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Episode 16 - Is Microsoft Your Partner Now?

The Killing IT Podcast

Release Date: 07/16/2019

Episode 164 - Cyberattacks higher education, Apple's 180, & The End as we know it! show art Episode 164 - Cyberattacks higher education, Apple's 180, & The End as we know it!

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Topic 1:  Ransomware leads to the first casualty in the higher education market as Lincoln College closes permanently due to cyberattack in December 2021. Who was their MSP … and why was there not a plan in place? Ten years ago, a system failure of more than 24 hours could mean the end of your business. Today, with ransomeware on the rise, what are the odds of hundreds of schools, hospitals, businesses etc. going under? As this inevitable threat unfolds, it begs the question: Why haven't we implimented data back ups as the standard?     Topic 2: Let’s not ignore Apple’s...

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Episode 163 - Work from Home Post Pandemic, Declaration for the Future of the Internet, & Big Tech salaries! show art Episode 163 - Work from Home Post Pandemic, Declaration for the Future of the Internet, & Big Tech salaries!

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Topic 1:  Colloquium: What do we think the permanent changes are to “the workplace” after the pandemic. What percentage will go back? Is hybrid permanent forever? Has the concept of office changed forever from a technology perspective? If yes, was this something we should have seen coming and covid just sped it up? What’s next that we might not have seen coming?     Topic 2: Declaration for the Future of the Internet   Splinternet - China and Russia And the actual 3-page declaration:     Topic 3: Big Tech salaries revealed Ryan     -- -- --...

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Episode 162: Musk we talk about Social Media and another Data Breach? show art Episode 162: Musk we talk about Social Media and another Data Breach?

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Topic 1: Should businesses embrace or avoid social media? Can we talk about “social media” without focusing too much on Elon? I think we all love the concept of the Marketplace of Ideas...but the Internet somehow turns that into silos of sewage.  With Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit, the marketplace allows ignorance and stupidity to win. Maybe they even enhance the ability of misinformation to be taken more seriously than knowledge and wisdom.   Topic 2: Data breaches happen then nothing.      Topic 3: The evolving “next normal” of employment. This story will...

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Episode 161 - Hospital Robots, Undersea Cyberattacks, & the Failing DTC Model show art Episode 161 - Hospital Robots, Undersea Cyberattacks, & the Failing DTC Model

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Topic 1: Hospital Robots Are Helping Combat a Wave of Nurse Burnout Moxi and other delivery-focused assistants have become even more critical as the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed health care workers to their limits. https://www.wired.com/story/moxi-hospital-robot-nurse-burnout-health-care/   Topic 2: DHS investigators say they foiled cyberattack on undersea internet cable in Hawaii https://www.cyberscoop.com/undersea-cable-operator-hacked-hawaii/ https://thisishowtheytellmetheworldends.com/ https://www.audible.com/pd/This-Is-How-They-Tell-Me-the-World-Ends-Audiobook/1635577179  ...

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Episode 160 - Changing Language to Avoid Censors, the 9 PM Work Hour, and The Russian Tech Exodus show art Episode 160 - Changing Language to Avoid Censors, the 9 PM Work Hour, and The Russian Tech Exodus

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Topic 1: Changing language to avoid censors   Topic 2: The rise of the 9pm work hour   Topic 3: Russian Tech Migrating by the Thousands Between 50,000 and 70,000 tech workers have already fled Russia, and 70,000 to 100,000 more could leave in April.  With flights to the West canceled, they have wended their way to countries where Russian citizens can still travel visa-free.   -- -- -- Sponsor Memo: Linode   Linode – a top Infrastructure as a Service provider has resources specifically for helping MSPs explore the alternative cloud. Discover this growing market:...

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Episode 159 - New Follow Request from the FBI, Quantum Computing hype, The guac is still extra--Drone burrito delivery show art Episode 159 - New Follow Request from the FBI, Quantum Computing hype, The guac is still extra--Drone burrito delivery

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Topic 1: Without a federal privacy law… what’s our take?   Keeping up with the Joneses (NSA):  Topic 2: Does Quantum Computing really have a hype problem?     Topic 3: Burrito delivery.. Is here. Or there.  Finally! -- -- -- Sponsor Memo: When it comes to delivering cyber security services to your clients, there’s a lot to consider – and even more at stake. Firewalls and antivirus don’t provide enough protection anymore and adding more tools to an already complex tech stack is expensive and difficult to manage. The Field Effect Partner Momentum Program,...

