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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Mon Feb 22 2021: Privacy, right to repair and gig workers, plus new security breach and job data

Two things to know today   Regulation – privacy, right to repair, and gig workers AND New data on the threat report   Support the show on Patreon:  https://patreon.com/mspradio/ Want our stuff?  Cool…

The Simple Thing MSPs are missing in marketing

I’ve been thinking a lot about marketing again. I didn’t really want to – but a Patreon asked, and look, that’s the best way to get my attention. Ask a question and I can’t stop thinking about it. Here’s the basic premise. If IT services…

Marketing Lessons from Home Services

An interview with Kevin Urrutia, an Entreprenuer with a tech background, selling services. Not IT services, but home services. What can we learn from the parallels in that space?  

Want to start an IT Services company?

Inspired by a reddit comment, let’s tackle the question “what should you do if you’re new to the space?” I’ve done two videos that are super popular – “If I were to start an MSP”, and “Don’t Start an MSP”. The first is about the type of…

Network Management: Now and into the future with Alex Hoff of Auvik Networks

An interview with Alex Hoff of Auvik Networks. A large percentage of IT pros don’t know what is on their network Alex thinks networks are going to get more simple: Why? Why didn’t IoT drive new adoption as predicted?  How do you think about…