There's also a need for privacy and security that has to be supported through a move toward the next version. Across the board, companies need to manage their information more carefully and in more managed ways than before. They need to lock it down more and that's the more attractive part of moving forward with Office 12.
I think it is a move in a positive direction. There may be some pain and some productivity loss at the outset, but the changes I've seen will affect productivity in positive ways once people get over the initial shock.
Most of our work, up to now, has been with employers. Small business, especially, are looking for good employees but don't think of older workers as a solution. So, we've been working to change that view.
The avian flu may be that next novel strain and it may not be, we just don't know yet. The threat of a pandemic isn't a new one. It's just ratcheted up right now because they're finding this new strain in a few more places.
[Even though Office 12's adoption of XML might] cause pain in the near term, it is an architectural necessity for moving forward, ... It will be hard to convince people to go back and figure out every macro already in their company and find an alternative means of doing the same thing. But in the long run, having this as a separate engine is going to be more appropriate and more scalable down the line.
Ryan's the type of kid every coach would be happy to have on his team. He's a tremendous athlete and leader and a smart player. Rocky and Duane raved about him. We didn't recruit him as a quarterback, but as a slot receiver who could navigate the middle of the field. But then we found out Ryan could kick as well.
It's reflective of where the country is. There are millions of people who are very deeply engaged in the political process. They know that media coverage can shape that, and they want to make sure their side wins, so they beat up anybody they perceive to be leaning the wrong way Ã¢â‚¬â€ even if there is no lean.
I just think you really need to let people see as much as they can in a judicious way. By showing even that little bit, you got a better sense of what some very bad people are willing to do to Americans.
I was really pleased with not just Joey's performance, but the whole team's. Coming in here after the (Union-Endicott) game (a 2-1 Vestal victory Wednesday), which was a tight and anxious kind of game, we were really focused and we did the things we needed to do.