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Data Protection Group Launches

TAMPA, Fla. -- A consortium of top data storage companies, IT managers, professional development organizations, and distributors today announced a comprehensive educational initiative aimed at helping businesses of all sizes improve the way they protect their operations against catastrophic data loss.

The National Data Awareness Project is based around an educational campaign to enlighten businesses about the human, technical and natural threats that can cause catastrophic loss incidents that have the potential to cripple or kill a business and how to protect against those threats. The project was established to address the wide gap between real data vulnerabilities and existing data protection practices at businesses of all sizes, ranging from one-man shop home businesses to global enterprises. The companies involved in the launch of this project whose theme is "Are You Remotely Ready?" are Asigra Inc., Bell Micro, Breece Hill, Data Protection Services LLC, Office Depot, PowerFile, ProStor Systems, Yosemite Software, and ZeroWait, as well as the Data Management Institute, host of the semiannual Disaster Recovery and Data Protection Summit.

Jon William Toigo, founder of the Data Management Institute and a widely-published expert on data protection and disaster recovery issues, leads the consortium. Toigo is also a well-respected storage journalist and noted author of 14 books on information technology, including what some critics regard as the Bible of storage technology - The Holy Grail of Data Storage Management and several editions of Disaster Recovery Planning, a practical guide to business continuity planning used by organizations throughout the world.

The National Data Awareness Project (NDAP)