Let’s talk the big MSP players for this prediction. When I covered the impact Capital has on a market, I focused on the lack of R&D investment. PE based companies often focus on cutting expenses by headcount…
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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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I spend a lot of time on the show bemoaning the cybersecurity landscape. The adversaries are better organized than we are. They have a coherent business strategy, complete with Diversification of…
My first prediction for 2021 is regrettably not a cheery one – if you are expecting things to bounce back right away, you’re not going to get that. The good news is that it appears that things in 2020 were not as bad as initially thought it would…
A listener came with a great question. “I’m 20 years old and have been working at a help desk for about 6 months. I dont have any certifications yet and will have a associates in May of 2021. I would love to start a side hustle in the IT field to…
Wed Dec 23 2020: Zoom’s platform move & my prediction, Microsoft’s silicon, Verizon’s 5G, and who around SolarWinds looks bad
Four things to know today Zoom makes a platform move, and my big prediction Microsoft making its own silicon Verizon’s 5G … turn it off. AND SolarWinds roundup
Tue Dec 22 2020: 5 steps to cloud, 3 IoT tiers from Verizon, Two new laws, and One SolarWinds Roundup
. Four things to know today 5 steps to cloud adoption 3 levels of tiered IoT services Two new laws to know about AND One SolarWinds roundup
Mon Dec 21 2020: Congress’ bill includes tech provisions, the SolarWinds hack fallout continues, and the tech blame game worsens
Three things to know today Congress’ relief bill includes tech provisions The SolarWinds hack dominates tech AND The tech blame game worsens
In this interview, Dave Sobel interviews Brian Hamel, CEO of Nuvolex. The discussion ranges starts with Multi-SaaS management, the idea of RMM 2.0, and who is best positioned to make the leap to a changing business model. Link to the referenced blog:…
Two things to know today Research updates on why customers buy from managed services providers AND The SolarWinds hack continues to grow and expand