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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.

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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.

    Mon Sep 21 2020: Kids privacy concerns expose school from home opportunity

    Mon Sep 21 2020: Kids privacy concerns expose school from home opportunity

    Three things to know today
     New data on smart speakers and voice adoption https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-login-715d0d9f-ce79-44bf-baab-9c59687258e4.html?chunk=1&utm_term=emshare#story1
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/21/amazon-details-its-low-bandwidth-sidewalk-neighborhood-network-coming-to-echo-and-tile-devices-soon/
    Kids privacy concerns over school from home https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-login-da0f7769-d5e3-4a59-810d-3525a43b4e63.html?chunk=0&utm_term=emshare#story0
    https://www.msspalert.com/cybersecurity-breaches-and-attacks/compliance/united-kingdom-boosts-online-privacy-requirements/
    AND
    Government warnings on a critical server patch https://www.engadget.com/homeland-security-warning-zerologon-windows-server-flaw-175800739.html

    • 5 min
    Fri Sep 18 2020: Tech confidence falls, HP may compete with you, and ransomware's first human death

    Fri Sep 18 2020: Tech confidence falls, HP may compete with you, and ransomware's first human death

    Three things to know today
      Tech confidence drops even further https://fleishmanhillard.com/wp-content/uploads/meta/resource-file/2020/techlash-2020-why-the-technology-sector-needs-to-lean-in-now-on-consumer-expectations-1600287855.pdf
    HP may be your next competitor  https://www.channelpronetwork.com/news/hp-introduces-subscription-hardware-and-services-program-smbs
    AND
    Ransomware’s first human death https://www.zdnet.com/article/first-death-reported-following-a-ransomware-attack-on-a-german-hospital/
     

    • 5 min
    Thu Sep 17 2020: What we can learn from remote working trends, staff relocations, and job listings

    Thu Sep 17 2020: What we can learn from remote working trends, staff relocations, and job listings

    Two things to know today
      A romp through remote work, hiring, staffing, and the opportunity there https://www.ciodive.com/news/employees-prefer-work-from-home-slack/585319/
    https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/uk-businesses-long-term-shift/
    https://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-fleeing-major-us-tech-hubs-for-more-affordable-cities-2020-9
    https://www.ciodive.com/news/tech-talent-covid-19-san-francisco/585313/
    https://www.technewsworld.com/story/86847.html
    AND
    Robotic Process Automation – some data points https://www.ciodive.com/news/automation-rpa-chatbot-forrester/585145/
     

    • 5 min
    Wed Sept 16 2020: Why might customers leave you & ASCII expands benefits

    Wed Sept 16 2020: Why might customers leave you & ASCII expands benefits

    Three things to know today
    Why might customers leave you?    https://www.msspalert.com/cybersecurity-research/smbs-struggling-to-meet-it-security-needs-in-pandemic-study-finds/
    https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/09/16/2094591/0/en/91-of-SMBs-Would-Consider-Using-or-Switching-to-a-New-IT-Service-Provider-if-Offered-the-Right-Cybersecurity-Solution.html
    IoT data shows it’s well beyond emerging https://iotbusinessnews.com/2020/09/15/64107-iot-managed-service-providers-connect-more-than-50-million-cellular-devices/
    AND
    ASCII Group Expands benefits https://www.channelpronetwork.com/news/ascii-group-adds-telehealth-member-benefit

    • 5 min
    Tue Sept 15 2020: Which cloud provider to pick? Gartner exposes the weaknesses

    Tue Sept 15 2020: Which cloud provider to pick? Gartner exposes the weaknesses

    Two things to know today
      Digging into Gartner’s analysis of Amazon, Microsoft and Google  https://www.businessinsider.com/google-cloud-gartner-magic-quadrant-report-2020-9
    https://www.businessinsider.com/tiktok-oracle-confirms-proposal-submitted-us-government-trusted-technology-partner-2020-9
    AND
    TechAisle with Cloud Application Adoption insights https://techaisle.com/blog/423-ww-smb-customer-facing-cloud-applications-adoption-driving-digitalization

    • 6 min
    Mon Sept 14 2020: How to grow your customer base 10%, achieve above industry medium performance, and find more people to hire

    Mon Sept 14 2020: How to grow your customer base 10%, achieve above industry medium performance, and find more people to hire

    Today.
     How to grow your customer base 10% https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-login-8f40ae9f-01fa-4ea3-832e-65b146673a37.html?chunk=3&utm_term=emshare#story3
    How to achieve above industry medium performance https://www.geekwire.com/2020/seattle-area-companies-join-board-challenge-pledging-add-black-directors-within-12-months/
    https://www.channele2e.com/equality/accenture-black-founders-development-program/
    AND
    How to find more people for tech jobs https://www.comptia.org/content/research/diversity-in-the-high-tech-industry
    https://www.comptia.org/blog/small-tech-businesses-diversity-competitive-advantage

    • 6 min

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