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.

The Business of Tech Lounge – Thursday, April 11 2024

On this episode of the Business of Tech Lounge, Dave Sobel covers a range of topics including the impact of remote work on office space, unauthorized use of generative AI by employees, cloud migrations, shadow IT, and recent product launches. Goldman Sachs warns about the challenges faced by office owners due to maturing debts amidst the work-from-home boom. The episode also features insights on NIST 2 and previews an upcoming interview. Special thanks to SalesBuilder for sponsoring the show. Join in for valuable IT sales workflow tips and more tech updates.

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Fri Apr-12-2024: Engineer Stops Global Cyber Attack, NIST Tackles Backlog, AI in Brand Spoofing

In this episode of “The Business of Tech,” we dive into the world of cybersecurity. We discuss how a lone Microsoft engineer uncovered a potential global cyber attack through a Linux backdoor discovery, NIST’s efforts to address vulnerability database backlog, and the crucial role of AI in safeguarding small to medium businesses from brand spoofing attacks.

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Thu Apr-11-2024: Navigating the Copyright Minefield,AI Safety Research,AI Use Cases

Today’s episode covers the challenges of navigating the copyright minefield and the impact of generative AI on content creation. Legislation targeting AI copyright compliance and fines for lack of creator disclosures is discussed. Kaseya introduces a generative AI assistant to empower sales teams, reducing documentation time. Additionally, AI safety research is examined, revealing that only 2% of AI research is dedicated to the topic despite an increase in global AI safety research papers.

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Wed Apr-10-2024: State of the Tech Workforce 2024,Cloud Cost Overruns, Geek Squad Layoffs

In this episode of the Business of Tech podcast, host Dave Sobel covers the state of the tech workforce in 2024, with predictions of 3% growth and 300,000 new tech positions. He discusses cloud cost overruns and IT leaders preparing for spending to exceed $1 trillion by 2026. Additionally, he highlights Best Buy’s Geek Squad facing mass layoffs due to financial rebalancing and an AI focus. Dave also touches on recent data indicating fluctuations in job numbers and concerns about inflation in the tech industry

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Understanding NIS2: A Deep Dive into European Cybersecurity Regulation with Erik Jan Frieser

On this bonus episode of the Business of Tech, Erik Jan Frieser joins host Dave Sobel to discuss the upcoming NIS2 regulation in Europe. They delve into the importance of compliance for customer safety and the impact of NIS2 directive on IT service providers. Tune in to learn more about navigating this regulatory landscape and staying compliant in the tech industry.

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Dave Sobel Appears on Slow Smoked Business with Jarrod Morgan

A feed drop of Slow-Smoked Business with Jarrod Morgan. Dave appeared on Jarrod’s show, Jarrod and Dave cook up tech insights and meats alike, discussing AI’s impact, the evolution of social media, and the future of tech, all while smoking meats in their backyards.

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Key Insights from the Service Leadership Compensation Report with Peter Kujawa

On this bonus episode of the Business of Tech, Peter Kujawa discusses the recent compensation report released by Service Leadership. The report covers insights on how compensation works, where increases are happening, remote work, unlimited PTO, and more. Tune in to discover key data points and trends in the industry.

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Wed Apr-03-2024: Microsoft Changes 365 Offerings: Teams Separated, Copilot Updates, Nerdio Releases, CompTIA Embraces AI

On this episode of the Business of Tech Lounge, host Dave Sobel discusses Microsoft’s changes to 365 offerings, Nerdio’s new management tools, CompTIA embracing AI, insights from Peter Kujawa of Service Leadership, and NIS2 insight with Eric-Jean Frieser. The show also covers ConnectWise’s annual MSP Threat Report, highlighting key cybersecurity incidents and trends from the past year, such as the focus on defense evasion tactics by threat actors. Stay informed and engaged with the latest tech news in the industry!

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Navigating the AI Sales Revolution: Insights from Thomas Ryan

On this bonus episode of the Business of Tech, Thomas Ryan from Bigly Sales discusses the impact of AI sales agents on the sales process. Thomas explains how they automate the lead intake process using SMS, transforming how companies handle leads from various platforms like Facebook and TikTok. Tune in to learn more about the future of AI in sales!

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The Future of Managed Services Providers with Nick Lorizio

In this bonus episode of The Business of Tech, host Dave interviews Nick Lorizio, founder of Astute Technologists, a new managed services provider. Nick shares his journey from a business management and leadership major to the world of MSPs. He highlights the importance of human expertise in cybersecurity and discusses the role of managed services in small businesses. Tune in for insights into the evolving landscape of managed services with a fresh perspective from a young entrepreneur.

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