During the design of a business continuity plan, the business impact analysis (BIA) identifies critical
processes and supporting applications. This will PRIMARILY influence the:
responsibility for maintaining the business continuity plan.
criteria for selecting a recovery site provider.
responsibilities of key personnel.
The most appropriate strategy is selected based on the relative risk level and criticality identified in
the business impact analysis (BIA.) The other choices are made after the selection or design of the
appropriate recovery strategy.