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That is sad news.

A friend who is an IT professional told me that 90% of companies that lose
their computers and don't have current backups are out of business in 1
year.

I always have current back ups but do not seem to get to the safety deposit
box often enough.  Backups in the office are no good for fire and flood.

With high speed internet, it seems more offices should be using offsite
storage companies like freedrive and idrive.

Ronald Hill, P.E.
HILL Consulting Engineering
Birmingham, Alabama  USA
Phone: 205.823.4784
FAX: 205.823.4145
Email: ronhill(--nospam--at)hillce.com
Efax: 509.275.8095
http:\\www.hillce.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Caldwell, Stan [mailto:scaldwell(--nospam--at)halff.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 10:47 AM
To: 'SEAINT Listserv'
Subject: Houston Flooding


Haynes-Whaley Associates is one of the leading structural engineering firms
in Texas.  Their headquarters offices are located in the Concourse level
(basement) of the Citadel Building at US-290 and IH-610 in Houston.  Their
offices were flooded to the ceiling last weekend.  All furnishings and
drawings were destroyed.  Their computers were flooded.  A firm in
Minneapolis may be able to restore their servers and backup for a nominal
fee of $100,000, as long as the hard drives are kept in their wet condition.
They are sending 7 computers to the company in an attempt to recover their
electronic drawing files and accounting information.

Could disaster strike your practice?  I urge everyone to retain a weekly
backup offsite.

Regards,

Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.
Very Dry in Dallas


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