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December 4, 2014

The False Mirror, 1928 by Rene Magritte

Rene Magritte is known as a “surrealist” painter. Surrealists like Magritte and Salvador Dali made many uncomfortable with their work in the early 21st century. Of this work, wrote:

“The Surrealists meant these kinds of images to make viewers uneasy, to unsettle complacent attitudes about art and life. By replacing the eyes iris with a blue, cloud-filled sky in False Mirror, Magritte challenges us to question what we see and what we think we know. Is the sky a reflection of what the eye is seeing? Is the eye in fact an opening into another reality? Are we looking at an inner vision, or something else entirely? One thing is certain: Magritte’s The False Mirror is an invitation to look at the world differently.”

Kronos Virtual Cloud ConferenceIn some ways, the cloud as an IT metaphor is surreal, but it does challenge what we think we know, and it is an invitation to look at enterprise software deployment differently. “The cloud” isn’t really white and fluffy, or even a cool blue like we marketers like to portray it. The Kronos Workforce Central cloud lives in a hardened, secure data-center made of steel and concrete, and everything about it is managed by Kronos. The power, the network, the servers, the database, the applications, the service packs, the upgrades, the performance tuning, and even the configuration changes are handled by Kronos. With Kronos managing all the “back-end” stuff, our cloud customers can focus on simply using the applications to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. You don’t have to paint the painting. You just get to enjoy it.

If you’d like to learn more with a little Kronos cloud realism, please register to join us for a free Virtual Cloud Conference on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 1:00 – 5:00 ET. The event will include webinars, expert-staffed booths, and a fully stocked resource library. Of course our experts will be available to answer your questions via live chat throughout the conference.

It may not be a Magritte exhibit, but it is an invitation to look at your Kronos world differently.

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