Speaking in Tech

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