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

Wed, Oct 16 2019: Tech v China, Microsoft loves Open Source, Private Equity and Tech Data, and SpaceX goes big

Four things to know today  A roundup of Tech vs China https://www.vox.com/2019/10/15/20915729/google-hong-kong-video-game-revolution-of-our-times  Microsoft puts its hand on its heart for open source …

Tues, Oct 15, 2019: Project xCloud, Policy change impact on rural America, and Facebook v Warren

Three things to know today   Gaming apps from the cloud in preview https://thenextweb.com/gaming/2019/10/15/microsoft-public-preview-project-xcloud/ The impact of the ban of Huawei in rural America …

Monday, Oct 14, 2019: Deepfakes, Libra, Cost of Old Tech, Black Hole Marketing & An Acquisition

Five things to know today  Deepfakes in both video and written word. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/14/what-is-deepfake-and-how-it-might-be-dangerous.html …

Monday, Oct 14, 2019: Deepfakes, Libra, Cost of Old Tech, Black Hole Marketing & An Acquisition

Five things to know today  Deepfakes in both video and written word. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/14/what-is-deepfake-and-how-it-might-be-dangerous.html …

Friday, Oct 11, 2019: Cybersecurity Data, UK Frustration with Distribution, & Stopping Online Hate

Three things to know today   More costs of cybersecurity, and its not getting much better  https://healthitsecurity.com/news/66-small-medium-businesses-hit-with-cyberattack-in-past-year UK Frustrations with Distribution …

Thurs, Oct 10, 2019: Remote work, declining innovation and the Open Cybersecurity Alliance

Three things to know today  Remote working and how it is remaking how we work. https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/10/9/20885699/remote-work-from-anywhere-change-coworking-office-real-estate Is innovation on the decline?  …

Wed Oct 9, 2019: Pizza & Voice, Hackers target candidates, & online privacy laws

Three things to know today  Pizza drives voice assistants  https://eu.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/10/07/dominos-pizza-website-accessibility-supreme-court-wont-hear-case/3904582002/ AND Hackers target a different kind of small business …

Wed Oct 9, 2019: Pizza & Voice, Hackers target candidates, & online privacy laws

Three things to know today  Pizza drives voice assistants  https://eu.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/10/07/dominos-pizza-website-accessibility-supreme-court-wont-hear-case/3904582002/ AND Hackers target a different kind of small business …

Tues Oct-08-2019: CompTIA 2025 Vision

CompTIA lays out its 2025 vision, with big goals in testing, expansion, training, influence, and changing learning.