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Business Continuity Chronicles

Written by  John Jackson Thursday, 22 November 2007 01:21

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a seven-part series featuring the members of our executive council. Through these personal accounts, we hope to not only highlight their careers, but also give a seven-sided view of the history of the disaster recovery/business continuity industry. My journey through the disaster recovery and business continuity field began in a very innocuous way, stemming from my days as a data center manager and a systems programmer. I was working for a Chicago-based firm, Signode Steel Strapping, when we decided to move our data center from the northwest side of Chicago to Glenview, Ill., about a 15-mile trip. My boss, the vice president of IT, asked me one day, “By the way, what plans do we have to get our systems up and running if there are any problems with the move?” I had been so focused on the day-to-day operations and the move planning, that possibility