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Volume 27, Issue 4

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Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity – Related but not the same

We often hear the terms ‘disaster recovery’ and ‘business continuity’ used interchangeably. The truth is they are not the same and it could be a huge mistake to think that protecting a company’s computing assets in the event of a disaster will also provide business continuity. Disaster recovery is ‘data & systems’ centric, while business continuity is ‘business operations’ centric. The thing to remember is that a declared disaster triggers the implementation of a business continuity plan before the implementation of a disaster recovery plan.