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Episode 101 - State of the Channel, 3D Homes, and Splinternet News

The Killing IT Podcast

Release Date: 03/02/2021

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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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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Topic 1: ChannelPro State of the Channel survey

Bruised but roaring back? We you bruised in 2020? Is this a real reflection of the real channel? Or is this a sampling issue?

As always, we think research is good. You just need to be careful about what the results mean. We discuss. And we give a few thoughts on eternal optimism - pro and con. We look forward to concrete house mod kits . . . and more.

Related Link:

http://digital.channelprosmb.com/publication/?m=24576&i=691606&p=18


Topic 2: 3D printed home. 1,500 sq feet. $299K

We're not sure how much the printer cost - but the houses are serious. The story here is from New York, so the price point of $300,000 is a serious value. We haven't covered 3D printing much, but this is just cool.

Related Link:

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/25/you-can-now-buy-a-3d-printed-home-heres-a-look-inside.html


Topic 3: Paying for news in Australia . . .

News agencies are finally pushing back on letting social media giants redistribute their product for free. Magazines and newspapers have mis-played the Internet opportunity for twenty-five years. Now they've decided to try to make money.

Australia passed a law forcing the major social media outlets to pay for news. In response, Google said "okay" and Facebook threatened to pull out of the country.

Social media have been taking advantage of content creators since day one. It may have taken twenty years longer than expected, but a realistic balance is probably on the way. The U.S. is a follower and not a leader on this front. So keep an eye on Australia.

Please see previous episodes: The Splinternet continues to splinter!

Related Link:

https://www.wired.com/story/plaintext-australia-facebook-google/

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