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April 18, 2013

When Does Your Clock Start? The Business Continuity RTO Conundrum

Your Disaster Recovery Plan has a Recovery Time Objective (RTO) – or, perhaps multiple RTO’s for each Application or Service being recovered).  Your Business Continuity Plans have RTO’s for the underlying functions or business processes they are designed to recover.

But do these RTO’s really mean the same thing?  Probably not; and if your Business Continuity Recovery Teams don’t understand that difference, they may be in for a very rude surprise when a disruption occurs.