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In Hindsight: A compendium of Business Continuity case studies

In Hindsight - A compendium of Business Continuity case studies

SKU: 4496
Authors: Robert A. Clark (Editor)
Publishers: ITGP
Format: PDF
ISBN13: 9781849285926
Pages: 350
Published: 26 Jun 2014
Availability: Always available
Format: ePub
ISBN13: 9781849285933
Pages: 350
Published: 26 Jun 2014
Availability: Always available

Essential guide for anyone working in business continuity planning or disaster recovery.

  • Reveals the themes that contributed to major disasters from the last 30 years
  • Proposes measures that could have minimized the risks and consequences
  • Explains how you can avoid making similar mistakes, reduce risks, and enable faster recovery when things do go wrong

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Essential guidance to help avoid and prevent business continuity disasters

A range of internal or external risks could negatively impact your organization and interfere with the normal running of your business. These could include a fuel crisis, communications failure, industrial action, or the loss of business facilities due to fire, flooding, theft, and vandalism.

Effective business continuity management (BCM) ensures your organization is able to provide a minimum acceptable service in spite of a disaster, and helps preserve corporate reputation, image, and revenue.

In Hindsight: A compendium of Business Continuity case studies analyzes the factors that contributed to some of the major disasters from the last 30 years, including the collapse of Barings Bank, Bhopal, and the London and Madrid bombings, and gives essential insights to those working in business continuity planning or disaster recovery to understand what could have been done better before and after the event.

Avoid making similar mistakes and plan for the worst

Taking apart real-life events from a wide range of industries and sectors, this essential book reveals the themes that contributed to each major disaster and demonstrates the potentially devastating results for organisations that have not planned for the worst.

This book proposes measures that could have helped to minimize the risks and consequences for each case study, helping you to avoid making similar mistakes, reduce risks, and enable faster recovery when things do go wrong.

Look inside this book


  • The MV ‘Full City’ Incident – Norway’s Worst Ever Oil Spill – Jon Sigurd Jacobsen
  • Barings Bank Collapse – Owen Gregory
  • Northgate Information Solutions, a Victim of the Buncefield Oil Depot Disaster – Robert Clark
  • The Love Parade – Dusseldorf 2010 – Tony Duncan
  • Herald of Free Enterprise – Carl Dakin
  • The Aztec Chemical Explosion, the Biggest Blaze in Cheshire for 35 Years – Robert Clark
  • Piper Alpha and Alexander L. Kielland – A Comparison of Two North Sea Tragedies – Carl Daking and Jon Sigurd Jacobsen
  • Bhopal: The World’s Worst Industrial Disaster – Owen Gregory
  • The Devastating Effect of the SARS Pandemic on the Tourist Industry – Catherine Feeney
  • Toyota Vehicle Recall – Tony Duncan
  • The Gloucestershire Flooding, 2007 – Carl Dakin
  • Closing the European Airspace: Eyjafjallajökull and the Volcanic Ash Cloud – Robert Clark
  • The Åsta Train Accident, Norway, January 2000 – Jon Sigurd Jacobsen
  • A Tale of Three Cities. the Bombing of Madrid (2004), London (2005) and Glasgow (2007) – Neil Swinyard-Jordan, Tony Duncan and Robert Clark
  • Hurricane Katrina – Owen Gregory and Neil Swinyard-Jordan
  • Arriva Malta. Business Continuity within a Change Management Programme – Robert Clark
  • The Devil is in the Detail – Robert Clark
  • Concluding Thoughts – Robert Clark
About the author

Robert A. Clark

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

Customer reviews

(4.50)stars out of 5
# of Ratings: 2
1. on 1/2/2018, said:
5 stars out of 5
This comprehensive research consistently portrays a set of common factors that precedes each disaster – poor management, a lack of proper planning and weak risk management practices. An eye-opener to all those executives that fail to understand the importance of business continuity and disaster recovery mechanisms.
2. on 1/2/2018, said:
4 stars out of 5
I am constantly amazed by the number of executives who dismiss potential disasters as being too unlikely to consider, or who put off dealing with known risks because they have other things to worry about. This book is full of these people, and what happens in the case studies provides ample evidence to counter their complacency.
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