What is Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR)?

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At Tech Culture of McKinney, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery is one of our areas of expertise.

Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR or BC/DR) is a set of processes and techniques used to help an organization recover from a disaster and continue or resume routine business operations. It is a broad term that combines the roles and functions of IT and business in the aftermath of a disaster.

At Tech Culture we have a dedicated space for this.  We help our clients that are going through a disaster continue to be able to do business as usual.

Techopedia explains Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) BCDR is divided into two different phases/components:

  • Business Continuity (BC): BC deals with the business operations side of BCDR. It involves designing and creating policies and procedures that ensure that essential business functions/processes are available during and after a disaster. BC can include the replacement of staff, service availability issues, business impact analysis and change management.
  • Disaster Recovery (DR): DR is primarily focused on the IT side of BCDR. It defines how an organization’s IT department will recover from a natural or artificial disaster. The processes within this phase can include server and network restoration, copying backup data and provisioning backup systems.

Typically, most medium and large enterprises have an integrated BCDR plan or separate BC and DR plans for dealing with unforeseen natural or man-made disasters. In really getting into understanding what BCDR is, you have to know how to implement for your company.  BCDR is one of the most over looked services that is critical for all businesses to have that use technology as the backbone of their services.

For whatever reason, people do not want to think about the what-if, well we specialize in the what-if.  When the unexpected happens and all of your computers go down at the same time and you have a mission critical deadline, we are here for you.

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