Speaking in Tech (technology)

This week, Peter and Melissa discuss the Cloudera-Hortonworks merger, the UK’s conservative party information leak, Competition strategy at the Tech Giants, Google’s search engine spend, Azure’s Linux footprint, and the chip-hack-not-chip-hack that every major company is denying happened.

00:00 – Peter gets snubbed 
03:15 – Merging to take on the cloud 
07:15 – Politicians get leaked on for once 
12:30 – Burning money in the evil empires 
15:30 – How much is being #1 worth? 
18:12 – Linux puts Windows in the corner 
21:58 – Everyone is denying it

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:47pm EDT

This week, Peter, Josh and Melissa discuss MS Ignite, Sirius XM's acquisition plans for Pandora, the US government's JEDI program and AI takeovers in marketing.

00:00 - Gurney-Atwell Dance Off
05:15 - Ignition Failed
15:35 - Opening the Box on Sat Radio
21:25 - Jedi for sale, $10 Billion
28:00 - 70 is Pulling Out
33:40 - Face Creepers
38:25 - Deeply Learn-ed Advertising
43:35 - Boy Scout Popcorn 

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:25am EDT

This week Peter, Josh and Melissa discuss Elon Musk’s new rocket plan, Apple’s new product line, Amazon’s echo launch, Equifax’s new fines, a Netapp acquisition and more!

00:00 – New Intro
06:00 – Melissa throws everyone under the bus
08:00 – To the moon (ish), Elon!
12:00 – Flo
16:00 – MAX Mac’s? craziness
21:00 – Josh turns Alexa on
32:00 – Her Majesty gives Equifax a light spanking
36:00 – Netapp acquires hypetrain
45:00 – The buy more stuff game!
50:00 – Little Josh didn’t make it

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:08am EDT

This week, Ed, Peter and Melissa are joined by Doug Hazelman (@vmdoug) with CloudBerry Lab. Together, they discuss more trouble for Tesla, Equifax's fall out a year after the breach, eBay's switch and more. Doug's Podcast- MSP Voice: https://www.cloudberrylab.com/msp-voice-podcast.aspx


00:00 - Hit by the life bus
05:00 - Take a toke, and all of my stocks...
12:20 - Equifree of consequences
16:00 - Microtik's new internet parasite
20:00 - Ebay dumps OpenStack for the hypetrain - auction to follow
24:00 - MSPS plz friend me
30:00 - Backing up all the clouds
37:00 - IBM takes us back to the future

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:07am EDT

This week Josh, Peter and Melissa discuss Uber's return to London, Facebook's drone WiFi program, the latest in consumer tech manipulation, the hyperconverged state of the union and more!


00:00 - Slackers gotta slack
06:33 - Uber's British Invasion
12:40 - Facebook's WiFi faceplant
15:00 - Github ADD Sidebar
21:30 - Consumer tech <3's cheap tricks
26:00 - Hyperconverged: engage hyperdrive
35:20 - Doing nothing and crushing it

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:29pm EDT

This week Peter and Melissa are joined by special guest Chris Weis (@ccweis), Global Practice Manager of Compute and Automation at World Wide Technology. Together they discuss Snapchat's hardware upgrade, updates from the Uber AV crash, Tintri's recent struggle, Amazon's facial recognition for government offering and lessons in iterating and automating at scale.

00:00 - Corn and Captain Kirk
04:37 - Spectacles++
10:31 - AV Indecision
17:05 - AutNOPE-pilot
20:19 - More Storage on Life Support
24:15 - Soon: Paying Taxes to AMZN
31:47 - WW Whaaaaat?
37:24 - Driving to Solutions
44:24 - Silo Bustin'
47:00 - Sharing is Caring

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

This week Peter and Melissa are joined by Jason McGee (@jrmcgee), IBM Fellow, VP & CTO of IBM Cloud Platform. Together they discuss new options in AWS, HPe's new acquisition, AI creating jobs and cloud trends.

00:00 - Cast off Kinks
04:00 - AWS hops on the NVMe bandwagon
07:00 - HPe plugs their SDN hole
10:00 - Robot job creation
14:00 - Open Source and Cloud
20:00 - GDPR is everywhere
25:00 - Cloud futures
32:00 - AI strategy and ethics
35:00 - Yet Another Marketing Fail brought to you by Google

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:27pm EDT

This week Josh, Peter and Melissa join forces to discuss Comcast's attempt to swipe more content, Uber's fatal autonomous vehicle collision, Air taxis and Google's latest assistant demo.

00:00 - The guys got robbed
10:00 - Comcast tries to outdo the Mouse
16:00 - It's not a bug, it's a false positive
23:00 - Can't figure it out on the ground? put it in the air!
27:30 - AI takes another job you hated
38:00 - Who do you want to be next?

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:38am EDT

This week Melissa is joined by special guest Keith Townsend (@CTOAdvisor) of thectoadvisor.com and ctodose.com Together they discuss this week's tradeshows, CIOs looking at AI, Cloud revenue reports, Ford is reducing car options in North America, Fitbit's new Google Healthcare Cloud announcement and how to rock being unemployable.


00:00 - No Spoilers because we <3 you
01:30 - Little shows in Vegas
06:00 - Half of CIOs -already replaced by robots
09:40 - Cloud companies still printing $$$$
12:20 - Ford shifts its Focus
15:11 - Fitbit putting an end to lying to your doctor
21:44 - Building business as an independent influencer

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

This week, Peter and Melissa are joined by special guest and occasional co-host Amy Lewis (@commsninja) Director of Influence Marketing at VMware. Together they discuss: Cloud Foundry's new take on Kubernetes, Pivotal's IPO, AI taking over Banking jobs, the custom AI chip trend and the latest Amazon rumor.

00:00 - It's not you, it's us
03:00 - Doubling down on Conference Adventures
08:00 - Cloud Foundry eats Kubes
09:25 - IPOs with meteor attention
12:00 - The robots are canning your bank teller
20:00 - Chipping away at AI
23:18 - Melissa's Small Wonder
24:00 - These are not the droids we are making
28:00 - Foo what?
33:00 - Geek Whisperer Activate!
36:00 - Yadin is a Robot

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:54am EDT

This week Peter and Melissa are joined by special guest Mark Twomey (@storagezilla). Together, they discuss VMware's VSAN Announcement, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, Amazon pausing perscription drug play, Elon Musk's new couch, the FBI's latest recruiting challenge and movie suggestions.

00:00 - Zilla teaches Peter about books
04:20 - VSAN isn't quite past it
09:30 - Tech Giants making the arena shrink
16:20 - Amazon steps back from the drugs for a minute
21:06 - Solid proof you are surrounded by idiots
24:20 - The FBI: because clean is more important than good
31:00 - Hiding from the real world because you're gorgeous

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:08am EDT

This week Peter and Melissa are joined by special guest Julian Wong, VP of Customer Success at DataVisor (@DataVisor). Together, they discuss EU domain reclamations, Cryptocurrency for the Joshes of the world, Apple's privacy play, Vulnerability issues in Serverless, the new WinDefender exploits and the world of data fraud.

00:00 - EUUUUUUUR OUT!
04:30 - Cryptocurrency: it's better with Whisky
07:48 - Apple: We're selling you in, not out!
11:23 - Serverless, you have some 'splaining to do
13:57 - WinOffender
17:00 - Veeping Customer Success
23:00 - The Fraud Arms Race

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:03pm EDT

This week Peter, Josh and Melissa discuss the Dropbox IPO, Pivotal's filing for IPO, Uber's move out of Southeast Asia, Zuckerberg's UK summons, Pure's blinged out AI Play, Intel's new glasses and Ecuador killing Assange's wifi.

00:00 - Dropboxing stock like it's hot
07:35 - Josh gets called on the carpet
09:40 - Pivotal's Filing by the Haters
15:30 - Uber Grab's a new approach in Asia
21:00 - Zuck's UK snub
31:00 - Pure and Nvidia go for gold
37:30 - Intel's sweet new dating technology
40:00 - Julian is grounded from the interwebs

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:28am EDT

301 - Product Privacy
This week Josh, Peter and Melissa are joined by Todd Cowles (@toddcowles01) Data Science and Analytics Technical Specialist at IBM. Together they discuss Facebook's recent headaches, IOT Farm troubles and potential data privacy challenges with machine learning.

