Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #90 - Year-end Spectacular

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is flyin the coop while Greg and Sarah wrap up the year spectacularly with our very special guests, Brad O'Neill, CEO of TechValidate and Geoff Barrall, CEO and co-founder of Drobo.

This week we discuss...

  • Don Basile gets fired from Violin memory
  • Geoff's dramatic return to Drobo
  • Barrall: Days of enterprise NAS are numbered
  • Top tech stories of 2013
    • Edward Snowden / NSA scandal
    • Dell goes private
    • Microsoft restructuring
  • Recap of 2013 predictions
  • BIG 2014 Predictions
Direct download: SiT90.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:59am EST

Speaking in Tech #89 - LIVE from Dell World

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg disappears as Sarah and Eddie podcast from DellWorld with special guests Justin Warren, Managing Director at PivotNine and George Reese - Executive Director, Cloud Management at Dell.

  • DellWorld recap
  • Cloud in a box with Eucalyptus
  • AWS API's
  • Cloud branding
  • Dell consolidation
  • Elon Musk, boxes and defying logic
  • Cost leader vs value leader
  • Cloud consumption: agility not cost
Direct download: SiT89.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:28pm EST

Speaking in Tech #88 - Sensors

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the whole gang is together and laments the lighter side of tech.

  • High tech bras, big data and emotional over-eating
  • Apple iBeacon in Apple stores
  • Police intercepting mobile data
  • Bangkok protests... and George Clooney supports Ukrainians 
  • Remembering Mandela
  • The cheerleader saves Ukraine
  • Google bus protests
  • Googling Chef
  • Dell geeks out and Michael makes it rain
  • Fast food overseas

Direct download: SiT88.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:51am EST

Speaking in Tech #87 - Eat My Pie

Speaking in Tech #87 - Eat My Pie

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Ed is out on business while Sarah returns with special guest Amy Lewis of Cisco.

This week we discuss...

  • Thanksgiving recovery
  • Amazon Drones won't fly
  • Boomerang drones down under
  • LG Nexus 5 review: Pure Google
  • Twitter app fail and the wisdom of crowds
  • Apple snags Topsy
  • Siri vs Google Now
  • Amy's photo bloat 
  • Plane talking
  • The Elan Gale farce
  • Paleo flyers
  • The "Influence Diet"
Direct download: SiT87.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:53pm EST

Speaking in Tech #86 - AWS vs Private Cloud

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Sarah is out enjoying Thanksgiving while Ed and Greg cook up a podcast with special guest, Brian Gracely, Sr.Director, Global Solutions Marketing at EMC and co-host of The Cloudcast.net.

This week we discuss...

  • Gracely as politician and back at EMC
  • Savvis buys Tier3
  • Eddie's Chromebook review
  • Chromebook apps
  • AWS RE:invent conference recap
  • Amazon and the desktop
  • AWS vs. Private cloud 
  • Donut Run fundraiser
Direct download: SiT86.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

Speaking in Tech #85 - Open Source Smack

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the whole gang is together with special guest Joseph B. George, Director of Cloud and Big Data Solutions at Dell

  • Sarah's word of mouth
  • Jumping from HP to Dell
  • Greg gets called out
  • OpenStack collaboration
  • Openstack and Crowbar
  • Monetizing open software development
  • Enterprise adoption of open source software
  • OpenStack's true competition
  • -Dell's acquisition of Enstratius
Direct download: SiT85.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:18pm EST

Speaking in Tech #84 - Crash Landing

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the whole gang is together and laments the lighter side of tech.

This week we discuss:

  • Eddie, Greg and Sarah catch up
  • Sarah's confession
  • iPad Air Review
  • Blockbuster bites the dust
  • Sarah prefers Redbox
  • Eddie's trophy case
  • Netflix pimping caching boxes
  • Tablets on takeoff
  • Eddie's emergency landing
  • Snapchatting a crash landing
  • Microsoft CEO speculation
  • Amazon beta testing Sunday delivery
  • "Word of Mouth" marketing and Jim Beam
Direct download: SiT84.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:17am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out while Ed and Greg break news of Cisco's new "spin-in" Insieme with Cisco's Amy Lewis of Cisco and Joe Onisick of Ensieme.

This week we discuss...

  • Cisco officially launches Ensieme
  • Software Defined Networking, but not SDN
  • Cisco vs VMware
  • Going against the software-defined grain
  • Application-centric networking for mid-size and enterprise companies
  • Infrastructure vs Application teams deploying networks
  • Open API's and OpenSource integration for integration
  • Cisco "spin-ns"
  • Industry drama and tap dancing around ENC
  • Driving down costs
  • Leveraging OpenStack, Open vSwitch and OpenDaylight
Direct download: SiT83.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:52am EST

Speaking in Tech #82 - IT Lemmings

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is wining and dining while Sarah and Greg hold court with Mark Twomey of EMC, better known as Storagezilla.

This week we discuss...

  • Oracle's Uncle Larry needs a team
  • The Amazon Bubble
  • AWS tech trap
  • Data classification and public clouds
  • False clouds and IT lemmings
  • LinkedIn taps your email, security heads explode
  • Big Data and LinkedIn
  • EMC sues former employee 
  • Prsopects for flash startups
  • Halloween costumes and chocolate tasting
Direct download: SiT82.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:51pm EST

Speaking in Tech #81 - The Czar

Eddie is flying solo this week while Greg does real work and Sarah is under the weather. This week our special guest is Val Bercovici, Big Data & Cloud Czar at NetApp.

  • Playing with Chromecast
  • Life without Vaughn
  • Transformation of IT trends
  • Hyperscale cloud architectures
  • Big Data and teenage sex
  • 2014, the year of Big Data
  • The promise of OpenStack
  • IaaS vs PaaS
  • Microsoft Hyper-V chipping away at VMware
  • Microsoft tablets, getting it right by version 3
  • Innovation after brand
  • Monetizing OpenStack
Direct download: SiT81.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:37pm EST