Indian business continuity market on the rise

Published 29 November 2006

IBM leads the way in this tech-happy country beset with natural disasters and a lingering terrorist threat; China and Japan are said to lag behind their Asian neighbors; Malaysia and Hong King are ripe targets

India is quickly catching up to the West economically, and this means the business continuity industry on the subcontinent is expanding as well. Building on a preestablished reputation in this tech-mad region, IBM is among the major firms offering mirroring sites and remote systems — but there are many pretenders (as there are in the United States and Europe as well.) The company’s Maneesh Tripathi had this to say about the state of the Indian business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) planning:


Indian clients are waking up to the need of DR. Outsourcing companies that had to comply with various regulatory and corporate rules and legislations drove a lot of this. But over a period of time, companies are waking up to the need of DR and business continuity. India is a good growing market compared to other countries in the Asia-Pacific. While in countries like Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, the awareness is fairly high. Malaysia, India and Hong Kong are the growing markets for DR. Not surprisingly, China is ahead of the pack in this segment. Surprisingly, Japan seems to tail behind the rest. The companies in Japan are quite conservative and seem to lag in terms of DR adoption.

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