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 Feb 14 2020: TC Doyle & Carolyn April on 2020 Industry Outlook

Today Third of four special episodes, bringing different perspective to the podcast.  Today, TC Doyle dives into 3 trends from CompTIA’s 2020 Industry Outlook with an interview with Carolyn April

Thur Feb 13 2020: Jim Roddy on Sales Compensation

Today Second of four special episodes, bringing some different perspective to the podcast.   Today, Jim Roddy, who brings insight into Sales Compensation a topic specifically requested by a listener.  The RSPA is online at  and…

Wed Feb 12 2020: CJ Arlotta on Ransomware

First of four special episodes, bringing some different perspective to the podcast.   Today, CJ Arlotta brings some perspective to the recent security stories, and specifically, ransomware.   You can subscribe to CJ’s newsletter,…

Tues Feb 10 2020: Killing the MSP term and JEDI depositions

Today   A new managed services report may have finally killed “managed services” as a term  https://www.channele2e.com/channel-partners/msps/solarwinds-2112-group-findings/ …

Mon Feb 10 2020: Security in IoT, Extortion, and bug bounties

Today   Data on Shadow I O T, not just Shadow IT Extortionware is now a thing, moving beyond Ransomware AND Facebook’s bug bounty program

Fri Feb 7 2020: Malware & The Right To Repair

Today   Two stories about malware, but why do we care about more of the same?   AND Two updates on right to repair, and how you can get involved.  

Thur Feb 6 2020: Data Privacy Sector, Iowa, ClearViewAI, and Microsoft Gaming

Today The new data privacy sector A tech breakdown of what happened in Iowa https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3a8ajj/an-off-the-shelf-skeleton-project-experts-analyze-the-app-that-broke-iowa News about Clearview AI …

Wed Feb 5 2020: Diving into an MSP for sale on the dark web, and Microsoft expands AI For Good

Today   A deep dive into an MSP breached and being sold on the dark web   AND Microsoft expands its AI for Good programs

Tues Feb 4 2020: Security roundup & Microsoft Teams went down

Today  Security: The UN, an industry is targeted, top 10 patches, and coronavirus phishing   AND Why did Microsoft teams go down?