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

Mon Oct 28, 2019: Security Pro Satisfaction, AI Bias, Microsoft Growth, TikTok, and RCS

Today Are Security Pros Unhappy? https://www.darkreading.com/operations/40–of-security-pros-job-hunting-as-satisfaction-drops/d/d-id/1336169 AI Bias in healthcare …

Fri Oct 25, 2019: Google claims Quantum Supremacy, Facebook in Congress, Computers read your brain, & SMB IT data

Today Google Claims Quantum Supremacy   Facebook in Congress  https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/10/23/20928859/libra-hearing-congress-mark-zuckerberg Computers reading your brain …

Thurs Oct 24, 2019: Stalkerware, Edge Computing, Video Game Addiction, and Big Tech and Small Government

Today   FTC rules on stalkerware https://www.technologyreview.com/f/614614/the-ftc-has-banned-a-company-from-selling-stalkerware-for-the-first-time/ Edge computing as a risk …

Wed Oct 23, 2019: Facebook changes, Security Data & FBI Warning, Google worker union, and Microsoft secures firmware

Today    More Facebook feature changes https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/21/20925204/facebook-2020-election-interference-prevention-tools-policy-false-misinformation Security data and an FBI warning …

Tues Oct 22, 2019: Shadow IT Impact, Drones deliver for Wing, Google & FedEx, and Security woes

Today:  Maybe Shadow IT isn’t so bad https://www.zdnet.com/article/maybe-shadow-it-isnt-so-bad-after-all-study-suggests/ Drones deliver for Wing, Google & FedEx …

Mon Oct 21 2019: Tech’s Brexit Concerns, Oracle co-CEO dies, LinkedIn Events Added & Yahoo Groups Removed

Today  Brexit affect on Tech https://www.zdnet.com/article/revealed-the-dramatic-changes-tech-firms-are-making-ahead-of-brexit/  Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd dies at 62  …

Fri Oct 18 2019: Anti-Monopoly Fund, New ban on facial recognition, malware via sound, 2FA & Physical Security

Today A new anti-monopoly fund https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/10/17/facebook-co-founder-critic-chris-hughes-spearheads-million-anti-monopoly-fund/ Another ban on facial recognition …

Thurs Oct 17 2019: Google goes Ambient, Net Neutrality, Twitter policies, and cybersecurity

Google’s event has a theme you care about  https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/15/google-ambient-computing-puts-its-services-everywhere.html …

Wed, Oct 16 2019: Tech v China, Microsoft loves Open Source, Private Equity and Tech Data, and SpaceX goes big

Four things to know today  A roundup of Tech vs China https://www.vox.com/2019/10/15/20915729/google-hong-kong-video-game-revolution-of-our-times  Microsoft puts its hand on its heart for open source …