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J Bus Contin Emer Plan. 2013 Autumn;7(1):26-32.

Identifying single points of failure in your organisation.

Abstract

Single points of failure may spell disaster for businesses that have not adequately identified and mitigated these critical risks. A single point of failure audit will identify the single points of failure in all functional areas that may negatively impact organisational processes and process flows. This paper provides a holistic approach to constructing a successful single point of failure audit and identifies the systems that are frequently the sources of single points of failure. It also examines the internal and external risks that may spawn single points of failure and provides various mitigation strategies for the systems identified.

KEYWORDS:

external risk; internal risk; organisational risk; risk mitigation; single point of failure; single point of failure audit

PMID:
24113634
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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