Capella University Ph.D. Graduate Authors book on Real-Time, On-Line Database Recovery

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'Surviving the Next Database Disaster' is first book by the online university grad

Jeffrey Test, a Ph.D. graduate of Capella University (, an accredited,* fully online university with nearly 20,000 students, has authored a book on real-time, on-line database recovery titled Surviving the Next Database Disaster.

"Access to database information is critical to the survival of any business. The loss of regional power, political and public unrest, natural disasters, or even an unfortunate mistake by a construction worker digging through a phone cable can drive modern data-reliant businesses and their business partners into bankruptcy," Test said. "Any organization that uses information stored in databases or has relationships with businesses that use databases is at risk. What I've done with this book is to clearly and methodically outline how to diminish that risk."

Test explained that the book is for anyone looking to build a survivable architecture for small to medium-sized databases. For those who do planning on the continuation of operations, the book explains how to continue operations after losing your primary data center, illustrating the point through case studies in which it was handled poorly.

Published by VDM Publishing, the 100-page book is Test's first, and is based largely on the doctoral dissertation he wrote for Capella. Test graduated in March 2006 from the online university with a PhD in organization and management with a specialization in IT management. Capella was recently designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security.

"I have found that most of the other books out there on database recovery and contingency planning are based on theory, but few tell you exactly how to do what you need to do to help ensure your business survives in the event of a database disaster," Test said.

Test lives in Lusby, Maryland, (about 60 miles from Washington DC) with his wife and two children. He is a computer specialist with the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited,* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, health, human services, public safety, and psychology, and bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, health, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 101 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 15 certificate programs. The online university currently serves nearly 20,000 students from all 50 states and 56 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),
Capella University, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552), .


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