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A well-crafted Risk and Business Impact Analysis (RBIA) provides justification for the expenditures necessary for developing a thorough Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP). This Excel-based tool is designed to assist IT professionals in performing the RBIA exercise as a fundamental part of the DRP process. The RBIA Worksheet will help with:

  • Identifying disaster risks to specific aspects of the IT environment.
  • Documenting the criticality of IT and corporate assets.
  • Assigning a hard dollar value to those assets.

RBIA is about assigning the right resources to the most critical areas of the business in the event of a disaster. While technology is certainly involved, the bottom line is the cost associated with an interruption of service and the impact it has on the business.

This downloadable tool is associated with the research note, "Where Does It Hurt? Perform a Risk and Business Impact Analysis."

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Search Code: 9035
Published: June 18, 2007
Last Revised: May 15, 2012


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