Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery


The State of North Carolina is not renewing the license for the Living Disaster Recovery Planning System (LDRPS) Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery application and there will not be support for its use after July 1, 2010.


1.   If copies are needed of the data currently stored in LDRPS, please access the application, export the data and print a hard copy.

2.  The alternative resource for this application is The Guide to Business Continuity and Recovery Planning (see links below).



The perception of probability and impact of unimaginable events has changed for most of us over the past few years due to events such as September 11th, Hurricane Katrina, the dramatic increase of cyber terrorism security incidents and the potential for disaster from the Flu Pandemic. Business continuity plans must be in place to protect mission-critical assets such as people, data, processes, technology, and facilities in the event of a disaster. In todays world, plans must have the flexibility to respond to a broad range of unexpected events.

What is Business Continuity?

Business Continuity is a management process that identifies potential impacts that threaten an Organization and provides a framework for building resiliance with the capability for an effective response to safeguard assets and interests.

What is a Business Impact Analysis(BIA)?

BIA is the foundation for all business continuity planning and should be conducted prior to continuity and disaster recovery plan development. The BIA identifies an organization's system resources, critical processes, allowable outage times and potential impacts that may result from a disruption in operations.

Tools and Resources for Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning


The Business Continuity Office of the University of North Carolina assists “all departments on campus with development of continuity policies, procedures and contracts to ensure that a minimum level of operations is possible during and after a disaster or disruptive event.”

To assist you in creating your Business Continuity and Recovery Plan please refer to the on-line Guide to Business Continuity and Recovery Planning on Campus

Treasury and Risk Management Services of the Finance Division of the University of North Carolina assist all campus departments in identifying and assessing risks that are specific to them. Once risks are identified, they also assist in determining the most responsible and cost-effective solutions to manage those risks.


Online Reference Resources