In today’s ever-evolving business landscape that has zero tolerance for downtime, a cyberattack, natural disaster or even a simple human error could bring your business to a standstill. That’s why having a comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) response plan is key to business resilience and organizational survival. A business continuity strategy without a disaster recovery plan would be ineffective. On the other hand, disaster recovery alone does not ensure business continuity either. Both BC and DR plans need to work together to mitigate the business impact of a potential disaster. A good business continuity plan ensures that business-critical functions are unhindered when disaster strikes and requires a disaster recovery plan that ensures all IT systems, software and applications are accessible and recoverable. Both business continuity and disaster recovery are equally important since they provide specific procedures and strategies on how an organization can resume business after a crisis.
The checklist below covers important aspects you need to consider when selecting a BCDR solution: