Los Angeles (June 17, 2002)-- The importance of safeguarding backups of work documents is among several disaster recovery lessons the accounting industry should take away from 9/11, according to a technology consultant speaking at the California Society of CPAs' Accounting and Business Conference.

"Make backup files and keep them off site, whether it be in your home, your car or a bank vault," said Jerald M. Savin, chief executive of Cambridge Technology Consulting Group in Santa Monica, Calif. He noted that many of the World Trade Center victims kept their backup files on site, where they were destroyed along with the originals.

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