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The Killing IT Podcast

IT authors and entrepreneurs Ryan Morris, Karl Palachuk, and Dave Sobel provide commentary on the changing world of technology opportunities and emerging tech.

We want to expand the discussion from the SMB IT channel to all things tech - with one eye on the future and the other on profits. Join us!

Jun 29, 2021

Topic 1: Apple Healthcare. Are you onboard?

Apple is considering direct health care. So, they're testing out a service with their own employees. Of course it all started with data. Now they're connecting devices and data to actual hands-on clinical care.

Are you comfortable with this care from an IT company? If so,...

Jun 22, 2021

Topic 1: Is "Patch and Zero Trust" Even Possible?

What does doing something different look like? How much do we need to rethink all this? Or, perhaps, is it possible to provide appropriate security at the small end of the market but impossible at the enterprise level?

With the explosion of IOT, security may in fact be...

Jun 15, 2021

Topic 1: FBI Creates Their own App to Snag Hundreds of Bad Guys Around the World

Yes - we use the word “Badass.”

We know you've heard about this one by now. But it's the biggest cyber story of the year, so we have to cover it. Great article/press release from the FBI.

A few summary notes: 800 arrests; 8 tons of...

Jun 8, 2021

Topic 1: Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors.

Amazon introduces "sidewalk" network sharing.

This feature is ON by default. At this point, Amazon's new mesh network sharing is experimental. How do you feel about that? Is this OK from Apple but not from Amazon?

Read in Ars Technica:

Jun 1, 2021

Topic 1: Google Replaces Bert with MUM

At I/O 2021, Google introduced MUM — Multitask United Model. According to Google, this new language model is 1000 times more powerful than BERT, the search engine they released in 2019. MUM is coming to Google products sometime in the future.

Note: BERT = Bidirectional Encoder...