You’re hosting the party of the century and your epic playlist is pumping up the crowd. But suddenly, the music stops! How long can the party survive without tunes? That’s Maximum Tolerable Downtime (MTD) for you, but in the business world!

MTD is like a stopwatch for businesses, measuring how long they can afford to be “offline” before things go haywire. It’s the point where your company says, “Enough is enough! We need to be back up and running!”

Knowing your MTD helps you plan for hiccups, ensuring your business bounces back faster than a DJ with a backup playlist. Keep the party—err, business—going strong!