient enough to withstand a collapse of its major infrastructure. Not only that, to ensure success, key personnel from all sectors have to be identified and interactions and accountability documented with redundancies and multiple information and escalation routes introduced to ensure resiliency. At the end of the day, one would envy the consulting firm that manages such a wealth of information from any such companies, which one would assume will be sizeable enough to want BCP/BCM. What a treat indeed!
On the downside, as expected with books that compiles articles, the depth of the information presented is quite shallow, but fortunately for a person like myself that are new to the subject, it's quite a readable experience as that is exactly what I am looking for. It provides enough pieces to the puzzle for me to proceed with my r&d activities.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Good not excellent 26. Oktober 2009
Von NewYorker - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
This is a solid book that covers some of the topics quite well. I would give it a higher mark had I not being reading, at the same time, another book on the topic, Prepare for the Worst, Plan for the Best: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Small Businesses, by D. Childs.
1.0 von 5 Sternen Boring 28. Januar 2014
Von swampthing07070 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I have taken many classes and read many texts, and this is hands down the worst one I ever had to go through and read. It may be a great book but I just have no interest in it and all of its acronyms and business language . I can go through chemistry or geology book for the fun of it so its not like I don't care about attempting to get through it.
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