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

Wed Dec 18 2019: IoT & Blockchain, Alexa revenues, and a new targeted attack

Today  IoT and Blockchain, together like peanut butter and jelly. https://www.techrepublic.com/article/report-iot-and-blockchain-integration-is-booming-among-us-businesses/ How much money does Amazon make on Alexa? …

Tues Dec 17 2019: Automation, Security, Bugs, and Planes!

Today   Automation updates https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/12/60percent-of-big-us-corporations-say-head-count-reduction-is-coming-in-2020.html Security Changes for G Suite and Office 365 …

Mon Dec 16 2019: New Orleans Cyber Emergency, Net Neutrality, and Ring Camera hacks

Today New Orleans in a cybersecurity state of emergency   https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2019/12/14/new-orleans-declares-state-of-emergency-following-cyber-attack New moves to reopen Net Neutrality …

Fri Dec 13 2019: FTC & Facebook, New Cyberattacks, India & China moves, and Sam Jackson

Today   Facebook and the FTC   A new coordinated cyberattack on governments https://www.zdnet.com/article/two-of-chinas-largest-tech-firms-are-uniting-to-create-a-new-domestic-os/ India closes the internet, and China starts its…

Thurs Dec 12 2019: Twitter’s Open Protocol, Hackable Smart Lock, Acquisition Roundup, and High End Device penetration

Today   Twitter wants to be an open protocol https://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-content/twitter-plans-to-build-a-decentralized-standard-for-social-networks-idUSKBN1YF2EN   A very hackable smart lock …

Wed Dec 11 2019: Encryption & Digital Ads news in DC, Physical Keys & Ransomware, and Oracle out of San Fran

Today   Lots out of DC on Encryption and Digital Advertising  https://www.technologyreview.com/f/614906/us-senators-on-encryption-backdoors-we-will-impose-our-will-on-apple-and-facebook …

Tues Dec 10 2019: Amazon, Cambridge Analytica, and Microsoft gives and takes

Today   Amazon in the news in DC and New York https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/09/amazon-blames-trump-for-losing-jedi-cloud-contract.html https://ny.curbed.com/2019/12/6/20999619/amazon-leases-hudson-yards-office-space-hq2 FTC rules on…

Mon Dec 9 2019: Amazon & NHS in hot water, Tech Growth Cities, and China kicks out American Tech

Today  Déjà vu on healthcare data!      https://www.forbes.com/sites/emmawoollacott/2019/12/09/uk-government-hands-nhs-data-to-amazon-for-free/#46af2e1e7f59 Insight into where high tech growth is …

Fri Dec 6 2019: DHS, Cybersecurity, big tech and Blockchain

Today  DHS takes one step forward and two steps back https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/02/homeland-security-face-recognition-airport-citizens/ …