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1. Critical is a qualitative or quantitative description used to emphasize the importance of a resource, process or function that must be available after a disaster has occurred.


Notes: The availability may either be keep constantly operational or made available at the earliest possible time upon activation.

Related Term: Classification of Systems, Essential, Necessary, Desirable

BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 3: Business Impact Analysis CL 1B: Foundation (BC)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 3: Business Impact Analysis CL 1C: Foundation (CM)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 3: Business Impact Analysis CL 1D: Foundation (DR)


(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. A qualitative description used to emphasize the importance of a resource, process or function that must be available and operational either constantly or at the earliest possible time after an incident, emergency or disaster has occurred.

Conducting Your Impact Analysis For Business Continuity Planning

(Source: SS540 Singapore Standard on Business Continuity Management - SS 540:2008)

3. Usually applied to a resource or process that must be kept going (as soon as possible) at time of a Business Continuity (E / I / C).

(Source: Business Continuity Institute - BCI)