SourceCast

SourceCast
By Joey Lombardi
About this podcast
A podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus with occasional guests and career advice as well.
Latest episodes
Feb. 12, 2018
While the title is a joke, this week I take a serious look at Facebook’s declining usage and the tactics they are deploying to secure a life-long user base.  Their problems go deeper than “fake news”. Photo: Tim Bennett
Feb. 6, 2018
Last week I traveled to Jamaica.  Since Amazon is dominating the news, I decided to learn more about this country that hosts my family every year.  I focused on what Jamaica exports, major companies, and what China’s increasing investments mean for the country. Photo: David Anderson
Jan. 22, 2018
As Amazon grows in cloud, retail, and groceries – they are targeting (pun intended) their ambitions to physical stores and pharmaceuticals. For a one-time online book store, Jeff Bezos seems to have a piece of almost every industry. What happens to the rest of us when Amazon eats the world? Photo: Rodrigo Gonçalves
Jan. 15, 2018
Week 2 of the Spectre and Meltdown CPU issue brought more information and more confusion.  As companies attempt to fix the issue, even more problems arise.  I spend the episode understanding what those issues are and discuss consumer’s options. Photo: Stefano Pollio
Jan. 8, 2018
Intel and other CPU chip makers announced a major security flaw last week that could impact almost every internet connected device on the planet. This week’s episode focuses on that security bug and what it means for you personally and professionally. Photo: Sandeep Swarnkar
Jan. 2, 2018
I am kicking off 2018 with a deep discussion about China’s plans for AI and automation with my friend and technologist John Drumm. We cover UBI, job displacement, and even capital availability for small businesses within the country. Photo: Nic Low
Dec. 18, 2017
My goal of recording 100 episodes of SourceCast has been reached! My friends John, Nupur, and Kevin join me in celebrating this milestone and discuss how AI might impact their careers and how they... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
Dec. 11, 2017
Amazon and Google got into a very public spat last week over Google’ decision to block YouTube on Amazon products. But this dispute goes so much deeper than YouTube and this episode covers all the long-simmering issues between the two companies. Photo: Solal Ohayon
Dec. 4, 2017
In last Friday’s Supplier Report, I presented an article covering a Microsoft employee moving to Google. That news made me recall another article documenting a large exodus of Microsoft employees over to Google during the last 4 years. This week’s podcast drills down into what those migrations mean for Google’s culture and long term health. […]
Nov. 27, 2017
The holidays have arrived and retail companies are trying to get into the black. The biggest retailer of them all, Amazon, hired over 100,000 people this fall season to ensure you get your packaged on time. What are the working conditions for that temporary work force? What are the working conditions for the people sitting […]