Speaking in Tech

This week Amy, Melissa and Peter are joined by special guest James Watters (@wattersjames) SVP of Products @Pivotal. Together they discuss hack backs, blue screens, Krack and all the cloud platform buzzwords.

00:00 - Peter's Bionic Woman
04:16 - James Watters: He Doesn't Own Things
06:22 - Weirdest as a Service
09:50 - Hack! No Hack Backs!
14:34 - Blue screen of Servers vs Services
19:52 - Can't get enough Krack!
23:02 - Walls in France more interesting than your Krack
26:39 - Micro State of the Union
33:09 - Build not Buy... Wait What?
37:02 - Amazon's lack of ambition
40:00 - Public Cloud Netwerkin'

Direct download: 282.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:45am EDT

This week Peter, Amy and Melissa are joined by special guest Paul Stamp, Director of Product Management at Onapsis. Together they discuss AIM, Windows 10 Mobile, Google's big announcements, Equifax, Yahoo and ERP.
00:00 - Hi Paul
02:30 - Getting dumped on AIM
05:08 - Windows 10 Mobile going the way of PalmOS
08:57 - Google softly babeling in your ear
13:18 - Pixel 2 - Jacked out
15:30 - Google goes full Circle
16:35 - Equipatsy
23:30 - Yahoo's massive data dump
30:40 - Onapsis Synapsis

Direct download: 281.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:57am EDT

This week Ed and Melissa are joined by Rob Beddard (@rob_beddard), Senior Service Engineer at Microsoft. Together they discuss dead startups, stopping dubious cows, shipping Greg, unlikely unions and moving your traditional IT workloads to the cloud.

01:00 - Eddie nearly dies in the Michigan wilderness
04:13- Hello Rob
07:40- Pouring one out for the suckers
14:34- Autoreply on the phone
16:38- Nabbing terrorist cows
21:00- Greg's going on a mission trip to China
30:34- Marital War games with Alexa
32:04- New Frenemies- Watch your back Apple!
37:32- Moving your applications to the cloud
46:53- The reward for heroism
54:55- Normal?

Direct download: 280.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:17am EDT

This week Peter, Ed and Melissa are joined by Jane Murison (@mewroh) a head of UX design at BBC. Together they dive in to Uber, Google, Equifax, new data visualization techniques and user experience!

00:00 - Eddie's new sucker
01:50 - The curse of SiT
03:24 - Meet Jane
06:38 - Uber's straight out of London
19:25 - Googling phone hardware
27:54 - Equif*xed it up again
31:58 - Fonting brilliant
37:28 - Living, loving, UX
45:00 - Chasing the good UX unicorn
51:20 - Control freakery
55:38 - Normal?

Direct download: 279.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:17pm EDT

This week Ed, Peter and Melissa discuss the excitement over the new iPhone, Google dropping Symantec certs and Equifax's latest exits.

0:00 - There's no marching
7:14 - Ed's unplanned homework
16:03 - Apple pushes ahead?
29:16 - Truth or Dare
32:00 - Google doesn't trust you
41:30 - Remarkable Coincidences at Equifax
48:52 - Pokémon or Nokémon? 

Direct download: 278.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:09am EDT

Speaking in Tech #277 - The Big Finale on The Register

Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Peter Smallbone host the final show on The Register with a full house. Chad Sakac, from Dell EMC, Marc Farley, now back at HPE, Sarah Vela, from Forcepoint and Mark Twomey (aka StorageZilla), from Dell EMC all jump in to discuss disruption, Dell, Oracle, Solaris, Equifax and much, much more.

The details…

(1:00) Wrapping up on The Register
(4:08) Dell and EMC one year wedding anniversary
(5:35) Farley back at HPE
(6:50) Storage consolidation
(8:00) Larry puts a bullet in Solaris
(16:05) The Public Cloud war winners and losers
(17:55) Disrupting Converged Infrastructure
(23:05) Sarah jumps to Forcepoint
(25:24) Equifax circles the bowl
(30:35) GDPR and more regulation is coming
(36:25) Chad’s book recommendation: Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind
(40:22) Who owns data about you?
(44:40) Zilla reviews Stephen King’s “It”
(46:35) The podcast moves on

With that, we wrap up our tenure on The Register. We want to thank Drew, Chris, Jude and the entire team at The Register for giving us this fantastic opportunity and tolerating the good, the bad and the ugly of the podcast. We’d also like to thank our 40,000 plus monthly listeners who have never been shy with their feedback. The podcast will still be available through your favorite podcast app as Ed, Melissa and Peter will be driving while Greg and Amy will still jump on periodically. Everything can be disrupted - even podcasts.

Direct download: SiT277.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:45pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #276 - LIVE from VMworld

This week Amy Lewis and Melissa Gurney are live from VMWorld with special guest Vaughn Stewart (@vstewed) VP of Technology at Pure Storage. Together they roll through all the latest buzzwords: bio-computing, cloud, SDDC, blockchain and transformation. This is a live edition from VMworld, background noise and all.

(0:00) Welcome Back Vaughn
(3:56) My computer smells a bomb and it isn't me
(8:19) Down the Nerd Path
(12:00) New Uber C-E-Oh...
(13:50) Vaughn's mom
(15:26) Grandma's grocery Blockchainz
(21:18) Google Tiers their cloud- Shots!
(25:35) Listicles and SDDC
(35:40) Mo Data Mo Mischief
(36:13) Where's Vaughn
(38:16) Normal?

Direct download: SiT276.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #275 - Splunk!

This week Peter Smallbone steers the ship with Amy Lewis and Eddie Saipetch with special guest Hal Rottenberg from Splunk. This week the nerdcast focuses on the Internet of Things, both consumer and business.

The details…

(0:00) Smoke alarms and this old house
(11:42) Wink.i.am
(15:47) Nest vs. Ecobee
(19:49) Home IoT draw
(27:17) Lockstate’s bricked locks
(34:38) Splunk and IoT
(38:55) Intel axing maker IoT platforms
(42:16) Amazon 3rd party Alexa devices
(49:30) Celebrity endorsed tech

Direct download: SiT275.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:53am EDT

Speaking in Tech #274 - Living on the Edge

Amy Lewis, Eddie Saipetch and Dom Delfino, the go to market team lead for Software Defined Data Center at VMware. The trio discuss the edge of cloud, HBO, ransomeware and more WannaCry.

The details…

(0:00) Dinner with Greg
(2:42) Parking the Geek Whisperers
(5:29) Pushing cloud out to the fringe
(17:13) HBO out of bitcoins?
(18:50) Standing up to ransomware
(21:57) IT’s bad security posture
(30:28) EMEA Hotel Guests WannaCry

Direct download: SiT274.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #273 - Coasters

Amy Lewis, Ed Saipetch and Greg Knieriemen are all together this week on the nerdcast to discuss resting and vesting in the valley, hacking bust in Vegas, VMworld and IoT accidents.

The details…

(0:00) Coastal podcast wars
(2:30) IoT accident
(4:30) The failure of Google Voice
(11:30) Floods and asbestos
(13:40) Texas beaches and Outerbanks outage
(18:02) Kronos bust
(22:15) VMworld and FUTURE:NET
(28:10) Qualcomm’s grand plans for China
(33:45) Silicon Valley coasters
(39:00) Where’s Vaughn?

Direct download: SiT273.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:18pm EDT