00:00 - Digital Packrats
05:30 - Facebook's data hell is Peter's fault
15:00 - Hey man, your data is showing
20:00 - IOT eating the farmers
24:50 - Shout out to legitimizing your gut
26:30 - Learning to teach machines to learn
30:55 - Data Science not sexy -Wait what?
38:00 - You are not a snowflake

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:06pm EDT

This week Josh, Peter and Melissa join forces with special guest Tim Crawford (@tcrawford) CIO Strategic Advisor at Avoa. Together they discuss robot job replacement issues at CaliBurger, Tintri's financial struggles, drones causing wildfires and transforming the role of CIO and what it means to the future of technology

00:00 - Conference Crashers
03:26 - Will the real Tim Crawford please stand up?
08:19 - Flippy gets flipped off
13:30 - Tintri finds it's THIS IS SPARTA! moment
19:33 - Drone goes up in smoke like its owner's money
22:11 - Bracing for 6 years of technical impact
34:00 - Tim drops the ultimate #TruthBomb about cloud
38:30 - Snowflakes are for suckers, and we are fully stocked
40:30 - Josh has a "moment" 

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:25am EDT

This week Peter and Melissa discuss the AI burger takeover, VMware's results, Amazon's latest acquisition, Yet Another Uber Innovation and Apple bleeding its employees.

00:00 - Planes, Ninjas and Sledging
05:00 - Flippy is here to replace your angsty teen
11:00 - VMware: Kicking it.
16:15 - Amazon and Beyonce suggest you put a ring on it
20:24 - The EU wants a bite of Apple's Dutch Sandwich
25:22 - Uber now picks up hitchiking truckers
31:20 - Apple's new building calls for blood

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:17am EDT

This week Josh, Peter and Melissa are joined by special guest Yadin Porter de Leon (@porterdeleon), Head of Content Marketing @druvainc and serial podcaster. Together they discuss Flight Simulators that hack you, AI's impending job takeover, Dropbox's massive savings, Android Pay going away and the Dell EMC Code Community.

00:00 - Yellow Snow Warning
05:30 - Putting Light Sabers in Hands
06:36 - Simulator Street Justice
11:50 - AI is coming for your job
21:00 - Dropping it and it's hot
27:25 - Android's lost Wallet
33:35 - Saying goodbye to Dell EMC Code
35:55 - Yadin's Mission

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

This week Josh, Peter and Melissa discuss Hyperloop proposals, Atari's new cryptocurrency, Sony's taxi bid, Microsoft's drug program, Spotify's new bet and being Switzerland.

00:00 - Watching bad movies #ForTheTech
03:28 - Elon's boring between McDonald's & ATF bureau
04:52 - Melissa hates on the MidWest
10:38 - Atari's Token Stock Market game
14:58 - Sony gives Uber the "Boy Bye" using AI
19:49 - Microsoft's giving away free cloud candy
26:16 - Spotify's hardening their approach
33:09 - Josh has moved to begging, Melissa nerd-dating
36:20 - Pouring one out for the Swiss

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:02am EDT

This week Josh and Melissa discuss drones, Citrix’s new acquisition, IBM’s new vulnerability, iMessage features on Android phones, Uber’s settlement, a new Social Engineering trick and moody voice assistants.

00:00 – Drones filing for separation
08:30 – Citrix’s warm blanket security strategy
12:20 – Using lotus notes? My Secret Squirrel has a present for you. 15:00 – Passive Aggressive iMessaging love for all
17:50 – I love you baby, here’s $240 mil. We cool?
21:05 – Why you should treat Siri like your crazy ex
25:40 – Simulating conversations with lost loves
29:00 – Even your voice assistant sets a bad mood

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:44am EDT

This week Peter, Josh and Melissa discuss Comodore64 making a comeback, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch, Kodak’s new Cryptocurrency, Samsung overtaking Intel as the world’s largest chipmaker, Cloud company revenue and RedHat’s acquisition of CoreOS

00:00 – Dry Hell in Colorado
04:45 – Peter is ready to get his nunchuckers on
06:25 – Using Rockets to dispose of your rivals
11:45 – Cryptocurrency playing with your film stock
16:51 – Congrats Tostitos! Worlds largest chipmaker
20:00 – Cloud companies making it rain
24:00 – Just to have Kubernetes in the show notes
26:00 – M& maybe a Reverse A… ?
30:02 – Superb Owls

 

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:02pm EDT

This week, Josh and Melissa are joined by Brian Gracely (@bgracely), Director of Product Strategy at RedHat. Together they discuss Microsoft's bug "fix" rejection, the UK gets high speed broadband, Dell's reverse acquisition rumor, podcasting, BBQ and great causes. Donations for the Krispy Kreme Challenge can be made here: https://www.crowdrise.com/thecloudcastnet


00:00 - Engineering tiny cars
03:00 - Intel gets bit by the love bug
04:40 - Josh remote trolls Peter
07:12 - Brian says hello
10:52 - The Dell Reverse Turducken
17:00 - Buy Elon Musk's boring flame throwers
19:00 - Doing all the buzzwords at RedHat
23:30 - Amazon taking the FUN out of VC funding
30:29 - Run to Krispy Kreme for the kids
34:24 - Doing the DevOps with Gene Kim

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:54am EDT

This week Josh and Melissa are joined by Eddie. Together they talk about the AI Next Conference, the OnePlus phone breach, Bitcoin's recent plummet, Apple's redistribution of wealth plan and Whole Foods food shortages.


00:00 - Ready or not, here AI come
10:00 - ph-0wn3d your credit to buy ring gear
19:40 - Doing the bitcoin dip and nay nay
24:13 - Apple is all about the washingtons
29:23 - No-ole Foods
34:50 - Streaming in the Sky, because no one should go an hour without Rick and Morty

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:56am EDT

This week Melissa and Josh are joined by Greg McCarthy @gmccarthy24, Social Business Advisor at Dell. Together they discuss the Hawaiian missile threat, Google's new acquisition and all things CES from the couch.

00:00 - Lost bets
04:00 - Not a drill, but not true
07:16 - Deep Touch
10:00 - Rained Out in Vegas
15:12 - Speaking in Blockchain, CES greatest hits
20:00 - Wireless charging at the coffee shop is as good as it gets at CES?
26:30 - Alexa, give me a courtesy flush
33:43 - Boom box suitcase
36:35 - Software Defined Coffee
38:54 - We are Bane
44:30 - Roll up TVs
49:12 - Animatronic ducks for the kids
58:36 - Management - not for readers

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:24am EDT

This week Peter, Josh and Melissa are joined by Ariel Zane (@lariebyrd), Health Sciences Analyst at MSC. Together they discuss Trump website issues, Amazon's Linux 2 release, Microsoft's latest acquisition, Specter/Meltdown and all things Data Science.

00:00 - Data Science.... OoooOOh!
04:00 - Trump the web troller
07:20 - Amazon is creeping onto your premises
13:00 - MS gets NAS-y
16:50 - Specter Meltdown is my James Bond themed emo cover band
22:51 - Data Science Shaping Policy
27:51 - On the next Hoarders: Your Data
30:05 - Data Archaeology and Data Janitors
37:15 - The Future of Data Science
45:10 - Getting Data Naked

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:07pm EDT

This week, Josh and Melissa use the undeniable power of the dark side to lure Greg and Ed out of the trunk. Together they discuss Net Neutrality, Tintri offering to sell out, the SpaceX relauch/reuse/recycle program and they predict top tech trends and events for 2018.

00:00 - The Return of Greg and Ed
03:00 - The Net Joins the Dark Side
08:32 - No Spoiler Review of The Last Jedi
11:40 - Tintri debates going Han Solo
15:07 - The SpaceX Falcon
20:00 - Predictions for '17: about as good as the Christmas Special
25:35 - Atwell's Only Hope for Backup
32:20 - Voting in the Next Senate Race using AR: super-impose JarJar on your favorite
37:40 - Amazon's Clone War move: Self-Destructing Drones
48:26 - Eddie goes Phantom Menace
53:39 - Peter's Force Presence Predicts the future
58:45 - Melissa has been lost to the dark side

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

This week Josh and Melissa are joined by Carl Niger @carl_niger, Director of Advanced Technology at CGI Northpoint. Together they talk about Netflix trolls, HP, 3D body scanning technology, The Apple-Shazam acquisition, new tech from Nvidia and a bit of SDN.

