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Recovery Time Objectives and Recovery Point Objectives

DRJ-LogoSometimes it is a good exercise to step back and review some basics. I was at a high school basketball game recently and the teams were running a pro-style offense. The difference, however, was one team was fundamentally sound – on target passing, effective ball movement and basic concepts – while the other team was not. You can guess the outcome of the game.

Similarly, we should be looking at the basics in our business continuity programs to ensure we are fundamentally sound. Today’s blog is related to the very basic and fundamental concept and requirements of Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO). Before you close this window or go somewhere else, take  two minutes to finish this short blog, then take another two minutes to consider the state of the RTOs and RPOs in your business continuity program. These provide the basic, and arguably most important, requirements in developing technical and business recovery strategies.