a) The amount of work that accumulates when a system or process is unavailable for a long period of time. This work needs to be processed once the system or process becomes available and may take a considerable amount of time to process. b) A situation whereby a backlog of work requires more time to action than is available through normal working patterns. In extreme circumstances, the backlog may become so large that the backlog cannot be cleared.
A process by which data (electronic or paper-based) and programs are copied in some form so as to be available and used if the original data from which it originated are lost, destroyed or corrupted.
An independent source of power, usually fueled by diesel or natural gas.
A container - often literally a box or brief case - in which data and information are stored so as to be immediately available post incident.
A term popular in BCM, based upon a book of the same name in which the author defines a Black Swan as an event that has not been predicted by normal scientific or probability methods.
A situation in which premises cannot, or are not allowed to be, accessed.
The strategic and tactical capability of the organization to plan for and respond to incidents and business disruptions in order to continue business operations at an acceptable predefined level. The capability of the organization to continue delivery of products or services at acceptable predefined levels following a disruptive incident.
Business Continuity (BC) Policy
The key document that sets out the scope and governance of the BCM programme and reflects the reasons why it is being implemented.
Business Continuity (BC) Professional
An experienced individual with responsibilities for practicing and/or managing business continuity.
Business Continuity Coordinator
A role within the BCM program that coordinates planning and implementation for overall recovery of an organization or unit(s).