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Maximum Tolerable Downtime (Definition)

The maximum length of time a business function can be discontinued without causing irreparable harm to the business.

Business functions associated with customer service and billing often have the shortest maximum tolerable downtimes.

A similar and more standard term for this is the Maxium Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPOD).

See Also: Maximum Acceptable Outage.

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