Alternate Processing

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1. Alternative processing are business units' procedures that enable the crtitical business functions to continue to perform during temporary unavailability of resources and services.

Notes: This usually before the business units could access to the alternate site for resumption of critical business functions.


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BCMBoK 4: Business Continuity Strategy CL 3B: Advanced (BC)

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2. Alternative procedures that may be used by a functional unit(s) to enable it to continue to perform its critical functions during temporary unavailability of specific application systems, electronic or hard copy data, voice or data communication systems, specialized equipment, office facilities, personnel, or external services.


(Source: Disaster Recovery Institute International / Disaster Recovery Journal - DRII/DRJ)