What is Business Continuity Planning?

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What is Business Continuity Planning?

Trying to define business continuity isn’t always easy.

 

Everyone seems to have a unique definition these days.  Depending on how your business operates, you may think about it a lot differently than the person next to you.

 

So what is a general definition?  Is there one?  Do more than one apply to your case?

 

Let’s start by defining what business continuity is NOT.

 

Business continuity != Data Backup

 

A data backup is the result of copying or archiving files and folders for the purpose of being able to restore them in case of data loss.  Data loss can be caused by many things ranging from computer viruses to hardware failures to file corruption to fire, flood, or theft – on and on.

 

Business Continuity != Disaster Recovery

 

Disaster recovery is the area of security planning that deals with protecting an organization from the effects of significant negative events.

 

You may be scratching your head at this point, saying

But those things make up my business continuity plan?!

And you are 100% correct.  Data backup and disaster recovery most certainly contribute to your business continuity plan.  But the two should never stand alone!

 

Not sure what kind of data backup is the yin to your disaster recovery yang?

 

Call us and we will help you get started!  For more info, fill out the form to the right.  Better yet, give me a call at 262.384.4400