2005 10 21 Conference Misery Pt2


The last session of the first day was on ‘Protecting Your Software Investment’. The description of the session follows:

“Patching, Security (Internal and External) , Speed of Access, Disaster Preparedness, Data Recovery, Backup Options”

I’m a sucker for anything related to disaster recovery and security, so no matter how badly I really wanted to leave so I could go home and pass out in a Nyquil induced haze, I forced myself to attend. I was graciously rewarded with fountains of knowledge. While there was 75 minutes set aside for the presentation, it was drawn out to a painful 24 minutes.


There was no discussion of how to patch, how to determine what constitutes a necessary patch, example DR plans, backup rotations, etc.

Ok, I need to let it go. It was only two days of my life gone to pot.