00:00 - Carl Drives In
05:40 - Big Data: It's for Shaming
09:15 - HP is Keylogging Your Mom
13:42 - 3D Body Scans: What are they good for?
17:50 - Ready Player Chunky
22:30 - Shazappled
27:00 - Old Cars are the New Technology
30:57 - Nvidia Goes Mining
36:46 - Hacking at Python and SDN

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:41am EDT

This week Josh, Peter and Melissa discuss Bourbon, the first deployment of Azure Stack in the UK, Facebook Messenger for kids, Elon Musk's next launch, UX for kids on home devices and an Echo Look review.

00:00 - Speaking in Bourbon?
03:30 - Scouting is shouting
13:15 - Azure Stack takes on the UK
21:00 - Facebook Messenger is the new Joe Camel
27:30 - Safety starts with Communication? We are all Doomed!
35:30 - Roadster Space Oddity
40:30 - Alexa isn't taking any crap from your kids
42:45 - Echo Look - looking pretty basic
50:00 - Wrapping up the year

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:13am EDT

This week Peter, Josh and Melissa discuss the newest rishest man on the planet, black Friday trends, Microsoft's new VMWare Migration Strategy and even more industry hacks.

00:00 - Blah-ck Friday
06:09 - Bezos' Billions
09:35 - Microsoft's rogue VMware plot
19:29 - GitHub Uber-N00bs
24:50 - I'm MAH GRRRRRR
28:43 - News is sad mmmkay?

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:05am EDT

This week Josh and Melissa are joined by Keith Townsend, @CTOAdvisor. Together they discuss loot crates, Android location tracking, law enforcement DNA warrants, Candid's disruption of the Orthodontics industry and Tesla's new venture.


00:00 - Hello CTOAdvisor
02:55 - Battlefront Gamblin'
06:45 - Google: treating you like a crazy ex
12:00 - All your DNA are belong to us
17:30 - Introverts rejoice! Braces by mail
23:24 - Tesla goes BIG and small
34:40 - Book Reviews with Josh
38:04 - How's business on your own?

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

This week, Melissa is joined by new cohost Lauren Malhoit. Together they talk about HPE and Rackspace teaming up for a new offering, Qualcomm and Broadcom's not merger, more sexual harassment allegations in the tech industry and Bill Gates building smart cities.

00:00 - Welcome Lauren!
02:54 - Private not Private Cloud
11:31 - Qualcomm's just not that into you
14:31 - Great at what you do isn't the same as being a good person
18:21 - Move to Bill Gates' Racoon City!
23:53 - What's new at Cisco?
26:28 - Encrypted Traffic Cops
29:13 - Software Defined Access, because Networking was taken
37:50 - Taking over with Robots on the Weekend

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT

This week Amy, Peter and Melissa are joined by their new co-host. Together, they discuss Twitter, Look, Freedom, Kinect, Blockchain and Robot citizenship.

00:00- Well, there goes that surprise.
07:50- Twitter makes money?
13:44- Free Speech Snake Oil
22:13- Amazon is watching you
27:02- Kinecting in other ways
33:01- Gimme more $$, I got Blockchainzzzz
38:50- Arabian Nights with Robot citizens

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:11am EDT

This week Peter, Eddie and Melissa talk about the latest on Docker, Citrix, Botnets, hostile media players and Google.

00:00 - 6 degrees of Eddie Saipetch
06:39 - Ed's news
12:41 - Docker's no surprise-surprise
22:21 - The Citrix sue off and spelling bee
29:45 - The New Botnet on the Block
36:57 - ElMedia player -the KILLer MacOS experience
41:03 - Google Maps fat shames you into walking
46:00 - We still kinda like you, Austin

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

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'

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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

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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?

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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?

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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? 

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:18pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #271 - pbooks

Amy Lewis, Ed Saipetch, Peter Smallbone and Greg Knieriemen are all together this week on the nerdcast to discuss UK internet problems, the year of VDI… again, tech lobbying and drones.

The details…

0:00 - Amy’s new gig
5:32 - Mac-n-Cheese in Tokyo
9:41 - Tile injuries
13:31 - Birmingham moves and UK broadband
17:41 - Microsoft goes multi-tenant
22:06 - Tech giants spend big on lobbying
29:11 - Peter schmoozes the Prime Minister
32:22 - New tech terms quiz
41:52 - DNA testing Ed
44:04 - UK drone registration
51:15 - Are you normal? IoT devices for the home
55:10 - Podcast wars
58:22 - VMworld plans

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #270 - Diapers

This week Amy is joined by Ed and Melissa with special guest Michael Coté (@cote), Director of Technical Marketing at Pivotal. Together they discuss IOT's turn to stink, more douchebags, AI takeovers, the rise of the content providers and zombies.

00:00 - Digital Transformation? Use Powerpoint
04:54 - Amy's apocalypse-proof wifi
09:00 - Legacy Software and Flooring
12:00 - 3 year olds and CIOs
14:05 - IOT? Fail
18:13 - Hey everybody, douchebags aren't news.
22:16 - AI takeover? We can't even schedule meetings!
33:08 - Amazon turns Eddie into Tipper Gore
40:41 - Netflix makes it rain $400M
45:36 - Do you not know that's a zombie?
47:19 - Normal to mow?

Direct download: SiT270.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:20am EDT

Speaking in Tech #269: Opex!

Melissa Gurney is steering the nerdiest this week with co-hosts Ed Saipetch and Peter Smalbone to discuss Microsoft news, iPhone hacks and the shelf life of Kubernetes.

The details…

(0:00) Sky’s “instant” messenger support
(5:55) Ring Floodlight, Android tablets, car wifi
(11:33) iPhone exploits too valuable
(16:30) Microsoft 365: Opex all the things
(25:24) MS Azure Stack finally GA’ing
(37:36) Kubernetes days NOT numbered
(54:43) Do you bookmark?

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:48am EDT

Speaking in Tech #268 - Back to Java

Ed, Amy and Greg are back together for this week’s uber-nerd podcast with special guest Richard Seroter, Sr. Director of Product at Pivotal to talk about bad actors in tech, destructive malware and developer productivity with obscure programming languages.

The details…

(0:00) Vertigo from U2
(5:30) Valley of the Douchebags
(8:09) Sacca sorry
(13:10) Petya, not Petya
(15:42) The death of desktop backups
(19:56) Fyreguy gets busted
(22:25) Resolution to the middle seat dilemma
(27:42) Return of Java
(35:13) The intersection of containers and PaaS
(38:06) The rise of platforms
(41:06) “There’s not a single technology that will make a company relevant”
(44:10) Are you normal? Inbox Zero

Direct download: SiT268.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:44pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #267 - Bagged

This week Petersmallbone steers the ship with Ed Saipetch and special guest Ben Kepes, noted business leader, evangelist, entrepreneur and commentator. This week the trio discuss Ben’s adventures without a passport, OpenStack woes, AWS and Walmart scuffles and Windows source code leaks. Stay tuned pass the wrap for outtakes from this week.

The details…

(0:00) Ben’s bag ejected from flight
(7:23) 96 million robocalls for $129M
(12:38) Russia: Symantec, give us your code
(18:42) Windows 10 source code leak
(25:15) Walmart and AWS spat
(36:30) PaaS mafia
(40:08) Monolithic PaaS vs Microservices paradigm
(42:34) Putting OpenStack out of it's misery
(48:23) Airplane mode or no?
(53:58) Outtakes: Uber and SolidFire v4 socks

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #266 - Making Friends

This week Amy and Melissa are joined by special guest Sarah Vela (@orchid8), Senior Digital Communications Manager at Forcepoint (@forcepointsec). They discuss new jobs, Trumping government in the cloud, buying Whole Foods with Alexa, pizza on Mars, AirBnB's shifting business model and how to use LinkedIn.

