As defined by the Disaster Recovery Journal found at http://www.drj.com/glossary/drjglossary.html
A critical event, which, if not handled in an appropriate manner, may dramatically impact an organization's profitability, reputation, or ability to operate.
The overall coordination of an organization's response to a crisis, in an effective, timely manner, with the goal of avoiding or minimizing damage to the organization's profitability, reputation, or ability to operate.
A sudden, unplanned calamitous event causing great damage or loss. 1) Any event that creates an inability on an organizations part to provide critical business functions for some predetermined period of time. 2) In the business environment, any event that creates an inability on an organization's part to provide the critical business functions for some predetermined period of time. 3) The period when company management decides to divert from normal production responses and exercises its disaster recovery plan. Typically signifies the beginning of a move from a primary to an alternate location. SIMILAR TERMS: Business Interruption; Outage; Catastrophe
Activities and programs designed to return the entity to an acceptable condition. 1) The ability to respond to an interruption in services by implementing a disaster recovery plan to restore an organization's critical business functions.
The document that defines the resources, actions, tasks and data required to manage the business recovery process in the event of a business interruption. The plan is designed to assist in restoring the business process within the stated disaster recovery goals.
The technological aspect of business continuity planning. The advance planning and preparations that are necessary to minimize loss and ensure continuity of the critical business functions of an organization in the event of disaster. SIMILAR TERMS: Contingency Planning; Business Continuity Planning; Corporate Contingency Planning; Business Interruption Planning; Disaster Preparedness
A strategy for providing alternate processing capability in a disaster, via contractual arrangements with an equipment supplier to ship replacement hardware within a specified time period. SIMILAR TERMS: Guaranteed Replacement, Drop Ship, Quick Ship.
Process of developing advance arrangements and procedures that enable an organization to respond to an event that could occur by chance or unforeseen circumstances.
A plan used by an organization or business unit to respond to a specific systems failure or disruption of operations. A contingency plan may use any number of resources including workaround procedures, an alternate work area, a reciprocal agreement, or replacement resources.
Those actions and backup processes determined by an organization to be necessary to meet its data recovery and restoration objectives. Data backup strategies will determine the timeframes, technologies, media and offsite storage of the backups, and will ensure that recovery point and time objectives can be met.
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