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This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 9 November 2004 issue of Disaster recovery planning options on a shoestring budget
Go figure. Sometimes when you peel away all the competitiveness, positioning and baloney that pervades our industry, and look really, really hard, it's amazing what you can find. It seems that not every vendor in our world is a soulless, money-grubbing scuzzbucket. A few years ago a pal of mine, Brian Casey from Daymark Storage, asked me to help him raise money for his pet charity, Sylvia's Haven. Sylvia is a 75-year-old sweetheart who for years has been helping homeless and battered women with children get back on their feet, get financially healthy and get a home. Brian knew that I rub shoulders with many storage industry muckety-mucks with lots of money. I figured maybe it would help me get into heaven, so what the heck. I sent out an e-mail and "suggested" that some of these vendors would be well served to give a little back to society. Some did. In the first two years, storage folks gave the charity $50,000. This year, I decided to step up the pressure a tad, and we raised another $50,000. It was great. I was sitting at a bar afterwards and Sylvia came ... Access >>>
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