Business of Tech

Business of Tech

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.... Show More

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October 28, 2020 4 min
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October 24, 2020 10 min

This came from a discussion with a consulting organization about "advice for immature MSPs".

And I just could not resist.

When all the messaging is "the opportunity is so big", we don't often address how HARD the technology business is, and that the business model of the software vendors is different from the provider one.

And thus when I boiled it down, "Don't Start an MSP" became my advice.

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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 in that “channel” – the vendors, the distributors, and the services companies, and e...

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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.com/in/joseph-brunsman-3a1102101/

 

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