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.

Your feedback is always welcome!

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All Episodes

Episode 123 – Alternative solution stacks, Work-life balance, and QR code privacy

Topic 1: Why is there derision for “alternative” solution stacks? Dave asks . . . why do people like to put down Chromebooks and Macs? Do they actually love their Windows-centric world? We have fun, and we hope we make some points worth considering in…

Episode 122 – China Takes on Cybersecurity; TikTok Resumes; and Undisclosed Facial Recognition

Topic 1: The Impact of China on the Cybersecurity Industry & Data Protection China was on both sides of the cybersecurity story last week. On one hand, they were accused by the whole world of orchestrating the attack on Exchange servers. On the…

Episode 121 – RIP RMM? NP Tires. And shorter work weeks.

Topic 1: Revising RMM – Ready for Disruption? Question – Is the problem super sophisticated and difficult or crazy simple and easy? We summarize a few arguments as well as look at the next topic: IOS. One of us is ready to drop RMM; one is not; and…

Episode 120 – Riffing on Cybersecurity and the IT Industry

Episode 120 – Riffing on Cybersecurity and the IT Industry After the Kaseya attack, there really was nothing else to talk about.  In a slightly different format, we take the full show to just enjoy a totally unrehearsed discussion of the state of…

Episode 119 – Neuro Diversity, Robo Cops, and Big Tech

Topic 1: Neuro Diversity – a different approach to thinking about thinking. We’re always looking for people who think differently. But we also put some serious limits on how different we are willing to accept. In this article, TechCrunch looks at the…

Episode 118 – Apple Healthcare; Privacy Agency; Measuring Joy

Topic 1: Apple Healthcare. Are you onboard? Apple is considering direct health care. So, they’re testing out a service with their own employees. Of course it all started with data. Now they’re connecting devices and data to actual hands-on clinical…

Episode 117 – Is Security Possible? And Getting Back to The Office

Topic 1: Is “Patch and Zero Trust” Even Possible? What does doing something different look like? How much do we need to rethink all this? Or, perhaps, is it possible to provide appropriate security at the small end of the market but impossible at the…

Episode 116 – FBI Kicks Serious Cyber-Butt, and the AI Wall of Shame

Topic 1: FBI Creates Their own App to Snag Hundreds of Bad Guys Around the World Yes – we use the word “Badass.” We know you’ve heard about this one by now. But it’s the biggest cyber story of the year, so we have to cover it. Great article/press…

Episode 115 – Sharing your Bandwidth and Serious AI Questions

Topic 1: Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors. Amazon introduces “sidewalk” network sharing. This feature is ON by default. At this point, Amazon’s new mesh network sharing is experimental. How do you feel about…