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 136 – Trolls, Collaboration, and Robot Servers

Topic 1: Trolls Are Born, Not Made While self esteem is a factor, Internet trolls don’t have low self esteem. They have a high tendency to sadism. When mixed with high self esteem, you get a troll. Who are these people and how did they become…

Episode 135 – Killing IT Live – Contract for the Web, Losing AI, and Smart City Overload

This special edition of The Killing IT Podcast was recorded before a live audience in a special presentation made possible by Cisco. If you missed the “Live” portion, register at to listen to the bonus topic and receive announcements about the…

Episode 134 – Slack Whacks Apple; Amazon Smacks Themselves

Interesting tidbit of the day: Statistics Don’t forget to join us for Killing IT Live – October 20th –   Topic 1: Slack upended the workplace — and gave power to the employees Slack (and other technologies) are revealing some inner turmoil at…

Episode 133 – Amazon Hands Your Data to the Government; CISA Guidelines for Autonomous Vehicles

Fun question of the day . . . If you were offered the position of mayor of your city, would you take it? . . . wherein two of our hosts determine that they are two halves of a politician. — — — Promo: Join Us for Killing IT Live – October 20th …

Episode 132 – Vendor Sales, Government UI, and Instagram for Children

Question of the Day: What was your first W2 job? Topic 1: Vendors Selling Around their Partners Listener Lucy asks: “Why the **** do vendors keep overlooking the sales rep who owns the customer in their Channel program?” There’s natural tension…

Episode: 131 – AI Breaking Bad, CISA Revisited, and More

Question of the Day: What is a photo? Topic 1: When AI Breaks Bad Once again we address the question of ethics and AI. From Axios: “A new report about artificial intelligence and its effects warns AI has reached a turning point and its negative…

Episode 130 – Apple Pay (Again) and Employee Productivity in Remote Work

Question of the day: What is a sandwich? Topic 1: Apple Pay . . . Again The headline says Apple lost … but the article makes it clear that Epic is the one who is disappointed and is appealing. Let see: Epic violated their agreement and owes Apply…

Episode 129 – CISA Weighs In – Good or Bad?

Topic 1: CISA Guidelines for MSP Clients Like it or not, the US Government has defined Managed Services, and published guidelines for your clients and prospects to evaluate you! We expect a lot of heat – and maybe some light – to come out of this…

Episode 128 – Gartner’s Latest Hype for Emerging Tech and more

Topic 1: Gartner’s Latest Hype Cycle – Emerging Technology How can you use Gartner’s research in your business? Does it matter if truly useful changes are at least two years out? Gartner Hype cycle graphic:   Topic 2: AI for Changing Accents Is…