Why Business Continuity instead of Disaster Recovery?

September 1, 2014 at 12:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

When most business managers ask for a disaster recovery plan they are really looking for business continuity.

Disaster recovery planning provides a company a quick path to recovery after a disaster. Such a disaster is usually the result of the physical damage to IT systems, office or other area of the business. However, preparing for such a disaster is all cost. Most companies will never use their plan.

Business continuity is often called business resilience as it takes disaster planning to a micro business level. In addition to the normal disaster planning, Business Continuity identifies potential disruptions to the company’s vital business functions and reduces their likelihood of occurrence or impact should they occur.

A business continuity plan will be used from time to time and can demonstrate payback to the company. This ranges from mirror disk storage to redundant servers to automatic failover to a remote call center when local service fails.

  • Larry
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