IT organizations are responsible for storing critical data for the company. But it gets even harder when you have to keep track of data on a large or mixed environment that includes portable devices, like laptops and PDAs and remote offices. A backup plan is not enough. Staffing, resource allocation and training are just some of the important issues CIOs need to consider in advance. This expert podcast will offer best practices CIOs should know to manage critical data and create a strategic backup and recovery plan in a mixed and remote environment.
SPEAKER: W. Curtis Preston, vice president, data protection services, GlassHouse Technologies Inc.
BIOGRAPHY: Preston is the author of Using SANs and NAS and a new book, Practical Backup and Recovery. He has designed systems for environments ranging from backup systems for small businesses to enterprise storage systems for Fortune 100 companies. Widely recognized as the thought leader in the field of backup, Preston is the former president and CEO of The Storage Group. He joined GlassHouse in July 2004.
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This was first published in February 2008