Today marks an important day in Boston, MA; the 120th anniversary of the historic Boston Marathon. 20 EMCers from across the globe, including myself, represent Team EMC and will be taking our place among over 30,000 runners covering the 26.2 miles between Hopkinton and the final stretch down iconic Boylston Street.
If you’re like me, I used to believe that running long distances should be reserved for escaping danger (like bears) and gaining access to delicious treats (like brownies). However, over the past few months of training for this prestigious marathon, I’ve come to find that running can be quite parallel to this data security universe that we live in. Allow me to explain.
Like long distance running, you may see others practicing data security in their organizations, such as backup and recovery or end-to-end data protection, and think “well, that’s nice, but I don’t really need that in my day-to-day routine.”. But then there may be benefits that you see from afar that make you start second guessing yourself. Perhaps you’ve had an admin accidentally delete thousands of Salesforce records that contained critical customer information. Do you have a backup and recovery system to help get your organization running as usual as quickly as possible? If you can’t answer yes, or the question has you wondering what your strategy would be, then you might be ready to do some technical fitness training in your IT organization. Let’s get you started training on your IT organization to get its data security fitness in marathon shape.
Training is the most important work your team can do to be prepared for the “big day.”. For runners, it’s the race day. For IT pros like yourself, it’s the dreaded day when data is hacked, corrupted or deleted in error and goes missing. You must take on the role of hero and recover it confidently. But, putting in the work beforehand and making sure that you’ve followed through on your training plan is critical. (more…)