Shand is a 15 year veteran of IT. Over that time, he has worked with data in mainframe and distributed systems. His passion is disaster recovery, disaster avoidance and business continuity. Planning, testing, and implementing disaster plans, for MS SQL Server has become his passion. Having lived though several disasters in his career, both manmade and acts of God, Shand is prepared to take on whatever can be thrown at him from a disaster perspective.