BCP Terms: Get everyone on the same page
Like any niche business, Business Continuity Planning (BCP) has its own set of terms. The process of protecting your business can be stressful enough. Therefore, the last thing you want or need when you are evaluating Business Continuity (BC) solutions is to get lost in the jargon.
To help clear the air, let’s keep things simple and review some key BCP terms. Since everyone will be using consistent terms, this makes it easier for you to discuss BC and Disaster Recovery (DR) Planning with your colleagues.
Business Continuity Planning (BCP): highlights vulnerabilities that might impact your business. These vulnerabilities can include not knowing which customer owes you money and which supplier you owe. The process includes gathering detailed information to address these vulnerabilities. This will assist in conducting business through or after a disruption.
Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP): describes the recovery of IT services following an incident or service interruption. The recovery of IT infrastructure is the first step to business recovery, but not everything is critical. Prioritize according to business impact.
Emergency Response Planning (ERP): addresses the immediate protection of life, safety, assets and the environment in an emergency situation.
Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP): refers to the management policies and procedures at the enterprise level to respond and recover from a major incident.
This is a brief primer of some of the key terminology. For more terms, check the glossary page in our support section. These terms are integral to understanding how you can prepare your business in the event of a disaster. With a clear understanding of this basic terminology, you are ready to take the next step and start considering how to best approach protecting your business.
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