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Definition: business continuity

The plan that keeps the company operating and servicing customers in the event of a power outage, IT malfunction or major disaster.

BC/DR = Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Business continuity embraces all the operations in a company, including how employees function in compromised situations. Disaster recovery deals with the backup of IT assets, which have to be re-deployed in the event of a calamity. The two disciplines overlap, and the BC/DR acronym is often used. See disaster recovery.