Three things to know today Right to repair Some views on education, including learning engineers AND Forrester on cybersecurity
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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Four things to know today Louisiana calls in the national guard Founder-led performance Kaseya’s MSP market data AND Possible HPE Layoffs
This came from a discussion with a consulting organization about “advice for immature MSPs”. And I just could not resist. When all the messaging is “the opportunity is so big”, we don’t often address how HARD the technology business is, and that the…
Three things to know today What does edge computing … look like? Law enforcement has far more access than we thought AND Teams and salesforce
Three things to know today Work from home stress – new data Progress report on diversity at Microsoft AND New options in financial tech
Three things to know today Gartner’s strategic tech trends for 2021 Facebook makes a leap on translations AND Security may be worse than we think for SMBs
Three things to know today Edge and IOT projects that work What’s the human impact of security? AND Will the EU build it’s own cloud?
I recently spotted what I considered an odd hashtag on LinkedIn — #savethechannel The channel is an interestingly overloaded phrase. It’s used to refer to the indirect sales path for technology, which takes technology and the resulting services…