Speaking in Tech

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

Speaking in Tech #272 - Busted

This week, Ed and Melissa are joined by Lauren Malhoit (@Malhoit) co-host of TechWise TV. Together they dive into blackhat phone prep, Meg Whitman's departure from HP Inc, net neutrality and Russian robots that swipe right or kill you. 

(0:00) Lauren puts Greg in the Trunk
(3:50) Eddie just likes to name drop
(7:30) Phone prep for Blackhat
(12:00) Amazon Landscaping Services
(14:28) Giving HP Inc the bye Felicia
(17:43) Psycho hiring and making large decisions
(21:24) Pouring one out for the ipod
(22:43) How tech giants show they don't care
(28:43) Russian robots that kill you if they don't like you
(29:52) How to put on a tech TV show
(35:50) Normal?
(48:10) Fitbit: Narcing you out
(49:12) Stalking Lauren

Direct download: SiT272.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48am 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

Direct download: SiT271.mp3
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?

Direct download: SiT269.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:48am EDT