Is there a difference between a disaster recovery plan (DRP) and a business continuity plan (BCP)? DRP is a carefully established step by step process that ensures business stability after the occurrence of a disruptive event. Such threats may come out as natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons or other natural calamities or as a tiny bit of computer nuisance known as virus. The BCP has almost the same definition, but focuses on a more comprehensive approach this time. This is where organizational restoration and recovery take place. Thus, the acronym BC/DR shows the connection between the two.

Though at times, there are certain instances wherein a BC/DP process is in place within an organization but failure to restore all vital business operations still happen. What went wrong? Here are some of the potential reasons why such pitfalls occur.

First is inadequate planning. It could be that all critical systems were not identified or that some systems were not included on the disaster recovery plan or business continuity plan. It is a good thing to note that every single piece of hardware device or software application is prone to change, which may lead to system disruptions if not carefully managed. Proper delegation of individuals to man business operations is also a top priority.

Second would be insufficient testing. Though it could be that you have a well-written DRP or BCP, but not testing its effectiveness is like arming yourself with weapons in a battlefield without being trained on how to use each one of them. Testing will definitely improve the current plan and make room for some adjustments whenever necessary.

 

Categories: News

Related Posts

News

ITIL PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS REPORT

  This ITIL report evaluates technologies and applications in terms of their business impact, adoption rate and maturity level to help users decide where and when to invest. The Predictive Analytics Scores below – ordered Read more…

News

Cybersecurity PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS REPORT

Read online and subscribe to Predictive Analytics Email Updates HERE You can have a say in which analytics you need in which timeframe: simply add your (anonymous) need to the list at https://theartofservice.com/predictive-analytics-topics-reports-urgency and we Read more…

News

Storage Technologies PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS REPORT

  This Storage Technologies report evaluates technologies and applications in terms of their business impact, adoption rate and maturity level to help users decide where and when to invest. This predictive analytics evaluates 36 storage-related Read more…