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One of my oldest crusades is against the distinction between thought and feelings… which is really the basis of all anti-intellectual views: the heart and the head, thinking and feeling, fantasy and judgment. We have more or less the same bodies, but very different kinds of thoughts. I believe that we think much more with the instruments provided by our culture than we do with our bodies, and hence the much greater diversity of thought in the world. Thinking is a form of feeling; feeling is a form of thinking.
~ Susan Sontag ~
Do you have a SaaS strategy? Most IT organizations don’t. In our InformationWeek Analytics survey of 131 SaaS customers, 59% say it’s a point solution, not a long-term strategy. Yet SaaS and the broader concept of cloud computing are the hottest topics in IT since the Internet itself, so it’s not surprising there’s much interest among your company’s leadership. Your CEO and CFO are reading about the trend; they hear it talked about at conferences. And your business unit leaders have been pitched by SaaS vendors, and they may have bought some. So any blanket “not for us” won’t cut it. Our survey finds that 47% of companies use some SaaS, and that number is certain to rise rapidly.We talked with CIOs about how they discuss SaaS with the most senior leaders of their companies. Based on that, we offer five guidelines.
Only the stupid are sure.
Reading the stories about Dr. Amy Bishop, the Harvard-trained neuroscientist, accused of shooting six of her colleagues at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, and killing three, is a disturbing experience.Part of what is disturbing is Bishop’s history of previous incidents of violence and rage that were, it appears, either covered up or inadequately investigated. Another chilling feature is Bishop’s behavior after such incidents. Not only did she not evidence remorse, she seemed completely unaware of what she had done. After the shooting in Huntsville, according to the Boston Herald, “she calmly called her husband and asked him to pick her up as if nothing had happened.”