0:00 - We're all Marketers Now
5:29 - How to Make Friends at Your New Company
8:56 - IT's a GaaS!
16:41 - Whole Infrastructure at Amazon
27:05 - Elon Musk's Ultimate FU
33:04 - UberBlame Game
39:32 - AirHotelnB's Kick in the Grass
46:49 - Normal?
50:18 - Stalking Sarah
52:47 - Words of Wisdom Make a Comeback

Direct download: SiT266.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #265 - Ribbed

This week, Amy and Melissa are joined by special guest Terrence Ryan, (@tpryan) Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform. They discuss parliamentary plots, Uber's continued descent into creepy, a new Xbox and IBM's giant cloud deal.

0:00- Bronto Ribs
1:09- Terrence Ryan says hello
3:14 - Rule1- Don't hear NDA stuff
5:13- Google/Don't Google it
8:47- Squishy Human Things
12:18- Parliamentary Plot Foiled?
15:18- Crowning Uber King of Creepy
23:20- Who's the new Uber of?
27:06- Chocolate covered Razorblades
28:19- The Brits have all the good news- like XBOX One X
33:53- Pinball Wizardry and Pong
36:09- A Billion Dollars for Hybrid Cloud? It's the Worst!/Best!
40:22- The Oldest 2 Factor Authentication
42:57- Potty Tweeting

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:31pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #264: usermind

This week Greg returns to the podcast with Amy and Melissa as well as special guest Michel Feaster, Co-Founder and CEO at usermind. This week the crew talks about CRM evolving, startup life, tech backlash and Apple announcements.

The details:

(0:00) Dropping F Bombs and Easter Eggs
(3:24) Deep diving on usermind: Disrupting CRM
(8:10) How mobile (and millennials) changed customer engagement
(20:53) Working with big VC’s like Andreessen Horowitz
(23:50) Startups as life or death
(25:30) Tech backlash from terrorism
(32:33) Apple announcements: Hits and misses
(41:08) Are you normal? Sanitizing your phone

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #263 - Bad Power

Melissa Gurney leads the gang this week and Greg is still locked in a trunk somewhere. The team jumps into the BA outage, cheating emission tests, cloud portability and cloud native myths.

The details…

(0:00) Rage Cage: Expenses and Oracle Sh!t Sandwich
(2:30) Splash back
(5:51) DJ Smallbone
(7:29) AirBnB Internationalization
(13:15) Manchester Tragedy
(16:57) Amazon Grocery Stores
(22:19) British Airways Outage: Bad power supplies?
(27:25) VW Complex Emissions Cheat
(35:13) Tech and Consumption Changes in the Automotive Industry
(42:33) Cloud Portability is a bunch of BS
(43:13) Sweating the Cloud Native details
(53:27) New segment: Are you normal? Twitter poll

Direct download: SiT263.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:42pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #162 - Cats in Teslas

This week Ed Saipetch, Melissa Gurney and Amy Lewis are joined again by special guest Chris Wysopal, security guru and co-founder and chief technology officer of Veracode.

The details…

0:00 - Chris Wysopal our resident security guy, NBD
2:45- Hair dryers for grass
4:45- #catsinteslas
7:50- l0pht article resurrection
14:16- WannaCry? How about now? Now?
22:04- Get a flu shot, wash your hands, patch your sh!t
29:56- Snake oil, security and the real cost
36:27- Mar Lago, wifi and pringles
40:36- Googling IOT & the cloud buzzword bandwagon
47:04- All your devices R belong to what? Eddie's travel ban tears
53:17- Chuck Norris: making corporate security great again

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:29am EDT

Speaking in Tech #261 - Trainers

This week, Ed’s driving along with Amy and Peter with special guest Martin Cooper, Sr. Director Worldwide System Engineering and Alliances at NGDC.

The details...

(00:18) Bomb in Peter’s backyard
(02:41) Amy discretely coming into DellEMCWorld
(04:17) Peter’s civic duties
(04:50) Martin’s long title
(06:03) What is Next Gen Datacenter
(07:54) Amy wrecking Martin’s trainers
(10:02) What the heck is NVMe?
(13:43) Transformation of storage companies
(15:55) Opensource disruption to commercial storage
(19:23) Is America anti-innovation?
(26:41) Innovation vs. entrepreneurship
(31:27) SpaceX’s first geostationary satellite launch
(34:41) Digging into Fyre App and Festival
(39:56) World’s largest single memory computer

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:42pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #260 - Live from Dell EMC World

This week the whole gang, past and present, are live in Las Vegas podcasting from Dell EMC World. Besides pealing back this week’s announcements, Greg, Ed, Amy, Peter and Melissa are joined by Sarah Vela and Mark Twomey (AKA Storagezilla) to discuss changes at Dell EMC, Amazon’s new toy and a quick movie review.

(0:00) The Prodigal Daughter returns
(2:04) Executive back packs
(3:00) Dell EMC World, a different feel
(4:13) Storagezilla crashes the party
(7:52) The big announcement: Amazon Echo Show
(10:29) Dell EMC announcements
(16:04) What is IT Transformation?
(25:11) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 review
(27:55) Tech escape and show highlights
(37:00) Sarah’s choir

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #259 - Fyre!

An engineer gets fined in Oregon for calling himself an engineer and Amazon wants a peak at what you are wearing. This week Greg, Ed and Melissa mull over absurd state rules and new toys from Amazon as well as horror stories from Fyre Festival in this week’s tech podcast.

 

(0:00) Eddie’s flame throwing birthday
(4:01) Nutanix vs VxRail
(6:08) Fyre Festival fail
(13:21) Engineer fined $500 for calling himself 'engineer'
(19:13) Zuck discovers the US midwest
(27:15) Rumours: Apple to release a Siri Speaker
(32:27) Apple should buy Disney
(30:27) Amazon’s Echo Look: Alexa with eyes
(46:30) Cinco de Mayo and Dell EMC World

Direct download: SiT259.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:01pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #258: Juiced

Google just can’t avoid privacy fights whether its fighting legal requests for emails or fending off criticism from the Electronic Freedom Foundation. This week Greg, Ed, Melissa and Peter are joined this week by John Rakowski, Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management and analytics at AppDynamics to discuss privacy issues, the new Galaxy S8, Docker branding and valley juicers.

The details…

(0:00) Application performance and AppDynamics
(2:52) The new Samsung Galaxy S8 review: the good, the bad and the return
(12:27) Judge tells Google to turn over emails
(18:36) EFF slams Google over student privacy
(26:32) Infosec company caught using real hospital IT in product demos
(29:31) Huh? Docker renames container project as “Moby”
(35:35) Valley of the Dulls: $120 million in VC funding for a $400 Juicer
(39:30) Juice drones and UberEats

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #257: Nice Hackers

Hacking Microsoft Windows? Been there, done that. Ed, Melissa and Amy are joined by Chris Wysopal, noted hacker and CTO/Co-founder of Veracode on this week’s tech podcast. The crew talks about how hacking has evolved and the importance of secure software.

The details…


(0:00) Out and about
(2:40) Over Slacking
(4:30) Wysopal: raising awareness of insecure software
(8:55) Hacking Windows
(10:19) “Nice hackers” testifying to Congress
(16:07) Taking down the internet in 30 minutes
(19:02) Building a security company
(26:21) Automating code review
(30:59) Veracode just acquired by CA
(41:16) Making secure software
(46:50) NSA hacking tools in the wild
(51:29) Burger King hijacks Google Assistant
(53:23) Re-gifting Alexa

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:01am EDT

Speaking in Tech #256: United We Fight

In this week's episode Amy and Melissa are joined by Rebecca Fitzhugh from Rubrik. They discuss the merits and struggles of the vcdx, United's new fight it out standby policy, dragging switches out of the datacenter, Microsoft buying in to container hype and neural network pick up lines. 

(1:40) Throw it on the ground
(3:24) VCDX- I'd rather be back in the Marine Corps
(12:10) United- Fight for your right
(17:29) Dragging switches out of the Datacenter
(23:18) Containers aren't just a fad. Wait. What?
(25:20) Ginger extinction event
(31:41) Neural Network pick up lines
(39:36) Military invading Tech- come get us!

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #255: One Yuan

Cloud for less than a penny? Tencent recently won a bid to provide the city of Xiamen with cloud services for one Yuan. The President of Alibaba claims the bid “destroyed the entire industry”. On this week’s podcast we discuss China’s cloud race, privacy rules in the US and the impact GDPR might have on those rules as well as Ford’s grab for Blackberry engineers. Our special guest this week is Mark Twomey, AKA “Storagezilla” from Dell EMC.

