DRJ Glossary of Business Continuity Terms

Business Continuity Team (BCT)

Designated individuals responsible for developing, execution, rehearsals, and maintenance of the business continuity plan.

Business Function

A description of work that is performed to accomplish the specific business requirements of the organization. Examples of business function include delivering raw materials, paying bills, receiving cash and inventory control.

Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

Process of analyzing activities and the effect a business disruption might have upon them. Process of analyzing operational functions and the effect a disruption might have upon them.

Business Interruption

Any event, whether anticipated (i.e., public service strike) or unanticipated (i.e., blackout) which disrupts the normal course of business operations at an organization's location.

Business Interruption Costs

The impact to the business caused by different types of outages, normally measured by revenue lost.

Business Interruption Insurance (BII)

Insurance coverage for disaster related expenses that may be incurred until operations are fully recovered after a disaster.

Business Recovery

Steps taken to resume the business within an acceptable timeframe following a disruption.

Business Recovery Coordinator

An individual or group designated to coordinate or control designated recovery processes or testing.

Business Recovery Team

A group responsible for: relocation and recovery of business unit operations at an alternate site following a business disruption; and subsequent resumption and restoration of those operations at an appropriate site.

Business Recovery Timeline

The approved sequence of activities, required to achieve stable operations following a business interruption. This timeline may range from minutes to weeks, depending upon the recovery requirements and methodology.