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

Thurs Jan 16 2020: Edge, Tactics in Cybersecurity, and 5G legislation

Today   Microsoft’s new Edge is out.  Why do we care? Cybersecurity roundup, today with tactics AND Developments coming in 5G funding

Wed Jan 15 2020: Patch alert from an unlikely source, and Tech goes to the Supreme Court

Today   A different Windows Patch from an unlikely source   AND Tech goes to the Supreme Court, and everyone’s getting involved

Tues Jan 14 2020: Microsoft news with market insight and PC shipment numbers to review

Today   Several datapoints from Satya Nadella around Microsoft AND Gartner and IDC with PC shipment data to break down

Mon Jan 13 2020: Cybersecurity lessons & breakups and buyouts

Today   Cybersecurity incidents that bring lessons to the services space AND Breakups and buyouts: how much do we really care? 

Fri Jan 10 2020: Utilities under cyberattack and CES trends discussed

Today   Cybersecurity threats in the energy sector are very real, and Las Vegas is attacked   AND A review of the themes from CES

Thurs Jan 9 2020: Regulation, Bifurcation, Social Media, and Strategy

Today   Regulation and Bifurcation Twitter and Facebook make changes AND Strategy insights from two European companies

Wed Jan 8 2020: Two Fed Moves, Two Court Cases, and One Voice Assistant

Today The Fed makes moves in cybersecurity tools and AI   https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tech-ces-ai-white-house/white-house-proposes-regulatory-principles-to-govern-ai-use-idUSKBN1Z60GL Two Court cases we care about …

Tues Jan 7 2020: Cloud Infrastructure growth, CES & Privacy, and Quantum Computing

Today   Cloud computing over takes data centers First CES trend comes apparent AND Quantum computing in 2020  

Mon Jan 6 2020: Cybersecurity threats and data management

Today   A roundup of the cybersecurity landscape as DHS issues warnings about threats from Iran   AND The Cambridge Analytica scandal may be much larger than we thought, and why you care