Always have a contingency

16 12 2010
aerial view from Empire State Building West to...

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Our conference coverage continues this week when we air Tom’s visit to the 2010 Contingency Planning and Management EAST show at NYC’s Javits Center.  Commissioner Bruno from the NYC OEM and Amy Herman took time to speak with Tom at the early November event.  Find out more about their work and other guest on the SHOW PAGE.

We are still taking suggestions and feedback for 2011.  What topics are important to you?  What topics can we dive into that are still alien to you?  We pride ourselves in devoting 3/4 of our show to in depth interviews with guests.  While most news outlets bring you tech appetizers, we cover a topic from soup to nuts.

Next week, we are going to close the year with our FLASH conference coverage.  We have a contingency if that doesn’t work out… like related news to keep you busy while we try to find that audio file…

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Bookmarks and Social Networking at Work

3 12 2010

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Now that you are as stuffed as the bird, let’s get back to TechTalk before we are all caught in the holiday rush.

Browser Wars

Our show with Tom Gutnick on BROWSER WARS is ready for download.  Along with the streaming show or download, we also updated the LAST WEEK’S SHOW PAGE to include a question from a listener about managing your bookmarks across multiple machines and Tom’s response.

And what’s on the menu for this week you ask?  Tony Bradley is back to tackle the implications of social networking at work.  What are employers worried about? What should employees know.  Our host, Tom D’Auria, and guest, Tony Bradley, will cover that and more on this week’s show.  Find out more about the show and our Week In Review on the THIS WEEK’S SHOW PAGE.

Here are some articles to keep you busy until the show comes on KFNX Sunday, 12/5 at 5pm EST | 4pm CST | 3pm MST | 2pm PST





A KERnel-copia of information!

24 11 2010
Thanksgivingus Dinnerimus

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That’s not the first and probably won’t be the last Thanksgiving reference you hit on the web in the next few days*.  It does sit in a sliver-sized union on the ‘Thanksgiving’ and ‘UNIX’ Holiday/Computer Reference Venn diagram I made.  Speaking of references, this week’s show ‘BROWSER WARS‘ is ripe for them.  For your sake, I am saving those all for the SHOW PAGE because Tom Gutnick is on the show this week talking BROWSER WARS on Sunday, November 28 at 5pm EST | 3pm MST.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in radio land and on the other side of the intertubes! See the previous sentence, this one, the blog post title and below titles that did not make the cut as examples how single exclamation points are where it’s at! Two is bit much and three is just trying too hard.

*Other blog post titles that did not make the cut:

  • This Week on IMI’s TurkeyTalk
  • A show you will gobble up!
  • Hey there, Pilgrim!
  • Listen up, Turkeys!
  • This week’s show is aMAIZEn!

DM us on Twitter @imitechtalk to let us know what you really think.

Lastly, if you are going to be in Brooklyn on Dec 11 or 12, Punching a Panda really relieves the stress.  If you made it this far, here are some articles to get you moving on your way now…





Back to the Cloud

4 11 2010
NYC Clouds

from Flickr user midweekpost. Used under Creative Commons.

The show will air Sunday at 1pm EST.  Due to sports coverage on KFNX, you can catch us even earlier on Sunday.

Here at TechTalk, we not only talk about the cloud – we rely on it.  We use WordPress.com for our website, Google for our imitechtalk.com mail and a plethora of other services that rely on the cloud – Twitter, bit.ly and Flickr come to mind at first thought.  While the majority of this data is data we want you to see, we want to be sure it will be there and safe from other people trying to pass along information as us.  What does all of that rely on? Security.

This week, Tom is joined by Craig Balding who was our very first Cloud Computing guest.  Craig will let us know what is going on with service providers, how security models are evolving and a new project he is developing. Find out more on the SHOW PAGE.  Don’t forget that the show will be on at 1pm EST …also don’t forget that time goes back an hour everywhere except Arizona.

Don’t forget that Friday, November 5 is GrowSmart Biz conference at the Renaissance Washington DC with friends at the Washington Business Journal.  Be sure to tell Shashi Bellamkonda hello if you see him…or just tweet him.

Speaking of conferences, we have two shows coming soon – one from the FLASH conference and one from our time at Interop.  Tom also had the chance to attend CPM 2010 EAST this week AND GovTech in Brooklyn.  We’ll get those on for you soon.





Glass Houses – Seeing Inside Your Data

14 10 2010

 

New drives for notebooks roll off of factory lines

Image via Wikipedia

 

We have a great live show on deck this week!  Phillip Rodokanakis joins Tom to scare the heck out of you just in time for Halloween.  We are talking Digital Forensics this week.  What kind of data can be recovered? Encrypted hard drives, deleted browsing history along with the piles and piles of information your smart phone and iPad is racking up on you.  To find out more, check out the SHOW PAGE.

So, people in glass houses should be careful what they do on a computer, but they should also have conferences.  And there is no better glass house than New York City’s Javits Center – the home of Interop New York 2010.   Along with coverage from the floor and sessions next week, we are also excited to have the show’s general manager Lenny Heymann call in to kick the conference off live on TechTalk!  Lenny will give an overview of the event and details about keynote speakers, sessions and some of the many exhibitors at this year’s event.

Along with the Interop Kick Off, our Week in Review has unicorn meat from the Wall Street Journal about a Verizon-ready iPhone, how your NYC subway ride is about to get more annoying and we’ll tell you all about a former water storage tank that was turned into a data center if we have the time. For the link to listen and the spot where the podcast will drop, head over to this week’s SHOW PAGE.





What it takes to keep NYC IT running

30 09 2010
New York City Marathon

Image by Pabo76 via Flickr

New York City‘s Information Technology infrastructure is a big business.  The Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) Commissioner Carole Post joins Tom this week to talk NYC IT.  For more information on the show, check out the SHOW PAGE. What is the agency’s direction? How are they staying social? As a big user of energy, what steps are being taken to increase computing power and reduce the overall footprint?

That and more, this Sunday at 3pm MST | 6pm EDT.

Our Week In Review starts in the City with details about Mayor Bloomberg‘s announcement of the partnership between CUNY and IBM; we let you in on who wants to tap your texts; and help you get your online identity back if your Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, Facebook or Twitter account is hacked.





Another Face in the Cloud

24 09 2010
Looking into the cloud

from Flickr user Lomo-Cam

This week Michael Clark from Microsoft joins Tom to cover using the cloud as a business accelerator.  Head over to the [SHOW PAGE] to find out the details.

We’ve covered cloud computing for a while now.  As the technologies underlying the cloud and the related services have matured, so too has our coverage.  We first focused on ‘what is the cloud’.  And while that definition can still be a moving target depending who you ask, there is no doubt the cloud is no longer a buzzword.  Cloud computing not only delivers applications like email, it is evolving platforms that change the way you internet and changing the way IT services are delivered from small businesses to the largest enterprises (Guess who manages McDonald’s email? Autodesk, Nokia? California Emergency Management Agency?).   This pay as you go computing is also lowering barriers to enter applications into various markets.

Even if you are not sure if the cloud is right for you, it is the right time to look into the cloud.

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Video in Business – Where it is and where it is going

26 08 2010
Light show!

Alejandro Hernandez. Used under Creative Commons License

This week, Sean McMann will be on the show to talk about video in business and where it is going. Visit the SHOW PAGE to find out more and bookmark the page so you can download the edited show early next week.  Along with tidbits on how to use it to your advantage, Sean will provide some of the options out there to make video a reality.

We’ll start with Tom covering holes in the energy grid you can drive a USB stick through, the iPhone security flaw that allows you to break the spell of your Apple and AT&T overlords, guess who wants to handle you medical records and much more in our Week in Review.  If our first story on the gaping holes in the energy grid’s security don’t get you worried, here is how the weakest link in the DoD opened the barn door for hackers.  That being said, the government has realized that we are far behind the expected upcoming demand for cyberwarriors, so they opened a summer camp.





When “Users Become the Programmers” & Attack of the 50 foot Mainframe!

1 08 2010

from Flickr user rragan used under Creative Commons License

Ok. No 50 Ft mainframes, but the first part sounds just as scary.

This week, we have Dick Davies stopping by to discuss “Users Become the Programmers” [SHOW PAGE].  Arguably, one of the more technical tasks of programming we faced five years ago is now being taught on a regular basis to everyone.  And, as we are approaching more and more creative, yet simple technologies, the need for professionals is slowly diminishing.  This is where Dick Davies steps in.  He will be addressing what is causing the push of this trend, what will happen to IT professionals, and how to cope with the problem.  Dick is the President of Sales Lab Incorporated, and is also partner in a Web 2.0 start up known as Partnerpedia; therefore, he is extremely well versed in the topic, and it is not a show you want to miss!

The show will air this Sunday, August 1, 2010 @ 6 pm EDT | 3 pm MST on KFNX 1100 in the greater Phoenix area.  If you are around your computer, but not the radio, you can still listen by going to http://www.1100kfnx.com and clicking the ‘LISTEN LIVE’ button at the according time.





March 21: Week In Review

22 03 2010

In our most recent show guest, Stan Oien, discusses “Federal Cybersecurity” [DOWNLOAD/LISTEN]. Some of the areas addressed were the problems that we face currently, the problems we will face in the future, and what new aspects of Federal Cybersecurity are happening. The show will be available for download shortly.

Here are the stories brought to you in this Week In Review portion of the show:
  • Gov’t Technology Spending Is Still Alive- TMC– [JUMP]
  • Green Cars Come With New Technology Features- News Channel 8- [JUMP]
  • Revised Cybersecurity Bill Introduced in Senate- Computer World- [JUMP]
  • Cowboys Stadium: Bigger is Better in Football and Technology- Network World- [JUMP]
  • New York Isn’t Silicon Valley. That’s Why They Like It- NY Times- [JUMP]
Come back Thursday for a description of the show this Sunday,