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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

Fri May 7 2021: Broadband = jobs, new study on WFH, and a mental health data breach

Three things to know today   Data showing the link from broadband to jobs New data from the National Bureau of Economic Research AND Mental health data breach consequences   Want to get the show on your podcast app, or get…

Thu May 6 2021: Children’s data privacy, security standards, and police car data forensics

Three things to know today   Let’s talk children’s data privacy Then security logging sharing AND And end with what your car’s data forensics might reveal, and why we care about each     Want to get the show on your…

Wed May 5 2021: Chromebooks, tablets, breaches, labor, skills, and diversity

Three things to know today Chromebooks & Tablets & Breaches, oh my!   Labor & skills projections for 2021 AND Snap’s Diversity numbers   Want to get the show on your podcast app, or get the written versions of the…

Tue May 4 2021: Open source ransomware, cloud streaming, and broadband growth

Three things to know today  Open source ransomware to come Cloud streaming roundup – SaaS to come? AND You won’t believe how much bandwidth we use now   Want to get the show on your podcast app, or get the written versions…

Mon May 3 2021: Amazon’s ups and downs, regulators say “bring it on”, and Basecamp fallout

Three things to know today   Amazon surges among cloud data, with headwinds Regulators say “bring it on” AND The basecamp fallout continues   Want to get the show on your podcast app, or get the written versions of…

Asking WHY to go back to the office is the real value

Listeners to the Business of Tech know I’m really interested in the return to the office. I think this is going to be a critical trend. I’m really struck today by how many of the conversations are about the technology or the race to open – and…

Fri Apr 30 2020: Device growth and employee stress, plus lessons from Basecamp

Two things to know today Device trends and employee trends – where the two collide    AND Have you been following Basecamp?  You should.       Want to get the show on your podcast app, or get the written…

Thu Apr 29 2021: MSPs called to task, JEDI’s survival, and Google’s stumble

Three things to know today  The Ransomware Task force calls out MSPs Will JEDI survive? AND Google’s stumble on COVID tracing     Want to get the show on your podcast app, or get the written versions of the stories?…

Wed Apr 28 2021: COVID-19 impact to sales, tech earnings around the cloud, and New York State weighs in on security

Three things to know today Kaspersky asks how COVID-19 is impacting sales process Tech earnings shows cloud progress AND New York State is moving to regulation on security     Want to get the show on your podcast app, or get the…