Ely, United Kingdom, 16 August 2022 – IT Governance Publishing (ITGP) is delighted to announce its latest release, Business Continuity and the Pandemic Threat – Learning from COVID-19 while preparing for the next pandemic, written by author and Fellow of the Institute of Business Continuity Management Robert Clark.
An increasingly dangerous combination of social, economic and environmental factors are accelerating the spread of novel viruses, resulting in new epidemics. This book builds on the themes introduced in Robert’s 2016 bestselling title Business Continuity and the Pandemic Threat - Potentially the biggest survival challenge facing organisations by focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic.
The author looks at several case studies, reviewing how different industries have been impacted by the pandemic, as well as reflecting on his own personal experience during the crisis. He also discusses the ways the virus has affected our economy and daily routines, and the psychological impact.
Vicki Utting, Managing Executive at ITGP, commented: “While we can’t undo the damage that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, we can take away a significant lesson – pandemic threats must be taken seriously, as should any threat to business as usual, such as cyber attacks, floods, fires and terrorism, etc.
“Organisations must ensure they are prepared for any eventuality – developing business continuity plans and incident response plans, and making sure they significantly mitigate the impact with careful consideration, risk assessments and contingency measures. We are delighted to continue our publishing relationship with Robert and bring to market his unrivalled knowledge of pandemics and expertise in how to limit their impact.”
Robert Clark said: “Like its prequel, writing this book has naturally necessitated undertaking a great deal of research, although this has been while we were in the middle of a pandemic rather than before or after the event. Since this book considers the pandemic threat primarily from a business continuity context, it is certainly not full of jargon that an infectious diseases clinician or virologist would thrive upon. Indeed, while it has been necessary to make appropriate references to various bacterium and viruses, it primarily looks at the business impact not just from a historical perspective but also from the valuable lessons we can take from COVID-19. Moreover, it considers how we can apply those lessons to better protect our businesses, and ourselves, from what now appears to be an inevitability – the next pandemic.”
Business Continuity and the Pandemic Threat – Learning from COVID-19 while preparing for the next pandemic is a must-have for facing the consequential pandemic threat and learning how to mitigate the risk and limit the damage, while designing contingency measures to address a pandemic crisis.
What readers have said
“Bob’s book, Business Continuity and the Pandemic Threat, does a spectacular job filling a gaping void in the pandemic preparedness and response literature. It should be required reading for every CEO concerned with keeping their business in business and every corporate risk manager, regardless of the type of business. He’s written with an engaging, rare combination of hard-nosed business survival strategy and insightful human stories of pandemic experiences.” - Dr Jonathan Quick, MD MPH, global health leader with expertise in pandemic and epidemic threats
“A one-stop shop for understanding the worldwide impact and response to Covid 19 and how that understanding can be used to prepare for the future.”
- Robert Preininger CBCP, business continuity, incident response and disaster recovery consultant
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