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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!


All Episodes

Episode 47: The Fragility of Big Data; a Challenge to CompTIA; and 3D Printing a Building

Topic 1: Performance Artists Games Google Maps We start out a bit light hearted here – but it also shows the fragility of our systems. A performance artist in Berlin demonstrated the fragility of the Google Maps system we all rely on by dragging 99…

Episode 47: The Fragility of Big Data; a Challenge to CompTIA; and 3D Printing a Building

Episode 46 – Ransomware Brings Politicians After Managed Service Providers

One way or another, politicians are getting into our business . . . Just two topics this week as we spend extra time on one very big subject. A slightly different format for us, but we can’t cover the first topic in ten minutes. . . . and I think…

Episode 45: Shifting Retail, Hand-Scanning, and Some Positive AI Stories

Topic 1: Record store closings in 2019 – and Amazon is buying up old malls. Both of these trends have been going on for a couple of years. Malls are consolidating, so there are fewer of them, but the ones that survive appear to be doing well. So maybe…

Episode 44: Trust, Training, and Twin Technology

Topic 1: The Most trusted brand is the USPS! First, go check out the link: Trust is an interesting piece of brand value. It’s very interesting to see who is trusted, who is not on the list at all, and how this varies by age. The actual question is,…

Episode 43: Curating the Splinternet, and Debate About the Future of Technology

Topic 1: Misc. Threats for 2020 What are the effects of a future in which half the world uses an “Internet” with information curated by the Chinese government and half the world uses an Internet with information 90% curated by American companies?…

Episode 42: The Age of Hardware and the Modern Meaning of MSP

We are loving the two way conversations! Fill out the form at to give us your feedback. Topic 1: Is the age of hardware over – or are we just beginning? We used to count computers in thousands or millions. Now we count cameras and IOT devices in…

Episode 41: California vs. the Gig Economy, and Unicorns vs. Zebras

Ryan and I kick off the year and Dave joins us mid-way through. Topic 1: California Privacy . . . Coming your way. California has a new privacy law that will affect lots of other areas . . . because you probably do business in California. And, of…

Episode 40: Drones, Relilience, and Some Notes about This Podcast

Topic 1: Drone food delivery goes nationwide in 2020 Flirtey has announced drone delivery of food services in Reno, Nevada. And they have announced that they will go nationwide in 2020. Earlier they announced a service to deliver defibrillators in…

Episode 39: Ring Creepers, Digital Trust, and Alexa Saves Christmas

We recorded this show a few days ago. You can tell right away that we’re all in a good mood. Topic 1: Ring, Cameras, and Security Ring cameras are easily “hacked,” although most of the problems aren’t really technical issues. Dave’s big question is,…