In 10 minutes daily, The Business of Tech delivers the latest IT services and MSP-focused news and commentary. Curated to stories that matter with commentary answering ‘Why Do We Care?’, channel veteran Dave Sobel brings you up to speed and provides resources to go deeper. With insights and analysis, this focused 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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Service Leadership Profitability Report: Trends & Business Models with Peter Kujawa

this episode, Peter Kujawa joins Dave Sobel to discuss the recently released Service Leadership Profitability Report. The conversation delves into various aspects of profitability, comparing different business models, and...

Navigating the Intersection of Open Source, AI, and Cybersecurity in Business with Paula Paul

In this podcast episode, host Dave Sobel interviews Paula Paul, the founder and distinguished engineer at Grayshore, about the importance of open source in businesses. Paula emphasizes that open...

Feed Drop: Dave Sobel on Dark Rhino Security Confidential

A special episode of Dark Rhino’s Security Confidential featured Dave Sobel, a well-known figure in the virtualization world and host of the Business of Tech podcast. In the freewheeling...

Antivirus Trends, MSP Programs, AI Strategy, Vendor Neutrality, and Generative AI Interfaces

Nearly half of Americans still use third-party antivirus software despite built-in security features in mainstream operating systems. The reasons for this choice include fear of malware, privacy concerns, and...

Cybersecurity, Tech Regulation, AI Training, Apple AirPods with Cameras

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has indicated there will be no ban on ransomware payments. Director Jen Easterly emphasized the importance of reporting cyber incidents and...

Navigating Price Sensitivity, AI Advancements, and AI Responsibility in IT Services

The episode highlights the growing price sensitivity among consumers, leading businesses to lower prices and focus on providing value to customers. IT leaders are facing an increase in high-priority...

From Software Development to Cybersecurity: A New MSP’s Journey with Nerds to Go’s Paul Ongioni

Paul Ongioni, a seasoned tech professional, transitioned from software development to business ownership by launching the first Nerds to Go franchise in Chicago. With a focus on managed services...

AI, Cyber Insurance, E-commerce, and MSP M&A Trends

Dave Sobel is joined by Rich Freeman from Channelholifc to discuss the latest trends in the tech industry. The episode delves into the fluctuating premiums of cyber insurance policies,...

Security, AI Innovation, SSO, Cyber Insurance, Cloud Breaches, AI Chatbots, and MSP Tools

Introducing Forrester’s list of the top 10 emerging technologies for 2024. These technologies include generative AI, IoT security, and quantum security, emphasizing the need to align security strategies with...