It's official: I'm a target now

A Tech Target, that is.  You may have already received an email from Tech Target that started out like this:

We’re pleased to announce that W. Curtis Preston — unquestionably the leading independent expert on the topic of backup and recovery — has joined TechTarget in the role of Executive Editor. Curtis will continue to pursue his career as an independent consultant, while expanding his already prolific writing and speaking efforts with TechTarget.

For more about how this will (or will not) impact Backup Central, as well as the business idea I’m working on, click Read More.

Please note that the paragraph that started TechTarget’s email said that I will continue to pursue my career as an independent consultant.  My position at TechTarget allows significant time for me to maintain Backup Central and to continue building my new business (which you’ll hear about in due time).

Nothing on Backup Central will change.  What this does do is free up my brain that was looking for a job and allows me to use it for blogging, answering forum questions, etc.  (Look for my upcoming comments on TSM 6.0.)  It also allows me to continue doing these backup road shows and dedupe schools that I love so much.  I love talking to and talking with real people using real technology.  I can’t wait to see many of you in the dozens of Tech Target events that I will be speaking at this year.  Next week is St. Louis and San Antonio.  The week after that is London.

Thanks for tuning in!

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

8 thoughts on “It's official: I'm a target now

  1. sfoskett says:

    Glad to hear it! There are some great folks over there, and they’re lucky to have you. Plus, you were pretty much working for them anyway, what with the 200 speaking engagements they scheduled!

  2. Chris_Mellor says:

    Congratulations and welcome to IT journalism. Do I detect the adroit hand of Jo Maitland here?

  3. CyberGuyPR says:

    Great news. Love Tech Target. They always give me good excuses to get out of the office. Looking forward to see you in Chicago next month.

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