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Food for Thought as You Prepare for Your Company's BIA

Written by  Harlan Dolgin, CBCP

For anyone who has performed a BIA, you know that there are many choices to make in how it is structured. This article will give you some food for thought on decisions that may impact the results from your BIA. Every company will have to determine for itself what will work best for their situation. One of the first decisions you will be faced with is determining the methodology to use. Will you hire consultants, use BIA software, use questionnaires, interviews, or both? The answers to all of these questions depend on what you want to get out of the project. The goals of the project will guide you to the correct answers on the questions above. Do you want to perform a high-level BIA, or get as much detail as possible? Do you want to cross-reference every single application to the business units that use it, or just the critical applications? The