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Do BIA results belong in your Business Continuity Plan?

This question is as old as Business Continuity Best Practices.  But there is a logical answer that many organizations (and most BCM Auditors) fail to recognize.

That simple answer: No.

But this would be a very short blog if some explanation didn’t accompany that short answer.  So let’s see if I can make the logic clear…

The chief purpose of a BIA is to gain an understanding of what’s important to the enterprise.  An enterprise-wide BIA enables an organization to rank its Business Processes and IT Applications in order of criticality to the delivery of the organization’s Products and Services.  That ranking enables the organization to prioritize which Processes and Applications – if impacted by a disruption – should be restored first (or which Recovery Plans should be activated first).

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