Thanks Sara for scaring the bejesus out of me. I'm going into my backyard and breaking ground on my bunker now. I'll be signing off everything electronic starting tomorrow. Been nice knowing you! Want to reach me? Try smoke signals.
@LuFu Haha!!! Five stars! "I moved onto the second meaning, 'a state or cause of gloom, suspicion, trouble, or worry...' Yep, that's the ticket." Maybe some people look up at the clouds and see those fluffy pretty ones that shape themselves into bunny rabbits and unicorns, and other people look up at the clouds and see gray clouds that darken the sky with the promise of impending doom.
@Sara - I looked up "cloud" in my handy-dandy built-in dictionary to see if the technology cloud had made it into the American Heritage. As a noun, the first meaning was, "a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground..." Okay, that's the one that dropped the rain on my house yesterday.
I moved onto the second meaning, "a state or cause of gloom, suspicion, trouble, or worry..." Yep, that's the ticket.
@Dave. Right, it's like closing the barn door after the horses have escaped. Is it even possible to seduce your users and win them back, or are they always going to sign up for their own cloud services and apps, no matter how hard you try to please them?
@Dave I said the same basic thing to Eric: "the remedy is the same as it was before we knew how scary it was-- serve business well and they won't have to do it." But he seemed to feel that at this point it's a bit too late. Now that the business leaders know how to do it, it's unlikely that we'll prevent them from doing it again.
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