Business continuity and disaster recovery Definitions

  • B

    black swan event

    A black swan event is an incident that occurs randomly and unexpectedly, and has a major effect on operations.

  • business continuity management (BCM)

    Business continuity management (BCM) is a framework for identifying an organization's risk of exposure to internal and external threats.

  • business resilience

    Business resilience is the ability an organization has to quickly adapt to disruptions while maintaining continuous business operations and safeguarding people, assets and overall brand equity.

  • H

    hot site and cold site

    A hot site is a commercial disaster recovery service that allows a business to continue computer and network operations in the event of a computer or equipment disaster.

  • I

    intelligent agent

    On the Internet, an intelligent agent (or simply an agent) is a program that gathers information or performs some other service without your immediate presence and on some regular schedule.

  • IT continuity (information technology continuity)

    IT continuity (information technology continuity) is the holistic management of technology systems toward the guarantee that essential business operations will proceed in the event of a major disruption.

  • T

    transaction

    In computer programming, a transaction usually means a sequence of information exchange and related work (such as database updating) that is treated as a unit for the purposes of satisfying a request and for ensuring database integrity.

  • X

    X-engineering (cross-engineering)

    X-engineering (sometimes called cross-engineering) is a collaborative and process-oriented approach to change management in the business world.

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