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Volume 32, Issue 3

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What’s in a Name?


Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Backups Are Not All One and the Same Quite often when talking with clients, I hear the terms business continuity, disaster recovery, and backups used interchangeably. While that is a common misconception, the potential consequences of not fully differentiating between them when developing your business plan can be catastrophic. Let’s examine some of the important differences and how proper planning can better protect your data.A business continuity plan sets out how an entire organization will respond to a disaster or threat, and how the business will recover. Disaster recovery (DR), one component of a business continuity plan, is typically an IT-based solution for keeping a business’s critical systems and data safe, and restoring them in the event of a disaster. Backups may also be part of a DR solution, or they may be separate. Backups are not traditionally automated for application recovery, and that is a key