Business Continuity Essentials by Alvin L. Powell guides the reader out of the theoretical and into the practical, proven best practices required for starting an effective business continuity program and disaster recovery response. Disasters can manifest in many forms: natural, man-made, intentional, or accidental. The list of possibilities is endless. The question is: will your business survive a catastrophic event, or will you be out of business? Business Continuity Essentials was developed to help disaster recovery planners create a step-by-step approach to design, implement, and maintain business recovery strategies that will minimize the impact of a potential disaster. This indispensable volume will help equip any disaster recovery planner with the kwledge and tools necessary to assume a leadership role in creating a comprehensive business continuity program that encompasses every department and employee
Alvin L. Powell is a Certified Business Continuity Professional with The Disaster Recovery Institute International and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management. An accomplished information technology manager and disaster recovery planner with over thirty-five years of experience, Mr. Powell has worked at some of the largest corporations in America protecting over four billion dollars of financial assets with his business continuity programs. Furthermore, his BCP programs have been audited by several state regulatory entities and the most high powered audit firms in the world. Also, his project team achieved national recognition in Computerworld Magazine for designing a state-of-the-art data center facility. He is currently the president and CEO of PME Business Solutions.