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Business Continuity Glossary

Posted by: Vicki Thomas in DRJ Blogs

Vicki Thomas

As you know the more resources and information you have easily accessible, the easier it is to make smart, educated and informed decisions. Articles, research studies and case studies do go a long way in providing this information but sometimes you just need to see the plain and simple details.

This is where the DRJ Business Continuity Glossary comes in very handy. Our comprehensive and recently updated glossary gives you all of the tools and knowledge you need to better research, analyze and understand the business continuity space.

For those of you who are new to business continuity, this glossary is a great way to learn about key terms such as:

  • Alternate Site:  An alternate operating location to be used by business functions when the primary facilities are inaccessible. 1) Another location, computer center or work area designated for recovery. 2) Location, other than the main facility, that can be used to conduct business functions. 3) A location, other than the normal facility, used to process data and/or conduct critical business functions in the event of a disaster.
  • Business Continuity Plan (BCP):  Process of developing and documenting arrangements and procedures that enable an organization to respond to an event that lasts for an unacceptable period of time and return to performing its critical functions after an interruption.
  • Cascade System:  A system whereby one person or organization calls out/contacts others who in turn initiate further call-outs/contacts as necessary.

Take a look at our glossary and let us know what you think. We update it regularly, so please do give us feedback on the contents. If you know someone who is learning about BC or you're trying to convince your boss that you need a BCP - pass along the link to our glossary to help them out so they can learn what they need to know!

The DRJ Business Continuity Glossary can be downloaded in Word or PDF.