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5 Must-Reads for Disaster Management
No matter the strength or the scale of an enterprise, an unsuspecting disaster can catch even the best leaders off guard. This is why managing disasters is not just about planning and coordination, rather, but a mind-set oriented towards constant preparation. Here are five must-reads for disaster management that can help you think more clearly about the unthinkable.
If it was just about handling a disaster, there are hundreds of books out there to tell you what to do. But this book offers a different perspective about disaster management, by showing how a failure to guard against risks can turn a natural disaster into a catstrophe. Kelman shares incidents that push readers to ask uncomfortable questions and accept greater responsibility to reduce your worries later.
In this compilation of compelling ideas from 22 contributors about managing disaster, editors Kamila Borsekova and Peter Nijkamp introduce readers to various analytical methodologies and tools useful for large-scale disaster management. The biggest lesson of these urban disaster cases: resilience is a capability that best developed before disaster strikes.
This relatively short and concise book by Bryan Strawser explores the evolving disaster recovery strategies that have emerged with cloud IT systems. It introduces readers to a new technical approach, with which a cloud-based strategy is employed to manage system failures and associated disasters. A step-by-step plan is offered to help achieve resiliency and tackle uncertainties.
The IT landscape is affected by both physical and cyber-related threats. This book provides a survival plan to help manage disaster events of all kinds, from natural disasters to instrusions by hackers. The book focuses on the needs of a digital enterprise amidst uncertain and disruptive times, with helpful tips on how to ensure business continuity and sustainability.
When you talk about disaster management in the business world, IT disasters are dreaded and difficult to manage. The authors narrow their focus on the most critical IT disruption risk and explain how MySQL can be a valuable tool to survive them. This book illustrates multiple case studies and practical techniques to explain how MySQL can be used to scale applications through failover, replication, high availability, and load balancing.