It happened. One of those insane, unexpected server catastrophes that you believed would never occur. After all, you'd spent numerous dollars on updating your tapes, DVDs and flash drives.
While getting that call in the middle of the night was not bad enough, the absence of a business continuity plan implies huge interruptions for your eCommerce business.
Business Continuity (BC) vs Disaster Recovery (DR) Preparation
Both are intertwined and are developed to lessen the effect of system crashes, power failures, and even natural disasters. However, there is a difference. Disaster Recover includes resuming operation without any significant disruptions. Business Continuity preparation suggests a more comprehensive method of ensuring you continue to generate income, not only after a catastrophe but also during smaller disturbances.
On the business continuity side, what's required is a plan that list which team members are trained to step-in when essential decision makers are not present. For example, interruptions from cyber attacks might need a business continuity strategy to cover gaps within the company’s supply chain or disruptions that may threaten profits.
Simply put, business continuity and disaster recovery events, whether physical or IT, do not take place in isolation from each other. At its heart, business continuity and disaster recovery are about constant interaction.
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