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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 ...
 
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Three things to know today Gartner’s strategic tech trends for 2021 https://www.ciodive.com/news/gartner-tech-trends-2020/587311/ https://channellife.co.nz/story/gartner-reveals-the-top-strategic-tech-trends-for-2021 Facebook makes a leap on translations https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-ai-open-sources-multilingual-machine-translation-model/ …
 
Three things to know today Edge and IOT projects that work https://www.channelfutures.com/digital-transformation/aruba-edge-maturity-key-for-optimizing-data-processing-and-value https://thenewstack.io/postcard-from-the-edge-government-use-of-internet-of-things/ What’s the human impact of security? https://www.msspalert.com/cybersecurity-guests/new-…
 
Three things to know today Let’s measure the markets https://rcpmag.com/articles/2020/10/16/remote-work-it-spending-in-2021.aspx https://www.msspalert.com/cybersecurity-research/managed-security-services-market-forecast-size/ Subscription commerce in the new normal https://www.channelfutures.com/business-models/covid-19-hampered-msp-digital-commerc…
 
I recently spotted what I considered an odd hashtag on LinkedIn -- #savethechannel The channel is an interestingly overloaded phrase. It’s used to refer to the indirect sales path for technology, which takes technology and the resulting services delivered not from the vendor themselves through sellers to those end customers. There’s a lot of pieces…
 
Three things to know today Forrester weighs in on trends in Europe https://www.channelpartnerinsight.com/news/4021775/predictions-european-business-2021-forrester?utm_medium=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=Channel%20Partner%20Insight%20-%20Josh%20Budd&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_term= Transportation agencies are lacking cybersecurity https://www.ciod…
 
Three things to know today US CyberCommand moves on a botnet https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/cyber-command-trickbot-disrupt/2020/10/09/19587aae-0a32-11eb-a166-dc429b380d10_story.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axioscodebook&stream=technology https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-login-5f67cd36-…
 
Three things to know today Is National 5G a thing? https://www.axios.com/the-national-5g-plan-that-wont-die-1551645945-c3d6ab60-88db-4350-aaa3-ed0788d2be7b.html How prepared are MSPs for crisis? https://solutionsreview.com/network-monitoring/logicmonitor-msps-arent-fully-prepared-for-network-infrastructure-crises/ AND Governments big and small weig…
 
Three things to know today IDC: Digital Parity and SMB predictions https://channellife.co.nz/story/idc-unveils-key-tech-investment-trends-for-future-enterprise PC Shipments are up, but the news isn’t great https://www.channelpartnerinsight.com/news/4021629/pc-market-logs-growth-decade-q3-canalys https://www.zdnet.com/article/pc-shipments-climb-in-q…
 
Four things to know today Scrooge McDuck riches https://redmonk.com/sogrady/2020/10/06/developer-experience-gap/ More, and less, bandwidth https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/10/comcast-says-gigabit-downloads-and-uploads-are-now-possible-over-cable/ https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/01/colorado-city-to-build-fiber-broadband-n…
 
The US Treasury says that paying on ransomware may be illegal. Why? What does it mean? What are the next steps? A discussion with Joseph Brunsman, a cybersecurity expert and insurance broker on the implications of this and what solution providers and MSPs should do. Joseph's company: https://cplbrokers.com/ Joseph's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.c…
 
Four things to know today Which industries are winners, and which losers? https://www.computerweekly.com/microscope/news/252490207/Canalys-Pandemic-has-created-winners-and-losers More MSP moves from Microsoft https://www.channele2e.com/technology/management/microsoft-365-admin-multi-tenancy/ Slack connects organizations … more https://www.theverge.…
 
Four things to know today Oracle vs Google in the Supreme Court https://thehill.com/regulation/520045-supreme-court-hears-landmark-9b-copyright-fight-between-oracle-google https://www.protocol.com/google-oracle-supreme-court-software-api COVID-19 and the Cloud https://www.channelfutures.com/technologies/covid-19-and-cloud-avalanche-of-research-show…
 
Three things to know today Congress says Big Tech is a monopoly https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/242359/u-s-big-tech-are-abusive-monopolies-that-should-be-regulated-or-broken-up AT&T ends DSL, with big implications https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/10/life-in-atts-slow-lane-millions-left-without-fiber-as-company-kills-dsl/ AND Eero partners wi…
 
Three things to know today The greenfield in business outcomes https://techaisle.com/blog/427-channel-partners-developing-best-practices-for-digital-transformation Rebrandings you need to know about https://www.thurrott.com/uncategorized/242282/bing-is-rebranded-to-microsoft-bing https://www.channele2e.com/channel-partners/csps/what-is-google-works…
 
