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Vol. 1 No. 4 June 2002

Recovering from the WTC: a personal account

It was shortly after the world trade center towers collapsed that I stood in the lobby of an undisclosed location peering across the Hudson River at what used to be the World Trade Center complex. In its place were blaring lights and huge tractor trailers that were aiding in the search and recovery effort for victims. I was part of a different type of search and recovery effort being lead by Legato Professional Services. Our mission was to establish a backup and recovery infrastructure that would allow one of the world's largest brokerage firms to find and recover their data, while at the same time, continue to meet SEC regulations regard-ing data protection. During this engagement, I witnessed the trials and tribulations this firm experienced during what must have been one of the most strenuous times in U.S. history. Here's my report. The firm's data center was located in the WTC complex, resulting in the destruction of their local computers and storage due to the dust and debris that fell around the WTC towers. In addition to ...

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