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ETF focuses on ETF focuses on "Return on Character", the shift away from reseller models accelerates, & AI to help troubled kids

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Topic 1: “Return on Character” Exchange Traded Fund focuses on companies run by a character! But, somehow, Tesla and Meta are not part of the index. Perhaps too much character is just too much. Links:   Related article from Harvard on the role of “character” on business success:     Topic 2: The Shift Away from Reseller Models Accelerates … But Are MSPs Ready to Adapt? Not a technology conversation, per se … but a conversation about the business of technology. The shift to recurring revenue, consumption economics, and an ecosystem approach to customer engagement /...

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Episode 157 - The legal right to Episode 157 - The legal right to "switch off", E-drivers license gets the greenlight in Arizona, and Managed Services Market Growth and Trends

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Topic 1: The big switch-off: Workers want a legal right to ignore out of hours emails The majority of employees would support a new law giving them a 'right to disconnect' from workplace communications. Links:  Topic 2: TSA allows Arizonians to use their e-drivers license TSA enables Arizona residents to use mobile driver’s license or state ID for verification at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport | Transportation Security Administration Topic 3: Managed Services Market Growth & Trends Managed Services Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Solution, By Managed...

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Episode 156 - Tech Meets War in Ukraine, Deep Fake Faces, and Hacking North Korea show art Episode 156 - Tech Meets War in Ukraine, Deep Fake Faces, and Hacking North Korea

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Topic 1: Public Databases Stumble into War in Ukraine Early in the Ukraine invasion, Google Maps and Flight Radar 24 found that their data were being used by the Russians to view auto and air traffic inside Ukraine. We've touched on related topics like this for years, so we weren't super surprised. Links:     Topic 2: People  Find Deep Fake Faces More Trustworthy than Real Faces You want beautiful symmetry? Program it! Link:   Topic 3: Hacker Gets Pissed Off and Takes Down North Korean Internet Link:   -- -- -- Sponsor Memo: SafeDNS SafeDNS - the Web filtering...

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Episode 155 - Hackers without Borders, Microsoft lends a hand in Ukraine, and Big Tech--Innovations Big Detriment show art Episode 155 - Hackers without Borders, Microsoft lends a hand in Ukraine, and Big Tech--Innovations Big Detriment

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Topic 1: Hackers without Borders - Welcome to 21st Century Warfare A new humintarian group emerges in the wake of armed conflicts in Ukraine. Hackers without Borders aim to aid victims of war via the cyberworld.  Topic 2:  Microsoft finds itself in the middle of a war in the Ukraine In stopping malware attacks, they find themselves taking sides, and working with our government. Analogies to Detroit carmakers in WWII are natural. https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-finds-foxblade-malware-on-ukrainian-systems-removing-rt-from-windows-app-store/  Topic 3: How Big Technology...

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Quick note at the beginning: The Smithsonian will be projecting a Saturn V rocket on the side of the Washington Monument as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the moon landing. See http://www.parabolicarc.com/2019/07/09/smithsonian-project-saturn-rocket-washington-monument/.

 

As a follow-up to last week's discussion of Microsoft making changes to their partner program, we now discuss the reversal of that policy. The bigger discussion we want to have is around your long-term relationship with Microsoft specifically and vendors generally. One big lesson is that you shouldn't be angry because Microsoft is moving in a different direction. Another is that you have to decide whether your long-term trajectory is the same as Microsoft (or any other vendor, for that matter).

Related story: https://www.channele2e.com/channel-partners/program/microsoft-backs-down-abandons-partner-program-changes/

 

Next up . . . Google admits they’re listening to us. We are SHOCKED . . . (not). See https://www.businesstoday.in/technology/news/google-admits-to-listening-in-on-private-conversations-via-assistant/story/364104.html.

Two interesting points here. One: We all ignore the license agreements, but we've matured to a point where companies can be a lot more open about this. Two: While we might not have anything to hide, privacy is about simply expecting that no one else is tuning in. And of course, one more nod to digital ethics.

Is this something you can use to start a client-facing conversation?

. . . that leads into . . .

Startup "Superhuman" is doing cool, automated things with email. And that includes GPS tracking and other tools that people may not realize they are giving up just because they open email.

See https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jul/12/superhuman-offers-users-a-shortcut-to-empty-inbox-nirvana.

Dave notes that we hold start-ups and smaller companies to a different standard that big companies like Google.