Maximum tolerable period of disruption (MTPOD) is the time following a disaster after which an organization’s viability will be irreversibly impacted if production isn't resumed.
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The term MTPOD first appeared with the introduction of the British Standards Institution's (BSI) British Standard 25999-2, a business continuity management standard which was published at the end of 2007. MTPOD is an important metric when when conducting a business impact analysis (BIA) and creating a disaster recovery/business continuity plan.