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 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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All Episodes

Fri Jul 24 2020: Criminals follow the money!

Today   Monetization drives criminals Twitter’s CEO talks security Apple muscles developers AND A preview of Saturday’s interview episode

Thu Jul 23 2020: Remote work as competitive advantage

Today   Amazon enhances it’s voice assistant with all new features   AND What is the state of remote work, and how can it be a competitive advantage?

Wed Jul 22 2020: Are the parts there to transform managed services?

Today   Stories from Inspire by Microsoft And some from Lenovo and LogMeIn AND What’s the market doing and it’s link to politics.

Tue Jul 21 2020: How many more customers do you lose to ransomware than you think?

Today   Is the cloud and digital transformation a real link? The real versus perceived impact of ransomware AND Consumer tech predictions for the rest of the year.

Mon Jul 20 2020: Is the insurance industry coming with regulation too?

Today   How many impacted by Privacy Shield? Where is the money going now? AND Will the insurance companies come for us?  

Selling Security is a Mirage… how to change the words and succeed

We’re picking all the wrong words. Security, attack… which words are we picking, and which are we mising? In this episode, Dave Sobel, host of the Business of Tech Podcast, looks at the words we choose and why they matter.

Fri Jul 17 2020: A feature I care about!

Today   More about Twitter A feature I care about! Microsoft’s xCloud and why it matters AND Apple changes its technical words

Thu Jul 16 2020: Three massive security stories in one day

Today   The EU high court rules on US data Twitter falls to social engineering crime AND Microsoft patches and Outlook outage  

Wed Jul 15 2020: Datto Files for IPO – Do we even care?

Today   Google has a single partnership program now!   AND Datto files for IPO – do we care?