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Thursday, 11 May 2017 19:20

Of Course, My Function is Essential!

Written by  DEB DIX

Most business continuity planners understand the importance and value of performing a business impact analysis (BIA) to best determine what is truly needed, and by when, in the event of a significant disruptive event. Unfortunately, it can be viewed as an unnecessary activity and a waste of time and money. They assume they already know their priorities as they do those jobs every day. Isn’t prioritizing our functions intuitive? Can’t these things be addressed at the time in the unlikely event something happens? Evaluating operations to the level of a function at a place requires effort, and having to apply evaluation criteria to determine just how long an organization can go without each function at a place without experiencing an unacceptable level of loss is even more bother. Then there is the fear this may be a backhanded way of downsizing. Human nature being what it is, all of us want our