I've worked in data storage protection my entire career, having started in the 90s as a Unix system administrator. When I first joined the system administration team, I was told "we've just installed this new backup programme - since you're the junior, you can run it". Of course, in reality, you want your most senior people involved in data protection, but if I'd not been given that task I may not have developed such a passion for data storage protection.
Bachelor of Computer Science (1996), Newcastle University
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Data protection, Data Storage Protection, Backup and Recovery, Replication, Snapshots, Continuous Data Protection, Archive, Isolated Recovery, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Consulting, Sales, Pre-Sales, System Administration, Unix System Administration, Ethics, Philosophy
Personal Interests
Of late, much of my personal interests have been focused on exploring ethics in IT and modern technology.