100 episodes

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.

Business of Tech MSP Radio

    • Tech News
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

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 Jan 25 2021: Virus v lockdowns, Security data, and Google shutting down in Australia?

    Mon Jan 25 2021: Virus v lockdowns, Security data, and Google shutting down in Australia?

    Three things to know today
      Shutdowns or virus?  The answer to which caused the slowdown. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/01/25/lockdowns-job-losses/
    https://www.ciodive.com/news/gartner-worldwide-it-spend-2021/593846/
    How bad was 2020 for security? https://www.channelfutures.com/mssp-insider/despite-drop-in-data-breaches-exposed-records-jump-in-2020
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-gang-taunts-iobit-with-repeated-forum-hacks/
    AND
    Is google pulling out of Australia? https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/21/22243468/google-threatens-to-remove-its-search-engine-from-australia-if-new-law-goes-into-effect
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/25/22243138/google-union-alphabet-workers-europe-announce-global-alliance

    • 4 min
    Is Cloud Management the new MSP Toolkit?

    Is Cloud Management the new MSP Toolkit?

    Is Cloud Management the new MSP Toolkit? A discussion with Jeff Nevins, cofounder of Simeon Cloud, about the MSP toolkit, his vision of cloud management, the market gap, and other players in the space.

    • 20 min
    Fri Jan 22 2021: Service Leadership stats, the week in SolarWinds, and FCC policy

    Fri Jan 22 2021: Service Leadership stats, the week in SolarWinds, and FCC policy

    Three things to know today
      Service Leadership Data This Week in SolarWinds https://www.zdnet.com/article/fourth-malware-strain-discovered-in-solarwinds-incident/#ftag=CAD-03-10abf5f
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/solarwinds-hackers-used-7-zip-code-to-hide-raindrop-cobalt-strike-loader/
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/malwarebytes-said-it-was-hacked-by-the-same-group-who-breached-solarwinds/
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malwarebytes-says-solarwinds-hackers-accessed-its-internal-emails/
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-shares-how-solarwinds-hackers-evaded-detection/
    https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cloud-security/solarwinds-attack-opened-up-4-separate-paths-to-a-microsoft-365-cloud-breach/
    https://www.channelfutures.com/mssp-insider/insured-losses-from-solarwinds-hack-mount-but-could-be-worse
    https://www.csoonline.com/article/3603519/solarwinds-hack-is-quickly-reshaping-congress-s-cybersecurity-agenda.html
    https://www.wired.com/story/solarwinds-hacker-methods-copycats/
    AND
    FCC policy coming, and going https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/01/3mbps-uploads-still-fast-enough-for-us-homes-ajit-pai-says-in-final-report/
    https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-login-6ecd0c83-c5cb-45b2-8e04-c3d8a5085e20.html?chunk=2&utm_term=emshare#story2

    • 6 min
    Thu Jan 21 2021: New Administration programs, Microsoft's direct program, and the future of ransomware

    Thu Jan 21 2021: New Administration programs, Microsoft's direct program, and the future of ransomware

    Three things to know today
      new administration, new programs https://www.commercialintegrator.com/business_resources/operations/biden-covid-19-relief-small-businesses/
    https://www.channele2e.com/news/president-elect-joe-biden-small-business-priorities-technology-industry-reactions/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sendpress&utm_campaign
    Microsoft’s direct program in more detail https://www.thirdtier.net/2021/01/19/what-microsofts-new-auditing-initiative-means-for-partners/
    AND
    The future of ransomware https://channellife.co.nz/story/the-current-state-of-ransomware-and-its-future
    https://www.computerweekly.com/microscope/news/252495043/Canalys-Cyber-security-channel-set-for-further-growth

    • 4 min
    Wed Jan 20 2021: Auvik's Network Field Report, a deal with Russians?, wearables, and misinformation stats

    Wed Jan 20 2021: Auvik's Network Field Report, a deal with Russians?, wearables, and misinformation stats

    Four things to know today
      Auvik’s 2021 Network Field report https://www.auvik.com/franklyit/blog/network-field-report-2021/
    A cybersecurity update from the riots https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/18/22237174/capitol-rioter-nancy-pelosi-laptop-russia-riley-june-williams
    The promise of wearables https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-symptoms-smart-watch/
    AND
    Misinformation stats https://thenextweb.com/politics/2021/01/18/report-trumps-twitter-ban-led-to-a-73-drop-in-election-fraud-misinformation/

    • 6 min
    Tue Jan 19 2021: EU and Brazil market data, Back to the office too soon, the Internet Association, and Worst of CES

    Tue Jan 19 2021: EU and Brazil market data, Back to the office too soon, the Internet Association, and Worst of CES

    Four things to know today
      European and Brazilian market data with insights https://www.channelpartnerinsight.com/news/4025826/record-breaking-2020-european-channel-track-eur100bn-revenue
    https://www.channelpro.co.uk/news/12030/european-it-channel-ends-2020-with-record-sales
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/local-firms-increase-representation-among-it-sector-leaders-in-brazil/
    Back to the office.. now or too soon? https://www.commercialintegrator.com/news/us-workers-building-safety/
    A profile of the Internet Association https://www.axios.com/the-fractured-tech-lobbys-uphill-battles-a9ec75b0-c925-470a-aeec-390cd71f5b6f.html
    AND
    The Worst of CES https://uspirg.org/blogs/blog/usp/introducing-ces-worst-show-awards
    https://www.gadgetguy.com.au/worst-in-show-awards-at-ces-2021-presented-by-the-repair-association/

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

sethdrobinson ,

Great Daily Overview

Dave does a great job of summarizing the most important news in tech from the past 24 hours, then describing why it matters. This is a must-listen for anyone who works in the technology industry and wants to understand the dynamics of the digital economy.

ddsmatt ,

More of the same

This podcast raises good subject matter and I’m hopeful the future of more podcasts by this provider will offer better solutions to the average user of tech on setting up processes <underline + bold> to protect what’s being taken from them. The last two decades have been scoping up common consumer data and now it’s about ‘oh you should protect yourself’. The current model is ‘take advantage of those with insufficient knowledge of data protection’ I’ve yet to find any succinctly organized proactive information to guide a person in doing this.

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