Three things to know today New law on cybersecurity for small businesses introduced https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/518267-lawmakers-introduce-legislation-to-boost-cybersecurity-of-local Is the Watch the way for voice? https://www.aboveavalon.com/notes/2020/9/30/apple-watch-momentum-is-building AND The end of the American internet? https:/…
 
This week, Datto filed for their IPO. They intend to go public, raise a bunch of money, and have made a bunch of statements about the market, about their position in it, and the like. Every company always says going public will be great for their customers, and a provider can’t blame them for this move. It’s not that they have ever hidden this inte…
 
Three things to know today A warning from the US Treasury https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20201001 https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/10/ransomware-victims-that-pay-up-could-incur-steep-fines-from-uncle-sam/ https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/09/how-a-hacker-turned-a-250-coffee-maker-into-ra…
 
Four things to know today Risk in Coronavirus theatre https://channeldailynews.com/news/idc-canada-survey-digital-thermometer-checkpoints-more-popular-than-contact-tracing-among-businesses/72193 New developments on Windows for ARM https://www.neowin.net/news/it039s-official-x64-emulation-is-coming-to-windows-on-arm?scrolla=5eb6d68b7fedc32c19ef33b4 …
 
Three things to know today 9 trends businesses are embracing https://channellife.co.nz/story/frost-sullivan-nine-growth-opportunities-out-of-covid-19 Microsoft managed services in healthcare https://hitinfrastructure.com/news/microsoft-cloud-for-healthcare-will-be-generally-available-oct.-30 AND Datto finally files for IPO https://www.channele2e.co…
 
Two things to know today Cloud is outperforming – by how much? https://www.capacitymedia.com/articles/3826405/cloud-players-record-20-revenue-rise-in-first-half?MvBriefArticleId=55922 https://channellife.co.nz/story/kiwi-smbs-forge-on-with-digital-evolution-despite-disruption AND Vegas doesn’t pay out this time – what does it mean? https://www.busi…
 
Three things to know today Trends in channel company marketing and sales https://techaisle.com/blog/425-post-pandemic-lead-generation-is-proving-problematic-for-channel-partners Robotic Process Automation is accelerating https://www.ciodive.com/news/pandemic-automation-adoption/585936/ AND 1M Dollars… in criminal marketing https://www.bleepingcompu…
 
This week, Microsoft announced their new RMM tool, Lighthouse. This comes on the heels of another announcement this week, with T-Mobile including Microsoft 365 in their Business packages, as well as expanded staffing for SMBs. Previously, HP has expanded their successful enterprise offerings that included hardware and services to new offerings for …
 
Three things to know today A study on the kinds of jobs that can go remote https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200921-what-remote-jobs-tell-us-about-inequality?ocid=global_worklife_rss Boring cybersecurity training doesn’t work https://www.channelfutures.com/mssp-insider/study-boring-cybersecurity-awareness-training-does-no-good https://www.ciod…
 
Two things to know today: Forrester with new projections for IT spend for this year and next https://www.ciodive.com/news/forrester-recession-scenarios-IT-spending/585612/ AND Analysis out of Europe of service provider impact https://www.channelpartnerinsight.com/news/4020616/most-service-providers-germany-lost-business-covid-claims-study…
 
Four things to know today Microsoft makes a MSP related announcement https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/small-and-medium-business-blog/announcing-microsoft-365-lighthouse-for-managed-service/ba-p/1698181 Spiceworks research on IT trends https://www.ciodive.com/news/2021-IT-spend-trends-spiceworks-ziff-davis-/585627/ Hackers are selling RMM acce…
 
Three things to know today Microsoft Ignite is here https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-365/241415/microsoft-ignite-2020-is-here https://venturebeat.com/2020/09/22/microsoft-teams-virtual-commute-headspace-meditation/ https://www.crn.com/slide-shows/cloud/microsoft-ignite-2020-8-big-updates-in-teams-and-security/1 https://techcrunch.com/2020/0…
 
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 …
 
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-servi…
 
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…
 
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-…
 
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 ht…
 
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.channe…
 
We had a summer of reckoning around racial justice. In my interview with Todd Thibedeaux, he brought up his focus on diversity for CompTIA as it related to the workforce. He’s not alone – I’m sure many of you have also been thinking about what to do that’s actionable. In this video, Dave Sobel, Host of the Business of Tech podcast, presents the res…
 
Today The economy around office space https://marker.medium.com/remote-work-is-killing-the-hidden-trillion-dollar-office-economy-5800af06b007 The Voice Interoperability Initiative AND A new hack targets MSPs as the landscape continues to worsen https://www.msspalert.com/cybersecurity-breaches-and-attacks/stealthy-malware-targets-msps-hides-in-plain…
 
