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Getting in Sync: Eliminating Recovery Strategy Gaps between BC and IT

Sometimes problems result when the IT department does its own recovery planning then BC comes along and conducts an analysis that shows IT’s plans to be inadequate. In today’s post, we’ll look at why this gap in recovery strategies is dangerous and what you as a business continuity professional can do to narrow it.


The lack of alignment on key recovery objectives between IT and the business continuity team can lead to catastrophic impacts to customer service, operations, shareholder value, and other areas in the event of a critical disruption.

However, this is an area where the IT department deserves a good amount of sympathy and understanding from the BC team.

The problem starts when the IT team sets about working on its own to develop recovery plans for the organization’s systems and applications. Often they are told to do this by management, and they typically do the work in a silo, with minimal cooperation from other departments.

In devising their recovery plans, the IT department is usually flying blind because they have a limited view of the larger needs of the organization.