The details…

(0:00) Brexit back through time
(2:00) Zilla finishing biz school
(5:09) Tencent bags Chinese cloud for one yuan
(14:47) Google Cloud rises
(18:52) ISP’s respond to US privacy rules
(28:12) Role of GDPR globally
(33:09) Ford picks up Blackberry engineers
(48:07) Peter’s Butte of a story
(49:35) DEW it

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #254: The AI Apocalypse

This week the techcasters tackle rumors of Citrix being sold, the coming AI apocalypse, WhatsApp encryption and Deepak Chopra tweets as well as special interviews with Greg Mulholland of VMware and Simon Sharwood of The Register.

The details…

(00:10) Things not to do when you travel
(04:45) In defense of vegemite… and the state of IT in Australia
(08:06) Spitting podcasters
(12:13) Dell EMC World around the corner
(14:05) Rumors: Microsoft and Citrix hookup
(18:18) Elon Musk and the AI apocalypse
(22:14) The Donald Trump of tech
(29:27) WhatsApp encryption under fire
(37:50) Deepak Chopra tweets or BS?
(41:26) Simon Sharwood interview from Melbourne VMUG

Direct download: SiT254.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

Speaking in Tech #253: Lego Tape

This week Ed, Melissa and Peter are together to chew on the week’s tech news from Apple, Uber, Nimble and Reduxio before diving in on the implications from Brexit.

The details…

(0:00) Lost in Slovakia
(7:18) Lego tape
(10:40) Apple and augmented reality
(17:50) Uber’s continued downward spiral
(22:19) Nimble snatched by HPE
(27:52) Reduxio raises funding
(31:26) Brexit 201

Direct download: SiT253.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:33pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #252: Bacon and Bourbon

This week Greg, Ed and Melissa are joined by Amy Lewis who has recently been added as a co-host for the show. This week the team discusses Intel’s big move to redefine themselves, bitcoin problems and Uber podcasts.

The details…


(0:00) Bacon and Bourbon in Seattle
(2:43) Amy Lewis officially joins the podcast
(4:25) New 70’s porn intro music
(7:40) Aussie and Singapore recap
(14:09) Intel nabs Mobileye and buzz words for over $15B
(24:07) Bitcoin minors huff and puff
(29:30) SXSW crowd get whiney over Uber
(30:54) Uber pushes anti-union podcasts
(37:15) Secret Uber drivers
(42:50) Boxing orangoutangs Thailand

Direct download: SiT252.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #251: Blame Millennials

This week Greg is down under in Melbourne Australia with guests Adrian DeLuca Head of Solution Architecture Amazon Web Services, Michael Heffernan, Director Infrastructure Technology HDS, David Merrill, Chief Economist HDS and Matthew Greensmith, Enterprise Solutions Director HDS. The roundtable discussion covers the AWS outage, Uber gaffs, digital money and streaming content.

The details…

(0:00) Digging in down under
(6:52) AWS S3 goes down
(8:32) The value of High Availability
(11:54) Blame outage on millennials
(14:15) Uber CEO steps in it, again
(24:37) China jumps on digital currency
(28:15) Blockchain as transformation
(35:40) Impact of digital currency in international markets
(37:55) Cutting the cord with YouTube
(43:45) What about Apple TV?

Direct download: SiT251.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #250: Hacked

Ed Saipetch and Peter Smallbone steer the podcast this week with very special guest Samy Kamkar, a world renowned privacy and security researcher, computer hacker, whistleblower and entrepreneur.

The details…

2:15 Samy’s Myspace worm
8:27 Curiosity
9:49 Skyjack - Hijacking drones
16:13 PoisonTap - Sniffing all the traffic
19:15 How to hack
22:28 Google’s SHAtter attach on SHA-1
27:49 AI disrupting Intel
35:39 Waymo suing Uber and Otto
39:00 Hacking Autonomous Driving
43:47 Are open systems safer?

Direct download: SiT250.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #249 - Stunting Innovation

Greg and Ed are joined by Josh Atwell of NetApp to discuss the rapid pace of innovation and automation and the impact on employment and society. The crew also discuss sexual harassment in the tech industry and Oracle “clawbacks”.

The details…

(0:00) Building walls
(4:35) Gold status
(6:27) Bill Gates and automation
(12:45) Taxing innovation
(15:05) Bringing back code
(18:56) Elon Musk meets Star Trek
(24:05) The oasis in Ready Player One
(25:10) Investigating harassment at Uber
(37:35) Oracle being sued for sales “clawbacks”

Direct download: SiT249.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

Speaking in Tech #248 - Serverless

This week the whole crew is together for a rare conclave of banter and tech news including remote workers, nerd dress codes, cloudy status reports and fake news.

The details…

(0:00) Sleeping on a plane
(4:25) Blowing glass
(6:50) The Lego Batman Movie review
(10:20) IBM roping in remote workers
(14:10) Our leaders wear jeans
(17:05) Trusting AWS status reports
(24:03) Verizon may be selling it’s cloud
(29:03) AWS won’t turn into IBM
(30:15) Serverless nonsense
(32:23) Uber blamed for divorce
(34:00) Apple boss: Fake news “killing minds”?

Direct download: SiT248.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #247: Snapped

This week Ed Saipetch, Melissa Gurney and Peter Smallbone drive the podcast ship this week to discuss Snap, US travel bans, smart tv’s that are a bit too smart and laptop spies.

The details…

(01:42) Slippery trackpads
(04:43) Snap IPO’ing
(12:11) Snap’s $400M commitment to Google Cloud
(18:50) Tech leaders get legal on US travel ban
(30:47) Vizio collecting and selling your data
(37:40) Snooping laptop cams
(39:48) Fallout from the BIG game

Direct download: SiT247.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #246: On Demand

Greg, Ed and Melissa are joined by Cory Minton, Dell’s Big Data man, to discuss the on-demand economy, Oracle licensing, Platform-as-a-Service and the holographic universe.

The details…

(00:00) Throwing down with Smallbone
(00:47) Introducing Cory Minton of Dell EMC
(01:54) Uber driving sucks
(08:47) Dumping Slack
(09:25) Magic virtual assistant gets expensive
(13:46) Biz travel with the family
(16:42) Big Data and the trough of disillusionment
(19:08) Oracle licensing fees jump in AWS
(24:05) Is PaaS dead?
(29:06) The convergence of containers and pass
(29:41) Mind blown: The holographic universe

Direct download: SiT246.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:22pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #245 - Alternative Tech Facts

This week Greg and Amy drive the podcast with guest Brian Gracely of Red Hat. The trio discuss alternative tech facts, moves at Google Cloud, Western Digital and Oracle as well as global reaction to Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The details…

(0:00) Brian Gracely: king of all podcasters
(1:54) Dutch customs comedians
(4:42) Last call for Krispy Kreme Challenge donations
(8:04) Alternative Tech Facts
(12:00) Quentin jumps to Google Cloud… as “Head of Editorial”?
(17:50) Fink heads to Western Digital
(20:33) Oracle pulls out the axe
(22:04) NetApp and Rackspace targeted for patent suit
(24:40) Sakac on HPE/Simplicity
(28:29) Global tech reaction to Trump
(34:47) Global travel wrap up and Gracely at Interop

Direct download: SiT245.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:46pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #244 - Switch

This week, Greg is wasting away in Amsterdam while Ed, Melissa and Peter steer the podcast this week to discuss CES, SpaceX and cloud explosions.

(00:00) Banter
(00:56) Peter at CES (not really) and stolen Razor laptops
(02:19) Peter in the market for a new laptop
(05:14) Melissa’s 3rd attempt on a Microsoft Surface Pro 4
(07:55) SpaceX recovers and successfully launches http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/16/spacex_successful_launch/
(10:49) Peter’s shoutout to Japan space agency for launching a rocket with 2 laptops and 8 people
(12:08) Lily drone fails and San Francisco DA sues http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/13/lily_robotics_faces_lawsuit_for_false_advertising/
(20:53) Nintendo’s new Switch
(29:17) Cloud computing revenue grows 25% YoY
(35:06) Consolidation of platforms
(37:42) Microsoft employees suing for PTSD
(42:49) Alexa controlling VMware on AWS

Direct download: SiT244.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #243: Death of Tech

This week Greg, Ed and Melissa are joined by Amy Lewis to kick of the new year and new tech gossip. This week they talk snow, celebrity deaths,VMUG controversies and MongoDB hijacking.

