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Measure, Measure, Then Measure Again

Written by  JOHN JACKSON

Some of the most popular topics at conferences seem to revolve around the issues of measuring, monitoring, and managing business continuity and disaster recovery. You have probably heard the adage “measure twice, cut once.” The home improvement concept is that if you do not make the right measurements first, it is too late once you have cut into a countertop or door jamb. It is better to take the time to measure twice, rather than run the risk of delaying your project, wasting your time and increasing your costs. So how does this apply to business continuity? Think of it like this: “measure twice, justify once.” So, let us step back and consider the following questions:How do I continue to justify my business continuity budget as it is today? To get my job done right I need more continuity staff, but how do I justify the need? What are the types of continuity projects I