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New Kid on the Block

Written by  Michael Barbara, CBCP Thursday, 22 November 2007 01:01

When reading on the topics of business continuity, disaster recovery, or business resiliency in the current literature, one cannot help but notice that a vast majority of writers possess many years of experience in the field. Practitioners with 15, 20, and even 25 years of wisdom are not hard to come by. Take a copy of this magazine, read the mini biographies found at the end of each article, and you will get an idea of the extensive knowledge of the professionals who usually submit articles. However, what about a fresh perspective? What about someone with little experience in the field (three years), describing various hardships and problems newcomers will encounter? I’m a 25-year-old, newly certified, newly hired, business continuity coordinator. Hence, here goes nothing. ... The Beginnings Upon getting settled in at a law firm, the amount of information at my fingertips on the topic of business continuity was overwhelming: a previous business