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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 53: Corporate Winners; Uber vs. L.A.; and “Life After” Robotics

We’re staying positive in our home offices. But we’ve all got lots of online activity scheduled. Mentioned: Dave and Sharon’s how-to video on hosting a virtual party: and how to be a good guest at a virtual party: . Topic 1: Companies “doing it…

Episode 52: Women on the Web – and Life After Covid

We have a special guest this week – Marie Rourke, Channel Chief Chief Channel Strategist at WhiteFox Marketing Inc. So after our catch-up on what we’re doing under quarantine, we jump in. Topic One: Tim Berners-Lee’s Open Letter on the Role of…

Episode 51: MSP Legislation, Covid-19, the Economy, and Robot Bosses

First, a note from listener Chris. Issue clarification Link:    Topic 1: Louisiana Secretary of State on Defining MSPs We do a little analysis on Dave’s interview on his Business of Tech podcast. What consitutes “malpractice” for an IT…

Episode 50: Covid-19, China-Influenced Technology, and Billionaire Entrepreneurs

What?! Episode 50 of the Killing IT Podcast! We’re almost at the one year mark. And we really appreciate your listenership. Topic 1: Coronavirus / Covid-19 and Traveling Today All of us travel a lot. Some notes from Karl’s travels to Thailand and…

Episode 49: State of the Channel, a Dubious Award, and Low-Code Development

Karl’s out this week in Cambodia, so Dave and Ryan are the hosts this week. Topic One: ChannelPro State of the Channel Info ChannelPro released their “State of the Channel” report. Dave and Ryan focus in on a few key data points. Number one is, who is…

Episode 48: Cloud Neutrality, Evil Tech Companies, and the Speed of Innovation

Topic 1: Cloud Neutrality You’ve heard of Net Neutrality. This is pretty much the same thing, with the premise that access to the cloud suffers the same potential problems. Dave’s favorite quote: “It would be as though Ford, GM, and Toyota had built…

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 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…