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Episode 58: Virtual Events, Economic Speculation, and Office Space after the Pandemic

The Killing IT Podcast

Release Date: 05/05/2020

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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Episode 175: Supply Chain, Boost Domestic Semiconductor Production, Tech Journalism Accessibility Problem show art Episode 175: Supply Chain, Boost Domestic Semiconductor Production, Tech Journalism Accessibility Problem

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Topic 1: An Update Discussion on All Things Supply Chain--Is it getting any better? Ongoing supply chain issues / chip shortages have caused persistent delays in the auto industry … among other impacts. The question after 2 ½ years of disruption is whether the IT supply chain is any more healthy and whether industries have learned to adapt to the new levels of uncertainty and supply. Modernizing the supply chain is an existential priority for our customers … and for our own businesses. If we can’t trust the availability of products or forecast the timing of shipments, how can we...

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Episode 174: Considerate AI, Crypto Crashes Once Again, and Domain Names show art Episode 174: Considerate AI, Crypto Crashes Once Again, and Domain Names

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Topic 1: Sony’s racing AI destroyed its human competitors by being nice (and fast) Etiquette and risk analysis is the secret success! This perhaps suggest that talent and skill are not the only key factor to progress...and maybe not even the defining factor. Topic 2: The Crypto Crash … Lessons from a Previous Era of Technology Crash Economics The parallels between today’s crypto winter and the technology crash of 20 years ago are multiple … with some vital differences. What lessons can be drawn from past experience to help the industry survive the lean times? And what do you believe...

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Topic 1: Virtual Events -- what you want to see

A different kind of discussion here. Would you rather rush out from quarantine to a channel-focused event, or maybe a sporting event, a social event, or even a concert?

We are still waiting for a "killer app" for online events.


Topic 2: The Economy

Where are we? Note: Wild speculation ahead!

We are clearly on our our way to recession. How soon will we start to move out of it?

How paralyzed are you by the statistics? What are the implications for business when there is so much uncertainty? In the previous topic we talked about the specifics of dealing with this regarding conference events. What about the rest of our economic interactions?

And the big question: What is the best approach for your business to take to guarantee survival in this environment?


Topic 3: Technology after the Pandemic - Office space after the Pandemic

You have to dig a bit . . . but there’s a mention of voice-activated elevators. Dave’s favorite interface!

Related Link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/23/offices-after-coronavirus/


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