Disaster recovery and business continuity are
justifiably hot topics these days, with JP Morgan the latest
corporate looking to improve on its existing arrangements.
The Commonwealth Bank's executive manager, group business
continuity management, Robert Brigden-Jones mentioned the development -- which would whet many a vendor's appetite -- during his presentation
at an AlphaWest seminar this month.
"I know JP Morgan are thinking about enhancing their facility
and are looking around at different solutions in the market," he
Technology people in the finance industry commonly share their
progress and advice on non-competitive areas of business, as do
those in the legal world, and disaster recovery is just one of
JP Morgan were reluctant to tell us any more, but did say they
would be issuing a private tender on disaster recovery soon to a
few select vendors.
While we may never know what they choose to do, it's a fair
indicator that the big end of town are taking these worst-case
scenarios we keep hearing about very seriously.
Brigden-Jones even said the Commonwealth Bank had implemented
a number of protective measures against the threat of bird flu,
and were treating it "very seriously".
There's certainly a burgeoning market for DR/business
continuity, and I wonder if you've heard of anything else that
demonstrates just how seriously it's being taken in the corporate world?