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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

Fri Jul 23 2021: Gartner, CIOs, ISG, IBM, and Datto on the market, TechAisle on Cloud PC, and mandatory disclosures

Three things to know today Market data from Gartner, CIOs, ISG, IBM, and Datto    TechAisle research on Microsoft’s Cloud PC AND Cyber notification moves through Congress in a legislation review   Want to get the show on…

The Jul 22 2021: Big increase in data leaks due to ransomware, and Respect in Security harassment data

Two things to know today Big increases in data leaks as we review the ransomware landscape AND Respect in Security shows a lot of abuse of professionals – and what you can do   Want to get the show on your podcast app, or get the…

Wed Jul 21 2021: Cali and Virginia go big on broadband, the recession is over, and Zoom’s big strategy reveal

Three things to know today Cali and Virginia go big on Broadband.. and let’s collect those bills The recession is over, plus where to work remotely AND Zoom’s big strategy reveal   Want to get the show on your podcast app, or get…

Tue Jul 20 2021: Opportunity in work from anywhere – gender, politics, location, happiness.. which matter?

More than three data points to know today Work from home, and we look at Political leanings Location Employee motivation AND Even happiness.    Plus, why you care.     Want to get the show on your podcast app, or…

Mon Jul 19 2021: Consumers impacting SMB, Big movement from the US government, and $31 and why you care

Three things to know today What we need to know about consumers    Big movement from the US government on ransomware AND $31 dollars a month, and why you care.   Want to get the show on your podcast app, or get the written…

MSP Legislation and the National Society of IT Service Providers: What you need to know.

Karl Palachuk thinks the industry needs to professionalize, and has proposed draft legislation to bring to state houses across the country, and possibly the world. What is he proposing, and what are the next steps? National Society of IT Service…

Fri Jul 16 2021: Windows 365 is here. The details… and a big dose of why do you care.

The one thing to know today Let’s talk about Cloud PC, because Windows 365 is here.  The details… and a big dose of why do you care.   Want to get the show on your podcast app, or get the written versions of the stories? Subscribe to…

Thu Jul 15 2021: Updated Essential Eight, new email security, bug bounties, REvil down, and more

Security things to know today New Essential Eight and Trend Micro Data Bug bounties and why we care   AND REvil down… and more   Want to get the show on your podcast app, or get the written versions of the stories?…

Wed Jul 14 2021: Variables in returning to work, new lobbying moves for providers, and Kaseya’s CEO’s financial incentives

Three things to know today How age and gender are two more variables in returning to work, and unemployment benefits aren’t Action in lobbying, with a new group forming for MSPs         AND   Kaseya’s CEO gives us…