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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!

Jan 31, 2023

Topic 1: Sorry: Let’s talk jobs.

December: Total new jobs UP 235,000. That is despite the fact the enterprise companies (500 employees+) reduced jobs by 151,000 ← Great summary stats

Spotify  600 (6% of workforce)
Twitter  3,700 (50% of those who lasted this long)
Salesforce 7,000...

Jan 24, 2023

Topic 1: Small companies are “labor hoarding” while large companies are laying off. 

Keeping employees at any cost!

Topic 2: Understanding the Dynamics of the Tech Workforce in 2023

Data Point 1: Tech Layoffs are...

Jan 17, 2023

Topic 1: Algorithms Need Management Training, Too!

From Wired Magazine.

Human beings excel at avoiding responsibility for difficult decisions. Management and personnel decisions are often difficult. Therefore, they are great candidates for turning decision-making over to the bots.

What could possibly go wrong?

Jan 10, 2023

Topic 1: Generative AI is Fun … Until the “Other” Guys Start Doing It Too

China is aggressively building their own versions of generative AI platforms (with some obvious / inevitable filters) that do essentially the same...

Jan 3, 2023

Topic 1: For Sale on eBay: A Military Database of Fingerprints and Iris Scans

Great topic for ITSPs - especially as clients get rid of equipment at the end of year. Old machines of all kinds might have sensitive data. Not this juicy, perhaps, but stories like this are great for you client-facing newsletters.