DRJ Glossary of Business Continuity Terms
The implementation of business continuity procedures, activities and plans in response to a business continuity emergency, event, incident and/or crisis; the execution of the recovery plan.
A process or set of processes undertaken by an organization (or on its behalf) that produces or supports one or more products and services.
Notification that a potential disruption is imminent or has occurred.
The routing of information via an alternate cable or other medium (i.e. using different networks should the normal network be rendered unavailable).
A site held in readiness for use during/following an invocation of business or disaster recovery plans to continue urgent and important activities of an organization.
Alternate Work Area
Recovery environment complete with necessary infrastructure (e.g., desk, telephone, workstation, and associated hardware and equipment, communications).
The Technical Practice within the BCM Lifecycle that reviews and assesses an organization in terms of what its objectives are, how it functions and the constraints of the environment in which it operates.
Annual Loss Exposure/Expectancy (ALE)
A risk management method of calculating loss based on a value and level of frequency.
Annual Program Review (APR)
A structured yearly opportunity for top management to review the status of important components of the business continuity management program, with the objectives of approving future initiatives, allocating resources and confirming program scope.
The component of Disaster Recovery that deals specifically with the restoration of business system software and data after the processing platform has been restored or replaced.