Appendix C-0:General Risk Analysis

Risk Analysis / Impact Analysis
General Analysis:

Given the operating conditions and assumptions within this Business Continuity Plan, the University has the following strengths and weaknesses:


  • Many key support services are at least partially administered through the UH System, including payroll, personnel actions, and computer mainframe support.
  • All computer records, both mainframe and LAN are backed-up off site and should be readily accessible if the interruption is confined to the UHV campus and if PCs are available.
  • Many tasks are not time constrained and therefore there is some degree of flexibility as to when and where these tasks need to be done.
  • Some of the University’s key tasks can be reconfigured and can be accomplished from home locations.
  • Information Technology has a system of servers hosting key applications.  If one server goes down, only that application is affected.


  • Teaching tasks are time constrained.
  • There is a total lack of off-site and/or pre-positioned supplies and equipment for the University.
  • At present, considerable time may be required to locate and set up alternate operational and teaching sites since the availability of possible alternate sites is not guaranteed or confirmed.
  • Information Technology, the access and delivery of electronically stored data and records, is extremely critical to almost the entire agency’s daily operational tasks.