What is the Difference?
The typical test for a DR Plan for IT would be; “if we lost our a single IT services how would recover them?” Conceptually, the thinking for a Business Continuity Plan is; “if we lost this building how would we recommence our business from and IT perspective?” How much revenue is lost each day while services are down and what is our Recovery Time Objective (RTO) needed to prevent lost revenue that is acceptable to the organization?
Don't We Just Need Disaster Recovery?
A mistake often made by organizations is that ‘we have an IT DR Plan, we are all ok”. That is not the case. You need to have a Business Continuity Plan in place for critical personnel, key business processes, recovery of vital records, critical suppliers identification, contacting of key vendors and clients etc.
Plan to Succeed!
It is critical that an organization clearly defines what sort of plan it is working on. It is one of the first questions that we will ask as it defines the approach that needs to be taken and the processes required. We are very familiar with both types of plans, we know the process and profiles and can consult and assist your organisation.