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Business Continuity Management: In Practice by Stuart Hotchkiss

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APPENDIX 1. REFERENCE DATA

There is remarkably little data available showing what are industry accepted ranges for RTO and RPO. The following is a consolidation of data available and it gives a rough idea of what can be expected and what is reasonable. The conclusions that can be drawn are fairly broad only. In any event, whatever business you are in, the RTO and RPO figures are specific to your business and you will soon find out if they are in line with neither the market nor your customer's expectations. However the following table will perhaps serve to give some upper bounds.

The ‘percentage of companies’ is the key figure. It says that 40 per cent of all companies have RTO figures of less than eight hours, and that typically these would ...

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