Preparing for a Pandemic: A Primer

With the possibility of a swine flu pandemic in mind, CIO has put this collection of preparedness articles together to help companies review their own plans:

Swine Flu Fears Raise Questions About Business Continuity Plans

Despite recent power blackout in Sydney and the threat of a swine flu pandemic, the many Australian organisations still “flying by the seat of their pants” claim experts.

10 Tips for Swine Flu Planning for CIOs and IT Leaders

As the swine flu outbreak spreads, CIOs and other IT executives are dusting off their pandemic plans and preparing for the possibility of high levels of employee absenteeism and extended telework scenarios.

Swine Flu Prompts Aussie CIOs to Revisit Business Continuity Plans

Australian health authorities may have given the all clear for two local suspected cases of the -- which has killed more than 80 people in Mexico and infected 20 in the United States -- but concern over the spread of the potentially fatal disease has local CIOs revisiting their business continuity plans.

Preparing Businesses for a Pandemic

As news of the spread of the avian flu grows, businesses must factor in the possibility of a pandemic into their continuity planning.

Teleworking a Hidden Fix In Disaster Recovery Plans

Managers need to get a handle on their teleworking capabilities, then select an appropriate 'mix' of tasks, technologies and people that will be needed to ensure essential operations are maintained.

This Is (Not Quite) a Test

Six tips and three scenarios to get you started on a tabletop exercise.

A Pandemic Planner

What you can do to prepare.

You'll Sneeze If Your Suppliers Get the Flu

A simulation at MIT of an avian flu outbreak in China underscores the need for companies to consider possible supply chain disruptions as part of their plans for handling emergencies.

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