Joel pulled open the middle drawer of his desk and was rummaging for
a working pen when he heard a familiar staccato rap on his door frame.
“Joel, I need you to talk with the information assurance auditors and tell
them what our recovery plans are. Oh, and be sure you order your tapes so
they’ll know we’re prepared.”
“Auditors? Tapes?” Joel asked as he made eye contact with Mr.
“Be sure to start working on whatever disaster recovery planning
document they’re asking about. And tell the procurement office what kind
of media you need to get started with your archives. They will show you
what forms to fill out. Get some extras just in case,” Joel’s manager said
as he disappeared from view.
Joel pushed his drawer closed and stood up. The boss must mean media
for backups, he thought. But what was all that about auditors and
planning? Joel pulled his chair over to his workstation and sat down.
“Well, I guess I’ll have to figure out what information assurance is and
how to do a backup,” he mumbled as he opened his browser.
Mr. Summerson popped his head back into the doorway and said, “Oh,
and Joel, I’d like to see your recovery plan on my desk by tomorrow
morning before the continuity of operations planning session at
Joel sighed as he realized his manager had asked for far more than he originally thought. Joel reached for his handy MySQL book. “Money well spent,” he said as he opened the book to the chapter titled “Protecting Your Investment.” ...
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