Sorry to have been quiet these past couple of weeks. Halloween was followed by birthdays, then Thanksgiving, then a devastating hurricane on the East Coast, then the elections. I also went to San Francisco for Storage Decisions and London for my DR Seminar and a charming dinner cruise with a number of tape technology enthusiasts. Since that time, a family emergency (my aging father in hospital) has been consuming most of my spare cycles.
Anyway, life goes on whether you have time to blog about it or not.
Some bright spots:
My latest piece in ESJ.com, entitled Four and Out, was picked up by Warren Avery’s IT Weekly Newsletter, which you can subscribe to here. Warren has been creating this weekly roundup of what he finds to be the best content in IT pubs each week, and he is usually spot on — even when he doesn’t include my stuff. It’s a great time saver.
Later today, I am flying to Toronto from Sunny Florida, where I understand the “feels like” temperature is about 27 degrees F. Tomorrow morning, I am having breakfast with some friends to discuss tape technology at the Toronto Board of Trade commencing at 7:30AM. Spectra Logic is providing the food and drink.
On Thursday, I will present the final Disaster Recovery Planning Seminar for 2012 with TechTarget. It is happening at the Hyatt Regency Toronto from 8AM to 1PM. The details and information for registering to attend this free event can be found here.
Finally, I am thrilled to announce that 2013 will see another tour with TechTarget to as many as 16 venues in the US, Canada and Europe. I will be presenting on Data Protection Strategy, covering the many techniques that have evolved in this space over time. It dovetails with the forthcoming release of my next book, Disaster Recovery Planning 4th Edition. I also hope to participate in Storage Decisions conferences.