Planning & Management Definitions

  • B

    Business Continuity Institute (BCI)

    The Business Continuity Institute, which was started in 1994 and is headquartered out of the United Kingdom, is an international organization that offers accreditation and certification, networking, published resources, training and guidance for business continuity professionals.

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue operating during an unplanned event.

  • business continuity plan audit

    A business continuity plan audit is a formalized method for evaluating how business continuity processes are being managed.

  • business continuity policy

    Business continuity policy is the set of standards and guidelines an organization enforces to ensure resilience and proper risk management.

  • business continuity software

    Business continuity software is an application or suite designed to make business continuity planning/business continuity management (BCP/BCM) processes, metrics and compliance more efficient and accurate.

  • What is BCDR? Business continuity and disaster recovery guide

    Business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) are closely related practices that support an organization's ability to remain operational after an adverse event.

  • What is Business Continuity and Why is it Important?

    Business continuity is the ability of an organization to maintain essential functions during, as well as after, a disaster has occurred.

  • C

    call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an event.

  • change control

    Change control is a systematic approach to managing all changes made to a product or system. The purpose is to ensure that no unnecessary changes are made, that all changes are documented, that services are not unnecessarily disrupted and that resources are used efficiently.

  • crisis communication

    Crisis communication is a method of corresponding with people and organizations during a disruptive event to provide them with the information they need to respond to the situation.

  • crisis management plan (CMP)

    A crisis management plan (CMP) is a document that outlines the processes an organization will use to respond to a critical situation that would negatively affect its profitability, reputation or ability to operate.

  • D

    data replication

    Data replication copies data from one location to another using a SAN, LAN or local WAN. This allows organizations to have current data available in case a disaster occurs. There are two types of data replication: synchronous and asynchronous.

  • disaster recovery (DR)

    Disaster recovery (DR) is an area of security planning that aims to protect an organization from the effects of significant negative events.

  • disaster recovery (DR) test

    A disaster recovery test (DR test) is the examination of each step in a disaster recovery plan as outlined in an organization's business continuity/disaster recovery (BCDR) planning process.

  • disaster recovery plan (DRP)

    A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a documented, structured approach that describes how an organization can quickly resume work after an unplanned incident.

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