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

Mon Apr 6 2020: TechAisle & IDC Data + Private Equity on MSPs

Today   New data from Tech Aisle and IDC   AND An interview in Channel Pro gives insights into private equity’s view of the market

Bonus: Financial advice for navigating credit from distribution

Today, a bonus interview episode.   In thinking about financing and how to fill the gaps, Dave Sobel asked Anthony Mackle, SVP and Chief Financial officer for US and Latin America at Ingram Micro for his thoughts.    This is…

Bonus: What would I do if I was a channel chief?

I’ve been asked by some vendors how they should respond and help services providers now. I want to start by the way I look at companies and what it says to their communities and use that lens to give guidance. There are lessons here for service…

Fri Apr 3 2020: Americans on data in pandemics, vendor relief, hospitals, and Prime Day

 Today Do Americans mind their data being used to fight the pandemic?   Two more vendors offer relief programs Hospitals under attack AND Amazon shifts Prime Day

Thur Apr 2 2020: BoA outlook, Backup Data, HP Relief, and Zoom Responds

Today   New Economic Data from Bank of America Backup insights from Acronis HP offers relief programs AND Zoom responds to security concerns

Wed Apr 1 2020: Europe & Contact Tracing, Event Guidance, Kaseya help, & MS Bug

Today   Europe looking at contact tracing Events guidance in the new normal A vendor with direct financial assistance offers AND Microsoft patches a critical bug

Tues March 31 2020: Sales Data, Hackers together, Zoom under fire, and Microsoft branding

Today   Sales data on notebooks and more Hackers band together Zoom under fire for privacy AND Microsoft’s branding changes are wider

Mon March 30 2020: IDC revises 2020 outlook, NY’s SHIELD law, and Microsoft updates O365

Today IDC revises server and storage data for the year   New York’s SHIELD law in effect AND Those Microsoft consumer announcements arrived today   Today’s episode is brought to you by DNS Filter.     Check them…

Bonus: Data & Guidance for managing technology services during the pandemic

Dave Sobel, Host of the Business of Tech podcast, presents the data of the current market state and blunt advice for managing a technology services business in the current environment. The episode with TechAisle’s Data: The episode with Forrester’s…