Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

Planning, deployment & auditing.

Business Continuity Plan describes how business will continue after a disruption. The purpose of a Disaster Recovery Plan is to recover Information Technology (IT) assets after a disastrous interruption.

A business continuity plan enables critical services or products to be continually delivered to clients. It makes sure that critical services are available during emergencies instead of focusing on resuming a business after critical operations have been disrupted.

Disaster recovery and business continuity planning are processes that help organizations prepare for disruptive events—whether an event might be a natural disaster or a localized technical accident.

Many business tend to overlook disaster recovery planning thinking of the disaster seems as of an unlikely event.

Using more pragmatic approach business continuity planning suggests a comprehensive approach to making sure your business keeps making money. Often used under the acronym BC/DR these plans encompass how employees will communicate, where they will go and how they will keep doing their jobs.

These plans may vary significantly, depending on the size, scope and industry as well as business processes and core competencies of the company.

Plans to restore critical mainframes with connection to the vital data at a backup site within four to six days of a disruptive event, obtaining a mobile PBX unit with 3,000 telephones within two days, recovering 1,000-plus LANs is a good illustration of what can be a part of business recovery planning.