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STaR Calculator Survey


Definitions for STaR Calculator Survey

Efficiency: The amount of output for a unit of input

Utilization: How much of the managed component of a system (infrastructure or human resources) is being used at any given time

Capture: Natural resource use versus sustainable availability (lower capture rate is considered better)

Penetration: Percent using best practices

Vulnerability: Ability to continue to perform in the face of a disruption

Reliability: Measurement of how much of the time the system can deliver what it is intended to deliver

Adaptability: Measurement of how easily is the system able to change in response to new conditions.

Viability: Captures whether the system is able to meet a defined goal or outcome