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

Tue Jan 12 2021: Violence against tech workers?, Market data on phones and computers, and SolarWinds timeline released

Three things to know today  Threats of violence against tech workers Market data on phones and computers AND Solarwinds releases a detailed timeline

Mon Jan 11 2021: Tech shuts down Trump; AWS deals with HBO; CEO experience, and extortionware

.    Four things to know today   More tech fallout   A key detail to learn from AWS CEO Experience – is it as good as promised? AND Security moves in two kinds of extortion

Low Code, No Code, and Platforms: Perspective for Providers from DayBack

An interview with John Sindelar, discussing low code and no code, as well as their approach to platforms. He offers insights on how providers should understand these key concepts.

Fri Jan 8 2021: Endpoint complexity, Windows 7, 2021 Managed Services Spending… and SolarWinds

Four things to know today   Endpoint complexity Windows 7 deployments 2021 Managed Services spending AND More SolarWinds

Thu Jan 7 2021: Tech fallout from DC, WiFi 6E, and will SolarWinds Orion survive?

Three things to know today  Tech fallout from yesterday in DC WiFI 6E is here AND Data tell us if SolarWinds Orion will survive

Wed Jan 6 2021: Cloud data centers, Right to repair renewal, the NSA offers help, and Haven

Four things to know today   Cloud data center growth Right to Repair needs renewal The NSA offers help AND Haven is no more

Tue Jan 5 2021: Tech unions, Windows UI changes, Netscape returns, and Broadband outage costs

Four things to know today   The first big tech worker union Big changes to come for Windows? Netscape returns! AND Broadband outage costs

Mon Jan 4 2021: Data misuse in cars, Apple’s important court loss, N-Able-ing a poor brand choice, and SolarWinds roundup

Four things to know today   Data misuse in new ways Apple loses a court case Lessons from N-Able-ing a poor brand choice AND A SolarWinds catchup

Thu Dec 31 2020: 2021 Prediction: What major shift in marketing will happen?

The tradeshow event circuit is dead as it was.  Don’t listen to the channel chiefs that are running around telling you it’ll be back.    They want it to be back, because it’s what they have been doing for 20 years, and they…