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 Aug 10 2020: “Big numbers are harder to grow”

Today   The new Infrastructure as a Service sector, per Gartner DNS over HTTPS appears! CompTIA weighs in on the job data AND Toshiba gets out of laptops

Playing MSP Tetris: How to figure out which products fit where?

This week, a question from a Patreon supporter. The question: How to best play “MSP Tetris” How do you get vendors to understand how all of their tools fit together? The challenge is trying to understand how all these potential tools will interact and…

Fri Aug 7 2020: “Well played stock bump.”

Today   Executive order against ByteDance One more company stays home Solarwinds may spin out MSP AND iOS and XCloud – what it means

Wed Aug 5 2020: “Staggeringly large number of misconfigurations”

Today  How bad is the misconfiguration problem? Open source security gets a boost The first standalone 5G network AND The first COVID exposure app in the US

Tue Aug 4 2020: The opportunity after the rush to work from home

Today  More insights into the rise in tablet use and how we can leverage it The UK government goes more local AND Breakins and warnings, with new words used

Mon Aug 3 2020: Bested by teenage hackers, or why you should care about Chromebooks

Today   Microsoft may buy TikTok An Arrest in the Twitter breach Google is adding apps to Chrome OS AND Tablet sales Plus, a question for the audience

Do customers care about the brands you work with?

From a Patreon supporter: “Do customers care about brands anymore besides maybe Apple or MS? My position is the MSP should provide a good outcome and should change their product mix as old threats evolve and new threat emerge So do clients care…

Fri Jul 30 2020: Big Tech earnings.. or EU’s big move? Pick a headline!

Today   Lessons from Big Tech Earnings The EU goes big against Cyber attacks AND Finally, a JEDI update