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June 21, 2024 12 mins

Host Dave Sobel discusses the U.S. ban on cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky due to national security risks. The ban prohibits new agreements with U.S. persons and restricts antivirus updates and operations in American IT systems. This decision prompts organizations to reevaluate their security software choices and emphasizes the importance of trust and due diligence in vendor selection.

The episode also covers various tech updates, including Pure Storage's new capabilities, Splunk's expanded AI Assistant features, Google's acquisition of Cameo for virtualized Windows app support, and Microsoft's acknowledgment of issues with Windows 11 Pro to Enterprise upgrades. These updates reflect the ongoing advancements and challenges in the tech industry, particularly in storage, AI integration, and operating system upgrades.

Additionally, the podcast delves into the emergence of AI-powered solutions in accounting platforms, such as Zero's Just Ask Zero (JAXX), and Kaseya's TruePeer Emerge program tailored for small MSPs. These developments highlight the growing trend of leveraging AI for enhanced business operations and scalability, catering to the specific needs of smaller businesses and MSPs looking to grow their services and profitability.

The episode concludes with a discussion on the role of AI in addressing customer service challenges, the importance of domain expertise in maximizing AI effectiveness, and the global efforts to prevent American AI domination. These insights underscore the significance of balancing technology with human expertise in cybersecurity and business processes, emphasizing the need for strategic AI implementation and localization to reflect diverse language, political, and cultural contexts.


Three things to know today

00:00 U.S. Bans Kaspersky Products Citing National Security Risks, Effective September 2024

02:44 Pure Storage, Splunk, Google, Microsoft, Zero, and Kaseya

06:31 AI and Automation: The Need for a Customer-Centric Approach in Technology Integration




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