A Few Ashes in the Sky Made Me Virtual

By Michel Genard

Genard_lg I wished I was a virtual system. We take for granted that access to
the infrastructure is always on and available for telecommunications,
broadband, and travel. Well, some ashes from the remote volcano brought
human beings back to earth.

I am in France right now, part of a two-week EMEA tour to visit our
field and customers, and I am grounded; I can’t travel to Sweden and I
still don’t know when I will make it back to the U.S. The icing on the
cake is that the France union decided on another French specialty (not
culinary): a train strike. So I’m going to use virtual infrastructure
(i.e., WebEx) to take care of my meeting this week; not so bad after
all. I could have been stuck in a worse place than Paris.

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