The details...


(0:00) Eddie and the Snow Cruisers
(2:18) Careless Whispers
(3:54) 18 hours in Cancun
(7:28) Big gifts
(10:38) Car tech fail
(17:18) VMUG bumps Nutanix leaders: VMUGgate
(27:14) MongoDB databases being held ransom
(30:08) BBC reinvents iPhone history
(31:48) From Yahoo to ALTABA
(37:57) Unidesk gets acquired
(40:12) Car manuals

Direct download: SiT243.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:26pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #242 - The really HUUUUGE 2017 Predictions Show

Greg, Ed and Melissa wrap up the year with Brad O'Neill, serial entrepreneur and SVP of Global Sales, Operations & Services at SurveyMonkey and Amy Lewis of Geek Whisperers and NetApp. This week we review last years predictions as well as making even more predictions and bets for next year.

The details…

(0:00) Coming out of the Crypt
(4:10) Digging into Survey Monkey and Expa
(7:45) Predicting elections
(11:37) Oracle chump jumps because of Trump
(21:03) Social media damage control
(25:46) Reviewing 2016 predictions
(32:55) Writing the great history of tech
(45:46) HUUUUGE 2017 predictions from across Silicon Valley
(55:55) Hot seat predictions from the crew

Direct download: SiT242.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:02am EDT

Speaking in Tech #241 - Boomerang

This week Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla) joins Greg, Ed and Peter to discuss cloud boomerangs, Trump, coding schools and mobile markets.

The details…

(0:00) Storagezilla returns!
(1:08) Digging in on big changes at Dell
(6:20) Flight attendants and phones
(9:20) Texts from Ed
(10:48) Tech leaders run to Trump
(14:05) Notification hell
(18:48) Survey: 62% return from cloud
(29:12) Cloud computers… for developers
(35:27) The failure of coding schools
(41:04) Fair Air
(46:18) Zilla’s movie recommendations

Direct download: SiT241.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #240 - Peeping

This week Ed, Greg and Melissa ham it up with Tyler Britten of the Office of the CTO at IBM Cloud Platform to discuss containers, Open Source, AWS, Snapchat, Note 7’s and periodic corporate reorgs. Don’t sweat the tech, everything is awesome.

(0:00) Introducing Tyler Britten, Office of the CTO at IBM Cloud Platform
(4:05) Containers are getting hot
(6:40) More tech please
(8:25) Millage run
(10:06) AWS: Everything is awesome
(12:15) Snowmobile
(16:55) Greengrass
(18:45) Open Source guru: Just join Amazon?
(25:15) Snow Bursting
(19:11) Sextacles
(33:17) Samsung Note 7 got the squeeze
(38:30) Windows 10 under the Christmas tree
(39:50) What was Zuck doing at 12?
(43:00) Reorgs and management consulting scams

Direct download: SiT240.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:40pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #239: Drive

This week our Podcast Idols Peter Smallbone and Melissa Gurney join Greg and Ed to talk Black Friday, auto shopping, Android encryption and the big AWS show.

The details…

(0:00) Peter and Melissa assimilate into the podcast
(1:35) Raving and Black Friday
(8:58) Car shopping and retiring Big Data
(17:20) Limitations of Android encryption
(26:44) Google DeepMind invades the NHS
(34:02) DNA testing kits: Finding out you’re from Azerbaijan
(40:36) Sneak peek into AWS re:Invent: PostgreSQL
(44:44) Private Cloud mentions at AWS re:Invent?

Direct download: SiT239.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:17am EDT

Speaking in Tech #238 - Loser

This week Greg and Ed are joined by Podcast Idol loser Josh Atwell as they dive into VMware’s new podcast, social hour in the valley, Slack, Life Lock and fall out for the tech industry from the US Presidential election.

The Details…

(0:00) Podcast Idol loser, Josh Atwell
(2:52) VMware’s new SciFi podcast
(7:57) Windows 10 redux
(11:28) Thursday night at the Rosewood Inn
(12:07) Slacking with Melissa and Peter
(16:54) LifeLock gets snapped up by Symantec
(22:40) Post election echo chamber and fake news
(28:00) Implications for tech industry in US
(32:35) Apple kills the AirPort
(39:35) Laptop sizes matter
(41:16) Developer advocacy and revenue

Direct download: SiT238.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #237 - Podcast Idol Results

This week is the BIG Podcast Idol results show as Greg and Ed review each of the candidates to be the next Speaking in Tech podcast co-host. The podcast duo also discuss touch screen laptops from Microsoft and Acer.

The details...

0:00 - Surface Pro 4 quick review: Great hardware can’t save Windows
3:35 - Acer Chromebook r13 quick review: A little big for a convertible
7:45 - Podcast Idol results
9:00 - Role of diversity in tech podcasts
12:11 - The countdown of Podcast Idols #10-#3
20:04 - The final 3
32:10 - And the winner is…
41:00 - Conflict sells

Direct download: SiT237.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:15am EDT

Speaking in Tech #236 - Dongled

This week, Greg and Ed are joined by Brian Gracely of Red Hat to discuss KubeCon, Azure, NetSuite and personal laptops. Reminder: Podcast Idol voting begins today!

The details…

(0:00) Gracely wearing a Red Hat
(4:54) Krispy Kreme Challenge update
(8:20) Podcast Idol voting starts
(11:25) KubeCon report
(15:52) The corporate momentum behind Kubernetes
(19:53) Azure to support Kubernetes and other orchestrators
(25:14) DockerCon vs KubeCon
(27:44) World Series blues
(30:22) Lizard vs snakes
(32:57) Larry snags NetSuite
(35:17) Cisco leaking
(36:14) Tim Cook is dongle crazy
(42:45) Decisions: Acer R 13 Chromebook or Surface Pro 4

 

 

Direct download: SiT236.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:50pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #235 - ESC

This week Ed Saipetch returns with Greg Knieriemen to discuss Dell EMC World and OpenStack conferences as well as news from CenturyLink, Microsoft and Apple. Melissa Gurney has a field report with game developer Greg Heath of Motiga Games to discuss Gigantic.

The details…

(1:00) Eddie in Lederhosen
(3:13) Dell EMC World recap
(7:50) Word from Sarah
(8:40) Podcast Idol mop up
(9:50) US Elections
(13:15) OpenStack Barcelona recap
(20:40) CenturyLink to make big buy of Level 3
(24:54) Microsoft open sources cloud rack and it’s not hyper-converged
(29:50) Open Compute Project progress
(31:15) Will cloud companies build their own gear?
(33:54) Apple’s Touch Bar vs Microsoft’s Surface Dial
(39:45) USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 nightmare
(46:17) Melissa Gurney’s field report with Greg Heath
(48:16) Complexities of game programming
(50:03) Motiga acquired by Perfect World
(53:10) Gigantic goes BIG

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: SiT235.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:34pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #234 - Wham

This week Ed is in Barcelona while Greg and Amy sort out the weeks tech news. The last of the Podcast Idols, Phoummala Schmitt (aka @ExchangeGoddess) and Theresa Miller of The Current Status, join us this week to discuss AWS, lawsuits, Facebook and open source switches.

The details…

(1:00) Tapas and pickpockets in Barcelona
(3:44) Wham Slammed
(7:58) Podcast Idol update
(9:10) Introducing Phoummala Schmitt and Theresa Miller
(12:30) The Current Status… and hostage videos
(24:29) Adrian Cockroft jumps to AWS
(26:40) EMC settles with Pure
(27:50) Exchange on flash
(32:38) Facebook’s OCP switch a threat to Cisco and Arista
(39:12) OpenStack enterprise ready

Direct download: SiT234.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #233 - VMware Cloud

This week Greg and Ed dig into the pros and cons of the VMware Cloud announcement with AWS from last week with Greg Ferro of Packet Pushers. Podcast Idol Peter Smallbone wraps up the podcast with a field report from IT Expo with VMware CTO for EMEA, Joe Baguley.

