It’s common to see acronyms represent both disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC). These terms, when used together as DR/BC, might suggest they are synonymous. But don’t be fooled: their meanings are not the same.
People use the term DR/BC not because DR and BC share a common definition, but because they share a common goal of continued business operations. In fact, DR just a smaller portion of BC.
“Both approaches are key to business continuity. The first priority of a business continuity plan is to *avoid* disaster.”
—Matt Sprauge: Manager of Infrastructure Services, CDI Managed Services