Today Portland clamps down hard on facial recognition https://www.geekwire.com/2020/portland-passes-nations-strongest-facial-recognition-ban-government-businesses/ 5G hype … again https://www.pcmag.com/fastest-mobile-networks/2020 Zero Trust opportunities https://www.ciodive.com/news/zero-trust-security-covid-deloitte/584966/ AND Blocking and tackl…
 
Today An update on the interconnected device framework https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/8/21427139/amazon-apple-google-zigbee-alliance-open-source-smart-home-standard-2021-launch https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/9/21428700/amazon-att-phone-number-calls-alexa-link-feature-smart-home-echo?scrolla=5eb6d68b7fedc32c19ef33b4 School from home is not work fr…
 
Today Unemployment numbers released, plus insights into insolvency https://www.ciodive.com/news/IT-unemployment-services-sector-coronavirus/584819/ https://www.channelpartnerinsight.com/news/4019770/europe-braces-spike-insolvencies-covid-fallout-continues https://www.fastcompany.com/90545523/working-from-anywhere-is-possible-but-not-sustainable AND…
 
Today Alexa for Residential launched https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/3/21419812/amazon-alexa-residential-apartment-privacy More data on cost versus service for cell phones https://themarkup.org/2020/09/03/cost-speed-of-mobile-data-by-country https://www.t-mobile.com/business/education/project-10-million https://www.educationdive.com/news/report-169…
 
Today What are better performing companies doing in the shift to work from home? https://www.ciodive.com/news/WFH-top-performers-pandemic-2020/584568/ https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/27/tech/okta-permanent-remote/index.html Another mastermind in the Twitter hack https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/01/technology/twitter-hack.html AND An Augmented Reality us…
 
Today Amazon goes full on dystopian future https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-01/amazon-drivers-are-hanging-smartphones-in-trees-to-get-more-work https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-posts-deletes-job-listing-intelligence-analyst-spy-worker-union-2020-9 https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/2/21418057/amazon-surveilling-flex-delivery-drive…
 
Today Microsoft makes a small but massive move https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-just-made-securing-windows-10-pcs-a-whole-lot-easier-for-it-admins/ Zoom’s earnings are telling of what’s to come https://www.businessinsider.com/zoom-q2-earnings-report-beat-expectations-revenue-growth-2020-8 AND Amazon liable for third party sellers http…
 
Today The laptop shortage continues https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/8/28/21403336/laptop-shortage-chromebook-tablet-school-reopening Google sees the ethical opportunity too https://www.businessof.tech/2020/05/04/making-ethics-pay-in-a-world-of-distrust-big-tech/ https://www.wired.com/story/google-help-others-tricky-ethics-ai/ AND iPhone users may n…
 
CompTIA's President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux talks with Dave Sobel, Host of the Business of Tech Podcast, about issues ranging from their change in direction on lobbying efforts, his take on coming regulation, and diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity efforts. The discussion includes specifics on why solution providers care about this, and how …
 
Today The US is already falling behind on 5G, and why providers care https://venturebeat.com/2020/08/26/opensignal-u-s-5g-speeds-slump-as-other-countries-leap-ahead/ AND Insights from Gartner on changes to remain financially and operationally viable https://www.idgconnect.com/opinion/1505917/gartner-tech-ceos-set-path-redirecting-realities…
 
Today SaaS management is here https://www.channele2e.com/channel-partners/msps/saas-app-management/ More delays in return to the office https://www.businessinsider.com/airbnb-employees-work-from-home-until-august-2021-2020-8 https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-atwork-691e3a3f-bac7-4bec-89f5-bfd6fae5a013.html?chunk=0&utm_term=emshare#story0 AND …
 
Today What tech is selling, and what isn’t? https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-login-824a85b3-c954-4db5-b10c-42bbd1a8d0a8.html?chunk=0&utm_term=emshare#story0 https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/26/google-is-pushing-to-get-the-nest-hub-in-more-hotel-rooms/?guccounter=1 Lessons from the Kiwis https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-25/nzx-to…
 
Today Benefits lessons from Salesforce https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/salesforce-extends-wfh-childcare-benefits?itc=refresh Overconfidence in work from home https://www.channelfutures.com/channel-research/malwarebytes-research-companies-too-confident-about-wfh-security AND Blocking & Tackling – 2 Microsoft, One Google https://www.bleepingcomputer.c…
 
Today Stocks, CEO pay, and furloughs. What can we learn? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/19/technology/big-tech-business-domination.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/08/18/corporate-executive-pay-increase/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/08/12/employees-pay-cuts-productivity/ AND Remote work – what’s the SMB opportunity?…
 
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