Disaster Recovery or Business Continuity – what is what?
Mr. Dejan Kosutic takes a very pragmatic look at the difference between Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. His short article is great, and it helps really get your head around the terms.
From the article:
…business continuity is the “strategic and tactical capability of the organization to plan for and respond to incidents and business disruptions in order to continue business operations at an acceptable predefined level” (BS 25999-2:2007), while disaster recovery is “the process, policies and procedures related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure critical to an organization after a natural or human-induced disaster” (Wikipedia.org)
As he summarizes, DR is more focused on technology while BC is focused on continuance of overall business operations. Both are usually mentioned together, even though they generally required implementation by separate teams and have separate goals.
Most businesses are underprepared for both.
We help companies understand how to be prepared in this space each week. From formulating a comprehensive DR plan, including IT, phone systems, and backup of data all the way through providing office space for a full on contingent DR plan, Data Cave helps keep your business operating 24/7. Contact us for more information about how we can help your organzation be prepared.