Mission critical

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For the computer adventure/strategy game, see Mission Critical (video game).

Mission critical refers to any factor of a system (equipment, process, procedure, software, etc.) whose failure will result in the failure of business operations. That is, it is critical to the organization's "mission."[1]

As a rule in crisis management, if a triage-type decision is made in which certain components must be eliminated or delayed, e.g. because of resource or personnel constraints, the mission critical ones must not be among them.

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  1. ^ [1], Definition of 'Mission Critical'