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A Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) is a business plan that describes how work can be resumed quickly and effectively after a disaster. Disaster recovery planning is just part of business continuity planning and applied to aspects of an organization that rely on an IT infrastructure to function.
The overall idea is to develop a plan that will allow the IT department to recover enough data and system functionality to allow a business or organization to operate - even possibly at a minimal level.
The creation of a DRP begins with a DRP proposal to achieve upper level management support. Then a business impact analysis (BIA) is needed to determine which business functions are the most critical and the requirements to get the IT components of those functions operational again after a disaster, either on-site or off-site. - Source Techopedia.com
Definition - What does Business Continuity Plan (BCP) mean?
A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is a plan to help ensure that business processes can continue during a time of emergency or disaster. Such emergencies or disasters might include a fire or any other case where business is not able to occur under normal conditions. Businesses need to look at all such potential threats and devise BCPs to ensure continued operations should the threat become a reality.
A business continuity plan involves the following:
- Analysis of organizational threats
- A list of the primary tasks required to keep the organization operations flowing
- Easily located management contact information
- Explanation of where personnel should go if there is a disastrous event
- Information on data backups and organization site backup
- Collaboration among all facets of the organization
- Buy-in from everyone in the organization
TrilliumPC Network Solutions works with organizations to determine which services, applications and devices are critical to business operations. Understanding all business units and their associated work processes allows us to design the optimal solution.
Our DR/BCP planning experience touches many industries including: mining, education, financial services, manufacturing and professional service firms.