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Episode 100 - Zoom Opens the Future, Texas Electricity, and AI Ethics

The Killing IT Podcast

Release Date: 02/23/2021

Episode 134 - Slack Whacks Apple; Amazon Smacks Themselves show art Episode 134 - Slack Whacks Apple; Amazon Smacks Themselves

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Interesting tidbit of the day: Statistics Don't forget to join us for Killing IT Live - October 20th -   Topic 1: Slack upended the workplace -- and gave power to the employees Slack (and other technologies) are revealing some inner turmoil at companies such as Apple. Is this something caused by the technology, or merely revealed by the technology? We discuss culture and more. Link:   Topic 2: Amazon Copied Best-Selling Products and then Rigged their Search Result Meme for this: From the movie Casablanca . . . "I’m shocked - shocked I tell you.” Question: Even though this is...

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Episode 133 - Amazon Hands Your Data to the Government; CISA Guidelines for Autonomous Vehicles show art Episode 133 - Amazon Hands Your Data to the Government; CISA Guidelines for Autonomous Vehicles

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Fun question of the day . . . If you were offered the position of mayor of your city, would you take it? . . . wherein two of our hosts determine that they are two halves of a politician. -- -- -- Promo: Join Us for Killing IT Live - October 20th Info and registration at killingitlive.com No editing. No second takes. Join hosts Dave Sobel, Ryan Morris, and Karl Palachuk for this special live event. You’ll see behind the curtains as we prep and produce a live show. PLUS, we’ll stick around and answer questions so YOU can be part of the show as well. We’ll record an episode of the...

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Episode 132 - Vendor Sales, Government UI, and Instagram for Children show art Episode 132 - Vendor Sales, Government UI, and Instagram for Children

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Question of the Day: What was your first W2 job? Topic 1: Vendors Selling Around their Partners Listener Lucy asks: "Why the **** do vendors keep overlooking the sales rep who owns the customer in their Channel program?" There's natural tension between vendors and their solution provider partners. Why do we have to keep revisiting this topic? (Also, she agrees with Dave that a sandwich requires two pieces of bread.) Topic 2: Thoughts on taking UI to government activities Dominos (and other) have made some huge advancements in tracking the progress of their services. This is both a UI (user...

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Episode: 131 - AI Breaking Bad, CISA Revisited, and More show art Episode: 131 - AI Breaking Bad, CISA Revisited, and More

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Question of the Day: What is a photo? Topic 1: When AI Breaks Bad Once again we address the question of ethics and AI. From Axios: "A new report about artificial intelligence and its effects warns AI has reached a turning point and its negative effects can no longer be ignored." Have we reached the point where we should automatically look for the negative effects first? Link:   Topic 2: Let’s look at CISA . . . again. Last week we talked about the CISA advice for your customers. Here we revisit, and look at the “Low fruit” considerations that you might actually decide to adopt...

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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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Topic 1: Zoom begins the next wave . . . getting back to the office

We were impressed with Zoom's announcement of touch-free office connections for receptionist via Zoom. What other emerging technologies can we look forward to as we emerge from the pandemic? Remember: Innovation and technology both affect culture and are affected by culture.

Related Link:

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/03/zoom-will-let-companies-deploy-virtual-receptionists-for-office-visits.html


Topic 2: Texas Electricity

You heard about Texas' problem with electricity. If not, follow the link below. We're tempted to draw an analogy to the availability question regarding bandwidth. And we are reminded: All this stuff costs money!

On what this means for the bigger picture, tune into Dave's point at 18:45 . . . There's a great analogy here to zero trust access to data and security.

Background on the Texas electrical grid and why it's not connected to the rest of the U.S.:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Interconnection

TXU - Your Texas Electricity Company
https://www.txu.com/

Texas Public Utilities Commission
https://www.puc.texas.gov/


Topic 3: Episode 1 revisit on Ethics

At Show 100, we harken back to Episode 1, in which we addressed ethics and Artificial Intelligence. It turns out, that's still a relevant discussion. See the last several shows.

Technologists always have to balance what we can do and what we should do. After all, the technology we love can grow much faster than our understanding of the ethics related to that technology.

. . . And, of course, we give an update on the Drone vs. Robots delivering pizzas and burritos.


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