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

U.S. Job Market Trends & Tech Hiring Updates, Microsoft’s Security-First Strategy & AI-Enabled PCs

The U.S. job market is currently showing a mix of signals, indicating a cooling trend while still maintaining strength post-pandemic. In April, employers added 175,000 jobs, leading to moderate...

Future Challenges and Opportunities for MSPs: A Discussion with Ramsey Sahyoun

In this bonus episode of The Business of Tech, Ramsey Sahyoun from Evergreen shares insights on building an exit strategy for MSPs. He discusses their strategy and answers questions about selling to companies like Evergreen. Tune in to learn more about the managed services space and how Evergreen started with inspiration from Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders meeting in Omaha.

Kaseya’s “Game-Changing” Announcement, Labor Market Insights, Updates: SonicWall and SaaS Alerts

Kaseya recently made headlines with the introduction of a new subscription-based offering called Kaseya 365. This comprehensive package is tailored for managed services providers and comes at a competitive...

Walmart’s Healthcare Decision, Data Breach Dispute, and AI Strategies

The episode sheds light on the challenges major retailers like Walmart face in the healthcare industry. Despite striving to enhance healthcare accessibility and affordability, Walmart made the tough decision...

Microsoft Update Woes, Marriott Flaw, Hacker Sentenced, Pax8 Leadership Transition

Microsoft’s April 2024 security updates have caused significant disruptions, including VPN connection failures and NTLM authentication issues, across various Windows versions such as Windows 11, Windows 10, and Windows...

NIST Launches Gen AI Program and White House Updates Critical Infrastructure Oversight

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recently launched the GenAI program with the goal of establishing benchmarks for generative AI technologies. This initiative is crucial for...

AI Disruption in the Job Market: Hits 90% of Workers, Voice Cloning Risks, Carbon-Neutral Hardware

AI is expected to significantly disrupt the job market, potentially affecting up to 90% of workers in the next decade, as noted by Professor Eric Posner from the University...

U.S. Q1 GDP Growth Slows to 1.6%, CISA’s Latest AI Guidelines, Mosyle’s MSP Launch

The U.S. experienced a slowdown in Q1 GDP growth, with a rate of 1.6%, signaling a deceleration in the economy at the start of 2024. Despite this, consumer spending...

The Changing Landscape of Influencer Marketing in 2024: Insights from Lunar Crush CEO Joe Vezzani

In the podcast episode, Joe Vezzani, the CEO and co-founder of Lunar Crush, delves into the evolving role of influencers in the buyer’s journey, particularly emphasizing their impact on B2B markets. Vezzani points out how influencers, ranging from subject matter experts to anonymous creators, are now collaborating in teams and engaging with businesses in more informal ways, such as through direct messages on platforms like X. This shift signifies a significant change in the creator economy, where influencers have transitioned from individuals to integral parts of businesses’ marketing strategies.