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

Starting an SMB today for the future — and what MSPs can learn

I’ve previously commented on what I would do if I was starting an MSP, and how I would adapt one, and how I might choose different tools… But I wanted to take another step even further back, and think about what a modern SMB would look like. This…

Fri Oct 15 2021: Sizes of software audits, IT services, and Managed Services; NDAs; and a coming disruption in the MSP market?

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Thu Oct 14 2021: Small business recovery data, plus pay disparity and broadband insights

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Wed Oct 13 2021: Large attack surfaces & spending up, office parties, and Microsoft’s right to repair change

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Tue Oct 12 2021: Worker and job data asks what’s next, and uncertainty for the future plagues SMBs

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Windows 11 reluctance – and why it’s bad for MSPs and IT Services Providers

I thought the Windows 11 rollout would get a lot of traditional hoopla. When it didn’t, I started looking into why, and what I found is not good news for technology services companies and their customers. Let’s dig into the questions I asked and…

Fri Oct 8 2021: Bandwidth & Cloud growth, United Airline’s mandates spur hiring, and the financial hit to Bandwidth.com

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Thu Oct 7 2021: Twitch’s breach, mandatory 2FA, and Microsoft’s 20% premium costs

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Wed Oct 6 2021: Cloud consumption up but trust down, and the divide between employer and employee

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