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 Sep 4 2020: Americans and Canadians get the worst deal on cell phones

Today Alexa for Residential launched   More data on cost versus service for cell phones AND Apple takes a step back

Thu: Sep 3 2020: What are better performing companies doing? Plus, an augmented reality use case!

Today   What are better performing companies doing in the shift to work from home? Another mastermind in the Twitter hack AND An Augmented Reality use case

Wed Sept 2 2020: Amazon’s dystopia, Microsoft on deep fakes, and lessons on codeless deployment

Today   Amazon goes full on dystopian future Microsoft fighting deepfakes AND Changes to the exposure notifications are here

Tue Sep 1 2020: Microsoft’s small but massive move for providers

Today   Microsoft makes a small but massive move Zoom’s earnings are telling of what’s to come AND Amazon liable for third party sellers

Mon Aug 31 2020: Google sees the opportunity in ethics too

Today   The laptop shortage continues Google sees the ethical opportunity too AND iPhone users may not need a COVID app anymore

CompTIA’s Todd Thibodeaux on Lobbying, Regulation, and Diversity Initiatives

CompTIA’s President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux talks with Dave Sobel, Host of the Business of Tech Podcast, about issues ranging from their change in direction on lobbying efforts, his take on coming regulation, and diversity, inclusion and equal…

Fri Aug 28 2020: The US is already falling behind on 5G, and why providers care

Today   The US is already falling behind on 5G, and why providers care   AND Insights from Gartner on changes to remain financially and operationally viable

Thur Aug 27 2020: SaaS Management is here

Today  SaaS management is here More delays in return to the office AND Facebook warns of changes to advertising in the fall

Wed Aug 26 2020: What tech is selling, and what isn’t?

Today   What tech is selling, and what isn’t? Lessons from the Kiwis Harassment goes digital AND Transcribe comes to Word