By Tony Lock
The rapid growth in the amount of stored data means that the importance of data protection has
never been greater. It is surprising then that few organisations find the time to proactively develop
data protection strategies. In the majority of companies data protection evolves, at best, in an adhoc
manner. In some organisations it does not change at all until an event focuses attention back
on this core requirement. Little attention is spared to look at whether the strategy is effective, costefficient
or comprehensive until something goes wrong…….
Tony is an IT operations guru. As an ex-IT manager with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, his extensive vendor briefing agenda makes him one of the most well informed analysts in the industry, particularly on the diversity of solutions and approaches available to tackle key operational requirements. If you are a vendor talking about a new offering, be very careful about describing it to Tony as ‘unique’, because if it isn’t, he’ll probably know.