In 10 minutes daily, The Business of Tech delivers the latest IT services and MSP-focused news and commentary. Curated to stories that matter with commentary answering ‘Why Do We Care?’, channel veteran Dave Sobel brings you up to speed and provides resources to go deeper. With insights and analysis, this focused podcast focuses on the knowledge you need to be effective, profitable, and relevant.

The podcast is hosted by Dave Sobel, a leading expert in the delivery of technology services with broad experience in both technology and business.    He owned and operated an IT Solution Provider and MSP for over a decade, both acquiring other organizations and eventually being acquired.  This firm was a winner of multiple awards, including Kaseya’s Cutting Edge and ConnectWise’s Best New Idea, as well as being a finalist for Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner of the Year in the Small Business Specialist category.    After his MSP experience, he worked for multiple vendors at such companies as Level Platforms, GFI, LogicNow, and Solarwinds, leading community, event, marketing, and product strategies, as well as several M&A activities.

He was named a CRN Channel Chief multiple times, to the CRN UK A-List, as a Channel Futures Circle of Excellence winner, to Channel Pro’s 20/20 Visionaries, and has been an MSPmentor 250 member for multiple years  Dave has been recognized as one of the top virtualization experts globally as a Microsoft MVP for Virtualization. and author of “Virtualization: Defined.  A Primer for the SMB Consultant.” Dave has served on the executive council for Managed Services and Emerging Technologies, the Vendor Advisory Council, as founding Chair for the Mobility Community for CompTIA.

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Starting an MSP in 2024: Productivity, Data Management, AI Predictions: Live Show, 17 July 2024

ost Dave Sobel delves into the question of how he would start a managed services provider (MSP) today. He emphasizes the importance of not solely focusing on monthly recurring...

Mistral, OpenAI, AWS & MSFT AI updates, Windows Updates, and Managed Services As Software

Mistral launched CodeStrollMamba and MathStroll, outperforming open-source models. OpenAI released GPT-4.0 Mini, a cost-efficient AI model, while Microsoft introduced Spreadsheet LLM for spreadsheet analysis. AWS unveiled AWS AppStudio for...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...