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Business Continuity Planning: Are We Prepared for Future Disasters

By Naill M. Momani

Abstract

<b>Problem statement:</b> Natural and man-made disasters could cause a lot of monetary, mortality and morbidity losses for our business&#8217; operations such as: Activities, products and services. In order to minimize losses from such disasters, it is essential to prepare and implement effective business continuity plans that could deal with abnormal conditions. <b>Approach:</b> In this study, a discussion of the major risk factors that could cause business disruption and the main strategies to prevent business&#8217; losses were discussed so as to advice effective business continuity plans for organizations. <b>Results:</b> Risks are due to human and technology factors, natural and man-made disasters are the main contributors to business&#8217; losses. <b>Conclusion/Recommendations:</b> This study introduced the main components to evaluate and modernize business continuity plans with the intention to develop effective business continuity plans

Topics: </keyword><keyword>Business continuity planning, business recovery, business resumption, LCC:Business, LCC:HF5001-6182, LCC:Commerce, LCC:HF1-6182, LCC:Social Sciences, LCC:H, DOAJ:Business and Management, DOAJ:Business and Economics
Publisher: Science Publications
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.3844/ajebasp.2010.272.279
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:49598e0599444ab8bc7a2792db4230ce
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