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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.

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All Episodes

Episode 94 – Open Source RMM and Touchless Controls of the Future

One very serious topic, and two somewhat-lighter topics this week. Please post questions or comments. And don’t forget to share with your friends. Topic 1: Open Source Managed Service Tools? Here’s a seriously interesting question: Is open source…

Episode 93 – Online Shopping Report, Good News on Cybersecurity, Electricity

Topic 1: Forrester says US online holiday shopping to reach $173 B Constant question: How much of this is temporary vs. permanent? Have you built a store for your clients? We think this is a great opportunity for IT professionals. Related Link: …

Episode 92 – End-of-Year show: 2020

Special show – and video! We recorded a video version of this podcast. You can view it at . Or on YouTube on the Small Biz Thoughts channel (). In this episode, we take a look at technology in the year gone by and what it means for the year ahead. So,…

Episode 91: AI Doppelgangers, Google Outage, and Vaccine Apps

Heading straight on toward year end . . . and Episode 100. Stay tuned for a December 29th Year-end special. But today’s show is also good. Topic 1: AI may help you find your doppelganger. The YouTube video below has a look at the technology involved…

Episode 90 – Pandemic Burnout; Modern Data Centers; Uber and Out

We’re approaching Episode 100. Also planning a big year-end podcast. Always stay tuned. Topic 1: Burnout in a Pandemic World … and What to Do About It Okay. It’s been nine months of being shut in. This is getting old. What does that really look…

Episode 89 – Fighting Inequality with AI, Cheap Energy, and “Edge” Opportunities

Looking forward to Episode 100! As we close in on the end of 2020, we are also fast approaching our 100th episode. Thank you for following us, sharing our podcasts, and giving us the big thumbs-up. Topic 1: AI Reveals Racial Inequalities in NYC We’ve…

Episode 88 – Robo-job Apocalypse Delayed; NATO Publications; and Facebook Algorithm

Announcement: Killing IT Podcast is available on Audible / Amazon podcasts. If you have an Audible account, just search for “The Killing IT Podcast.” Direct Link: Topic 1: The Robo-job Apocalypse is Being Delayed. We’ve covered this story from…

Episode 87 – Proctored Exam Overkill; Smart Cities to Watch; and Video Games that Are Good For You

A bit of wisdom from Dave on marketing: If you are only buying a sure thing for marketing, you are LAST. Note: This space is available. YOU could be advertising here. Topic 1: Modern “Proctored” Exams are creating excessive anxiety….

Episode 86 – 3D Printing, AI Analysis of Reddit, and Bias in Facial Recognition

Topic 1: 3D printing that makes sense. We have covered 3D printing several times. Now we get to report on some seriously cool applications. Medical applications are some of the coolest applications for 3D printing. 3d Printing is moving out of the…