The Killing IT Podcast

Hosted ByRyan Morris, Karl W. Palachuk, Dave Sobel

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.

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All Episodes

Episode 165 – Great Resignators, AI Ransomware, and the Unsure State of Privacy

Topic 1:  Found all those Great Resignators: They’re working somewhere else. Looks like a basic shake-up that forced a number of employers to treat their employees like humans. Maybe, and we’re only speculating here, the working person realizes…

Episode 164 – Cyberattacks higher education, Apple’s 180, & The End as we know it!

Topic 1:  Ransomware leads to the first casualty in the higher education market as Lincoln College closes permanently due to cyberattack in December 2021. Who was their MSP … and why was there not a plan in place? Ten years ago, a system…

Episode 163 – Work from Home Post Pandemic, Declaration for the Future of the Internet, & Big Tech salaries!

Topic 1:  Colloquium: What do we think the permanent changes are to “the workplace” after the pandemic. What percentage will go back? Is hybrid permanent forever? Has the concept of office changed forever from a technology perspective? If…

Episode 162: Musk we talk about Social Media and another Data Breach?

Topic 1: Should businesses embrace or avoid social media? Can we talk about “social media” without focusing too much on Elon? I think we all love the concept of the Marketplace of Ideas…but the Internet somehow turns that into silos of…

Episode 161 – Hospital Robots, Undersea Cyberattacks, & the Failing DTC Model

Topic 1: Hospital Robots Are Helping Combat a Wave of Nurse Burnout Moxi and other delivery-focused assistants have become even more critical as the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed health care workers to their limits. …

Episode 160 – Changing Language to Avoid Censors, the 9 PM Work Hour, and The Russian Tech Exodus

Topic 1: Changing language to avoid censors   Topic 2: The rise of the 9pm work hour   Topic 3: Russian Tech Migrating by the Thousands Between 50,000 and 70,000 tech workers have already fled Russia, and 70,000 to 100,000 more could…

Episode 159 – New Follow Request from the FBI, Quantum Computing hype, The guac is still extra–Drone burrito delivery

Topic 1: Without a federal privacy law… what’s our take?   Keeping up with the Joneses (NSA):  Topic 2: Does Quantum Computing really have a hype problem?     Topic 3: Burrito delivery.. Is here. Or there.  Finally! …

ETF focuses on “Return on Character”, the shift away from reseller models accelerates, & AI to help troubled kids

Topic 1: “Return on Character” Exchange Traded Fund focuses on companies run by a character! But, somehow, Tesla and Meta are not part of the index. Perhaps too much character is just too much. Links:   Related article from Harvard on the…

Episode 157 – The legal right to “switch off”, E-drivers license gets the greenlight in Arizona, and Managed Services Market Growth and Trends

Topic 1: The big switch-off: Workers want a legal right to ignore out of hours emails The majority of employees would support a new law giving them a ‘right to disconnect’ from workplace communications. Links:  Topic 2: TSA allows Arizonians to…