According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, a quarter of companies that are affected by the disaster cannot reopen, which is why disaster recovery plans (DRP) and business continuity plans (BCP) have become crucial. While both plans stipulate a range of tasks that need to be carried out if disaster strikes, they aren’t the same. Here’s a brief overview of the difference between a disaster recovery plan and a business continuity plan:
- Disaster recovery plan
After disaster strikes, a company will turn to a disaster recovery plan to establish the steps that must be followed immediately. This plan includes everything from exit strategies, communication protocols, information about an emergency hub where people can gather and how to ensure that everyone is safe during and immediately after disaster strikes.
- Business continuity plan
A business continuity plan builds on the initial disaster recovery plan. This plan goes into details about how a company will recover after a disaster. While many people think of devastating events such as earthquakes or tsunamis when they hear the word ‘disaster’, there are many different types of disruptions that can have devastating effects on a business. Think of power outages or cyber-attacks. A business continuity planning specialist will be able to scrutinize all the immediate, mid-term and long-term effects that any type of disaster will have on your business and set out the crucial strategies that must be followed to help your business recover.
Mohammad (Mo) Nilforoushan is a trusted Technology Advisor in North Dallas who has completed his BSEE from Cleveland State University and a MS in Solid State Physics from Bowling Green State University. He has worked as a Product and Test Engineering Manager for 15 years with RCA/Harris, Dallas Semiconductor and Texas Instruments. He was also Director of Operations at Microtune Inc. between 2002 to 2015. Mo started his own company, “TeamLogicIT Plano” in 2015 with a mission to deliver excellent Managed IT Services in Dallas and Plano, TX with innovation and updated technology. The TeamLogicIT Plano team, which includes his wife Kathleen Stewart (marketing/sales) provides excellent IT Support, Computer Services, Cloud Computing, Backup, and Disaster Recovery, with second to none customer service. Call us at (469) 573-3743 or contact our email PlanoTX@TeamLogicIT.com.