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Industry Update: ISO 22317 – the first and only international standard solely addressing the business impact analysis – reached stage 60.00 (International Standard under publication) on July 13, 2015 and is expected to be published shortly. To learn more about ISO 22317 and the associated value, check out our latest blog: Introducing ISO 22317 – The Business Impact Analysis Standard.

WHAT IS A BUSINESS IMPACT ANALYSIS?

A business impact analysis (BIA) is a detailed study of departments, activities, dependencies and infrastructure that provides an understanding of how the organization delivers critical products and services and the cost of a business interruption to the organization over time. The BIA is designed to clarify priorities, specifically recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs), prior to strategy selection and plan development.

COMMON CHALLENGES

Unfortunately, the BIA often causes continuity professionals unnecessary stress as they try to:

  • Determine how to scope the BIA;
  • Choose the most efficient and effective data gathering approach;
  • Figure out the best way to analyze the raw data and report on it in a way that resonates with management; and
  • Ensure they provide the necessary justification behind identified recovery requirements.

Why? Because there isn’t a one size fits all approach to performing a BIA that works for every organization. However, that’s where we excel!

HOW CAN AVALUTION HELP WITH YOUR BIA?

Our team will work with you to successfully design and execute a business impact analysis that:

  • Confirms the scope of the business continuity program (or necessary modifications);
  • Enables the proper spend on business continuity strategies and capabilities;
  • Captures preliminary business continuity plan content; and
  • Achieves senior management participation and support.

GETTING STARTED

We believe that proactive planning is key to protecting your organization during a disruptive incident. We also believe in creating customized, pragmatic solutions and challenging the way it has always been done.

Business continuity and IT disaster recovery planning is all that we do. If you’re looking for assistance with your business impact analysis, contact us today.


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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

For additional information on this topic, we recommend checking out:

Introducing ISO 22317 – The Business Impact Analysis Standard

We Just Did a BIA and Gap Analysis… Now What?

Treating the Causes of Bad BIAs

We Just Did a BIA and Risk Assessment… Now What?

Establishing the Business Case for the Business Impact Analysis

The Relationship Between the Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment

Using the Results of Your BIA to Develop Disaster Recovery Requirements

Business Continuity Scoping: Why Products and Services?

Is a Questionnaire-Based Approach to the Business Impact Analysis the Best Approach?

Achieving Meaningful Results: Establishing the Context for Your Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

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