Dave Sobel

Navigating AI Adoption and Governance in Technology Services with Seth Robinson

In this episode of the Business of Tech Lounge, host Dave Sobel is joined by Seth Robinson, Vice President of Industry Research at CompTIA, to discuss the value of artificial intelligence (AI) for providers. They delve into the importance of understanding AI as a layer within business solutions rather than a standalone product. The conversation…

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Microsoft’s Recall Delay, Kaseya DattoCon Europe, VMware Revenue Decline, Google’s Traffic Solution

In this episode of the podcast, host Dave Sobel discusses significant developments in the tech industry. Microsoft’s Recall AI feature for Copilot Plus PCs has been delayed to address privacy and security concerns raised by privacy advocates and security experts. The delay indicates Microsoft’s commitment to ensuring high standards of quality and security before making…

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PAX8 Beyond, AI Platform Updates, Security Programs, Broadcom Revenue Surge, VMware License Changes

In the podcast episode, host Dave Sobel covers key highlights from the PAX 8 BEYOND conference. The conference showcased Pax8’s achievements, including surpassing $2 billion in annual recurring revenue and unveiling updates to their platform. Pax8 is focusing on leveraging AI to empower partners in tapping into the global economy, with new features like Opportunity…

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Apple’s WWDC 2024: AI, Private Cloud Compute, and Responsible Framework

In the podcast episode, Dave Sobel delves deep into Apple’s WWDC event, highlighting key announcements and advancements in AI technology. Apple introduced Apple Intelligence, an AI system for their devices, showcasing practical and familiar features like Siri upgrades and integration with OpenAI’s Chat GPT. The event also unveiled new AI features across various Apple platforms,…

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Snowflake Breach, Microsoft Recall, VMware Backlash, RTO Mandates

The Ticketmaster breach is linked to Snowflake, putting 400 companies at risk. Snowflake warns customers about hackers targeting accounts without multi-factor authentication, potentially connected to the Ticketmaster breach. The threat actor responsible aims to blackmail Snowflake for $20 million, highlighting the importance of MFA in cybersecurity.   Microsoft responds to concerns about their Recall feature,…

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Tech Market Insights: Jobs Report, AI Investment Surge, Service Leadership, ConnectWise’s Future

The May jobs report reveals strong hiring and wage growth, particularly in sectors like healthcare and government. Despite concerns about a potential rate cut by the Fed, the report indicates a stable economic environment with growing demand for tech talent, especially in AI-related and data science roles. This suggests a need for IT service firms…

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Driving Business Outcomes with Identity Solutions: Insights from SailPoint and IDMWorks

Identity management solutions, such as those provided by SailPoint and IDM Works, are essential for organizations to address access timeliness and removal issues effectively. In a podcast episode, Paul Bedi, the CEO of IDMWorks, discussed common organizational pain points, including managing numerous usernames and passwords, delays in access provisioning, and difficulties in adding or removing…

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Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape: From Security Investments to Talent Recruitment

In this episode of the Business of Tech Lounge, host Dave Sobel delves into the world of cybersecurity, questioning the effectiveness of the industry’s focus on selling expensive solutions over practical ones. He highlights the growing global spending on security and risk management, projected to reach $215 billion, and discusses the need for cybersecurity measures…

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AI, Security, Project Management, and Cybersecurity Updates

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…

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Data-Driven SMBs, Compliance, FBI LockBit Recovery, CISA Snowflake Warning, & Phishing Prevention

On this episode of the podcast, Dave Sobel discusses three key topics. Firstly, he highlights a study by Amazon Web Services that shows small businesses who are highly data-driven tend to outperform their peers financially and operationally. The report reveals that these data-driven companies have a more mature data strategy and are more likely to…

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