Podcast: Business of Tech

Each day, the flood of technology news hits. In an industry that always changes, those who deliver technology services need to focus on the information that matters to them. The Business of Tech podcast focuses on the news you need to know. Covering both the story and why it matters to the way services are created and delivered, channel veteran Dave Sobel brings you up to speed and gives you resources to go deeper. With insights and analysis, this five minute podcast focuses on the knowledge you need to be effective, profitable, and relevant.

AI Adoption Challenges, Cybersec Funding, Overtime Rules, Net Neutrality, Apple Vision Pro Sales

We highlight the low adoption rate of enterprise-wide AI plans, with only 17% of businesses actively discussing and implementing AI strategies. The need for more robust strategic frameworks to integrate AI effectively is emphasized, as early adopters with clear plans stand to gain a competitive edge in the market. The episode also covers updates on…

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Remote Work, Equity Grants, Four-Day Workweek, Cybersecurity Threats, AI Advances

New data is revealed showing the increasing prevalence of remote work among Americans, with companies embracing flexibility and hybrid work models. Unique equity grants with varying vesting schedules are becoming more common in the tech industry, offering companies a way to attract talent and save money. Additionally, a trial of a four-day workweek at a…

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Navigating Market Shifts: Inflation, AI Skepticism, Hardware Longevity

Consumers are pushing back against price hikes, leading companies like PepsiCo and Delta Airlines to consider value adjustments due to cooling inflation. Small businesses, particularly those with one to four employees, are facing revenue declines and profitability challenges, with the impending retirement of baby boomer owners expected to reshape the market in the coming years….

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Data Security, AI Governance, and Data Management in SaaS and AI Applications with Yasir Ali

One of the big topics discussed on The Business of Tech is data management and its relationship to data security, particularly in the context of AI technology. The guest, Yasir Ali, founder and CEO of Polymer, shares his journey from Wall Street to founding a platform focused on data loss prevention for SaaS and AI…

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Future of IT Services Report, Compliance Scorecard Alliances, Consultants becoming MSPs

The Kaseya Future of IT survey revealed a strong emphasis on AI and cybersecurity investments among IT service providers, with China leading in generative AI adoption. The report also emphasized the importance of automation and holistic solutions in IT management, indicating a shift towards integrated approaches. Compliance Scorecard launched a strategic alliance program aimed at…

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OpenAI, Cybersecurity Risks, Regulatory Challenges, and New Ransomware Tactics

Microsoft and Apple will not have advisory roles on OpenAI’s board of directors, despite their investments, as regulatory scrutiny on big tech companies increases. OpenAI faced a security breach in its internal messaging systems, raising concerns about the potential theft of AI technology by foreign adversaries. The company also addressed a security issue in its…

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Market Trends: Small Caps, Job Market Dynamics, AI PCs, and Security Spending

A market review delves into the performance of U.S. small caps in comparison to other major stock markets, highlighting the underperformance of small caps and the global recovery post-2020 crash. The discussion also touches on the recent job market data, showcasing signs of life with an unexpected increase in job postings and hiring in May,…

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Service Leadership Profitability Report: Trends & Business Models with Peter Kujawa

this episode, Peter Kujawa joins Dave Sobel to discuss the recently released Service Leadership Profitability Report. The conversation delves into various aspects of profitability, comparing different business models, and highlighting trends within the industry. The report provides valuable insights for MSPs and IT service providers, especially as they gear up for year-end planning. One key…

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Navigating the Intersection of Open Source, AI, and Cybersecurity in Business with Paula Paul

In this podcast episode, host Dave Sobel interviews Paula Paul, the founder and distinguished engineer at Grayshore, about the importance of open source in businesses. Paula emphasizes that open source is already deeply integrated into most commercial applications, with a vast majority of software relying on open-source libraries. She highlights the need for businesses to…

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Feed Drop: Dave Sobel on Dark Rhino Security Confidential

A special episode of Dark Rhino’s Security Confidential featured Dave Sobel, a well-known figure in the virtualization world and host of the Business of Tech podcast. In the freewheeling conversation, Dave shared insights on the status of security, the balance between interesting and boring aspects of the industry, and his thoughts on the willingness to…

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