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Episode 28 - Market Consolidation ... and Amazon's Massive Mesh Network

The Killing IT Podcast

Release Date: 10/08/2019

Episode 184: Public cameras and Privacy Concerns, Machine Translation, and Darth Vader! show art Episode 184: Public cameras and Privacy Concerns, Machine Translation, and Darth Vader!

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Topic 1: Public Cameras, Social Media, Art, and Privacy concerns Great article on how to use publicly-available surveillance systems and open source facial recognition to mash up Instagram selfies with Earthcam video.  Artist shows all the “behind the scenes” activities that go into professional selfies - all while violating copyrights and GDPR on a grand scale. Topic 2: Machine translation - what if the translation misses subtlety?   In our global society, we are starting to lean heavily on these online translating tools. Because of this, we are now at a place where machine...

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Episode 183: ETFs, US Military on social media, & Metaverse as a service, show art Episode 183: ETFs, US Military on social media, & Metaverse as a service,

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Topic 1: NANC and KRUZ ETFs - Outperforming the Market  Now you too can get away with insider trading. These new Exchange Traded Funds track the performance of members of Congress.  Topic 2: US Military on social media to engage in psychological operations.  What's new this time?  Topic 3: Metaverse-as-a-Service Nvidia is counting on metaverse FOMO to drive enterprises to its Omniverse-as-a-service platform. Think subscription-based digital twins. Nvidia brings you a new service category. As the Register reports: You didn’t ask for it, but here it is.  ...

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Episode 182: Episode 182: "Good" hack for SolarWinds, "Bad" security for Twitter, and "Sock Puppet" phishing

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Topic 1: Could it actually be possible that the SolarWinds hack was “good” for their business? No one would argue that being the victim of “the largest and most damaging security breach in US history” is a good thing. But as a result of the hack, SolarWinds took unprecedented steps to fundamentally reengineer their approach to security and dev-ops … and they are telling a surprisingly compelling story about how this makes them the most secure system in the industry. What’s more, it seems like customers are listening … and buying. Do you buy it? Topic 2: Headline: Twitter is bad...

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Episode 181: SMBs need MSPs, Age-Appropriate Design Code Act, & Police subscribe to Episode 181: SMBs need MSPs, Age-Appropriate Design Code Act, & Police subscribe to "Fog Reveal"

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Topic 1: Any surprises in the research? SMBs need MSPs “A new survey of over 500 IT decision makers at small and medium businesses, from threat detection and response specialist Vade, shows 69 percent say a serious breach had bypassed their current email security solution. It's perhaps not surprising then that SMBs are increasingly likely to turn to managed service providers, with 96 percent of organizations either currently outsourcing at least some of their needs to MSPs or planning to do so in the future.”  See Topic 2: California passes well-intentioned “Age-Appropriate Design...

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Episode 180 - AI Episode 180 - AI "Accountability", Quietly Quitting, & the Right to Tractor Repair

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Welcome to Episode 180 of the Killing Podcast with special guest host Nadia Karatsoreos! Nadia has assisted channel partners and customers in building their businesses by adopting best practices and resources that are proven to accelerate success and deliver an exceptional experience to the businesses they serve. A results-oriented professional who puts partners first, Nadia has many years of experience in business development, community and channel relations. Her career in the MSP space started with Level Platforms in 2010 and since then she has held various roles at other vendors like GFI,...

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Episode 179: Reverse Mentoring, Internships during cybersecurity shortages, and Amazon in healthcare show art Episode 179: Reverse Mentoring, Internships during cybersecurity shortages, and Amazon in healthcare

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Topic 1: Reverse mentoring in the technology industry increases understanding and opens opportunities for both sides of the mentor relationship Everyone knows a person of “a certain age” who is not as connected to or fluent with a new technology … even in the IT channel. And ironically, those people are much more likely to be senior executives in the business of IT. How will those highly experienced update their tech knowledge and bring new strategies to leveraging tech for business and for diversity in the industry? Talk to a youth. See also: Topic 2: Apprenticeships are going into...