The details…

(1:00) Podcast Idol mopping up
(3:00) Introducing Greg Ferro
(4:30) Breaking down the AWS-VMware announcement of VMware Cloud
(5:34) AWS doesn’t call it a private cloud
(8:02) Winners and losers in the VMware Cloud deal
(11:28) Is Dell hardware sitting in AWS?
(15:05) Private cloud “marketecture”
(17:50) Impacts to OpenStack
(24:51) VMware Cloud costs to be determined
(31:07) Peter Smallbone’s IT Expo field report interview with Joe Baguley
(32:01) VMware and containers
(39:36) vSphere Integrated Containers and Photon
(44:00) Diving into VMware Horizon

Direct download: SiT233.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

Speaking in tech #232 - Honey

Ed and Greg are back with Podcast Idol candidate James Honey of SolarWinds. His special guest is Laz Vekiarides, CTO and co-founder of ClearSky Data. The nerds put Dell, Cisco, VMware and AWS into the podcast blender this week to spin the week’s enterprise tech news.

The details...

(0:00) Around the world with Ed

(1:10) Cloud Foundry Summit recap

(6:20) Podcast Idol James Honey of SolarWinds

(14:43) Introducing Laz Vekiarides

(17:40) The download on ClearSky Data

(28:45) Dell layoffs begin

(37:45) CTO leaves Cisco

(40:16) Could VMware and AWS team up?

Direct download: SiT232.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:19pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #231 - Melissa

This week Ed Saipetch is back this week with Podcast Idol Melissa Gurney from Dell EMC. Our special guest this week is Erin Banks, Big Data & Analytics Marketing Director at Dell EMC. The trio discuss Big Data, Nutanix IPO, FPGA’s, DDOS and other nerd acronyms.

The details:

(0:00) Meeting Melissa

(3:28) Introducing Special Guest Erin Banks

(4:54) Strata + Hadoop World recap

(9:25) Big Data and high school sex

(22:00) Nutanix successful IPO

(26:45) Azure’s hardware-defined cloud

(35:40) IoT hammers DDOS targets

(43:15) The passion of the pups

Direct download: SiT231.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #230 - DevOps

This week, Amy stalks the show again as her and Greg discuss Allo, Cisco love, Twitter suitors and a dive into DevOps. Our Podcast Idol this week is Josh Attwell of NetApp with special guest Gene Kim, author of “The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win” as well as co-founder and former CTO of Tripwire.

The details…

(0:00) Insight from Amy

(1:50) Podcast Idol: Josh Attwell

(5:37) Introducing special guest Gene Kim

(13:01) 50 Shades of DevOps

(14:09) DevOps: Not just for the unicorns

(17:15) The Bimodal Conundrum

(19:51) State of DevOps: The changing roles in IT

(24:45) Allo, the Google messaging train wreck

(32:51) Cisco hearts VCE

(36:30) Twitter: Put some ears on that bird

(38:28) Microsoft Server 2016 now with Docker and Red Hat forks around

(41:16) Azure mashes up with Adobe

(43:33) Krebs gets secured

Direct download: SiT230.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT

Speaking in Tech 229 - You don't know Jack!

This week, Ed is back in Asia while Greg hosts the podcast with serial podcaster Amy Lewis. This week our Podcast Idol is Jack Poller of Enterprise Strategy Group. Our special guest this week is Leah Schoeb Technology Business Development at Intel. This week we discuss Intel, Nutanix IPO, public clouds and Big Dell.

 

The details…

(0:00) Amy Yokos Ed

(1:47) Keeping foreign currencies straight

(5:00) Podcast Idol update

(6:20) Introducing Podcast Idol Jack Poller

(11:12) NPR names

(15:30) Introducing Special guest, Leah Schoeb

(20:29) Why does Intel care about open source?

(25:07) Nutanix forced to go IPO

(31:34) Hurd gets polled at Oracle Open World

(40:00) Gartner: Public cloud is exploding

(45:54) Dell sets the record for the biggest ‘D’

(51:30) The future for Dell Technologies

(58:22) Dell vs HPE: The bloody battle for servers or software?

Direct download: SiT229.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #228 - Gabe

This week Ed and Greg are joined by Podcast Idol Gabe Chapman to discuss HP snagging Samsung printers, Dell layoffs and big bangs. Our special guest this week is Mike Dvorkin, Distinguished Engineer at Cisco - Co-founder and Chief Scientist for Insieme Networks.

The details...

(0:00) Strong Open Source and OpenStack interest in the enterprise

(3:48) Podcast Idol: Gabe Chapman

(8:06) Special Guest, Mike Dvorkin

(11:10) Direction for Open Source

(16:39) Will AWS jump into Private Cloud?

(19:10) Tech is moving away from knobs

(23:16) Changes at Cisco

(28:25) Another “cloud visionary” alert

(29:20) HP buys Samsung Printers for a BEEEELION

(32:56) Dell takes a hair cut

(38:54) Ex-EMCers forced to change Apple references in email signature files

(39:54) Data center goes down from loud noise

(43:37) Worst data center disasters

Direct download: SiT228.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #227 - Pete

This week Ed and Greg chat with Podcast Idol contestant Peter Smallbone, an IT architect in the UK. The trio discuss SpaceX, Galaxy Note, smart refrigerators and Apple’s tax problems in Ireland.

The details….

(0:00) Follow up on GTD

(1:10) FinTech Innovation accelerating

(3:42) Podcast Idol: Peter Smallbone

(7:20) SiT field reports

(10:57) Guest, no guest

(12:37) SpaceX blows up Facebook satellite

(15:24) Samsung Galaxy Note problems

(19:30) Windows coming to smart refrigerators

(26:04) Implications for the Apple Tax in Ireland

(36:01) Stalking Pete

Direct download: SiT227.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #226 - Yadin Porter de Leon

This week Greg is in Japan while Ed drives the podcast this week with Yadin Porter de Leon and his special guest, David Allen of “Getting Things Done”. This week the team talks extensively about the GTD methodology, VMworld, Uber and Amazon work hours.

The details…

 

(0:00) Introducing Guest co-host Yadin Porter de Leon

(3:15) Introducing special guest David Allen of Getting Things Done

(9:19) Fast growth vs personal productivity

(15:05) Software planning models

(17:01) GTD mentoring

(19:03) Getting GTD done… now with version 2

(29:22) The kind of person that picks up GTD

(35:09) Ed’s correction: NSA wasn’t hacked

(36:16) VMware: Back to the future

(39:50) Uber burning cash on-demand

(49:40) Amazon experimenting with 30 hour work weeks

Direct download: SiT226.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

Speaking in tech #225 - Datacenter Dude

This week Podcast Idol returns with Nick Howell joining Greg and Ed to host this week’s episode where the boys discuss a new browser, layoffs at Cisco and Powershelgl gets open sourced. Our special guest this week is Brian Clifton, a developer at Brave.

The details…

(0:00) Podcast Idol update

(2:53) The Nick Howell interview

(8:45) Introducing Special Guest Brian Clifton of Brave

(14:46) Brave, the secure, open source ad-blocking browser

(22:04) The moral compass when writing code

(25:20) Big layoffs at Cisco a product strategy?

(30:05) Employee pump-n-dump

(34:17) Microsoft open sources PowerShell

(37:35) Open source fixes a Microsoft engineering problem

(39:23) Financial implications for Microsoft

(40:58) Equation Group hacking

(44:09) Shadow Brokers may be an inside job

Direct download: SiT225.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT

Speaking in Tech 224 - DiscoPosse

Greg Ferro of Packet Pushers co-hosts the podcast this week with Greg and Ed to discuss Intel, the death of private clouds, IoT and OpenStack. Our special guest this week is Eric Wright… not the rapper, the dude from VMTurbo…er… now Turbonomic also known as DiscoPosse.

The details…

(0:00) Ferro the TWiT
(2:53) Podcast Idol update
(3:20) Introducing Eric Wright (DiscoPosse)
(6:40) Field report from Intel Developer Forum
(8:00) Intel jumping into ARM fabrication
(12:24) Intel all about avoiding public cloud
(13:44) Private cloud… in a car!
(16:25) Wait, Private cloud dead, again
(17:50) Prediction: AWS will offer Private Cloud
(26:29) Cloud is not a zero sum game
(30:50) Internet of Things as the game changer
(36:40) VC’s optimized for failure
(38:22) Is OpenStack turning into TrumpStack?
(46:30) Making sausage in the open
(49:15) The origin of DiscoPosse

Direct download: SiT224.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:33am EDT

Speaking in Tech 223 - Fred

This is the first week of our "Podcast Idol" competition with Fred "Spike" Nix and his special guest, John Williams, President of Reduxio. This week the group discusses Delta's power outage, AWS at the top of Public Cloud and Oracle's data breach.

