I've said foolish things before and I'm 100% certain I'll say them again (anyone that opens their mouth will). And, "foolish" probably comes down to a matter of perspective in many cases.  However, after having our entire team (not to mention our respective families) hit with some nasty cold and flu bugs over the past month or two, this comment sort of strikes me as... well... from a perspective that I can't understand.

"Unfortunately, people have not been getting sick at a rate that we would all like yet." - A.G. Lafley, CEO, Proctor and Gamble (from the 5-Apr Business section of the Seattle Times. It's actually from this article in the Wall Street Journal last week.)

That's unnerving enough. However, change the context of Mr. Lafley's comment a bit and replace "people" with "applications" and "getting sick" with "crashing".

Wow. Either way, I can't fathom it.

Our job, unequivocally in mind, is to help you AVOID problems. We do our best to provide resources to reduce pain, accelerate how quickly you can respond to and heal problems, and most importantly - build a more resilient (and dare I say "resistant"?) infrastructure - to avoid the "nasties" that can sneak up on you when you least expect them.

I feel confident saying this from an IT perspective. I'm no expert on healthcare issues but shouldn't THAT be their perspective, not to mention objective, as well?