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 – Wednesday, March 27 2024

On today’s episode of the Business of Tech Lounge, Dave Sobel discusses new insights on compensation, running a business, and AI’s impact on sales. Guests include Peter Kujawa, Fred Carey, Nick Lorizio, and Thomas Ryan. The episode covers AI-enhanced cybersecurity tools, waste management, and AI’s potential impact on diets. N-Able shared its Ecoverse vision at the Empower event in Texas, focusing on transforming IT management for MSPs through integrations with Rewst and HaloPSA to streamline workflows and data management.

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Fri Mar-29-2024: Federal Cybersecurity Regulations, AI Ethics, DEI Initiatives, and Tech Innovations

In this episode of the Business of Tech podcast, Dave Sobel covers three key topics: the release of best practices for MSP cybersecurity measures by CISA and the NSA, the Q1 2024 diversity report, and the emotional quotient of AI. Additionally, there’s a discussion on the new rule for reporting cyber incidents in critical infrastructure organizations by CISA, impacting a wide range of entities, including small businesses.

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Thu Mar-28-2024: Generative AI Struggles and RPA’s Future, Intel and Microsoft Define AI-Powered PC

Today’s episode of the Business of Tech explores the challenges faced by startups and companies using generative AI, highlighting how the technology has not lived up to its initial hype. Intel and Microsoft are redefining AI-powered PCs, while automation and AI are poised to enhance RPA capabilities. Generative AI, particularly chatbots like ChatGPT, is experiencing criticism and setbacks, with concerns about errors, intellectual property, cost, and environmental impact. Some startups are struggling, and companies are realizing generative AI is not the solution they once thought it would be.

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Wed Mar-27-2024: Combating Burnout in IT Teams, Cyber Insurance Reckoning, Gender Equity in Tech

Today’s episode of the podcast covers the challenges IT teams face with burnout due to a war room incident management approach. A study by Dynatrace reveals how blame culture and disconnected teams contribute to this issue. The episode also discusses a decline in remote job postings on LinkedIn despite the demand for work flexibility and highlights gender equality views among tech professionals.

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Tue Mar-26-2024: IT Leaders Regret AI Investments, CISA Budget Cuts, & Microsoft’s New Era of Work

On today’s episode, we discuss IT leaders’ regrets over quick AI investments, CISA’s budget cuts amid cyber threats, and Microsoft’s new work era with NPUs. It’s World Backup Day soon, prompting MSPs to engage customers on data protection. The challenges of hasty AI adoption are explored, along with the rise of chatbots using large language models. Stay informed with the latest tech insights and opportunities.

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Mon Mar-25-2024: Accenture Slashes Revenue Forecast, SolarWinds Sets Precedent, and Arrow Electronics Introduces AI Enhancements

In this episode of “The Business of Tech” podcast, host Dave Sobel covers the latest tech news, including Accenture slashing their revenue forecast, SolarWinds supporting U.S. cybersecurity efforts, and Arrow Electronics introducing AI-driven enhancements for cloud business management. The weekly market review discusses the performance of the Russell 2000 and S&P 600 indices. Accenture’s revenue forecast cut is attributed to a slowdown in consulting demand, reflecting a broader trend in the industry.

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The Power of Cash Flow Over Profits with Fred Cary

On this bonus episode of the Business of Tech podcast, host Dave Sobel discusses the philosophy of “fuck average, be legendary” with guest Fred Kerry, CEO of IdeaPros. During our conversation, Fred shares the provocative origins of this motto and how it encapsulates the drive needed to achieve an extraordinary life.

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The Business of Tech Lounge – Wednesday, March 20 2024

On this episode of the Business of Tech Lounge, host Dave Sobel covers a range of topics, including preparedness for CMMC 2.0, training technicians to understand the business, and an interview preview with Fred Carey. The show also addresses listener questions and updates on Broadcom and VMware partners, McDonald’s self-serve, and United Health. The episode highlights the support of Salesbuildr, the first Patreon vendor sponsor. Additionally, a major change in the real estate market is discussed as the National Association of Realtors settles a lawsuit to shift from standard to negotiable commissions, potentially bringing increased competition and new business models.

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Fri Mar-22-2024: NIST Delays, Microsoft Suspends Cloud in Russia, Enforcing Software Agreements

Today’s episode of the Business of Tech covers critical industry news. NIST’s National Vulnerability Database is facing delays, impacting security efforts. Microsoft warns about cloud services in Russia due to European sanctions. Enforcing software agreements through resellers is a pivotal decision. The NVD slowdown and its implications for security are discussed, along with criticism of MITRE for not addressing the issue. The episode also mentions CISA’s budget requests, highlighting key challenges in the tech industry.

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Thu Mar-21-2024: AI Hacking March Madness Bets, Tech Support Scam, Ransomware Battles, EU & Broadcom

In this episode of the Business of Tech podcast, Dave Sobel covers the rising cyber frauds impacting US businesses, ransomware gangs’ battles, tech support scams leading to a $26 million FTC settlement, and an EU cloud trade body’s call for an investigation into Broadcom’s VMware licensing changes. Additionally, the impact of AI hacking on March Madness bets and Microsoft’s warning of a phishing campaign targeting tax filers are discussed.

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