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Episode 178: Cybersecurity Fundamentals, Gender Equity in Tech, Amazon maps your home show art Episode 178: Cybersecurity Fundamentals, Gender Equity in Tech, Amazon maps your home

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Topic 1: It’s time for cybersecurity to focus on the fundamentals instead of the “glory” case https://www.pcmag.com/news/ex-cisa-chiefs-advice-at-black-hat-make-security-valuable-and-attacks-costly In a world where we are addicted to having every possible device connected to the internet, the attack surface for cybersecurity threats gets bigger every day. But despite the dire prognosis for current cybersecurity capabilities, it can indeed get better, says former CISA head in Black Hat keynote. Topic 2: Why Can’t Tech Fix Its Gender Problem? Everyone can admit it: the tech industry...

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Episode 177 - Apple & Lamborghini, Women better at driverless cars, and Episode 177 - Apple & Lamborghini, Women better at driverless cars, and "the Cloud Native" label

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Topic 1: Possible Topic (KP) - Apple hires Lamborghini's chief of chassis development for its Car team Actual topic: Have we lost the distinction between industries? Can anyone get into the car business? After all, Amazon and Google want to get into it. Recall: General Dynamics and General Electric were both into pretty much any industry where they could make money. Are the “giants” of today just the latest generation of mega conglomerates? And what does that mean for our economy going forward? How does the small business make the most of this? Topic 2: Women are better...

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Episode 176 - The Education Market, Knowledge, & the Metaverse show art Episode 176 - The Education Market, Knowledge, & the Metaverse

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Topic 1: The Education Market  We have all come across a job ad looking to fill an entry level position with a PhD level education. We have also witnessed countless college drop-outs excel in high-skill, high paying positions. So what do certifications achieve if not job security?  Topic 2: Knowledge, Tagging, Researching, and Cross Referencing In this everchanging industry companies are always looking forward. And they are propelled onward by a culture and data base to let them know what they have done and can't do and are suppose to do. Yep, it comes down to that ole cliche:...

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Episode 176 - The Education Market, Knowledge, & the Metaverse show art Episode 176 - The Education Market, Knowledge, & the Metaverse

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Topic 1: The Education Market  We have all come across a job ad looking to fill an entry level position with a PhD level education. We have also witness countless college drop outs excel in high-skill, high paying positions. So what do certifications achieve if not job security?  Topic 2: Knowledge, Tagging, Researching, and Cross Referencing In this everchanging industry companies are always looking forward. And they are propelled onward by a culture and data base to let them know what they have done and can't do and are suppose to do. Yep, it comes down to that ole cliche:...

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Topic 1: Terms that are totally missused.

What terms should we stop using? Dave's nominee is “Market Consolidation.” We have a lot of M&A activity - the number of IT service providers continues to grow. How much of this is simply maturity? Take that news coverage with a grain of salt.

Ryan calls out "Convergence" as the thing that just never happened. And "Compliance" as the buzzword to follow - NOT compliancy!

Karl throws "Millennial" on the pile. In particular, the use of the term to call out behavior you disagree with. Young people have always been young people. Aside from simply not being 50, they bring a lot of energy and freshness to business - as young people always have.

. . . and lots of related conversation in all this.


Topic 2: Amazon announces Sidewalk: A proprietary wireless mesh network. What could possibly go wrong?

Amazon announced dozens of new products and services recently. One of the hottest is their Sidewalk mesh project. This is a proposed standard that will fill the gap between short-range options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, larger (long-distance) cellular networks. The idea is to make sure a bunch of vendors agree on how to implement things so they work together.

Sitting out the party: Apple, Google, and Samsung.

Link:
https://www.channelnomics.com/2019/09/26/amazon-unveils-sidewalk-wireless-network-for-iot/


Topic 3: Do we really care about calendars if we sell recurring revenue?

We all seem sucked into the End of Year, End of Quarter, and other calendar-oriented sales strategies. Does that still make sense?

What's it gonna take to get you into this car today?

Ryan pushes you to work on the customer's calendar, not the vendor's calendar. Karl's a huge advocate to sending out offers at the end of the year (No sales: Just an opportunity to help the client reduce their tax bill by spending money). Dave has a tip about balancing the sales seasons.

We've got some great strategy ideas here.

:-)