Managing disaster recovery and business continuity

The concept of disaster recovery usually refers to the ability of an organisation to resume or continue its normal operations or provision or services following the occurrence of an unforeseen, serious incident that caused interruption to its normal operations or provision of services.

Most organisations maintain some form of disaster recovery plan and business continuity plan.

There are a number of international standards relating to business continuity. There are a number of issues for an organisation to consider when preparing a disaster recovery plan and a business continuity plan.