How to Create an Effective Business Continuity Plan
We rarely get a head's up that a disaster is ready to strike. Even with some lead time, though, multiple things can go wrong; every incident is unique and unfolds in unexpected ways. This is where a business continuity plan comes into play. How Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery Plans Differ Business continuity (BC) refers to maintaining business functions or quickly resuming them in the event of a major disruption, whether caused by a fire, flood, epidemic illness or a malicious attack across the Internet. Many people think a disaster recovery plan is the same as a business continuity plan, but a DR plan focuses mainly on restoring IT infrastructure and operations after a crisis. For example, if the building that houses your customer service representatives is flattened by a tornado, do you know how those reps can handle customer calls? Tutorial: How to Start a Business Continuity Program Note that a business impact analysis (BIA) is another part of a BC plan. Next, develop a plan.
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