What would it cost your business to be shut down for 1 hour? 1 day? 1 week? IBM business impact analysis identifies the critical business processes that most affect your revenue, your assets and your clients to help you prioritise the recovery strategies that might be needed during an extended business disruption.
Understanding how your business works - which processes must interlock and be continuously available to sell, produce and support your clients - is the foremost goal of a business impact analysis. Our team of consultants is skilled at discovering the key linkages between your business management practices and your IT policies and resources. Their extensive experience across all industries allows for a very efficient and robust inventory of your vital assets and processes. Their expertise with a range of continuity and recovery strategies helps you pinpoint the critical processes and recovery time requirements needed for your business to survive a major disruption.
Comprehensive evaluation of your environment
IBM business impact analysis is an in-depth study that defines your critical business processes and the resources needed to support them. It examines both financial and intangible losses that could result if these systems, assets and data were not available due to an outage emergency.
This comprehensive evaluation of your environment identifies:
This analysis defines specific interdependencies among business functions and key linkages among IT resources. It produces an enterprise- wide, business-focused view of your vulnerabilities and recovery requirements for any extended outage.
The costs of an outage are estimated in hours, days and weeks. This level of cost detail provides the essential foundation to make sound decisions about recovery programs. It allows you to accurately prioritise recovery of business processes and assign tolerable recovery time windows, so you can invest your resources where they matter most.