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4 Things Organizations with Effective BC/DR Programs Do Well

Written by  PETER R. LAZ, MBCP, MBCI January 10, 2013

Business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) is the process of helping companies prepare and quickly recover from disruptive events. With information technology playing a bigger role in today’s always connected world, BC/DR can no longer be ignored, because even the smallest events can mean potentially big losses to certain companies in certain industries. So what do organizations with effective BC/DR programs do well? 1. They begin with the end in mind Organizations that have a clear vision of where they want to go and how they plan on getting there are usually the most effective. The challenge is how to match the vision of a BC/DR program with the overall company’s vision. To start, organizations typically answer questions such as: What is the vision for our business continuity program? What will it look like three to five years from now? Which technologies can we use to reduce recovery windows and provide better service to our external

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