Lady Backup’s career in IT dates back before the time when there were the Spice Girls. Starting first on the journalist side, she moved to become an industry analyst before moving to the vendor community. Employed by EMC, Lady Backup has years of experience in technology areas beyond backup including information governance, archiving and eDiscovery. American by birth, Lady Backup makes her home in the U.K.
Lady Backup brings you comments and observations on technology and business trends about backup and recovery. She is on a mission to get all of those IT managers out there with backup infrastructure that date back to the release of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” (a song that changed the world ) to think about backup redesign. Hard to believe that was from 1984 – a great year for music. Bruce Springsteen released “Born in the U.S.A” (which for obvious reasons is near and dear to Lady Backup’s heart) and Prince released “Purple Rain.”
But while 1984 might be a great year for music – it isn’t a vintage year for backup technology. Now is the time for your backup make-over. Get with the times and move out that ancient backup tape. Just like the evolution from cassette to CD to MP-4 all made music sound better, so too will disk-based backup make your backup process better. Add deduplication and you can ditch that turntable for an iPod forever.
Think how far Madonna has come – from Like a Virgin to Hard Candy in 2008. Lady Backup thinks that the theme song for all backup administrators should be “4 Minutes.” Madonna and Timbaland sing about saving the world in 4 minutes. Maybe backup isn’t saving the world – but it can save your company. Time is waiting… no hesitation.
Come back and find out more about the mysterious LadyBackup very soon…