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Episode 78 - Disrupting higher ed, expanding broadband, and Section 230 revisited

The Killing IT Podcast

Release Date: 09/22/2020

Episode 130 - Apple Pay (Again) and Employee Productivity in Remote Work show art Episode 130 - Apple Pay (Again) and Employee Productivity in Remote Work

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Question of the day: What is a sandwich? Topic 1: Apple Pay . . . Again The headline says Apple lost … but the article makes it clear that Epic is the one who is disappointed and is appealing. Let see: Epic violated their agreement and owes Apply $3.5 Million. But Apply can’t have those kinds of agreements going forward. And Apple’s not a monopoly. Seems confusing, but it does mean there will be other options to pay for in-app purchases on AppStore apps to work around Apple. But Epic still doesn’t think that is enough. Let the lawyer games begin. Link:   Topic 2: Microsoft Study...

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Episode 129 - CISA Weighs In - Good or Bad? show art Episode 129 - CISA Weighs In - Good or Bad?

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Topic 1: CISA Guidelines for MSP Clients Like it or not, the US Government has defined Managed Services, and published guidelines for your clients and prospects to evaluate you! We expect a lot of heat - and maybe some light - to come out of this document. Related Links: -   -   Topic 2: Forcing options to Apple Pay and Google Pay In the continuing saga of Apple (and others) forcing app developers to use their pay systems, the government of South Korea has decided that Apple and Google cannot force game makers and others to use only their payment gateways. This is, of course, the...

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Episode 128 - Gartner's Latest Hype for Emerging Tech and more show art Episode 128 - Gartner's Latest Hype for Emerging Tech and more

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Topic 1: Gartner's Latest Hype Cycle - Emerging Technology How can you use Gartner's research in your business? Does it matter if truly useful changes are at least two years out? Gartner Hype cycle graphic:   Topic 2: AI for Changing Accents Is this cool? What are the best uses for it? And, as always, we dig into the ethical use of AI. There are clearly some benefits for folks with hearing issues or rare spoken dialects. As always, good-vs-bad depends on what people do with the application.   Topic 3: Impact of Remote Collaboration on Business Travel This topic will continue for...

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Episode 127 - Immutable Storage, Shadow IT, and Extra-Large Micro-Processors show art Episode 127 - Immutable Storage, Shadow IT, and Extra-Large Micro-Processors

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Topic 1: Change the storage to change ransomware? Can you create storage that cannot be changed? Is ransomware-free data storage possible . . . and right around the corner? Related Link:   Topic 2: Shadow IT: Is it Real? Not real? Are you the shadow IT? Does it really just mean outsourced IT? And that leads us to ask, is the conversation about shadow IT really just a conversation for really large companies? Related Link:   Topic 3: A New Chip Cluster Will Make Massive AI Models Possible Cerebras says its technology can run a neural network with 120 trillion connections—a hundred...

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Episode 126 - Privacy, Supply Chains, and Industry Trends show art Episode 126 - Privacy, Supply Chains, and Industry Trends

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Topic 1: Apple Privacy Revisited We talked about this last week. Well, so did everyone else. Apple introduced a new technology to screen for child pornography . . . and a spirited debate has ensued. Last week the Killing IT guys weighed in on the topic and now we want to revisit the ongoing debate and address some of the concerns about the “slippery slope” and the “permission” to access data on personal devices. Including some new twists on CSAM Screening Technology.   Topic 2: Evolution in Supply Chain Management Toyota is famous for revolutionizing supply chain management,...

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Episode 125 - Drone Delays, Data Misuse, and Apple Privacy show art Episode 125 - Drone Delays, Data Misuse, and Apple Privacy

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Topic 1: Drones.. May not be coming. We've been ushering drones for years. But where are they? Why in the age of the drone advancing so slowly? Amazon is slowing things down a bit.   Topic 2: What should the penalty be for data misuse? Data misuse is a growing topic. In addition to the recent Supreme Court case, we're seeing companies make pre-emptive moves to make sure employees are not accessing data they have access to. This is a potentially huge issue for IT service providers. After all, we touch lots of client data, and our employees need to keep their eyes to themselves.   ...

