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Let’s Get Real About Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Written by  Rohit Chaudhary

The resounding success of more than a hundred BCP/DR drills that I have done with my clients actually worries me! In delivering business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) services over the years, I have closely worked with clients in making every single exercise a success. Those are our moments of glory, the BC/DR managers are in limelight, and it is important to partners in building credible references. The partnerships generally work well, and it is good business. But deep down in my heart I reckon that even while we are preparing for a real disaster, we’re not being “real” in our preparations for them. There are many reasons, foremost being the compulsions of the BC/DR profession itself. To this community, a successful exercise is a question of credibility; it justifies the investments the company has made, of which we are the custodians. The tests reiterate that the BC/DR plan is