Episode 30 !!! Topic 1: Karl’s Robot Cat Karl bought himself a robotic cat! It’s a Hasbro “Joy for All” companion animal. We talk about what this means for the bigger picture of robotics, human interaction, jobs, and opportunities going forward….Read More
Series: The Killing IT Podcast
This podcast is a great example of BOGSAT – Bunch of Guys Sitting Around a Table. We all got together one day to talk about working together, figuring out how we could contribute to the broader IT Community . . . and have fun doing it. One of the big take-aways of that day was the Killing IT Podcast.
We are all interesting in broadening the conversation. What the hell does that mean? Well, we realized that we see a lot of “silos of knowledge.” And even more, we see silos of analysis, silos of understanding, and silos of philosophy. Too many people only talk with others in their tiny little worlds.
This is true within the SMB (small and medium business) IT community. It’s also true in the mid-market. And it’s rampant in the enterprise space. But even within each of these, programmers talk to programmers, marketing people talk to marketing people, and support techs talk to support techs.
We also LOVE the emerging world of emerging technology. Humility aside, the three hosts have built some amazing companies, sold some amazing stuff, and help guide the IT industry to where it is today. We love all this nerdy stuff and can’t wait to figure out where it all goes.
We looked for a hole that no one was filling. And we think we found it in a conscious effort to widen the circle. We want o bring in all the people who are working on IoT, LED, Lidar, LI-FI, blockchain, AI, robots, VR/AR, robotics, 3D printing, and so much more. We are constantly looking for the opportunities to integrate all these emerging skill sets.
We are funny, irreverent, intellectual, analytical, entrepreneurial, and excited about where all this stuff is going. We truly live in what Karl calls “The Exponential Century.” With luck, we can help you grab your share of the many gold mines emerging in new technology.
Your feedback is always welcome!
Topic 1: Jim Cramer, the financial TV guy, has proposed that the “FAANG” index needs to change. FAANG simply means Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google. Cramer thinks we should drop Netflix from the group because they’ve lost money recently…Read More
Topic 1: Terms that are totally missused. What terms should we stop using? Dave’s nominee is “Market Consolidation.” We have a lot of M&A activity – the number of IT service providers continues to grow. How much of this is simply maturity?…Read More
Another great show! We hit a lot of bases with this one. Topic 1: Digital Transformation – Yes or No? References: Ryan says Yes – The term “Digital Transformation” is becoming more valuable and meaningful over time. This is what we mean when we focus on value versus feature, feature, feature. We are actually seeing…Read More
Topic One: Grrrrr . . . Topic on Reddit (not a great article, so no link) asked the question, “What jobs have the highest income with the lowest requirements?” Proposed answer is Managed Services!!! From time to time, some magazine asks the same question and suggests that IT services are always paying well and easy…Read More
Topic 1: Boom! Attorneys general from 48 states plus Puerto Rico and Washington, DC have joined together in a huge antitrust investigation of Google. (California and Alabama are not joining them.) We have a lively discussion about this, where it came from, and where we think it’s going. Check out these links: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/09/texas-attorney-general-leads-google-antitrust-probe.html https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/technology/tech-investigations.html Topic…Read More
Topic One on this episode is Jim Cramer’s recent “Primer” on cloud stocks. See: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/21/cramers-primer-on-cloud-stocks-know-the-company-if-you-want-to-own.html We don’t give investing advice, but we go deep on what it means for IT service providers. We need to pay attention to the big picture and where we fit in it. There really is a lesson here…Read More
Topic 1: Is a reckoning coming for MSPs? Ransomware attacks are getting worst – and getting broader coverage. We take on the topic head-on. Links mentioned: – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/us/ransomware-attacks-hacking.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share – https://www.channelfutures.com/mssp-insider/texas-ransomware-attack-presents-opportunity-for-mssps-other-providers What do you do? How should you change your practices? Will the free market take care of this? We discuss lawyers, governments, insurance companies, and…Read More
This Killing IT Podcast takes a different format from our previous posts. Here we take a focused look at an important webinar that was recently posted. A tip of the hat to Joe Panettieri Paul Dippel! ChannelE2E published Paul Dippel’s Service Leadership Mid-Year Report here: https://www.channele2e.com/webcasts/jul2019/?utm_source=E2Ewcpage&utm_campaign=jul2019wc A few data points discussed here: – Profitability of…Read More
This Killing IT Podcast takes a different format from our previous posts. Here we take a focused look at an important webinar that was recently posted. A tip of the hat to Joe Panettieri Paul Dippell! ChannelE2E published Paul Dippell’s Service…Read More