My Cup of IT: Who’s on First?

By Steve O’Keeffe

It’s Baker or Spires or McClure? – Holy Cow! That’s the refrain from the bleachers around the Beltway as pundits speculate on who’ll take the bat for IT’s Mickey Mantle – the Nationals’ very own King Kundra. Will Lisa Schlosser do more than warm the pine? Will Aneesh slide in from the White House to pinch hit? Will Eric Schmidt or Padmasree Warrior, Cisco CTO, come in from left field – or left coast as the case may be?

And, perhaps more interesting than the who – there’s the what? Will cloud strike out? Will data center consolidation get lost between the bases? Will the dashboard go to the dugout?
Hey batter, batter, batter – take the quiz and tell us what you think –
And, as for pundits, I’d give a tin ear to the rat-tat-tat from the Tower Club and tune into Mr. Berra, a real prophet:
  • If you come to a fork in the road – take it
  • You can observe a lot by watching
  • Never answer an anonymous letter
And, these two from Yogi on cloud and timesharing – “The future ain’t what it used to be,” and “It’s like déjà vu all over again.”

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