Here are the details...

(0:00) Podcast Idol, Week 1: Fred Nix
(9:38) Ed’s wedding recap
(12:15) Introducing John Williams, President of Reduxio
(24:08) Delta suffers power outage, where’s the cloud?
(27:40) AWS is the big dog of IaaS Cloud
(29:55) The Gartner game and startups
(32:39) Gartner also tackles Enterprise File Sync-n-Share tools
(36:25) Krebs: Oracle gets hit with data breach
(38:08) Layered security and preventing ransomware

Direct download: SiT223.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #222 - The Goodbye Show

This week Greg returns just as one of the co-hosts has decided it’s time to move on. This week we discuss private equity and HPE, Oracle and NetSuite, being “the man” and some tearful goodbyes.

The details…

(1:00) The bitch is back
(6:35) Podcast feedback
(10:00) Getting hitched
(16:37) Could private equity snag HPE?
(20:12) Oracle scoops up NetSuite
(22:26) Kaspersky wants to make you “the man”
(26:16) XtremIO co-founder making changes
(28:50) Goodbye: One of the hosts is leaving
(34:21) The exit interview
(42:00) Finding a podcast host replacement: Podcast Idol
(44:44) Final goodbyes

Direct download: SiT222.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #221 - Scruffy

This week Sarah, Ed and Amy talk smack about Yahoo, DNC emails and business expenses. Our special guest this week is Sumeet Singh, founder and CEO AppFormix.


The details…

(1:00) Epic road trips: “Anything green helps…”
(5:07) Verizon, where old web sites go to die
(13:41) DNC emails get leaked
(22:00) Biz expenses backfire on some women
(31:12) FLASHBACK: “Scruffy you’re alive!” Yahoo Commercial
(31:29) Introducing Sumeet Singh, founder and CEO AppFormix
(39:08) Adoption of containers in the enterprise
(45:18) The future for AppFormix

Direct download: SiT221.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #220 - Bocanuts

This week Sarah, Ben and Amy dish up Silicon Valley product placements, ARM acquisition and Microsoft’s big quarter. Our special guest this week is Jason Collier, co-founder of Scale.

The details…

(1:00) Scratchy Ben and Aloha Greg
(3:30) HPE hits Silicon Valley
(5:30) SoftBank waves it’s ARM
(9:32) Microsoft discovers Jevons Paradox
(15:44) Yahoo tumbles
(22:30) Blackberry may have a direction
(25:00) Starbucks screws porn surfers
(30:38) FLASHBACK: Dallas, 1978
(31:23) Dragging in Jason Collier
(37:19) Scale ramps
(39:45) The cloud alternative
(47:10) The Cleveland episode… and batteries, bread and knives
(49:00) ARM: Buy low, sell high
(50:13) Inventions don’t make a market
(53:15) The beginning of hyper convergence

Direct download: SiT220.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:09am EDT

Speaking in Tech #219 - Cotémon

This week Sarah and Eddie chase down Pokémon, Ashley Madison, Privacy Shield and Theranos. Our special guest this week is Michael Coté, Director of Technical Marketing at Pivotal to jump into the future of Platform as a Service (PaaS).

The details…

(1:00) Coffee with Coté on the coast
(6:30) Hunting down Pokémon
(17:19) Rebranding Ashley Madison with Polly
(21:08) Safe Harbor reboot: Privacy Shield
(25:53) Theranos thrashed
(29:53) Flashing NetApp
(33:00) FLASHBACK: Pokémon Commercial from 1998
(33:30) Coté back in the Dell family
(35:45) Developer advocates at Pivotal
(41:50) The future of PaaS and Containers
(45:49) No one really wants to be called PaaS anymore
(52:02) How PaaS got a bad name
(53:07) Hearing Coté

Direct download: SiT219.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:32pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #218 - Open for Business

This week Sarah and Eddie pound the pod to discuss Pernix Data, Google bets and open source communities. Our special guest this week is Jonas Rosland, Developer Advocate and Community Manager at EMC.

(1:00) Speaking in Duets
(3:24) Double dipping
(4:30) Rumour: Nutanix to swallow Pernix
(9:18) Google’s other bets
(15:50) Bezos does Isadora Duncan
(18:53) Gelsinger goes shopping
(22:32) FLASHBACK: IBM 5100 commercial (1977)
(24:32) Introducing Jonas Rosland
(30:17) Dumping IRC for Slack
(32:54) EMC making bets on open source
(39:10) Persistent storage for containers
(43:37) Driving an open source culture
(48:08) Transformation not tools
(49:05) The “Dellephant” in the room

Direct download: SiT218.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:43am EDT

Speaking in Tech #217 - Brexit Breath

This week Sarah Vela, Ed Saipetch and Amy Lewis dish on Brexit, Obama and Theranos. Our special guest this week is Mark Thiele from Apcera.

The details...

(1:00) Eddie Spinach returns and Amy bounces back from Dockercon
(4:42) Brexit bananas
(9:33) Lee Caswell leaves NetApp (yawn)
(11:59) Pitching Obama
(16:07) Draper pumps Theranos
(18:13) US Customs: Your Twitter handle please
(21:31) FLASHBACK: 1970’s anti-cable commercial
(22:17) Mark Thiele returns to the podcast
(24:45) Jumping into Apcera and containers in production
(28:11) Nerding out at Dockercon
(34:02) Organizational gaps in IT
(38:38) Bimodal silos
(43:47) Books vs Experience

Direct download: SiT217.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:59pm EDT

Speaking in tech #216 - You don’t want Jack

This week Sarah Vela and Ben Kepes carry the podcast to discuss Dockercon, AWS, Musk and Apple headphones. Our special guest this week is Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-founder of Cirba.

(1:00) Ed in Thailand for 104
(2:37) Dockercon wrap
(6:39) AWS is… dead?
(9:00) Musk wants Solar City, Tesla tanks
(11:05) Rumour: Apple to dump headphone jack
(14:21) Dell dumps some software
(17:57) FLASHBACK: Amazon (2009)
(18:27) Introducing Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-founder of Cirba
(23:31) The role for infrastructure in enterprise IT
(28:55) SaaS: Cloud and the enterprise services model
(32:01) Software-defined everything
(34:47) Cloud governance, risk and compliance
(37:12) IT ecosystem coopition
(41:00) The future of containers and micro services

Direct download: SiT216.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #215 - Open, Not Easy

Hosted by Ed Saipetch and Ben Kepes. This week the dynamic duo discuss MPLS, open software, AWS and Bill Gates. Our special guest this week is Stephen Foskett, Organizer in Chief at Tech Field Day.

The details…

(1:00) HPE’s Vegas Vacation
(3:50) OpenStack Israel
(8:06) Cisco MPLS fallout
(11:19) Open software, commodity hardware and burning platforms
(13:07) AWS outage hits down under and pizza riots
(16:50) Bill Gates and a hundred thousand chickens
(20:53) TBL: Decentralize the internet
(26:22) FLASHBACK: The Clapper, 1984
(26:50) Introducing special guest Stephen Foskett, Organizer in Chief at Tech Field Day
(29:32) Media, analyst, blogger, evangelist, influencer or douchebag?
(31:43) Chuck is not John
(38:45) Apple’s WWDC and innovation
(43:50) People want easy, not open

Direct download: SiT215.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:55pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #214 - Eddie Spinach

Hosted by Sarah Vela, Amy Lewis and Justin Warren. This week the threesome discuss Bitmoji’s, AWS falls down under, MPLS and more.

The details…

(1:00) Weather woes, Eddie Spinach, DockerCon and BrenderCon
(5:35) NetApp and Dell pimpin
(7:35) Judging Bitmoji
(9:10) AWS Sydney jumps into the sea
(12:46) MPLS resign from Cisco
(16:45) Oracle lawsuits flying
(24:43) Zuck gets hacked
(28:39) Beam me up HPE!

Direct download: SiT214.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT