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June 7, 2024 10 mins

In the podcast episode, Dave Sobel discusses the current state of AI adoption among managed services providers (MSPs). According to Barracuda's global MSP report, MSPs are feeling the pressure to enhance their knowledge and application of AI products and services to meet customer demands. The report also highlights the increasing focus on security-related services, with MSPs anticipating a rise in revenue from recurring managed services in 2024.

The episode delves into the impact of AI on the labor market, as revealed by new research from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. Contrary to previous fears, the study suggests that job destruction from AI will occur gradually, giving policymakers time to prepare and mitigate its effects. Additionally, a Slack report emphasizes the importance of providing proper training to employees using AI to avoid an increase in busy work and ensure productivity.

Salesforce's introduction of Slack Lists, a feature aimed at transforming Slack into a collaborative project management tool, is highlighted in the episode. The integration of project and task management functionalities within Slack is seen as a strategic move to enhance collaboration, improve accountability, and increase productivity for teams. The discussion emphasizes the need for proper training to maximize the potential of Slack Lists and the importance of support from Salesforce during the transition.

The episode also touches on initiatives such as CISA's Secure by Design and Gartner's recommendations for CISOs to enhance their cybersecurity approach. The focus on secure design practices, legislative developments, and building a resilient cyber workforce underscores the evolving landscape of cybersecurity. Furthermore, insights into AI jailbreaking and innovative workplace communication tools like Imovid provide a glimpse into the future of technology and the importance of staying ahead of industry trends for MSPs and software developers.

 

Three things to know today

 

00:00 AI Hype vs. Reality: Why Training and Security Remain Key for MSPs

03:38 Salesforce Enhances Slack with Project Management Features: Introducing Slack Lists

04:50 Government Initiatives, Cybersecurity Strategies, and AI Jailbreaking: Key Takeaways for Tech Professionals

 

 

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