Alternative Processing

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1. Alternative processing (methods) is a set of business unit's procedures that enable the critical business functions to continue to be performed during the temporary unavailability of resources and services.

Notes: These procedures are usually conducted before the business units can have access to the alternate site for resumption of critical business functions.

Related Term: Recovery Strategy, Business Continuity Strategy


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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)