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Episode 124 - AI Marketing and Bias, Boards and Cybersecurity, and Detecting Deep Fakes show art Episode 124 - AI Marketing and Bias, Boards and Cybersecurity, and Detecting Deep Fakes

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Topic 1: The Disconnect Between Marketing, AI, and Reality AI is awesome . . . until it's not. We look at the need for transparency with AI data. How do you challenge AI bias in court? Should IA data be used in legal cases? Most importantly, how do YOU make money helping your clients with AI?   Topic 2: Board Incentives and Cybersecurity How should (could) boards of directors stay up to date on cybersecurity? Is it even possible for boards to stay up to spec if it's not their primary area of expertise? How can boards do something to gain the knowledge they need for corporate governance?...

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Episode 123 - Alternative solution stacks, Work-life balance, and QR code privacy show art Episode 123 - Alternative solution stacks, Work-life balance, and QR code privacy

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Topic 1: Why is there derision for "alternative" solution stacks? Dave asks . . . why do people like to put down Chromebooks and Macs? Do they actually love their Windows-centric world? We have fun, and we hope we make some points worth considering in a modern world. Link:   Topic 2: Forget work/life balance: Now get back to work. Last week, Mary Erdoes (chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase asset and wealth management business) laid it on the line: If you want to be successful in the world of banking, you should expect to work 12-hour days, six days a week. Period. Her argument is...

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Episode 122 - China Takes on Cybersecurity; TikTok Resumes; and Undisclosed Facial Recognition show art Episode 122 - China Takes on Cybersecurity; TikTok Resumes; and Undisclosed Facial Recognition

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Topic 1: The Impact of China on the Cybersecurity Industry & Data Protection China was on both sides of the cybersecurity story last week. On one hand, they were accused by the whole world of orchestrating the attack on Exchange servers. On the other hand, they starting cracking down on cybersecurity internally. This also has direct implications for US companies selling into China. What will be the impact of these moves on the US security market and our domestic business operations? Links:     Topic 2: Another New Application for Video: TikTok Resumes TikTok had introduce a...

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Episode 121 - RIP RMM? NP Tires. And shorter work weeks. show art Episode 121 - RIP RMM? NP Tires. And shorter work weeks.

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Topic 1: Revising RMM - Ready for Disruption? Question - Is the problem super sophisticated and difficult or crazy simple and easy? We summarize a few arguments as well as look at the next topic: IOS. One of us is ready to drop RMM; one is not; and the tie goes to . . .. Links:     Topic 2: Next Generation of Tires . . . on a 3D printed shuttle bus This one's a fun story about several future-facing technologies working together. First question: Why did it take 120 years to make airless tires that work? Second question: Can we see what this means for the future of the support...

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Topic 1: Google disrupting Higher Ed.

Should be jump on this boat? Education is overdue for disruption, but is this the right approach?

And what’s up with CompTIA?

Where we move away from 4-year degree and toward certifications, it rubs up against our industry very much.

Another factor, of course, is the cost of higher ed. And, just to add one more factor: There's more knowledge to be had than is humanly possible to have.

https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/google-plan-disrupt-college-degree-university-higher-education-certificate-project-management-data-analyst.html


Topic 2: Should we make broadband a national effort?

First off: It seems embarrassing that we are discussing this in the United States!

Read this and come back:
https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/9/10/21426810/internet-access-covid-19-chattanooga-municipal-broadband-fcc

Karl harkens back to his experience in Australia over the last few years.

The potential here is amazing, for IT Service Providers (not just Amazon and Microsoft). There are many, many ramifications for this.

If nothing else, increased connectivity means more potential buyers for all services (for all - not must Apple and Facebook).

Your feedback welcome!


Topic 3: Section 230, revisited.

Censorship. Regulation. Publishing. Responsibility. This one covers it all! When both parties agree on something, you know there's a problem.

https://www.getrevue.co/profile/caseynewton/issues/trump-attacks-section-230-275602

https://www.theverge.com/21273768/section-230-explained-internet-speech-law-definition-guide-free-moderation

All of this stuff can help you start ongoing conversations with your clients. You just have to figure out where to start.

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