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

Thu Dec 17 2020: Big picture lessons emerge from the SolarWinds hack, and a JEDI update

Two things to know today   Big picture lessons emerge from the SolarWinds Hack, and they might not be obvious AND A JEDI Update

Wed Dec 16 2020: Moves on Big Tech, More SolarWinds updates, and another systems management exploit

Three things to know today  EU and US moves on Big Tech More updates to SolarWinds Orion Hack AND Another vector for systems management hacks

Tue Dec 15 2020: Further updates on the SolarWinds Hack, what we can learn from gaming, and Windows on ARM takes a forward step

Three things to know today   Continuing fallout from the SolarWinds hack What we can learn from gaming collaborations AND Windows on ARM gets one step closer

Mon Dec 14 2020: Major Russian hack via SolarWinds, US Schools use terrorist finding tools on students

Two things to know today   The Russian government backs a major hack of Treasury, Commerce and more via Solarwinds Orion products   AND US Schools use terrorist finding tools on students

The Business of Tech: Q4 2020 Diversity Report

Back in September, I released data around the diversity of leadership teams in the IT industry, with a specific bent of those serving the IT Channel and SMB customers. I identified 100 companies that are known channel companies and looked at who they…

Fri Dec 11 2020: MSPs are number one, in a very bad way, plus the end of Flash and the Modern Computing Alliance

Four things to know today   MSPs now number one… and it’s not good news Inclusion couples with diversity The modern computing alliance is formed AND Adobe Flash updates for the last time

Thu Dec 10 2020: Planning lessons from the Weather Service, jobs data from CompTIA, and guilty charges in botnet attack

Three things to know today   Stormy clouds ahead with lessons in the mist Jobs ups and downs in two CompTIA reports AND Botnet flashbacks show up in Court

Wed Dec 9 2020: Lessons from FireEye’s breach on what to protect, Tech Regulation and why 94% matters, and a new step on privacy for DNS

Three things to know today  Lessons from FireEye’s breach about what to protect   Tech regulation – why 94% matters AND Another step on the privacy journey

Tue Dec 8 2020: Opportunity in Exposure Notifications, AWS Marketplace, and Azure’s Top-Secret Cloud

Three things to know today   Exposure notifications: A huge opportunity for providers Overview video:  Make you own video script: Use this pre-done video: Find out if your geography has an app: US: Countries:   AWS opens…