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

Tues May 19 2020: Small business pain, security training opportunity, and Microsoft on Open Source

Today   How are small businesses doing in the pandemic? How big is the opportunity for security training? AND What was Microsoft wrong about.. and now fesses up?

Mon May 18 2020: Parents and work from home, Amazon, and Google

Today Parents, childcare and work from home – what you need to know   Amazon in two courts – District.. and public opinion AND Google likely to see DOJ moves this summer.

Fri May 15 2020: Being competitive, Regulation returns, and What do we agree on?

Today   Lessons on benefits and being competitive France is coming for those taxes AND What do we actually agree on?

Thur May 14 2020: Servers, Cisco, and Datto, How to pay more for ransomware, and 32-bit Windows

Today   Servers spike, Cisco down, and cutting burn rate How to pay more on your ransomware AND Microsoft starts ending 32bit Windows

Wed May 13 2020: Security post-pandemic, Facebook settles, and is Twitter never going back!

Today   Data tracking security changes since the pandemic. Facebook settles with content moderators AND Twitter may never go back to work  

Tue May 12 2020: Kaseya, IDC and IDG weigh in, and perspectives and opportunity in office space

Today   Three new surveys all with a piece of the story..   AND Perspectives on office space. 

Mon May 11 2020: Forrester, Reply All, Thunderbolt Hacked, and getting back to work

Today   New outlook from Forrester Help to those Reply-All storms Thunderbolt hacked AND A guide to getting back to work  

Editorial: All that matters is what the customer thinks

How do you predict now what customers may do? How do you get an intimate understanding of your customers right now with so much uncertainty? What can we learn from the mistakes of how solution providers are handled by their channel partners to make…

Fri May 8 2020: New Data points in trends, JEDI Pettiness, and Mark Cuban weighs in

Today   Several trends get additional data points JEDI Is back! And this time it’s.. petty! AND Mark Cuban secret shops in Dallas