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Senior management at Health Network has decided they want a business impact analysis (BIA) that examines the company’s data center and a business continuity plan (BCP). Because of the importance of risk management to the organization, management has allocated all funds for both efforts. Your team has their full support,  as well as permission to contact any of them directly for participation  or inclusion in the BIA or BCP. Winter storms on the East Coast have affected the ability of Health Network employees to reach the Arlington offices in a safe and timely manner. However, no BCP plan currently  exists to address corporate operations. The Arlington office is the  primary location for business units, such as Finance, Legal, and  Customer Support. Some of the corporate systems, such as the payroll and  accounting applications, are located only in the corporate offices.  Each corporate location is able to access the other two, and remote  virtual private network (VPN) exist between each production data center  and the corporate locations. The corporate systems are not currently  being backed up and should be addressed in the new plan. The BCP should  also include some details regarding how the BCP will be tested. For this part of the project: 

  1. Research BIAs and BCPs.
  2. Develop a draft BIA plan for the Health Network that focuses on the data center. The BIA should identify:     
    1. Critical business functions
    1. Critical resources
    1. Maximum acceptable outage (MAO) and impact
    1. Recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO)
  3. Develop a draft BCP that could recover business operations while  efforts are ongoing to restart pervious operations. You may use or  repurpose a BCP template you find online. Include a description of how  you would test the plan.


  • Format: Microsoft Word (or compatible)
  • Font: Arial, size 12, double-space
  • Citation style: Your school’s preferred style guide

Estimated length: 6-7 pages 

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