Maximum Acceptable Outage (MAO)

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1. Maximum Acceptable Outage or MAO is the time frame during which a recovery must become effective before an outage compromises the ability of an Organization to achieve its business objectives and/or survival.

Related Terms: Recovery Objectives.

 

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(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. Time it would take for adverse impacts, which might arise as a result of not providing a product/service or performing an activity, to become unacceptable.

Note : See also maximum tolerable period of disruption

(Source: ISO 22301:2012 – Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems - Requirements) - clause 3.25


3. The maximum period of time that Critical business processes can operate before the Loss of Critical resources affects their operations.

(Source: HB 221:2004 Business Continuity Management)

(Source: Australia. A Practitioner's Guide to Business Continuity Management HB292 - 2006 )


4. The maximum period of time that an organization can tolerate the disruption of a critical business function, before the achievement of objectives is adversely affected.

NOTE: Also known as Maximum Tolerable Outage (MTO), maximum downtime (MD). Maximum Tolerable Period Downtime (MTPD).

(Source: AS/NZS 5050.1 Australian and New Zealand Standards for business continuity management.

Part 1: Business continuity management system specification)


5. The maximum period of time that an organization can tolerate the disruption of a critical business function, before the achievement of objectives is adversely affected.

NOTE: Also known as maximum tolerable outage (MTO), maximum downtime (MD). Maximum Tolerable Period Downtime (MTPD).

(Source: AS/NZS 5050.2 Australian and New Zealand Standards for business continuity management.

Part 2: Business continuity management practice standard)

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